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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.

Access: A Look at Health Care in Southeast Missouri

Feb 24, 2017
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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.

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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.

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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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