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The St. Louis County Department of Public Health and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services are working on the matter thereby indicating that there is at least one person who has been tested positive with the virus from among those who went to the sites on those dates. As said by the ...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (WAND) — Missouri health officials are warning of possible measles exposure on the west side of St. Louis. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says people could have been exposed to the virus on March 13 and 14. NBC affiliate KSDK is reporting the ...

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is working with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health to notify people who may have been exposed to measles on March 13 or March 14. Locations where exposures may have occurred on March 13 are The Magic House in Kirkwood, ...
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is actively working to raise awareness of how common birth defects are and what steps can help prevent them, according to Director Randall Williams. Most maternal deaths are preventable, but there's room for improvement, Williams commented.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced Wednesday it is investigating the possibility of a measles outbreak in the St. Louis area. As of now, officials in Missouri have not confirmed any measles cases in the state. Their focus is on the following locations which may have been ...
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the measles exposures might have taken place March 13 and 14, in locations including The Magic House in Kirkwood; Racanelli's New York Pizzeria in Kirkwood; and Homewood Suites in Chesterfield. Both the Missouri Department of Health ...

... buckle up, everyone, every trip, every time – and put your cell phone down if you're driving – Buckle Up Phone Down.” For more information, contact MoDOT Director of Highway Safety, Bill Whitfield at 573-751-5417, or Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Chief, Office of Public Information, ...
Funding for the project is from the Maternal, Child contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The health assessment showed Texas County faces the same challenges as many other rural communities: Lower wages, higher poverty rates and fewer resources. The county has a ...
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services did not immediately return a request for comment. “I'm not an unreasonable person," Alferman said. "All I want to do is get information that I think the public of the state of Missouri is entitled to, to know if we have a serious health risk that the department ...
There were only 135 active cards as of December, according to Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services. By law, there are two licensed facilities that are allowed to grow and cultivate the cannabis plant used to make hemp extract — they are BeLeaf Company and Noah's Arc Foundation.
The two prime pillars of journalism are trust and truth. We are grateful to all those in this series who trusted us with the truth of their stories. That would be people like Brittany Koerselman, 19, a divorced single mom of a 3-year-old son who was living in northern Iowa when she received an odd message from ...
Justin Alferman first proposed Wednesday at a House budget committee hearing a 10 percent budget reduction for administrative staff at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Republican Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick then threatened even deeper cuts if the committee doesn't get answers, the ...
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session. The Summer Food Service Program reimburses organizations for ...
That's according to a 2016 report from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. But the stigma surrounding the virus in the black community makes it a challenge to address. Local organizations like Faith Communities United have been working to break the stigma down by partnering with ...
All of those risks are compounded when pregnant women don't see a doctor regularly. A report released by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in May found that 17.5 percent of Missouri women received no prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy. That's partly an issue of access, ...
Link has open up discussions with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. They already inspect all the other private nursing homes in the state. It can't hurt to have another set of eyes inspecting those seven homes, Link said. So Link's in negotiations to have Health and Senior Services ...
U.S. deaths linked to opioids have quadrupled since 2000 to roughly 42,000 in 2016. Almost 1,000 Missourians died in 2016 because of a heroin or opioid overdose, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The House bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Jay Barnes, said during a ...

The 2017-2018 flu season is estimated to be at its peak, and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) says it's still a good time to get vaccinated. Director of the DHSS, Dr. Randall Williams says although the vaccine's overall effectiveness is less than those of past years for adults, ...
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced in December that a worker at a Huddle House restaurant in Dexter, Mo., about 60 miles from Corning, had been diagnosed with hepatitis A and had handled food while potentially contagious in late November and early December.
In parts of St. Louis County, the infant mortality rate was over 16 deaths per 1,000 live births, according to Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services data from 2009-2013. The rate in those areas was higher than in Syria, where it was 14.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2017, according to the CIA.
In parts of St. Louis County, the infant mortality rate was over 16 deaths per 1,000 live births, according to Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services data from 2009-2013. The rate in those areas was higher than in Syria, where it was 14.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2017, according to the CIA.
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers frustrated over a lack of information about a sometimes deadly virus have slashed the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services' budget. The House Budget Committee this past week approved eliminating 10 staffers in the office of the Health Department's ...
The House budget committee has threatened to cut the administration budget for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) by as much as 10 percent for not releasing Bourbon virus testing results. State Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, who is the vice chairman of the committee, told ...
When people with an opioid addiction call Susan Whitmore's Kansas City non-profit, they're taking the first step toward recovery: admitting they have a problem. So it's frustrating for Whitmore when people who have finally gotten to that point are stymied by what seems like a more straightforward step: ...
Staffers from Gov. Eric Greitens' office have come to the aid of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) after threats of budget cuts for not releasing the results of Bourbon virus testing at Meramec State Park. On Wednesday, the House budget committee gave DHSS Director Dr.
BOONE COUNTY, Mo. - According to updated data from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, influenza activity in the state is still considered widespread. Data from week seven of the flu season shows there was a total of 7,289 people who tested positive for the virus. In Boone County ...
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Dr. Randall Williams said, “Back on Oct. 10, we predicted this would be a difficult flu season, and even now, in February, our message remains the same: Get your flu shot, especially for young children who are particularly prone to getting sick and ...
This project will be a collaborative effort between the Governor's Office, Missouri Department of Social Services, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Missouri Hospital Association and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Together with representatives from these organizations, along ...
U.S. deaths linked to opioids have quadrupled since 2000 to roughly 42,000 in 2016. Almost 1,000 Missourians died in 2016 because of a heroin or opioid overdose, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The House bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Jay Barnes, said during a ...
Link has open up discussions with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. They already inspect all the other private nursing homes in the state. It can't hurt to have another set of eyes inspecting those seven homes, Link said. So Link's in negotiations to have Health and Senior Services ...
Jason Holsman put forward a 31-page amendment to allow for a state-run medical marijuana system administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Multiple Republicans immediately stood in opposition to the proposal, and a formal point of order was raised, steering the ...
The 2017-2018 flu season is estimated to be at its peak, and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) says it's still a good time to get vaccinated. Director of the DHSS, Dr. Randall Williams says although the vaccine's overall effectiveness is less than those of past years for adults, ...
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced in December that a worker at a Huddle House restaurant in Dexter, Mo., about 60 miles from Corning, had been diagnosed with hepatitis A and had handled food while potentially contagious in late November and early December.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported seven school closures due to flu throughout the state as of Feb. 3. St. Michael the Archangel, a Catholic school in Leawood, closed earlier this month and Barbara Mitchell, a spokeswoman for the Johnson County Health Department, said flu ...
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) reports more than 8,000 flu cases have been reported in southwest Missouri. It is the third most affected region of five total regions in Missouri; the northwest and eastern regions have higher rates. The Lawrence County Health Department is ...
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session. The Summer Food Service Program reimburses ...
The number of lab-positive flu cases in Missouri has jumped by 1,300 from the previous week. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the state's season total has reached more than 66,000 cases with the influenza A strain continuing to far outweigh the others. Influenza A is a ...
Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), a physician with 30 years of experience in obstetrics and gynecology, notes the importance of heart health in mothers. “I strongly encourage people to see heart health as an integral part of pregnancy-related ...
The program, in its ninth year locally, is funded by the USDA and administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. “We are going to grow the program and it's going to get bigger and better,” McCrory noted. “Open Door, they are moving in a different direction and part of our passion is ...
According to Kids Count Data Center, which uses the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services as its source, Missouri's teen pregnancy rate for girls ages 15 to 19 fell from 44 pregnancies per 1,000 in 2006 to 25 in 2015. In Buchanan County, it fell from 54 to 37.7 in the same time span. McChristy ...
... potential for exponential expansion in CenterPointe's capabilities for treating addiction and substance abuse. Non-heroin opioid deaths in Missouri have risen from just over 90 in the first quarter of 2013 to 160 in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
More than 50,000 cases of influenza have been reported to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services this flu season, making Missouri one of the hardest-hit states in the country. The cases have more than quadrupled, with roughly a 450 percent increase compared with this time last year.
A link between the two cases has not been established, according to a spokeswoman for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Anyone who ate at the restaurants between those dates should watch for symptoms and talk to their doctor about a possible exposure. Symptoms of hepatitis A ...
As Missouri enters another year without a full-fledged prescription drug monitoring program, health officials are pursuing other avenues for fighting the public health crisis sparked by addictive prescription painkillers known as opioids. At the top of the list for the state's chief doctor — increasing the number of ...
The Missouri health department violated the state's Sunshine Law by not releasing lab results from liquid confiscated at a protest in downtown St. Louis last September, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. In an Oct. 5 tweet, St. Louis County police said the liquid alleged to be thrown at police was likely ...
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued its Show-Me 5 Award to the Cox South and Cox Branson hospitals. The CoxHealth facilities are among 13 selected statewide based on maternity care practices after birth that support successful breastfeeding. Law Super Lawyers named four ...
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has classified the influenza activity in Missouri as having been widespread since early December. Fever, headache, body ache, cough and weakness are among the most common symptoms of the flu, along with respiratory issues. Livingston County ...
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services recently announced that 19 Missouri public water systems — including Nixa Water District — have been awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride ...
According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, as of Jan. 6 there have been 30,932 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza reported in Missouri so far this flu season, compared to 4,151 at the same time last year. Boonville R-1 School District closed Friday due to a high number of staff ...
Data from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services showed there were only a few counties in the state that didn't have new confirmed cases during the week of Jan. 1. The CDC said this flu season has or is about to reach its peak for the number of cases, but it will take a couple of months ...


 

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