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GPPC 26

Mar 3, 2017

This week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, we’re diving back into our discussion on the health needs of Southeast Missourians with KRCU’s “Vital Signs” panel. We’ll talk about health literacy and how it creates a barrier when trying to navigate the healthcare system, alternative and affordable health care resources, and building trust among physicians and their patients. We’ll also discuss the ongoing problems with childhood and adult obesity in Missouri and the region’s high infant mortality rate.

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Butt. Bottom. Poop. Do I have your attention?

No, I’m not trying to get your backseat listeners to laugh at potty humor. I am trying to raise your awareness that it is Colorectal Cancer Month.

Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, occurs in the colon or rectum.

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In recent months, the topic of health care and the legislation surrounding it have been a hot button issue. But in rural communities where social and economic disparities create barriers for families, access to quality health care becomes even more of a challenge. So today we’re taking a step back and assessing what the health needs for Southeast Missourians are. To do that, I’m joined by KRCU’s “Vital Signs” panelists: Dr. Gloria Green who is the chairperson for the Department of Nursing at Southeast Missouri State University, Dr.

GPPC 25

Feb 24, 2017

This week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, with an unending cycle of poverty and unemployment, access to quality health care is a challenge in rural communities. KRCU’s “Vital Signs” panel is with us today to breakdown what the health needs are in Southeast Missouri, the economic and social factors that play a role in assessing health care, the lack of access to health resources, building trust among physicians and their patients, and much more.

Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

 

 

SoutheastHEALTH has announced a new partnership with the division of cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. At a press conference Thursday,  SoutheastHEALTH President and CEO Ken Bateman said with the changes in healthcare, joint collaborations amongst health care organizations are needed.

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