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  • Heartland health departments promote seasonal flu shots

    Heartland health departments promote seasonal flu shots

    Heartland health departments promote seasonal flu shots

    Thursday, September 21 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-09-21 22:27:34 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department now has the flu vaccine available, and workers have already started vaccinating at both health department locations.   

    The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department now has the flu vaccine available, and workers have already started vaccinating at both health department locations.   

  • Illinois health care exchange rates could increase by 2018

    Illinois health care exchange rates could increase by 2018

    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:52:33 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:53:37 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A report from an Illinois agency says residents who buy insurance on the state's health care exchange could see rate increases for the lowest-priced plans by 2018.

    A report from an Illinois agency says residents who buy insurance on the state's health care exchange could see rate increases for the lowest-priced plans by 2018.

  • First human West Nile virus death reported in IL for 2017

    First human West Nile virus death reported in IL for 2017

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:25:36 GMT
    (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)(Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed the first human West Nile virus-related death in Illinois for 2017.

    The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed the first human West Nile virus-related death in Illinois for 2017.

  • Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

    Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 4:27 AM EDT2017-09-13 08:27:21 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:52:48 GMT
    A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies suggests that women who received yearly vaccinations against swine flu between 2010 and 2012 had more miscarriages than others.
    A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies suggests that women who received yearly vaccinations against swine flu between 2010 and 2012 had more miscarriages than others.
  • Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain

    Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain

    Thursday, September 7 2017 2:25 AM EDT2017-09-07 06:25:55 GMT
    Wednesday, September 13 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-09-13 21:39:36 GMT
    Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain.
    Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain.
  • Cancer-killing drug approved, but will you be able to afford it?

    Cancer-killing drug approved, but will you be able to afford it?

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-08-30 19:58:13 GMT
    Wednesday, August 30 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-08-30 19:58:13 GMT

    The therapy will rewire white blood cells to attack cancer cells.

    The therapy will rewire white blood cells to attack cancer cells.

  • Cape Girardeau Neurosurgeon Performs Nation’s First SI Joint Fusion Using Latest Mazor X Platform

    Cape Girardeau Neurosurgeon Performs Nation’s First SI Joint Fusion Using Latest Mazor X Platform

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 10:16 AM EDT2017-08-29 14:16:56 GMT
    source: SoutheastHEALTHsource: SoutheastHEALTH

    SoutheastHEALTH Neurosurgeon Kevin Vaught, MD, of Regional Brain and Spine, is the first neurosurgeon in the U.S. to perform a sacroiliac joint (SI) fusion using the latest generation of the Mazor XTM surgical assurance platform.

    SoutheastHEALTH Neurosurgeon Kevin Vaught, MD, of Regional Brain and Spine, is the first neurosurgeon in the U.S. to perform a sacroiliac joint (SI) fusion using the latest generation of the Mazor XTM surgical assurance platform.

  • Pill to prevent HIV available at Jackson Co., IL health department

    Pill to prevent HIV available at Jackson Co., IL health department

    Monday, August 28 2017 9:35 AM EDT2017-08-28 13:35:06 GMT
    PrEP pills (Source: CDC.gov)PrEP pills (Source: CDC.gov)

    The Jackson County Health Department recently received a grant to begin offering a daily pill that reduces the chance of HIV transmission.

    The Jackson County Health Department recently received a grant to begin offering a daily pill that reduces the chance of HIV transmission.

  • 3 exercises to fight flabby arms

    3 exercises to fight flabby arms

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-08-16 14:39:16 GMT

    Want to know the secret to getting rid of under arm flab? Crowson shared her top 3 exercises to tackling that trouble spot. 

    Want to know the secret to getting rid of under arm flab? Crowson shared her top 3 exercises to tackling that trouble spot. 

  • PINK UP: On board the 'Mamm Van' patients can get free mammograms

    PINK UP: On board the 'Mamm Van' patients can get free mammograms

    Friday, August 11 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-08-11 20:10:47 GMT

    Women in need can get free mammograms in the Heartland.

    Women in need can get free mammograms in the Heartland.

  • SoutheastHEALTH utilizes new robotic guidance system

    SoutheastHEALTH utilizes new robotic guidance system

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 11:01 AM EDT2017-08-09 15:01:31 GMT
    (Source: SoutheastHEALTH)(Source: SoutheastHEALTH)

    Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau is the first in Missouri to utilize Mazor X technology.

    Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau is the first in Missouri to utilize Mazor X technology.

  • Eye care safety being stressed during epic eclipse

    Eye care safety being stressed during epic eclipse

    Monday, August 7 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-08-07 16:30:08 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    As interest in one of the greatest astronomical events in a lifetime continues to grow, Southeast Missouri State University, in partnership with Eye Care Specialists, LLC, is educating the regional community about the importance of safely viewing the Aug. 21 eclipse.

    As interest in one of the greatest astronomical events in a lifetime continues to grow, Southeast Missouri State University, in partnership with Eye Care Specialists, LLC, is educating the regional community about the importance of safely viewing the Aug. 21 eclipse.

  • Cancer hot spots in the Heartland

    Cancer hot spots in the Heartland

    Monday, July 24 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-07-24 22:05:38 GMT

    A simple screening. Sometimes that’s the difference between catching cancer and learning your fate a little too late.

    A simple screening. Sometimes that’s the difference between catching cancer and learning your fate a little too late.

  • Jackson County Health Dept. offers back-to-school vaccine updates

    Jackson County Health Dept. offers back-to-school vaccine updates

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-07-24 20:43:34 GMT

    Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect their children from 16 potentially harmful diseases.

    Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect their children from 16 potentially harmful diseases.

  • Exercise in the heat; tips to stay safe

    Exercise in the heat; tips to stay safe

    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:28 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:28:52 GMT

    If you like to take your workout outside, we have some tips to help get you through your fitness routine in the hot weather.  Local fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson says it is all about making smart choices even before you walk out the door. 

    If you like to take your workout outside, we have some tips to help get you through your fitness routine in the hot weather.  Local fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson says it is all about making smart choices even before you walk out the door. 

  • Critical need for donors to give the gift of life

    Critical need for donors to give the gift of life

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-07-05 21:41:05 GMT
    (Source: American Red Cross)(Source: American Red Cross)

    The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors.

    The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors.

  • Looking into popular diet: 21 Day Fix

    Looking into popular diet: 21 Day Fix

    Sunday, July 2 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-07-02 23:00:49 GMT

    The 21 Day Fix is a poplar diet out there. You may have seen infomercials about it on T.V. with the various color coordinated containers.  Local fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson offers diet plans and meal prep classes and has had people ask about the 21 Day Fix. 

    The 21 Day Fix is a poplar diet out there. You may have seen infomercials about it on T.V. with the various color coordinated containers.  Local fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson offers diet plans and meal prep classes and has had people ask about the 21 Day Fix. 

  • Break a sweat with the stair workout

    Break a sweat with the stair workout

    Sunday, June 25 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-06-25 23:14:52 GMT

    You can exercise anywhere. The key is to find ways to use what is around you. Local fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson says stairs can be a great resource to break a sweat. 

    You can exercise anywhere. The key is to find ways to use what is around you. Local fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson says stairs can be a great resource to break a sweat. 

  • Health experts warn of holiday prescription pill dangers

    Health experts warn of holiday prescription pill dangers

    Thursday, December 15 2016 8:00 AM EST2016-12-15 13:00:26 GMT
    Local first responders warn that kids are more likely to overdose on prescription pills during the holidays. (Source: WALB)Local first responders warn that kids are more likely to overdose on prescription pills during the holidays. (Source: WALB)

    Hopefully, medicine will be tucked away in a safe place where kids can't get to it, but Dougherty County EMS Director Greg Rowe said people often forget this important step during the holidays.

    Hopefully, medicine will be tucked away in a safe place where kids can't get to it, but Dougherty County EMS Director Greg Rowe said people often forget this important step during the holidays.

  • Details behind the HCG Diet

    Details behind the HCG Diet

    Sunday, June 18 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-06-19 03:19:00 GMT

    When it comes to choosing a diet plan, you want to pick on you can maintain.  Which is why local fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson wants to share her concerns about a plan known as the HCG Diet.   

    When it comes to choosing a diet plan, you want to pick on you can maintain.  Which is why local fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson wants to share her concerns about a plan known as the HCG Diet.   

  • Southern Illinois lawmakers to host free Senior Fair

    Southern Illinois lawmakers to host free Senior Fair

    Friday, June 16 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-06-16 13:08:39 GMT

    Two Southern Illinois lawmakers are teaming up to host a free Senior Fair in June.

    Two Southern Illinois lawmakers are teaming up to host a free Senior Fair in June.

  • How to grow your own pest control this spring

    How to grow your own pest control this spring

    Thursday, May 5 2016 10:16 PM EDT2016-05-06 02:16:55 GMT
    Friday, May 6 2016 10:31 PM EDT2016-05-07 02:31:06 GMT

    Not too thrilled about donning the chemical spray all summer long? Now is a great time to safeguard against those mosquitoes; and it's as simple as the plants you put in your yard.

    Not too thrilled about donning the chemical spray all summer long? Now is a great time to safeguard against those mosquitoes; and it's as simple as the plants you put in your yard.

  • Strategy behind the keto diet

    Strategy behind the keto diet

    Sunday, June 4 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-06-05 02:52:55 GMT

    If you have struggled with losing weight, the Keto diet may be the thing to try. Local fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson say it can be a great option if you have a lot of weight to lose. 

    If you have struggled with losing weight, the Keto diet may be the thing to try. Local fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson say it can be a great option if you have a lot of weight to lose. 

  • Risco, MO referee stresses importance of AED machines after heart attack

    Risco, MO referee stresses importance of AED machines after heart attack

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-05-30 20:38:29 GMT

    A sudden heart attack.  It could happen at any time. But if it happens to you – will the equipment needed – to save your life be available? 

    A sudden heart attack.  It could happen at any time. But if it happens to you – will the equipment needed – to save your life be available? 

  • IDPH: First mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in IL in 2017

    IDPH: First mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in IL in 2017

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-05-30 19:20:21 GMT
    (Source: Stock image/KFVS)(Source: Stock image/KFVS)

    The Illinois Department of Public Health reports the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois in 2017.

    The Illinois Department of Public Health reports the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois in 2017.

  • CDC issues suggestions for staying healthy with sick kids at home

    CDC issues suggestions for staying healthy with sick kids at home

    Thursday, February 9 2017 9:32 PM EST2017-02-10 02:32:52 GMT

    For you parents at home with sick kids - how can you help them feel better, all while trying to not to get sick yourself?

    For you parents at home with sick kids - how can you help them feel better, all while trying to not to get sick yourself?

  • IL Lt. Gov. urges against buying colored contacts from anyone other than eye professionals

    IL Lt. Gov. urges against buying colored contacts from anyone other than eye professionals

    Thursday, October 20 2016 3:53 PM EDT2016-10-20 19:53:43 GMT

    Illinois Lieutenant Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti is reminding the public that purchasing colored contact lenses from anyone other than a licensed eye care professional or pharmacist is dangerous.

    Illinois Lieutenant Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti is reminding the public that purchasing colored contact lenses from anyone other than a licensed eye care professional or pharmacist is dangerous.

  • VA Medical Center to host town hall meeting in Cape Girardeau on August 25

    VA Medical Center to host town hall meeting in Cape Girardeau on August 25

    Wednesday, August 17 2016 11:22 AM EDT2016-08-17 15:22:15 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center has announced that it will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, August 25, at the VFW Post #3838 – located at 1049 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

    The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center has announced that it will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, August 25, at the VFW Post #3838 – located at 1049 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

  • Mississippi Co. receiving nearly $585K to combat chronic diseases in MO

    Mississippi Co. receiving nearly $585K to combat chronic diseases in MO

    Thursday, August 11 2016 3:12 PM EDT2016-08-11 19:12:40 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Missouri is receiving a total of $1,304,999 in grant funding in FY 2016 to reduce chronic diseases that disproportionately affect their residents - with Mississippi County receiving nearly $585,000.

    Missouri is receiving a total of $1,304,999 in grant funding in FY 2016 to reduce chronic diseases that disproportionately affect their residents - with Mississippi County receiving nearly $585,000.

  • RECALL ALERT: General Mills flour varieties recalled for E. coli outbreak

    RECALL ALERT: General Mills flour varieties recalled for E. coli outbreak

    Friday, July 1 2016 6:53 PM EDT2016-07-01 22:53:25 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    On July 1, 2016, General Mills expanded its recall to include additional lots of Gold Medal Flour, Signature Kitchens Flour, and Gold Medal Wondra Flour.

    On July 1, 2016, General Mills expanded its recall to include additional lots of Gold Medal Flour, Signature Kitchens Flour, and Gold Medal Wondra Flour.

  • MO Sen Blunt, U.S. Senate approve appropriations bill for labor, education and HHS

    MO Sen Blunt, U.S. Senate approve appropriations bill for labor, education and HHS

    Thursday, June 9 2016 3:36 PM EDT2016-06-09 19:36:26 GMT
    Sen. Roy Blunt (Source: US Senate)Sen. Roy Blunt (Source: US Senate)

    U.S. Senator from Missouri Roy Blunt has announced that the full committee has passed the first bipartisan LHHS funding bill in seven years.

    U.S. Senator from Missouri Roy Blunt has announced that the full committee has passed the first bipartisan LHHS funding bill in seven years.

  • IL Health Dept. warns of E. coli outbreak in General Mills flour

    IL Health Dept. warns of E. coli outbreak in General Mills flour

    Thursday, June 2 2016 6:12 PM EDT2016-06-02 22:12:15 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli.

    The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli.

  • First bird in IL tests positive for West Nile virus in 2016

    First bird in IL tests positive for West Nile virus in 2016

    Thursday, May 26 2016 4:35 PM EDT2016-05-26 20:35:04 GMT
    (Source: Raycom News Network)(Source: Raycom News Network)

    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first bird to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2016.

    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first bird to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2016.

  • RECALL ALERT: Ajinomoto Windsor recalls meat, poultry products due to listeria concerns

    RECALL ALERT: Ajinomoto Windsor recalls meat, poultry products due to listeria concerns

    Friday, May 13 2016 3:30 PM EDT2016-05-13 19:30:10 GMT
    Friday, May 13 2016 3:30 PM EDT2016-05-13 19:30:09 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. is recalling approximately 47,112,256 pounds of not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products that may be adulterated with listeria.

    Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. is recalling approximately 47,112,256 pounds of not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products that may be adulterated with listeria.

  • MO Gov. Nixon signs budget investing in mental health services

    MO Gov. Nixon signs budget investing in mental health services

    Thursday, May 5 2016 3:19 PM EDT2016-05-05 19:19:09 GMT
    Thursday, May 5 2016 3:19 PM EDT2016-05-05 19:19:09 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 2010, the Fiscal Year 2017 budget for the Missouri Department of Mental Health on Thursday.

    Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 2010, the Fiscal Year 2017 budget for the Missouri Department of Mental Health on Thursday.

  • Franklin-Williamson Medical Reserve Corps holding informational meeting

    Franklin-Williamson Medical Reserve Corps holding informational meeting

    Wednesday, May 4 2016 3:37 PM EDT2016-05-04 19:37:48 GMT
    Wednesday, May 4 2016 3:37 PM EDT2016-05-04 19:37:48 GMT

    The Franklin-Williamson Medical Reserve Corps (FW-MRC) seeks people with a medical OR non-medical background to help Heartland communities in emergencies and with non-emergency projects.

    The Franklin-Williamson Medical Reserve Corps (FW-MRC) seeks people with a medical OR non-medical background to help Heartland communities in emergencies and with non-emergency projects.

  • Second case of Zika virus confirmed in Missouri

    Second case of Zika virus confirmed in Missouri

    Wednesday, March 30 2016 5:28 PM EDT2016-03-30 21:28:36 GMT
    Wednesday, March 30 2016 5:28 PM EDT2016-03-30 21:28:36 GMT

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a case of Zika virus in a pregnant Missouri woman who had traveled to Honduras, a known area of Zika transmission.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a case of Zika virus in a pregnant Missouri woman who had traveled to Honduras, a known area of Zika transmission.

  • Try this on-the-go leg workout

    Try this on-the-go leg workout

    Saturday, May 20 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-05-21 02:58:32 GMT

    A resistance band is a great go-to to get a workout out if you travel this summer.  Local fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson shows how to use it to target the lower body. 

    A resistance band is a great go-to to get a workout out if you travel this summer.  Local fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson shows how to use it to target the lower body. 

  • Using a resistance band for an upper body workout

    Using a resistance band for an upper body workout

    Saturday, May 13 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-05-14 01:07:52 GMT

    A resistance band is a great go-to fitness tool.  It is inexpensive, easy to transport, and there are several ways you can use it. Crowson explains how to use a resistance band to work your upper body.  

    A resistance band is a great go-to fitness tool.  It is inexpensive, easy to transport, and there are several ways you can use it. Crowson explains how to use a resistance band to work your upper body.  

  • 54 confirmed reports of Southeast MO State students with mumps

    54 confirmed reports of Southeast MO State students with mumps

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:35:32 GMT

    Southeast Missouri State University now reports 54 confirmed cases of students with mumps.

    Southeast Missouri State University now reports 54 confirmed cases of students with mumps.

  • Workout for summer worthy legs

    Workout for summer worthy legs

    Saturday, April 15 2017 11:28 PM EDT2017-04-16 03:28:57 GMT

    Shorts weather is upon us.  To get ready, local fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson shared the perfect leg workout. 

    Shorts weather is upon us.  To get ready, local fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson shared the perfect leg workout. 

  • 'Tooth Wizard' and 'PlaqueMan' made recent stop in Cape Girardeau

    'Tooth Wizard' and 'PlaqueMan' made recent stop in Cape Girardeau

    Monday, October 24 2016 12:28 AM EDT2016-10-24 04:28:05 GMT

    Tooth Wizard, his sister Tooth Fairy, and their archenemy PlaqueManSM have been traveling Missouri roadways for more than a decade on a mission to motivate Missouri kids to adopt healthy life habits through a fun, interactive program known as Land of Smiles. 

    Tooth Wizard, his sister Tooth Fairy, and their archenemy PlaqueManSM have been traveling Missouri roadways for more than a decade on a mission to motivate Missouri kids to adopt healthy life habits through a fun, interactive program known as Land of Smiles. 

  • 20-minute dumbbell workout

    20-minute dumbbell workout

    Monday, April 3 2017 10:56 AM EDT2017-04-03 14:56:21 GMT

    If you do not have a lot of time to dedicate to the gym, local fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson goes through a 20-minute dumbbell workout that can fit into any schedule.  

    If you do not have a lot of time to dedicate to the gym, local fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson goes through a 20-minute dumbbell workout that can fit into any schedule.  

  • 80% by 2018: goal set for colorectal cancer screenings

    80% by 2018: goal set for colorectal cancer screenings

    Thursday, March 30 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-03-30 19:17:03 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Colorectal cancer is the nation's second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths. It's also one of the few cancers that can be prevented.

    Colorectal cancer is the nation's second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths. It's also one of the few cancers that can be prevented.

  • IL livestock producers asked to take preventative measures against new strain of bird flu virus

    IL livestock producers asked to take preventative measures against new strain of bird flu virus

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-03-14 18:15:10 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Recently the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Tennessee.

    Recently the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Tennessee.

  • Is heavy weight lifting right for you?

    Is heavy weight lifting right for you?

    Sunday, March 12 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-03-13 00:54:13 GMT

    Are you someone who spends a lot of time in the weight room at the gym? If the answer is yes, mechanical tension may be a good muscle building method to incorporate into your weekly workout.  

    Are you someone who spends a lot of time in the weight room at the gym? If the answer is yes, mechanical tension may be a good muscle building method to incorporate into your weekly workout.  

  • Fewer heavy Americans are trying to lose weight, study finds

    Fewer heavy Americans are trying to lose weight, study finds

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 1:48 PM EST2017-03-07 18:48:09 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    A new study finds fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years. And researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons.

    A new study finds fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years. And researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons.

  • Maximize muscle growth with metabolic stress

    Maximize muscle growth with metabolic stress

    Saturday, March 4 2017 8:27 PM EST2017-03-05 01:27:09 GMT

    Adding metabolic stress to a strength training workout can benefit anyone, whether you are a beginner or someone in the gym five days a week. 

    Adding metabolic stress to a strength training workout can benefit anyone, whether you are a beginner or someone in the gym five days a week. 

  • Muscle building method for beginners

    Muscle building method for beginners

    Friday, February 24 2017 4:19 PM EST2017-02-24 21:19:00 GMT

    You have probably heard the saying, “there’s more than one way to skin a cat,” the same goes for building muscle.

    You have probably heard the saying, “there’s more than one way to skin a cat,” the same goes for building muscle.

  • Jackson, MO man reacts to federal lawsuit alleging insulin price hikes

    Jackson, MO man reacts to federal lawsuit alleging insulin price hikes

    Thursday, February 23 2017 6:12 PM EST2017-02-23 23:12:14 GMT

    The spike in price may be news to some, but not to Jackson resident Will Johnston who lives with Type 1 diabetes.

    The spike in price may be news to some, but not to Jackson resident Will Johnston who lives with Type 1 diabetes.

  • 4 flu-related deaths in 1 week in Marshall Co., KY

    4 flu-related deaths in 1 week in Marshall Co., KY

    Thursday, February 23 2017 4:15 PM EST2017-02-23 21:15:30 GMT

    Four flu-related deaths were reported in Marshall County, Kentucky in one week.

    Four flu-related deaths were reported in Marshall County, Kentucky in one week.

  • Do flu shots really work for kids? 7 important facts to know from doctors

    Do flu shots really work for kids? 7 important facts to know from doctors

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 11:27 AM EST2017-02-21 16:27:57 GMT

    The CDC reports this season's flu shot is 48 percent effective. Doctors are still suggesting people get the shot.

    The CDC reports this season's flu shot is 48 percent effective. Doctors are still suggesting people get the shot.

  • Strength training for a 5K

    Strength training for a 5K

    Saturday, February 18 2017 8:11 PM EST2017-02-19 01:11:01 GMT

    If you are really looking to improve your fitness, the best thing you can do is sign-up for an event.  Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson say a 5K is a great one to consider.   

    If you are really looking to improve your fitness, the best thing you can do is sign-up for an event.  Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson say a 5K is a great one to consider.   

  • Flu cases up in the Heartland

    Flu cases up in the Heartland

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 8:29 PM EST2017-02-09 01:29:24 GMT

    Flu cases are up around the Heartland.

    Flu cases are up around the Heartland.

  • 4 ways to change up a push up

    4 ways to change up a push up

    Saturday, February 4 2017 5:55 PM EST2017-02-04 22:55:28 GMT

    A push up is a great way to work the upper body and core muscles.  What is great about a push up, there are a number of variations you can do and making slight changes can really make a difference. 

    A push up is a great way to work the upper body and core muscles.  What is great about a push up, there are a number of variations you can do and making slight changes can really make a difference. 

  • 4 common push-up mistakes

    4 common push-up mistakes

    Saturday, January 28 2017 4:48 PM EST2017-01-28 21:48:30 GMT

    A push-up is a great exercise that anyone can do at home and does not require any equipment. But like any exercise, proper form is key.

    A push-up is a great exercise that anyone can do at home and does not require any equipment. But like any exercise, proper form is key.

  • 5 reasons you're not seeing fitness results

    5 reasons you're not seeing fitness results

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 8:57 AM EST2017-01-25 13:57:22 GMT

    Do you go to the gym day in and day out, but cannot seem to reach your fitness goals?

    Do you go to the gym day in and day out, but cannot seem to reach your fitness goals?

  • Despite popular belief, cold weather won't make you sick

    Despite popular belief, cold weather won't make you sick

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 7:04 PM EST2017-01-19 00:04:03 GMT
    (Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)(Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)

    A cold, gloomy day might make you feel down. But does it actually make you sick?

    A cold, gloomy day might make you feel down. But does it actually make you sick?

  • Health professionals caution local residents on staying safe during icy weather

    Health professionals caution local residents on staying safe during icy weather

    Thursday, January 12 2017 6:58 PM EST2017-01-12 23:58:39 GMT

    If you have to be out in the ice, there are some things you can do to prevent falling and injuring yourself.

    If you have to be out in the ice, there are some things you can do to prevent falling and injuring yourself.

  • CDC: Deadly 'kissing bug' reported in GA, AL

    CDC: Deadly 'kissing bug' reported in GA, AL

    Monday, November 23 2015 11:23 PM EST2015-11-24 04:23:50 GMT
    Tuesday, November 24 2015 1:14 PM EST2015-11-24 18:14:30 GMT
    The states with reported and potential incidences of the 'kissing bug,' according to the CDC. (Source: CDC)The states with reported and potential incidences of the 'kissing bug,' according to the CDC. (Source: CDC)
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, the pest known as the “kissing bug” has made its way to the United States, and has been reported in both Georgia and Alabama.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, the pest known as the “kissing bug” has made its way to the United States, and has been reported in both Georgia and Alabama.

  • What you need to know if Affordable Care Act is repealed or replaced

    What you need to know if Affordable Care Act is repealed or replaced

    Wednesday, January 11 2017 6:33 PM EST2017-01-11 23:33:41 GMT

    Many political candidates ran on the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now that they are in power, it looks more likely than ever before.

    Many political candidates ran on the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now that they are in power, it looks more likely than ever before.

  • How & when to stretch during a work out

    How & when to stretch during a work out

    Sunday, January 1 2017 11:57 PM EST2017-01-02 04:57:52 GMT

    If you exercise, stretching is important and stretching the right way is even more important. 

    If you exercise, stretching is important and stretching the right way is even more important. 

  • Study: Firefighters twice as likely to be diagnosed with cancer

    Study: Firefighters twice as likely to be diagnosed with cancer

    Thursday, December 29 2016 10:58 AM EST2016-12-29 15:58:07 GMT

    As though the job of a firefighter was not difficult enough, a study is showing the job comes with a higher risk of cancer-related deaths.  In 2010, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a multi-year study that looked at the causes of death and diagnoses of more than 30,000 firefighters from 1950 to 2010. The study released it's data this year, and found that a firefighters are twice as more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than the general population.  ...

    As though the job of a firefighter was not difficult enough, a study is showing the job comes with a higher risk of cancer-related deaths.  In 2010, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a multi-year study that looked at the causes of death and diagnoses of more than 30,000 firefighters from 1950 to 2010. The study released it's data this year, and found that a firefighters are twice as more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than the general population.  ...

  • Husband gives wife kidney transplant days before Christmas

    Husband gives wife kidney transplant days before Christmas

    Wednesday, December 28 2016 8:20 AM EST2016-12-28 13:20:30 GMT
    Kirk Openlander will donate his kidney to his wife Heather who suffers from polycystic kidney disease. (Credit: Kirk Openlander)Kirk Openlander will donate his kidney to his wife Heather who suffers from polycystic kidney disease. (Credit: Kirk Openlander)

    Just days before Christmas, a husband is giving his wife the gift of a lifetime

    Just days before Christmas, a husband is giving his wife the gift of a lifetime

  • 4 exercises to tighten outer thighs

    4 exercises to tighten outer thighs

    Saturday, December 17 2016 9:24 PM EST2016-12-18 02:24:35 GMT

    The lower body is can be a trouble area for a lot of people.  Amanda Hanson hit the gym to get some tips from fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson.

    The lower body is can be a trouble area for a lot of people.  Amanda Hanson hit the gym to get some tips from fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson.

  • Health insurance deadline: What you need to know

    Health insurance deadline: What you need to know

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 6:46 AM EST2016-12-14 11:46:19 GMT

    The deadline to sign up for health insurance for January 1 coverage is Thursday, December 15, 2016.

    The deadline to sign up for health insurance for January 1 coverage is Thursday, December 15, 2016.

  • How much is too much caffeine?

    How much is too much caffeine?

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 7:42 PM EST2016-12-08 00:42:22 GMT
    Tuesday, December 13 2016 7:52 AM EST2016-12-13 12:52:29 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    What happens when you consume too much caffeine?

    What happens when you consume too much caffeine?

  • Survive the Thanksgiving feast without regrets

    Saturday, November 19 2016 9:13 AM EST2016-11-19 14:13:07 GMT

    A lot of people are probably already thinking about the Thanksgiving feast.  But it might be a good idea to have a game plan to avoid waking up with regret the next day.  

    A lot of people are probably already thinking about the Thanksgiving feast.  But it might be a good idea to have a game plan to avoid waking up with regret the next day.  

  • #ThanksBirthControl campaign aims to prevent teen, unplanned pregnancy

    #ThanksBirthControl campaign aims to prevent teen, unplanned pregnancy

    Friday, November 18 2016 10:42 AM EST2016-11-18 15:42:47 GMT
    (Source: Flickr)(Source: Flickr)

    2016 has been the year of the social media campaign from Disney's #ShareYourEar that resulted in a $2 million donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to Tom's #WithoutShoes campaign aimed at raising awareness for children's health and education, and now the #ThanksBirthControl campaign.

    2016 has been the year of the social media campaign from Disney's #ShareYourEar that resulted in a $2 million donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to Tom's #WithoutShoes campaign aimed at raising awareness for children's health and education, and now the #ThanksBirthControl campaign.

  • Studies: Southern IL cancer patients die more often than those in other parts of state

    Studies: Southern IL cancer patients die more often than those in other parts of state

    Tuesday, November 15 2016 6:40 PM EST2016-11-15 23:40:25 GMT

    Cancer patients in southern Illinois die more often than in other parts of the state.

    Cancer patients in southern Illinois die more often than in other parts of the state.

  • Your risk of getting the flu might be linked to your birth year

    Your risk of getting the flu might be linked to your birth year

    Tuesday, November 15 2016 1:16 PM EST2016-11-15 18:16:45 GMT

    Your birth year predicts how likely you are to get seriously ill or die in an outbreak of an animal-origin influenza virus.

    Your birth year predicts how likely you are to get seriously ill or die in an outbreak of an animal-origin influenza virus.

  • 13 more students diagnosed with mumps at University of Missouri

    13 more students diagnosed with mumps at University of Missouri

    Tuesday, November 15 2016 6:24 AM EST2016-11-15 11:24:32 GMT

    The University of Missouri confirmed that 13 more students have been diagnosed with the mumps. 

    The University of Missouri confirmed that 13 more students have been diagnosed with the mumps. 

  • Choosing vitamin supplements to enhance work out

    Choosing vitamin supplements to enhance work out

    Saturday, November 12 2016 6:03 PM EST2016-11-12 23:03:07 GMT

    When you walk into a drug store, there is often an entire wall filled with vitamin supplements.  All those option could have you scratching your head.  Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson has four basic daily vitamins or supplements that she recommends to her clients.

    When you walk into a drug store, there is often an entire wall filled with vitamin supplements.  All those option could have you scratching your head.  Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson has four basic daily vitamins or supplements that she recommends to her clients.

  • Baptist Health Paducah to host lung cancer vigil

    Baptist Health Paducah to host lung cancer vigil

    Friday, November 11 2016 4:27 PM EST2016-11-11 21:27:20 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Baptist Health Paducah is hoping to highlight the fight against cancer with an event called "Shine a Light on Lung Cancer."

    Baptist Health Paducah is hoping to highlight the fight against cancer with an event called "Shine a Light on Lung Cancer."

  • Diet pill recalled for unapproved ingredients

    Diet pill recalled for unapproved ingredients

    Tuesday, November 8 2016 3:39 PM EST2016-11-08 20:39:30 GMT

    Lab testing by the Food and Drug Administration prompts Love My Tru Body out of McDonough, Georgia to recall some of its diet pills.

    Lab testing by the Food and Drug Administration prompts Love My Tru Body out of McDonough, Georgia to recall some of its diet pills.

  • Medicare to provide coverage for care for patients with Alzheimer's disease

    Medicare to provide coverage for care for patients with Alzheimer's disease

    Monday, November 7 2016 3:20 PM EST2016-11-07 20:20:07 GMT

    Those living with Alzheimer's Disease and other cognitive impairments now have access to professional help to plan their care and treatment.

    Those living with Alzheimer's Disease and other cognitive impairments now have access to professional help to plan their care and treatment.

  • Nell Holcomb students learn 9-5-2-1-0 health message

    Nell Holcomb students learn 9-5-2-1-0 health message

    Tuesday, March 22 2016 7:31 PM EDT2016-03-22 23:31:00 GMT
    Tuesday, March 22 2016 8:50 PM EDT2016-03-23 00:50:33 GMT

    It's easier to learn healthy habits when you're young.

    It's easier to learn healthy habits when you're young.

  • KY bill could ban smoking for those under 21

    KY bill could ban smoking for those under 21

    Thursday, February 11 2016 4:52 PM EST2016-02-11 21:52:40 GMT
    Thursday, February 11 2016 4:52 PM EST2016-02-11 21:52:40 GMT
    If passed by the House, a new Kentucky bill would ban smoking for anyone under 21.

    If passed by the House, a new Kentucky bill would ban smoking for anyone under 21.

  • What you should know when enrolling in health care

    What you should know when enrolling in health care

    Thursday, November 3 2016 6:49 PM EDT2016-11-03 22:49:47 GMT

    Open Enrollment is underway for the Affordable Care Act, some are facing big rate hikes - and fewer insurers to choose from.

    Open Enrollment is underway for the Affordable Care Act, some are facing big rate hikes - and fewer insurers to choose from.

  • How often should you change your work out?

    How often should you change your work out?

    Saturday, October 29 2016 8:32 PM EDT2016-10-30 00:32:59 GMT

    You have probably heard it is good to change you work out every so often, But how long should you wait?  

    You have probably heard it is good to change you work out every so often, But how long should you wait?  

  • SIC to hold World Diabetes Day event

    SIC to hold World Diabetes Day event

    Wednesday, October 26 2016 1:18 PM EDT2016-10-26 17:18:06 GMT

    November 14 is World Diabetes Day. In recognition of that, the area Diabetes Today Resource Team is sponsoring a free event at Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on that day.

    November 14 is World Diabetes Day. In recognition of that, the area Diabetes Today Resource Team is sponsoring a free event at Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on that day.

  • Carbondale organization says new Obamacare increases may be too high for some

    Carbondale organization says new Obamacare increases may be too high for some

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 8:10 PM EDT2016-10-26 00:10:22 GMT

    Obamacare premiums are set to soar in 2017, and one Southern Illinois nonprofit said those in need don’t have much more to give.

    Obamacare premiums are set to soar in 2017, and one Southern Illinois nonprofit said those in need don’t have much more to give.

  • FDA warns radiation technology could put patients' health at risk

    FDA warns radiation technology could put patients' health at risk

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 8:00 AM EDT2016-10-25 12:00:13 GMT
    Medical devices by Multidate Systems International Corporation (Credit: Multidate Systems International Corporation)Medical devices by Multidate Systems International Corporation (Credit: Multidate Systems International Corporation)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent out a safety alert to hospitals across the country, that patients’ health might be at risk.               

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent out a safety alert to hospitals across the country, that patients’ health might be at risk.               

  • Wash U. doctors research sleep's link to preterm labor

    Wash U. doctors research sleep's link to preterm labor

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 1:28 PM EDT2016-10-18 17:28:36 GMT
    Pregnant woman next to a doctor (Credit: KMOV)Pregnant woman next to a doctor (Credit: KMOV)

    Working moms know it's nearly impossible to run a household, have a full time job, and get good sleep. Now, researchers at Washington University are trying to find out if that puts pregnant women at risk of preterm labor.

    Working moms know it's nearly impossible to run a household, have a full time job, and get good sleep. Now, researchers at Washington University are trying to find out if that puts pregnant women at risk of preterm labor.

  • What to look for in a protein shake

    What to look for in a protein shake

    Saturday, October 15 2016 9:28 PM EDT2016-10-16 01:28:06 GMT

    Protein shakes are a great way to work more protein in your diet. With some many options out there, how do you decide which one is the best?

    Protein shakes are a great way to work more protein in your diet. With some many options out there, how do you decide which one is the best?

  • Jackson Police to offer drug take back event

    Jackson Police to offer drug take back event

    Thursday, October 13 2016 1:21 PM EDT2016-10-13 17:21:02 GMT

    If you have unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs at your house, there's an upcoming opportunity for you to get rid of them for free.

    If you have unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs at your house, there's an upcoming opportunity for you to get rid of them for free.

  • Is weightlifting or cardio better for weight loss?

    Is weightlifting or cardio better for weight loss?

    Sunday, October 9 2016 7:41 PM EDT2016-10-09 23:41:53 GMT

    Which is better cardio or weight training?   Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson shares the benefits of each and why one might be preferable over the other. 

    Which is better cardio or weight training?   Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson shares the benefits of each and why one might be preferable over the other. 

  • CDC: October is best time for flu shots

    CDC: October is best time for flu shots

    Sunday, October 9 2016 5:57 PM EDT2016-10-09 21:57:44 GMT

    While there is some disagreement among experts about the perfect time to get a flu shot, the Centers for Disease Control recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October. 

    While there is some disagreement among experts about the perfect time to get a flu shot, the Centers for Disease Control recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October. 

  • Cape Girardeau Co. health dept. held flu immunization clinic

    Cape Girardeau Co. health dept. held flu immunization clinic

    Thursday, October 6 2016 6:11 PM EDT2016-10-06 22:11:43 GMT

    The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Department kicked off its fight against the flu on Thursday, October 6.

    The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Department kicked off its fight against the flu on Thursday, October 6.

  • Shriners Hospitals for Children offers free screenings Oct. 22

    Shriners Hospitals for Children offers free screenings Oct. 22

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 1:29 PM EDT2016-10-04 17:29:49 GMT

    If you are a parent who thinks their child might have an orthopaedic problem, then you may want to get them a free screening at the Southern Seven Health Department on October 22.

    If you are a parent who thinks their child might have an orthopaedic problem, then you may want to get them a free screening at the Southern Seven Health Department on October 22.

  • British man could be first cured by new HIV therapy

    British man could be first cured by new HIV therapy

    Monday, October 3 2016 6:44 PM EDT2016-10-03 22:44:20 GMT

    Some hope Monday not for HIV patients. Doctors say a British man could become the first to be cured by using new therapy

    Some hope Monday not for HIV patients. Doctors say a British man could become the first to be cured by using new therapy

  • 6 sneaky ways to increase metabolism

    6 sneaky ways to increase metabolism

    Saturday, October 1 2016 5:32 PM EDT2016-10-01 21:32:10 GMT

    If you are trying to lose or just maintain your weight, every little thing can help. Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson shares some sneaky ways you can increase your metabolism without a lot of work.

    If you are trying to lose or just maintain your weight, every little thing can help. Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson shares some sneaky ways you can increase your metabolism without a lot of work.

  • Cause of Crohn’s Disease possibly found

    Cause of Crohn’s Disease possibly found

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 7:44 PM EDT2016-09-28 23:44:20 GMT

    A new study could reveal the cause of Crohn's Disease.

    A new study could reveal the cause of Crohn's Disease.

  • University Mall in Carbondale hosting Mental Wellness Fair

    University Mall in Carbondale hosting Mental Wellness Fair

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 5:04 PM EDT2016-09-28 21:04:45 GMT

    The Jackson County Healthy Communities Coalition Behavioral Health Action Team are planning on a "You Have a Right to be Happy," Mental Wellness Fair in honor of the National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. 

    The Jackson County Healthy Communities Coalition Behavioral Health Action Team are planning on a "You Have a Right to be Happy," Mental Wellness Fair in honor of the National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. 

  • Threefold approach to fight flabby thighs

    Threefold approach to fight flabby thighs

    Saturday, September 24 2016 6:53 PM EDT2016-09-24 22:53:34 GMT

    For women, the thighs are often a trouble area.   Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson says it is something she gets questions about all the time. 

    For women, the thighs are often a trouble area.   Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson says it is something she gets questions about all the time. 

  • Living with dementia: Hope for the future

    Living with dementia: Hope for the future

    Thursday, April 21 2016 12:03 PM EDT2016-04-21 16:03:49 GMT
    Thursday, May 12 2016 1:14 PM EDT2016-05-12 17:14:15 GMT

    Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. At this time, it cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

    Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. At this time, it cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

  • Quitting smoking is getting a high-tech approach

    Quitting smoking is getting a high-tech approach

    Monday, September 19 2016 4:20 PM EDT2016-09-19 20:20:37 GMT
    Monday, September 19 2016 4:20 PM EDT2016-09-19 20:20:36 GMT

    Biotech start-up Chrono Therapeutics in Hayward, CA, says a computerized nicotine patch is the key for putting down cigarettes for good. 

    Biotech start-up Chrono Therapeutics in Hayward, CA, says a computerized nicotine patch is the key for putting down cigarettes for good. 

  • Children's hospital launches app to turn scaring into caring

    Children's hospital launches app to turn scaring into caring

    Sunday, September 18 2016 7:41 PM EDT2016-09-18 23:41:17 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A children's hospital in Tampa, Florida is using technology to try and ease fears about a trip to the hospital.

    A children's hospital in Tampa, Florida is using technology to try and ease fears about a trip to the hospital.

  • Exercises to alleviate knee pain

    Exercises to alleviate knee pain

    Saturday, September 17 2016 6:50 PM EDT2016-09-17 22:50:12 GMT

    Knee pain is a common aliment for people. It can be a struggle to do any kind of exercise. But strengthening the quad muscles and improving ankle mobility can help minimize the pain.

    Knee pain is a common aliment for people. It can be a struggle to do any kind of exercise. But strengthening the quad muscles and improving ankle mobility can help minimize the pain.

  • Flu season: What you should know

    Flu season: What you should know

    Tuesday, September 13 2016 6:35 PM EDT2016-09-13 22:35:33 GMT

    Flu season is approaching and it always leads to the questions like, should you get the flu shot or when?

    Flu season is approaching and it always leads to the questions like, should you get the flu shot or when?

  • FAA considers changes after pilot shortage

    Tuesday, September 13 2016 7:40 AM EDT2016-09-13 11:40:28 GMT

    With the high demand for air travel, early pilot retirement and the air industry growing worldwide, expert say it's creating a pilot shortage. 

    With the high demand for air travel, early pilot retirement and the air industry growing worldwide, expert say it's creating a pilot shortage. 

  • Improve balance with these 3 exercises

    Improve balance with these 3 exercises

    Saturday, September 10 2016 10:58 PM EDT2016-09-11 02:58:47 GMT

    Do you struggle with balance? If so, you are not alone. Balance is something a lot of people might not think about.

    Do you struggle with balance? If so, you are not alone. Balance is something a lot of people might not think about.

  • Parents: Just how healthy is your child's school lunch?

    Parents: Just how healthy is your child's school lunch?

    Wednesday, September 7 2016 9:50 PM EDT2016-09-08 01:50:13 GMT

    We all want what's best for our kids, and school lunches are no exception.

    We all want what's best for our kids, and school lunches are no exception.

  • Plank your way to firmer abs

    Plank your way to firmer abs

    Saturday, September 3 2016 6:53 PM EDT2016-09-03 22:53:11 GMT

    Tone ab muscles are hard to come by.  But if you want to make it happen, Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson says it requires more than just doing sit ups all day. 

    Tone ab muscles are hard to come by.  But if you want to make it happen, Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson says it requires more than just doing sit ups all day. 

  • Healthy and full of energy, so how did a 25-year-old have a stroke?

    Healthy and full of energy, so how did a 25-year-old have a stroke?

    Thursday, July 30 2015 3:22 PM EDT2015-07-30 19:22:45 GMT
    Wednesday, August 31 2016 8:46 PM EDT2016-09-01 00:46:50 GMT
    (Source: Courtesy)(Source: Courtesy)

    Healthy, pregnant with her first child, and full of energy, Savannah Tapler can't believe she's alive as she talks about what happened a year ago on her 25th birthday. She arrived at work at Lexington Medical Center where she's a planning analyst when she got out of her car and stumbled.

    Healthy, pregnant with her first child, and full of energy, Savannah Tapler can't believe she's alive as she talks about what happened a year ago on her 25th birthday. She arrived at work at Lexington Medical Center where she's a planning analyst when she got out of her car and stumbled.

  • Is calorie counting effective for weigh loss?

    Is calorie counting effective for weigh loss?

    Saturday, August 27 2016 8:36 PM EDT2016-08-28 00:36:30 GMT

    Do you read food labels and pay attention to the calories? How much should you be eating?

    Do you read food labels and pay attention to the calories? How much should you be eating?

  • How to choose the best trainer for you

    How to choose the best trainer for you

    Sunday, August 21 2016 8:23 PM EDT2016-08-22 00:23:45 GMT

    Have you ever considered getting a personal trainer? If so, you know it is an investment both financially and mentally. So how do you choose? Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson says the first thing you want to look at is the trainer’s credentials.

    Have you ever considered getting a personal trainer? If so, you know it is an investment both financially and mentally. So how do you choose? Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson says the first thing you want to look at is the trainer’s credentials.

  • Free weight exercises to shape & tone shoulders

    Free weight exercises to shape & tone shoulders

    Saturday, August 13 2016 8:37 PM EDT2016-08-14 00:37:02 GMT

    This week’s get fit tip focuses on shaping and toning the shoulder muscles.  

    This week’s get fit tip focuses on shaping and toning the shoulder muscles.  

  • 5K race held for Jackson, MO 2-year-old with rare disease

    5K race held for Jackson, MO 2-year-old with rare disease

    Saturday, August 13 2016 4:02 PM EDT2016-08-13 20:02:06 GMT

    Amber Conn of Jackson is hosting a 5K in Jackson on August 13 to spread awareness about her daughter's rare neurological disease. 

    Amber Conn of Jackson is hosting a 5K in Jackson on August 13 to spread awareness about her daughter's rare neurological disease. 

  • Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Wellness Seminar

    Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Wellness Seminar

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 9:35 PM EDT2016-08-10 01:35:03 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    The Osage Centre will be hosting a discuss with Dr. Jered Wayland on Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome. One out of every 3 children born today in the United States are expected to become diabetic at some point in their life. The event is free and you will learn the causes of, and safest, most effective methods to apply to your life to prevent, control and eliminate it. You will also gain information that will contain vital data that will help save your life o...
    The Osage Centre will be hosting a discuss with Dr. Jered Wayland on Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome. One out of every 3 children born today in the United States are expected to become diabetic at some point in their life. The event is free and you will learn the causes of, and safest, most effective methods to apply to your life to prevent, control and eliminate it. You will also gain information that will contain vital data that will help save your life o...
  • Get fit tip: How to make healthy habits stick

    Get fit tip: How to make healthy habits stick

    Saturday, August 6 2016 8:33 PM EDT2016-08-07 00:33:20 GMT

    Whether it's reshaping your diet or just getting motivation to go to the gym, forming healthy habits can be hard. “

    Whether it's reshaping your diet or just getting motivation to go to the gym, forming healthy habits can be hard. “

  • Get fit tip: benefits of foam rolling

    Get fit tip: benefits of foam rolling

    Sunday, July 31 2016 11:32 PM EDT2016-08-01 03:32:22 GMT

    Foam rolling can be great for relieving tight muscles.  

    Foam rolling can be great for relieving tight muscles.  

  • Illinois State Police respond to bill signing to reduce marijuana penalties

    Illinois State Police respond to bill signing to reduce marijuana penalties

    Friday, July 29 2016 3:20 PM EDT2016-07-29 19:20:35 GMT
    (Source: United States Fish and Wildlife Service Wikimedia Commons)(Source: United States Fish and Wildlife Service Wikimedia Commons)

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that makes marijuana possession in small amounts punishable only with fines and no jail time.

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that makes marijuana possession in small amounts punishable only with fines and no jail time.

  • Get fit tip: Exercises to ease lower back pain

    Get fit tip: Exercises to ease lower back pain

    Sunday, July 24 2016 8:55 PM EDT2016-07-25 00:55:59 GMT

    Do you suffer with low back pain?  If the answer is yes, there are exercises that can help ease the pain.  

    Do you suffer with low back pain?  If the answer is yes, there are exercises that can help ease the pain.  

  • Illinois Governor expands coverage for breast cancer screenings

    Illinois Governor expands coverage for breast cancer screenings

    Wednesday, July 20 2016 6:59 PM EDT2016-07-20 22:59:16 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill on Wednesday requiring insurance plans in Illinois to expand coverage for 3D breast cancer screenings.

    Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill on Wednesday requiring insurance plans in Illinois to expand coverage for 3D breast cancer screenings.

  • Workout with a partner? Try a medicine ball

    Workout with a partner? Try a medicine ball

    Saturday, July 16 2016 8:52 PM EDT2016-07-17 00:52:56 GMT

    A medicine ball can be a great tool when working out with a partner or just looking for a way to get your heart rate up at the end of a workout.  

    A medicine ball can be a great tool when working out with a partner or just looking for a way to get your heart rate up at the end of a workout.  

  • Pool workout: get fit and stay cool

    Pool workout: get fit and stay cool

    Saturday, July 9 2016 10:31 PM EDT2016-07-10 02:31:40 GMT

    The pool can be a great place to keep cool and get a good work out this summer. 

    The pool can be a great place to keep cool and get a good work out this summer. 

  • Formula for a healthy, tasty smoothie

    Formula for a healthy, tasty smoothie

    Monday, July 4 2016 10:27 AM EDT2016-07-04 14:27:50 GMT

    A nice summer smoothie can be an easy meal for someone on the go. Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson shares her formula for making a healthy but tasty smoothie.

    A nice summer smoothie can be an easy meal for someone on the go. Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson shares her formula for making a healthy but tasty smoothie.

  • 3 gym-free exercises to sculpt your gluts

    Wednesday, June 22 2016 3:54 PM EDT2016-06-22 19:54:02 GMT

    You don't need gym equipment to have a sculpted backside.   Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson shares her three favorite gym-free glut shaping exercises that will help you get the results you want.  

    You don't need gym equipment to have a sculpted backside.   Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson shares her three favorite gym-free glut shaping exercises that will help you get the results you want.  

  • Glut workout: 3 exercises to build, firm, & lift

    Glut workout: 3 exercises to build, firm, & lift

    Sunday, June 19 2016 2:00 AM EDT2016-06-19 06:00:08 GMT

    If you are looking for a glut workout to shape up your backside, Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson shares 3 exercises in the gym that can really help build, lift, and firm that target area. 

    If you are looking for a glut workout to shape up your backside, Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson shares 3 exercises in the gym that can really help build, lift, and firm that target area. 

  • How to know when the heat is making you sick

    How to know when the heat is making you sick

    Thursday, June 16 2016 8:00 AM EDT2016-06-16 12:00:22 GMT

    With temperatures rising and humidity hitting hard experts say it's important to be aware of how you're feeling in that hot sun. There are a few different heat-related conditions that vary in severity.

    With temperatures rising and humidity hitting hard experts say it's important to be aware of how you're feeling in that hot sun. There are a few different heat-related conditions that vary in severity.

  • Support group available in SE Missouri for those affected by mental illness

    Support group available in SE Missouri for those affected by mental illness

    Monday, June 13 2016 4:43 PM EDT2016-06-13 20:43:48 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Southeast Missouri is a support group that consists of people who have been affected by mental illness, either personally, in their families or close friends.

    Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Southeast Missouri is a support group that consists of people who have been affected by mental illness, either personally, in their families or close friends.

  • Nature Made vitamins recalled, may be contaminated with Staph bacteria

    Nature Made vitamins recalled, may be contaminated with Staph bacteria

    Thursday, June 9 2016 8:12 AM EDT2016-06-09 12:12:48 GMT

    A number of popular Nature Made vitamin products are under recall because they could contaminated by Salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

    A number of popular Nature Made vitamin products are under recall because they could contaminated by Salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

  • Nixon visits Jackson, MO signing bill expanding medicaid coverage

    Nixon visits Jackson, MO signing bill expanding medicaid coverage

    Thursday, June 9 2016 8:00 AM EDT2016-06-09 12:00:37 GMT
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (Source: KFVS)Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (Source: KFVS)

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will be making stops in St. Louis, Farmington and Jackson today as he signs a new law making it easier for people with disabilities to get access to Medicaid.

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will be making stops in St. Louis, Farmington and Jackson today as he signs a new law making it easier for people with disabilities to get access to Medicaid.

  • Drumming: A new trend in fitness

    Tuesday, June 7 2016 12:28 PM EDT2016-06-07 16:28:35 GMT

    There is a big trend in fitness centered on drumming.  

    There is a big trend in fitness centered on drumming.  

  • New research suggests white women are not living as long

    New research suggests white women are not living as long

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 6:22 PM EDT2016-04-20 22:22:17 GMT
    Wednesday, April 20 2016 7:18 PM EDT2016-04-20 23:18:41 GMT

    Here’s a statistic that may surprise you. White women are dying earlier.

    Here’s a statistic that may surprise you. White women are dying earlier.

  • Growing organic foods continues to be growing business

    Growing organic foods continues to be growing business

    Tuesday, April 5 2016 7:09 PM EDT2016-04-05 23:09:23 GMT
    Tuesday, April 5 2016 8:42 PM EDT2016-04-06 00:42:20 GMT

    If you're someone who frequents the local farmers market, you might notice a spike from last year's attendance.

    If you're someone who frequents the local farmers market, you might notice a spike from last year's attendance.

  • Missourians respond to possible changes to welfare programs

    Missourians respond to possible changes to welfare programs

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 6:26 PM EST2016-01-26 23:26:54 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 7:14 PM EST2016-01-27 00:14:19 GMT

    A Missouri lawmaker has a plan to take on welfare fraud.

    A Missouri lawmaker has a plan to take on welfare fraud.

  • Health officials urge people to get tested on World AIDS Day

    Health officials urge people to get tested on World AIDS Day

    Tuesday, December 1 2015 6:30 PM EST2015-12-01 23:30:40 GMT
    Tuesday, December 1 2015 7:55 PM EST2015-12-02 00:55:19 GMT
    World AIDS Day was first recognized in 1988. It is the first ever global health day and it falls on December 1.

    World AIDS Day was first recognized in 1988. It is the first ever global health day and it falls on December 1.

  • Walking 101: How often should you do it?

    Walking 101: How often should you do it?

    Sunday, June 5 2016 9:09 AM EDT2016-06-05 13:09:10 GMT

    If you are interested in adding walking to their fitness routine, the first step is to consider your goals. 

    If you are interested in adding walking to their fitness routine, the first step is to consider your goals. 

  • Kiddie pool danger: What you need to know to keep kids safe

    Kiddie pool danger: What you need to know to keep kids safe

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 4:32 PM EDT2016-05-31 20:32:41 GMT

    When out enjoying some swimming this summer, remember that laughter and fun can quickly turn to death in an instance.

    When out enjoying some swimming this summer, remember that laughter and fun can quickly turn to death in an instance.

  • Get tone arms for the summer

    Get tone arms for the summer

    Sunday, May 29 2016 8:16 AM EDT2016-05-29 12:16:52 GMT

    Tone arms are nice to have with summer shirts. The key is to focus on the three major muscle groups: triceps, biceps and deltoids.

    ..

    Tone arms are nice to have with summer shirts. The key is to focus on the three major muscle groups: triceps, biceps and deltoids.

    ..

  • Free weight exercises women rarely do

    Free weight exercises women rarely do

    Sunday, May 22 2016 9:11 PM EDT2016-05-23 01:11:47 GMT

    The free weight area it is often a male dominated part of the gym. Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson wants to change that and goes through three free weight exercises that you rarely see women doing.

    The free weight area it is often a male dominated part of the gym. Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson wants to change that and goes through three free weight exercises that you rarely see women doing.

  • Paducah babysitting class open for early teens

    Paducah babysitting class open for early teens

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 12:25 PM EST2016-01-26 17:25:31 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 3:46 PM EST2016-01-26 20:46:05 GMT

    Baptist Health Paducah is offering a safe babysitting class for boys and girls, ages 11-14.

    Baptist Health Paducah is offering a safe babysitting class for boys and girls, ages 11-14.

  • Joint pain? Exercise helps

    Joint pain? Exercise helps

    Sunday, May 15 2016 9:10 AM EDT2016-05-15 13:10:27 GMT
    Sunday, May 15 2016 9:10 AM EDT2016-05-15 13:10:27 GMT

    If you struggle with joint pain, doctors say the more you move, the less stiffness you'll have. 

    If you struggle with joint pain, doctors say the more you move, the less stiffness you'll have. 

  • Potty purses: What's on your bag?

    Potty purses: What's on your bag?

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 2:35 PM EDT2016-05-10 18:35:00 GMT
    Tuesday, May 10 2016 10:40 PM EDT2016-05-11 02:40:08 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Purses and backpacks can be handy to have, but they could be carrying more than just the essentials. 

    Purses and backpacks can be handy to have, but they could be carrying more than just the essentials. 

  • Fitness Boot Camps offer new way to workout

    Fitness Boot Camps offer new way to workout

    Sunday, May 8 2016 8:46 AM EDT2016-05-08 12:46:23 GMT
    Sunday, May 8 2016 8:46 AM EDT2016-05-08 12:46:23 GMT

    Fitness Boot Camps have become popular for people looking to get in shape or shave off those last few pounds.  It is not your typical everyday work out. While some might feel intimidated, Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson says it may be more approachable than you think. ...

    Fitness Boot Camps have become popular for people looking to get in shape or shave off those last few pounds.  It is not your typical everyday work out. While some might feel intimidated, Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson says it may be more approachable than you think. ...

  • Cape Girardeau's bike to work and school day encourages exercise

    Cape Girardeau's bike to work and school day encourages exercise

    Friday, May 6 2016 5:57 AM EDT2016-05-06 09:57:59 GMT
    Friday, May 6 2016 9:22 AM EDT2016-05-06 13:22:44 GMT

    On May 6. Cape Girardeau is celebrating Bike to Work and School day with an event at The Osage Centre. At 6:15 a.m. free breakfast will be available for those cycling around town.

    On May 6. Cape Girardeau is celebrating Bike to Work and School day with an event at The Osage Centre. At 6:15 a.m. free breakfast will be available for those cycling around town.

  • Study: Therapy may help you train your body to sleep

    Study: Therapy may help you train your body to sleep

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-05-03 22:23:20 GMT
    Tuesday, May 3 2016 6:39 PM EDT2016-05-03 22:39:10 GMT

    Experts have been saying since before most can remember that we are not getting enough sleep. Now, one study found that a form of therapy may help you train your body to sleep easier.

    Experts have been saying since before most can remember that we are not getting enough sleep. Now, one study found that a form of therapy may help you train your body to sleep easier.

  • Period Policy: Paid days off for women during their period?

    Period Policy: Paid days off for women during their period?

    Monday, May 2 2016 2:39 PM EDT2016-05-02 18:39:27 GMT
    Tuesday, May 3 2016 4:35 PM EDT2016-05-03 20:35:57 GMT

    We might be seeing the beginning of a new attitude regarding women and the menstrual cycle.

    We might be seeing the beginning of a new attitude regarding women and the menstrual cycle.

  • Grab the sunscreen, cases of melanoma on the rise

    Grab the sunscreen, cases of melanoma on the rise

    Monday, May 2 2016 5:23 AM EDT2016-05-02 09:23:22 GMT
    Monday, May 2 2016 5:23 AM EDT2016-05-02 09:23:22 GMT

    Cancer of the skin is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States. 

    Cancer of the skin is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States. 

  • Prep meals in advance to further weight loss goals

    Prep meals in advance to further weight loss goals

    Sunday, May 1 2016 8:58 AM EDT2016-05-01 12:58:10 GMT
    Sunday, May 1 2016 8:58 AM EDT2016-05-01 12:58:10 GMT

    Prepping meals ahead of time could be the key to sticking to your diet and does not take much time.  Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson says she often preps 4 days-worth of meals at one time. “The first thing I do is become okay with making a huge mess in the kitchen, because I only want to clean once,” Crowson said. “If I try to clean while I cook, it just takes much longer.” The prepping process typically takes about an hour or so. 

    Prepping meals ahead of time could be the key to sticking to your diet and does not take much time.  Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson says she often preps 4 days-worth of meals at one time. “The first thing I do is become okay with making a huge mess in the kitchen, because I only want to clean once,” Crowson said. “If I try to clean while I cook, it just takes much longer.” The prepping process typically takes about an hour or so. 

  • Study: Spanking does more harm than good

    A 50-year study showed evidence that spanking children produces terrible results

    A 50-year study showed evidence that spanking children produces terrible results

  • Name change for MO effort to monitor dangerous prescription pills

    Name change for MO effort to monitor dangerous prescription pills

    Friday, January 15 2016 3:22 PM EST2016-01-15 20:22:34 GMT
    Tuesday, April 26 2016 3:07 PM EDT2016-04-26 19:07:56 GMT

    The effort to create a monitoring system for dangerous prescription pills in Missouri hasn’t changed - but the name has.

    The effort to create a monitoring system for dangerous prescription pills in Missouri hasn’t changed - but the name has.

  • Target muscles & avoid workout injury with strict form

    Target muscles & avoid workout injury with strict form

    Sunday, April 24 2016 8:42 AM EDT2016-04-24 12:42:04 GMT
    Sunday, April 24 2016 8:57 AM EDT2016-04-24 12:57:17 GMT

    When you work out, proper form is important. Using strict form can help you target the right muscles and keep you from getting hurt.   Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson pointed out some of the most common exercises where form seems to slip and how to do it right.

    When you work out, proper form is important. Using strict form can help you target the right muscles and keep you from getting hurt.   Fitness Trainer Tamatha Crowson pointed out some of the most common exercises where form seems to slip and how to do it right.

  • New proof sunscreen can cut cancer risk

    New proof sunscreen can cut cancer risk

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 7:06 AM EDT2016-04-19 11:06:23 GMT
    Tuesday, April 19 2016 7:06 AM EDT2016-04-19 11:06:22 GMT

    New research gives proof that sunscreens can protect against skin cancer like melanoma.
     

    New research gives proof that sunscreens can protect against skin cancer like melanoma.
     

  • National Infant Immunization Week

    National Infant Immunization Week

    Saturday, April 16 2016 4:07 PM EDT2016-04-16 20:07:05 GMT
    Sunday, April 17 2016 8:54 PM EDT2016-04-18 00:54:23 GMT

    During National Infant Immunization Week (April 16-23), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will be working to raise awareness of the importance of childhood immunizations.

    During National Infant Immunization Week (April 16-23), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will be working to raise awareness of the importance of childhood immunizations.

  • The secret to firmer abs in 5 steps

    The secret to firmer abs in 5 steps

    Sunday, April 17 2016 8:28 AM EDT2016-04-17 12:28:03 GMT
    Sunday, April 17 2016 9:01 AM EDT2016-04-17 13:01:50 GMT

    The midsection is a trouble spot of a lot of people when it comes to weight loss, but some simple exercises and diet changes could help get you on the path to flatter, firmer stomach.   Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson shared some of her top exercises to target the abdominal section. The first exercises targets the two muscle groups that run along the front, middle part of your stomach.   

    The midsection is a trouble spot of a lot of people when it comes to weight loss, but some simple exercises and diet changes could help get you on the path to flatter, firmer stomach.   Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson shared some of her top exercises to target the abdominal section. The first exercises targets the two muscle groups that run along the front, middle part of your stomach.   

  • Medicare Boot Camp offered in Bollinger Co. on 4/12

    Medicare Boot Camp offered in Bollinger Co. on 4/12

    Monday, April 11 2016 3:32 PM EDT2016-04-11 19:32:32 GMT
    Monday, April 11 2016 4:01 PM EDT2016-04-11 20:01:14 GMT

    If you or someone you know is turning 65, or if you have Medicare and still have questions, Aging Matters will be hosting a free Medicare boot camp.

    If you or someone you know is turning 65, or if you have Medicare and still have questions, Aging Matters will be hosting a free Medicare boot camp.

  • Saint Francis Hospital offering junior volunteer program

    Saint Francis Hospital offering junior volunteer program

    Sunday, April 10 2016 2:33 PM EDT2016-04-10 18:33:05 GMT
    Sunday, April 10 2016 9:42 PM EDT2016-04-11 01:42:20 GMT

    Kids aged 14 or older are being offered volunteer experience through Saint Francis Medical Center's junior volunteer program this summer. 

    Kids aged 14 or older are being offered volunteer experience through Saint Francis Medical Center's junior volunteer program this summer. 

  • Widespread flu activity reported in KY for ninth consecutive week

    Widespread flu activity reported in KY for ninth consecutive week

    Friday, April 8 2016 7:13 PM EDT2016-04-08 23:13:02 GMT
    Friday, April 8 2016 7:27 PM EDT2016-04-08 23:27:20 GMT

    Flu season is wrapping up quickly in Missouri, but in Kentucky, the flu is hitting people a little later - and harder - than expected.

    Flu season is wrapping up quickly in Missouri, but in Kentucky, the flu is hitting people a little later - and harder - than expected.

  • 9 tips to motivate you towards your fitness goals

    9 tips to motivate you towards your fitness goals

    Sunday, April 3 2016 8:44 AM EDT2016-04-03 12:44:51 GMT
    Sunday, April 3 2016 6:35 PM EDT2016-04-03 22:35:52 GMT

    Is it sometimes hard to get motivated to get into the gym? Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson says motivation is more of a mental game. She shares her top tips to get moving toward your fitness goals.  

    Is it sometimes hard to get motivated to get into the gym? Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson says motivation is more of a mental game. She shares her top tips to get moving toward your fitness goals.  

  • WATCH OUT: Spring cleaning could disrupt brown recluse spiders

    WATCH OUT: Spring cleaning could disrupt brown recluse spiders

    Tuesday, March 29 2016 6:07 AM EDT2016-03-29 10:07:03 GMT
    Thursday, March 31 2016 4:25 PM EDT2016-03-31 20:25:30 GMT

    'Tis the season for spring cleaning. It also means the brown recluse spiders could be lurking where you are touching.

    'Tis the season for spring cleaning. It also means the brown recluse spiders could be lurking where you are touching.

  • Worksite wellness forum to be held at JALC

    Worksite wellness forum to be held at JALC

    Monday, March 7 2016 10:24 AM EST2016-03-07 15:24:47 GMT
    Tuesday, March 29 2016 1:55 PM EDT2016-03-29 17:55:38 GMT

    The Healthy Southern Illinois Delta Network is holding a free forum for community leaders and employers to implement worksite wellness and promote health for employees.

    The Healthy Southern Illinois Delta Network is holding a free forum for community leaders and employers to implement worksite wellness and promote health for employees.

  • Improve posture with 3 easy stretches

    Improve posture with 3 easy stretches

    Sunday, March 27 2016 9:12 AM EDT2016-03-27 13:12:59 GMT
    Sunday, March 27 2016 10:48 PM EDT2016-03-28 02:48:50 GMT

    It has become a computer driven world. Many people likely spend hours behind a screen at work.  Personal trainer Tamatha Crowson says it can take a toll on the body. 

    It has become a computer driven world. Many people likely spend hours behind a screen at work.  Personal trainer Tamatha Crowson says it can take a toll on the body. 

  • Caffeine intake for men and women raises the risk for a miscarriage

    Caffeine intake for men and women raises the risk for a miscarriage

    Friday, March 25 2016 6:29 PM EDT2016-03-25 22:29:12 GMT
    Friday, March 25 2016 6:38 PM EDT2016-03-25 22:38:26 GMT

    Health professionals have issued new guidelines when it comes to caffeine intake and miscarriages - but you may be surprised to learn that men are the subject.

    Health professionals have issued new guidelines when it comes to caffeine intake and miscarriages - but you may be surprised to learn that men are the subject.

  • Do you know what's in your chocolate?

    Do you know what's in your chocolate?

    Thursday, March 24 2016 12:58 PM EDT2016-03-24 16:58:37 GMT
    Thursday, March 24 2016 3:35 PM EDT2016-03-24 19:35:34 GMT

    That chocolate you’re putting into your family’s Easter baskets may contain something not listed on the label.

    That chocolate you’re putting into your family’s Easter baskets may contain something not listed on the label.

  • How to talk to your child about healthy body image

    How to talk to your child about healthy body image

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 5:58 PM EDT2016-03-23 21:58:23 GMT
    Wednesday, March 23 2016 6:44 PM EDT2016-03-23 22:44:14 GMT

    Social media and peer pressure are just a couple of things that can affect a child's body image.

    Social media and peer pressure are just a couple of things that can affect a child's body image.

  • Rend Lake College hosts Children's Health Fair for local schoolchildren

    Rend Lake College hosts Children's Health Fair for local schoolchildren

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 11:21 AM EDT2016-03-23 15:21:24 GMT
    Wednesday, March 23 2016 11:21 AM EDT2016-03-23 15:21:24 GMT
    Source:  Rend Lake CollegeSource: Rend Lake College

    Hundreds of local grade schoolers will soon be crowding the Rend Lake College campus for the Children’s Health Fair to learn about their bodies and how to stay healthy. The event, geared toward kindergarteners through sixth graders, is slated for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 8 in the James “Hummer” Waugh Gymnasium. 

    Hundreds of local grade schoolers will soon be crowding the Rend Lake College campus for the Children’s Health Fair to learn about their bodies and how to stay healthy. The event, geared toward kindergarteners through sixth graders, is slated for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 8 in the James “Hummer” Waugh Gymnasium. 

  • Bored with your workout? Think outside the gym

    Bored with your workout? Think outside the gym

    Sunday, March 20 2016 8:56 AM EDT2016-03-20 12:56:57 GMT
    Sunday, March 20 2016 9:08 AM EDT2016-03-20 13:08:52 GMT

    Taking your workout routine outside the gym could help keep you stay motivated to reach fitness goals. Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson says do not be afraid to switch it up a little.  Crowson suggests the park or playground and use what is around you. For example, to work your chest and triceps, use the park bench to do a push up. Crowson says she even turns to nature.  

    Taking your workout routine outside the gym could help keep you stay motivated to reach fitness goals. Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson says do not be afraid to switch it up a little.  Crowson suggests the park or playground and use what is around you. For example, to work your chest and triceps, use the park bench to do a push up. Crowson says she even turns to nature.  

  • Researchers find meditation, yoga better than medication to heal chronic pain

    Researchers find meditation, yoga better than medication to heal chronic pain

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 6:16 PM EDT2016-03-16 22:16:25 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2016 6:59 PM EDT2016-03-16 22:59:35 GMT

    When you have pain, you might think the best thing to do is keep taking pain pills - but expert say the best thing to do is become one with yourself.

    When you have pain, you might think the best thing to do is keep taking pain pills - but expert say the best thing to do is become one with yourself.

  • Healthy fat brings benefits in the gym

    Healthy fat brings benefits in the gym

    Sunday, March 13 2016 9:22 AM EDT2016-03-13 13:22:44 GMT
    Sunday, March 13 2016 9:27 AM EDT2016-03-13 13:27:21 GMT

    Food labels at the grocery store often advertise non-fat or low fat, but certain fats can help encourage weight loss and muscle toning.  “I cannot stress enough,” Tamatha Crowson said, a personal trainer in Cape Girardeau. “We have to consume dietary fat in our diets.” Crowson says you should not be scared to include fat in your diet as long as it is the right kind of fat.

    Food labels at the grocery store often advertise non-fat or low fat, but certain fats can help encourage weight loss and muscle toning.  “I cannot stress enough,” Tamatha Crowson said, a personal trainer in Cape Girardeau. “We have to consume dietary fat in our diets.” Crowson says you should not be scared to include fat in your diet as long as it is the right kind of fat.

  • Cosmetics could contain harmful chemicals

    Cosmetics could contain harmful chemicals

    Wednesday, March 9 2016 5:56 PM EST2016-03-09 22:56:57 GMT
    Thursday, March 10 2016 8:35 AM EST2016-03-10 13:35:28 GMT

    Could your cosmetics be contaminating your body? New research shows many products like make-up contain chemicals that could cause all kinds of health problems. 

    Could your cosmetics be contaminating your body? New research shows many products like make-up contain chemicals that could cause all kinds of health problems. 

  • Heartland News Now: 2016 Food Trends

    Heartland News Now: 2016 Food Trends

    Tuesday, March 8 2016 4:08 PM EST2016-03-08 21:08:23 GMT
    Tuesday, March 8 2016 4:45 PM EST2016-03-08 21:45:09 GMT

    Registered dietitian Christa Hudson is back on Heartland News Now to talk about food trends for 2016.

    Registered dietitian Christa Hudson is back on Heartland News Now to talk about food trends for 2016.

  • Who needs the gym? Try the "backpack workout"

    Who needs the gym? Try the "backpack workout"

    Sunday, March 6 2016 5:40 AM EST2016-03-06 10:40:17 GMT
    Sunday, March 6 2016 8:13 AM EST2016-03-06 13:13:05 GMT

    If you are intimidated by the gym or just can't afford a gym membership, there are things you can do from the comfort of home to get a decent workout.  Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson says there is all kinds of things use can use around the house to enhance a fitness routine.  “Dips are a great thing to do off of a chair,” Tamatha said. “You just sit on the edge of the chair almost on your hands, bend your elbows and press right back up.” 

    If you are intimidated by the gym or just can't afford a gym membership, there are things you can do from the comfort of home to get a decent workout.  Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson says there is all kinds of things use can use around the house to enhance a fitness routine.  “Dips are a great thing to do off of a chair,” Tamatha said. “You just sit on the edge of the chair almost on your hands, bend your elbows and press right back up.” 

  • Louisville chiropractor pleads guilty to healthcare fraud

    Louisville chiropractor pleads guilty to healthcare fraud

    Thursday, March 3 2016 4:20 PM EST2016-03-03 21:20:09 GMT
    Thursday, March 3 2016 4:43 PM EST2016-03-03 21:43:59 GMT

    A Louisville chiropractor pleaded guilty Thursday for his role in billing private insurance companies and government health care agencies for services that were never performed.

    A Louisville chiropractor pleaded guilty Thursday for his role in billing private insurance companies and government health care agencies for services that were never performed.

  • Psychiatrist arrested after 36 of his patients died

    Psychiatrist arrested after 36 of his patients died

    Thursday, March 3 2016 7:50 AM EST2016-03-03 12:50:19 GMT
    Thursday, March 3 2016 7:50 AM EST2016-03-03 12:50:18 GMT
    Narendra NagareddyNarendra Nagareddy

    A psychiatrist was arrested after 36 of his patients died, 12 of whom passed away due to overdose on prescription medication.

    A psychiatrist was arrested after 36 of his patients died, 12 of whom passed away due to overdose on prescription medication.

  • INSIDE LOOK: What's on a soda can?

    INSIDE LOOK: What's on a soda can?

    Wednesday, March 2 2016 12:15 PM EST2016-03-02 17:15:39 GMT
    Wednesday, March 2 2016 12:15 PM EST2016-03-02 17:15:39 GMT
     Heartland News put several to the test to see what kind of bacteria you could be putting in your mouth when you buy a soda from a vending machine.

     Heartland News put several to the test to see what kind of bacteria you could be putting in your mouth when you buy a soda from a vending machine.

  • Busting Fitness Myths: does strength training make women bulky?

    Busting Fitness Myths: does strength training make women bulky?

    Saturday, February 27 2016 11:01 AM EST2016-02-27 16:01:00 GMT
    Sunday, February 28 2016 6:53 AM EST2016-02-28 11:53:28 GMT
    Many women might avoid strength training in fear of becoming bulky. Fitness expert Tamatha Crowson says the chances of that happening is extremely rare. “Most women don't actually have the right amount of testosterone that it takes to build muscle mass,” Crowson said. “In fact, women have 15 to 20 times less than the average male.  It peaks in your 20s and continues to decline.  So by the time we reach 40 or 50, we're hardly going to build muscle mass at ...

    Many women might avoid strength training in fear of becoming bulky. Fitness expert Tamatha Crowson says the chances of that happening is extremely rare. “Most women don't actually have the right amount of testosterone that it takes to build muscle mass,” Crowson said. “In fact, women have 15 to 20 times less than the average male.  It peaks in your 20s and continues to decline.  So by the time we reach 40 or 50, we're hardly going to build muscle mass at ...

  • Busting Fitness Myths: carbs friend or foe

    Busting Fitness Myths: carbs friend or foe

    Saturday, February 20 2016 10:40 AM EST2016-02-20 15:40:48 GMT
    Saturday, February 20 2016 10:40 AM EST2016-02-20 15:40:48 GMT
    Carbohydrates often get a bad rap in the diet world, but are they really the enemy when it comes to weight loss? Fitness expert Tamatha Crowson says you should not be scared of carbs. “They are our main energy source and fuel source,” said Crowson. “When you're not getting enough carbs, it's common to get headaches, feel kind of fuzzy headed, and you also wouldn't have the energy you need to exercise. What happens when you don't exercise?  Your lean body mass g...
    Carbohydrates often get a bad rap in the diet world, but are they really the enemy when it comes to weight loss? Fitness expert Tamatha Crowson says you should not be scared of carbs. “They are our main energy source and fuel source,” said Crowson. “When you're not getting enough carbs, it's common to get headaches, feel kind of fuzzy headed, and you also wouldn't have the energy you need to exercise. What happens when you don't exercise?  Your lean body mass g...
  • Annual trail run offers challenging course on SIU campus

    Annual trail run offers challenging course on SIU campus

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 4:41 PM EST2016-02-17 21:41:12 GMT
    Wednesday, February 17 2016 4:47 PM EST2016-02-17 21:47:03 GMT

    Southern Illinois University is offering runners the chance to enjoy the beauty of its Touch of Nature Environmental Center as they compete in a challenging 5K race.

    Southern Illinois University is offering runners the chance to enjoy the beauty of its Touch of Nature Environmental Center as they compete in a challenging 5K race.

  • Busting Fitness Myths: cardio vs. strength training

    Busting Fitness Myths: cardio vs. strength training

    Saturday, February 13 2016 10:29 AM EST2016-02-13 15:29:28 GMT
    Sunday, February 14 2016 8:16 AM EST2016-02-14 13:16:18 GMT

    Whether it is on a treadmill, bike, or elliptical, cardio is important for overall health.   While that is true, a common misconception is cardio is the key to weigh loss.  Personal trainer Tamatha Crowson says there is a lot more to it.  “150 minutes (of cardio) per week is what's recommended,” Crowson said. “However, for weight loss we're not only thinking about the amount of calories we're burning at the gym.  We are also thinking about ...

    Whether it is on a treadmill, bike, or elliptical, cardio is important for overall health.   While that is true, a common misconception is cardio is the key to weigh loss.  Personal trainer Tamatha Crowson says there is a lot more to it.  “150 minutes (of cardio) per week is what's recommended,” Crowson said. “However, for weight loss we're not only thinking about the amount of calories we're burning at the gym.  We are also thinking about ...

  • Busting Fitness Myths: Spot-reducing

    Busting Fitness Myths: Spot-reducing

    Saturday, February 6 2016 10:59 AM EST2016-02-06 15:59:37 GMT
    Saturday, February 6 2016 10:59 AM EST2016-02-06 15:59:37 GMT
    source: (KFVS)source: (KFVS)
    When it comes to fitness articles in magazines and online, topics often feature things like “thin thighs in 5 minutes” or “blasting belly fat”, but can doing those few exercises really make a difference when it comes to targeting a specific area?  Personal Trainer Tamatha Crowson says no. “The muscle does not own the fat that's over them,” Crowson says. “So doing any kind of exercise that only targets a specific area of your body will no...

    When it comes to fitness articles in magazines and online, topics often feature things like “thin thighs in 5 minutes” or “blasting belly fat”, but can doing those few exercises really make a difference when it comes to targeting a specific area?  Personal Trainer Tamatha Crowson says no. “The muscle does not own the fat that's over them,” Crowson says. “So doing any kind of exercise that only targets a specific area of your body will no...

  • State budget lockdown causing post-prison program layoffs

    State budget lockdown causing post-prison program layoffs

    Thursday, February 4 2016 8:37 PM EST2016-02-05 01:37:30 GMT
    Thursday, February 4 2016 8:45 PM EST2016-02-05 01:45:08 GMT

    A program in Marion that helps reintegrate felons into society hasn't seen a dime since the budget impasse began July 1, 2015.

    A program in Marion that helps reintegrate felons into society hasn't seen a dime since the budget impasse began July 1, 2015.

  • Woman speaks out on Leap Day Tornado, diagnosed with PTSD

    Woman speaks out on Leap Day Tornado, diagnosed with PTSD

    Wednesday, February 3 2016 10:54 PM EST2016-02-04 03:54:40 GMT
    Thursday, February 4 2016 3:15 PM EST2016-02-04 20:15:36 GMT
    Source: KFVSSource: KFVS

    Four years ago this month, hundreds in the Heartland were affected by the leap Day tornado.

    Four years ago this month, hundreds in the Heartland were affected by the leap Day tornado.

  • Smoke-free becoming trend at Cape Girardeau restaurants

    Smoke-free becoming trend at Cape Girardeau restaurants

    Tuesday, February 2 2016 6:54 PM EST2016-02-02 23:54:01 GMT
    Tuesday, February 2 2016 7:24 PM EST2016-02-03 00:24:59 GMT

    More and more restaurants in Cape Girardeau are saying no to cigarette smoke. The state of Missouri currently allows business owners to make their own choice.

    More and more restaurants in Cape Girardeau are saying no to cigarette smoke. The state of Missouri currently allows business owners to make their own choice.

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  • 2 people test positive for influenza in Cape Girardeau Co.

    2 people test positive for influenza in Cape Girardeau Co.

    Monday, October 19 2015 4:00 PM EDT2015-10-19 20:00:26 GMT
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    Officials with the Cape Girardeau Health Department say two people have tested positive for influenza in Cape Girardeau County.
    Officials with the Cape Girardeau Health Department say two people have tested positive for influenza in Cape Girardeau County.
  • American doctors urging change in football safety practices

    American doctors urging change in football safety practices

    Tuesday, October 27 2015 12:45 AM EDT2015-10-27 04:45:30 GMT
    Tuesday, October 27 2015 12:47 AM EDT2015-10-27 04:47:37 GMT
    (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)(Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
    The American Academy of Pediatrics has changed its reccomended guidelines for football. There are more than 1.1 million high school football players, in the U.S., according to the AAP. Just this year, seven atheletes have been killed in football related accidents in the U.S.The AAP now recomends the following practices for youth football:Officials and coaches must enforce the rules of proper tackling, including zero tolerance for illegal, head-first hits;Players must decide whether the...
    The American Academy of Pediatrics has changed its reccomended guidelines for football. There are more than 1.1 million high school football players, in the U.S., according to the AAP. Just this year, seven atheletes have been killed in football related accidents in the U.S.The AAP now recomends the following practices for youth football:Officials and coaches must enforce the rules of proper tackling, including zero tolerance for illegal, head-first hits;Players must decide whether the...
  • Teal Pumpkin Project raises food allergy awareness

    Teal Pumpkin Project raises food allergy awareness

    Sunday, October 18 2015 7:22 PM EDT2015-10-18 23:22:13 GMT
    Monday, October 19 2015 10:29 AM EDT2015-10-19 14:29:44 GMT
    A national campaign is working to raise awareness about food allergies during Halloween by painting pumpkins teal.
    A national campaign is working to raise awareness about food allergies during Halloween by painting pumpkins teal.
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