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According to a recent study, payday and car title loans can make you sick. Literally. Just ask Patricia Reynolds and Barbara Burgess.

The two Springfield women say years of stress and anxiety over high-interest loans have caused health problems including high blood pressure, insomnia, stomach issues and swollen joints. The report titled “When Poverty Makes You Sick: The Intersection of Heath and Predatory Lending in Missouri,” was released locally at a press conference Wednesday at the Pitts Chapel United Methodist Church in Springfield.

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