Opinion

Type II Diabetes Mellitus  (diabetes) can occur unexpectedly when the subtle signs and symptoms of prediabetes go unnoticed.  Type I and type II diabetes differ in that type I is an autoimmune disease and type II involves insulin resistance.   A diabetes diagnosis is based on a fasting blood...
 Each passing season brings changes that affect our immune system. While changing seasons are not the ultimate reason for illness, they do bring changes that affect the immune system. The changing seasons bring about different eating patterns, food-related traditions, affect food availability, and...
Every season brings variety to nutritious eating.  Seasonal eating involves the purchase and consumption of food grown during a particular season.  The food picked at each season is at its peak in flavor and nutrition.  Have you ever noticed how produce does not look or taste as good during the...
Cereal is an easy breakfast choice.  It is fast, convenient, and tastes good.  Some cereals are fortified, benefitting some populations more than others.  Fortification benefits those who may have increased nutrient needs, such as pregnant or breastfeeding women, young children, and vegetarians....
Medal of Honor winner Joe Hooper was born in South Carolina. He served 4 years in the United States Navy after which he joined the U.S. Army. He did two tours of duty in Vietnam where he was wounded a total of 8 times. During his Navy career he served on the USS Wasp and the USS Hancock. He saw...
July is National Blueberry Month.  In Missouri, Blueberry season runs from June through early October.  Blueberries contain a polyphenol called anthocyanin.   Anthocyanins provide color to this glorious fruit and have beneficial properties for the body.  They help fight against chronic diseases...
Midwest summers are hot and humid, which means sweating bullets and water loss from the body.  The body needs water to maintain homeostasis.  Homeostasis is the body’s ability to maintain a stable internal environment regardless of changes in the external environment. Water is one of six things the...
          If we are to make good decisions in life, we must have enough background information on which to make those decisions.           When government is the topic, we count on what our elected officials say AND what is reported about those decisions, because some of what politicians say is...
Jeff Briggs
With all the distractions, the elections next Tuesday have nearly caught us all by surprise. There do not seem to be any contests on either the school board or the City Council. Luckily, the persons who have offered themselves as candidates all seem to be good choices. The real questions to be...
Springtime is the time for new growth … and Cameron’s growth is in full swing with all types of things going on. Here is just a partial list assembled by our own economic development triumvirate of Terry Rumery, Kent Osborn, and Mark Garges: .Expansion of Cameron Coop grain storage Expansion of...

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