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Locally-owned Italian restaurant Bella Italia in Cape Girardeau has announced it’s going smoke-free starting June 1. Owner Mark Dirnberger says they want to keep up with ongoing health trends in the community.

 

“We’ve had several of our clientele ask us when and if we were going to, they would be looking forward to it,” said Dirnberger. “General health-wise and consideration for employees and staff also, we are going to be a non-smoking operation.”

 

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Infant mortality in Missouri’s six Bootheel counties has been an ongoing problem. Recent data shows these counties have some of the highest infant mortality rates in the state. Kelley Clark, Lead Case Manager at the Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Rob Turner, Project Management Coordinator and Interim Executive Director for Bootheel Babies and Families and Teletia Atkins, the Data Manager at Bootheel Babies and Families joined KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson to talk about the reason behind these high numbers and new efforts to tackle it.

 

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May 14, 2017

This week on KRCU’s Going Public, we’re taking another look at infant mortality in Missouri’s Bootheel with Kelley Clark, Lead Case Manager at the Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Rob Turner, Project Management Coordinator and Interim Executive Director for Bootheel Babies and Families and Teletia Atkins, the Data Manager at Bootheel Babies and Families. We’ll talk about why the infant mortality rate is problematic in the Bootheel, the importance of safe sleep practices with newborns and why some unsafe sleep practices have become cultural norms.

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You sometimes hear students talking about how they will never use algebra in real life. Well, I don’t frequently diagram sentences or play badminton, but that doesn’t mean the time I spent in school on these activities wasn’t worthwhile.

It’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

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"Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called everybody, and they meet at the bar."

Comedian Drew Carey’s gallows’ humor aside, we spend half our waking hours at work and our jobs can affect our health. Whether we are unhappy because of the workplace environment or we experience actual physical dangers at work, we might bring home mental and physical effects in addition to our paycheck.

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