Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs

Host, To Your Health

Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs is an instructor and the director of health communication for Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Communication Studies. She writes for special publications of The Southeast Missourian and is the founder of Jimmy’s Friends, a student volunteer organization that provides social support to hospitalized children and their families. 

Ways to Connect

Last month, we were able to interview Dr. Amy Tiemeier, associate professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy about the opioid epidemic in Missouri. One of our topics was the safe disposal of medication.

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Trying to understand the United States’ current managed care system can be a little bit like deciphering alphabet soup: EOB, HMO, PPO, HSA*. How did it get so complicated?

Comedian Jim Gaffigan observed, "Kale is a superfood. And its special power is tasting bad."

Have you heard about the superfoods you should be eating?

What is a superfood? The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as "A nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being." Mirriam-Webster goes further, describing it as "a super nutrient-dense food, loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and/or phytonutrients." 

2-4-6-8 Who do we appreciate? Maybe not the cheerleaders. Many of them are often told that cheering is not a real sport.  

In 2016, The International Olympic Committee gave cheerleading provisional recognition and a new breed of competitive cheerleading, called STUNT, has been created as part of the NCAA’s emerging sports initiative. If those governing bodies’ acknowledgements of the sport don’t convince you, maybe the fact the rates of severe injuries from cheerleading are similar to other high school sports, will.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been hosting events with three of its faculty members who share their knowledge and research. KRCU's Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs, host of To Your Health, had the chance to talk with one of them, Dr. Amy Tiemeier, Pharm. D., BCPS, associate professor of pharmacy practice, about how healthcare providers are fighting the opioid epidemic in Missouri.

Extended Interview -  "Going Public Overtime"

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