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Study: Missouri Among Least Healthy States

Dec 13, 2012
United Health Foundation

Missouri is one of the least healthy states, according to a new report by the American Public Health Association and the United Health Foundation.The Show Me State ranked 42nd.

Missouri has a high smoking rate, a sedentary lifestyle, an expanding waistline, low public health care spending and low immunization coverage.

That’s why the United Health Foundation ranked Missouri as one of the most unhealthy states.

Report: Missourians Are Changing Opinions On Medicaid, ACA

Dec 13, 2012
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The Missouri Foundation for Health, or MFH, released new polling results that reveal Missouri voters’ views on healthcare reform.

The results showed that Missourians are more knowledgeable of the Medicaid program and that 71% view the program favorably. 

MFH policy analyst Thomas McAuliffe says part of this support comes from the awareness of rising healthcare costs. A program like Medicaid, McAuliffe says, cuts costs for both the insured and the uninsured.

St. Francis Medical Center’s Expansion Begins Construction

Nov 29, 2012
St. Francis Medical Center

The St. Francis Medical Center of Cape Girardeau held a groundbreaking ceremony for their Building on Excellence project this Wednesday.

Scientist Alex Berezow On The Anti-Scientific Left

Nov 23, 2012
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The Republican party - and conservatives - are often characterized in the media as being “anti-science” due to their views on evolution, climate change and stem cell research.

SoutheastHEALTH To Open Convenient Care Clinic In Jackson

Nov 17, 2012

SoutheastHEALTH announced plans on Friday that it will open a new convenient care clinic on East Main Street in Jackson.

The clinic will provide services 12 hours per day, seven days a week. It should open by April 2013.

SoutheastHEALTH Executive Vice President Jim Limbaugh said there will be a full contingent of healthcare providers at the clinic.