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Greene County flu epidemic won't let up

The numbers bolster the Centers for Disease Control's declaration that the United States is in the midst of a flu epidemic.

Influenza is more dangerous than ever

Number of new flu cases triples in Greene County

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department says the increase last week shows the importance of the influenza vaccine.

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Live, Life, Well: Handling the holidays after divorce

In this Live, Life, Well segment, we look at ways to handle the holidays after a divorce.

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Adoption can be expensive; some go online to pay for it

'It goes so much more beyond you.  The red tape and the finances -- while that's huge -- it doesn't become the main thing,' said one adopter.

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Fit Friday: 5 moves to put your fitness to the test

On this Fit Friday, we're getting a look at what you should do-- before jumping back into exercise. Noah Alldredge of Big Time Results suggests testing your baseline fitness with 5 moves. 

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How to avoid holiday arguments with the in-laws

Plan now for Thanksgiving and Christmas and avoid arguments later...

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Webster County Health Unit offers free lead testing for kids this week

Swallowing or inhaling lead and lead dust causes lead poisoning.  Any child can be at risk for lead poisoning but young children are at greatest risk.

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Fit Friday: Core Workout

Trainer Jay Johnson showed KY3's Maria Neider a couple easy exercises to work your abdominal muscles, and all of the muscle groups in your midsection and back.

You can do this in your kitchen or on your hardwood floors.  Just grab a couple of old towels.  The first exercise you start out like a push-up.  It's a twist on the "Mountain Climber" exercise.  Jay likes to call this version "The Running…

Experts say now is the time to get flu vaccines

Clinics for free flu shots start Wednesday in Springfield

The annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and lessen the chance that you will spread it to others.

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REPORT: Kansas City patient hospitalized with Ebola symptoms; put in strict isolation

That patient was admitted after coming down with a fever and other symptoms.

Free eye exams are available next month in Marshfield

People attending the clinic  will be screened for visual disorders.

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WATCH: Crews place top beam on new Cox South Hospital wing

Construction crews at Cox South Hospital in Springfield topped out the new south patient tower with the final beam.  Workers at the hospital signed the final concrete beam Thursday afternoon in a topping-out ceremony.  The building is set to open May of next year.  It will be connected to the existing patient building at Cox South.
The 10-story tower will host a Women's and Children's Hospital, as…

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15 facts about health care reform

POSTED: 05:43 AM CST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 01:08 AM CDT Mar 27, 2014 

The Obama administration has extended the March 31 deadline for people who are having difficulty getting health insurance coverage through the federal marketplace. Take a look at some of the law's most significant policies, consequences and facts.

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Most of the attention has been on problems with the Affordable Care Act's website the past few weeks, but there's still much confusion about what the health care law will mean for families and small businesses.

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