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    Maintaining perspective on the tragic situation in Ferguson

    As the eyes of the nation and the world have remained fixed on the Missouri community of Ferguson, our thoughts and prayers have been with its residents who have dealt with this ongoing tragedy. While we still don’t know all of the facts of this extremely unfortunate event that resulted in...

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    Finding my sport

    I didn’t discover my inner athlete until my early 20s. Motivated by my own wedding dress, I decided that I wasn’t going to walk down the aisle until I had hit my goal weight. So, I started running, and running and running. Call me Forest Gump if you will.

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    Yearly well woman exam still recommended

    In March of 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and a multidisciplinary partnership among the American Cancer Society/American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology/American Society for Clinical Pathology made new recommendations for cervical cancer screening for women. I would...

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    The power of endowments

    One of the important roles that Truman Heartland Community Foundation serves is honoring and preserving the legacy of people who wish to make a positive impact in their community through their charitable giving. This is often done through an endowment, so this month I want to share a few thoughts...

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    Create your own new normal

    We have become a society that craves immediate gratification and it doesn’t seem normal to actually work for something we want. Sometimes I hear people say they can’t afford to work out or eat right. Sometimes this excuse is valid. Most of the time, it isn’t.

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    The cultures of pregnancy: Part III

    In Part I of this series, we related the cultural divide that exists when a woman from the U.S. innocently announces her pregnancy to a male friend from another culture. The man takes the “good news” as an accusation, and is ready to defend himself to the fullest including in court...

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    Going home

    We all hail from somewhere. And after having a chat with my younger brother and sister-in-law over the weekend, I am reminded how desperately we wish to get out of that “somewhere” at the age of 18.

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    Tug of war: The many layers of unrest in Ferguson

    So many layers, so little ink.

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    K-9 officer in Lee’s Summit bounces back after death of his partner

    The bond between a K-9 police officer and its handler is a delicate one.

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    Anything can happen in live theatre

    Last week I had the pleasure of attending a rehearsal for “Godspell,” presented by Summit Theatre Group, and the energy in the room was just electrifying. It made me miss one of my greatest loves.

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