St. Francis Medical Center genetic counselor Melanie Baxter says Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a preventive mastectomy is the right choice for her, but it might not be the right choice for other women.
On average, women have an 11 to 12 percent chance for developing breast cancer. Baxter says women like Angelina Jolie, who have a BRCA gene mutation, have an 87 percent chance of breast cancer.
Members of the Missouri National Guard 1138th Engineering Company are at Southeast Missouri State University this week to hone their job searching skills. The 1138th just returned from an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan on Sunday, where they cleared improvised explosive devices near Kandahar for other units.
This week’s workshop gives soldiers job seeking and interviewing skills, and assists their transition to the civilian workforce.
We all likely know someone who is a good storyteller. They can spin a tale that keeps you spellbound and you can’t help but be pulled in to another place or time. Regina Carpenter and Jim May will present an evening of storytelling at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus on Friday, May 17.
The director of Missouri’s Medicaid program, Dr. Ian McCaslin, has left.
McCaslin is not saying whether he resigned or was fired, according to the AP, and neither is the state’s department of Social Services, under which the Medicaid program operates. Social Services Director Alan Freemen told employees Tuesday that the department plans to engage in a national search to replace McCaslin.