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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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Would you believe that Finland has lowered its infant mortality rate from 65 out of 1,000 babies to one of the lowest in the world--and now has some of the happiest mothers in the world---because they put their babies in boxes? Baby boxes, or boxinettes, are now being given out at some U.S. Hospitals, including some in our listening area, to help reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS, as well as accidental smothering. A helpful acronym to remember for safe sleep is B-A-B-Y:

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The British comedian Jo Brand once remarked, “anything is good if it is made of chocolate.” But can anything made of chocolate also be good for you? Would you like to feel less guilty about the chocolates you ate on Valentine’s Day?

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It might start off seeming like the comments come from a caring place. “Please don’t wear that shirt when we go out. I love you so much, I can’t stand it when other guys look at you.” But soon, it escalates to verbal and physical abuse or digital dating abuse, where one partner  reads the other’s text messages and wants access to the passwords for their e-mail and social media profiles.

February is teen dating violence awareness month.

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