• Real Men Get Depressed, Too

    It’s no surprise males aren’t great at sharing their feelings. Since time began, comedians have had audiences – guys and gals alike – rolling in the aisles over this major difference in the sexes. 

    But true depression in men is no laughing matter.

  • Hemp to Make Comeback

    Restrictions could drown the crop before it takes root

    Missouri, specifically Lafayette County, was once known as the hotbed of hemp production. Prior to the Civil War, Lafayette County was included with a cluster of neighboring counties that were referred to as “....

  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Goes a Long Way

    Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. Although it is rare before age 40, the American Cancer Society (cancer.org) estimates one in nine men will eventually develop the disease by the time they reach retirement. ....

  • Live Well Psychiatrist Talks About Anxiety & Mental Health Stigma

    Patrick J. Lowry, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist, has spent 20 years treating service members in the U.S. Armed Forces. He has seen firsthand the anguish caused by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health conditions. Whether treating soldiers or civilians, he’ll be the firs....

  • PTSD: The Silent War

    Mental health stigma is a silent killer. For some of our military service men and women, to suffer in silence is more palatable than to seek mental health services. As for those of us who have never served, it’s difficult to imagine the physical, emotional and mental trauma of combat. To put men....

  • Beating the BBQ Blues

    Are savory BBQ smells wafting through your neighborhood yet? Grilled treats are tasty, plus healthier than foods fried in oil or breaded with extra calories and baked in the oven. Digging into these delicacies can be a true delight. 

    Still, there are precautions to take when prepar....

  • Fighting the Good Fight

    B. Smith, a former 1970s groundbreaking supermodel, leveraged her celebrity to author a popular cookbook. She became a successful restauranteur and lifestyle expert. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2013, she and her husband, Dan Gasby, broke new ground in their battle against the disease with the 201....

  • Protecting Our Girls: Trafficking on the Interstate

    It’s something you think happens in other countries. But every day, on the internet, in massage parlors, strip clubs and even truck stops, children, teens and adult women are sold into slavery. “Controllers” (another name for pimps) use them as sex slaves, and bus them from city to city....

  • Its Okay to Not be Okay

    Back in 1854, poet Henry David Thoreau wrote, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Unfortunately, modern statistics indicate his long-ago observation still rings true today.

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.nami.org) notes that in any given year, one i....

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Medical Marijuana vs. Opioids: A Look at the Pros and Cons

Missouri is the 32nd state to legalize marijuana, often referred to as cannabis, for medical use. Proponents of medical marijuana say, among many things, the drug could provide less dependence on opioids to manage pain. This article looks at both dru....

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