Pushed to the Brink: How Suicide is Taking Our Heroes

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(BPT) - The Purple Heart Foundation recognizes that suicide among U.S. veterans is taking place at an alarming rate. Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every single day, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. These twenty-two heroes fought to protect the American homeland. These twenty-two heroes volunteered for a life away from home and from their loved ones. These twenty-two heroes, who returned home, were failed by a riddled system and did not get proper treatment. Now, suicide becomes a means of dealing with or an attempt to control the pain.


Wal-Mart Pizza Recall Includes Colorado

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(Reuters) - A Wal-Mart Stores Inc supplier has recalled frozen pizzas available in 11 U.S. states due to concerns about possible listeria contamination, according to the retailer and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

About 6,700 pizzas sold under Wal-Mart's Marketside brand were affected by the recall, a representative of the supplier said on Thursday.

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Kiowa County Hospital Board Meeting Minutes - January 24, 2017


The Kiowa County Hospital District and County Board met in regular session on January 24, 2017 at 6:33 p.m. at the Bank Meeting Room.

District Board members present were: Robert Woods, Mary Eikner, Sylvia Shields, Priscilla Waggoner and Cathryn Anderson.

County Board members present were: Kim Harris, Craig Kerfoot, John Negley and Dennis Pearson. Absent: Lori Shalberg (called)

Others present: Tristen Sheridan, Shannon Dixon, Char Korrell, Kevin Siefkas and Cindy McLoud.

The meeting was called to order by Mary Eikner, Chairman of the Board.


Marijuana's Health Effects

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Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug (under federal law) in the United States, with 22.2 million users. But the types of marijuana available today are more potent than before and come in many forms, including oils that can be vaped, and edibles, from brownies and candy to sodas. This leaves many with a lot of questions about marijuana use and its health effects.


It’s Not Too Late for a Flu Shot – Take 3 Steps Now


Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease that can be serious. Every year, millions of people get sick, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu. CDC urges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and others from flu.

1. Get yourself and your family vaccinated!

A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. Everyone 6 months or older should get an annual flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible, or as soon as possible after October.


Eads, Wiley Sign Agreements to Provide Air Ambulance Membership to Residents 

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The Towns of Eads and Wiley have entered into an agreement with AirMedCare Network, providing their residents peace of mind in the event of a medical emergency with county-wide membership coverage. 


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Voluntary Recall on Certain Canned Cat Food


The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9LivesTM, EverPetTM, and Special KittyTM canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

The issue was discovered by the Quality Assurance team during review of production records at the manufacturing facility. No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date and the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution.


Institute on Aging Encourages you to Get Up and Active for 2017

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If exercising more is on the top of your New Year's resolution list, check out Go4Life--the exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging. The Go4Life website has:


MyPlate, MyWins Helps Turn Resolutions into Real Solutions for Healthy Eating

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New video series, landing page, and resources guide Americans towards a healthier eating style

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