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Remember when the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz sang about how wonderful life would be if he only had a brain? Most of us, ironically, don’t give a lot of thought to our brains.

It’s Brain Awareness Week.

Oh, sure, you might be aware that you have a brain, but the purpose of this global campaign is to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. According to The Society for Neuroscience, the human brain is a spongy three pound mass of tissue and the most complex living structure in the known universe.

Baby Boxinette Could Be Answer To Bootheel's High Infant Mortality Rate

Mar 11, 2017
Marissanne Lewis-Thompson/KRCU

Two months ago Candice Averett gave birth to a blue-eyed baby girl named Elessandra. She’s surprisingly quiet for her age and like most babies she likes to be held. Averett delivered Elessandra three weeks early at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. But before she was able to leave the hospital, her nurse gave her something she wasn’t expecting.

“She said she just felt really awkward giving a box to a new mom,” Averett said.

Flickr user Steve Jurvetson (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

What would we do without our smartphones? We can look up news and weather in seconds, access friends via social media, take pictures, and cover them in bacteria!

Most mobile phones are teeming with germs.

Access: A Look at Health Care in Southeast Missouri (Part 2)

Mar 3, 2017
Marissanne Lewis-Thompson/KRCU

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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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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