The Kansas City Health Department on Tuesday reported the first suspected area heat death of the year.

The Jackson County medical examiner’s office notified the Health Department about three weeks ago that it was investigating the death of a woman born in 1947 as possibly heat related.


More than 48,000 women in Maine, about 8 percent of the state’s population, suffer from a chronic respiratory disease that’s increasingly threatening the health of women across the country, according to a new report.

One of the best tools each and every one of us has for managing pain is the breath. The simple yet powerful act of breathing, which we typically perform more than seventeen hundred times a day without even thinking about it, can be a potent weapon for working past the pain and regaining control of your life.


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