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Even with COVID-19 still dominating health news, stories about new lung cancer screening guidelines were able to break into recent headlines, and for good reason.Lung cancer is the second most common … more
The American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society have teamed up this June to encourage people across the country to Give Blood to Give Time and help ensure loved ones have the strength and … more
Many of you have long been waiting for the 2021 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program!Signup began Monday at the West Plains Senior Center from 9 a.m – 1 p.m. with several more dates to … more
A little extra energy during the day could benefit just about anyone. Late morning mental fatigue and the post-lunch yawns may seem unavoidable, but there are plenty of ways to improve energy levels … more
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) continues to partner with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the University of Missouri - Columbia, wastewater operators, and … more
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Chelsea Howland saw firsthand how telehealth helped her dad, who has Type 2 diabetes and lives in rural Illinois, see his diabetes specialist virtually. As a nurse … more
University of Missouri Extension and Show-Me Farm Safety recently released a new “Together We Can” toolkit to help rural Missourians access mental health resources.“Missourians are … more
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), the sole supplier of blood and plasma to patients at 44 area healthcare facilities, reports less than optimal levels of all blood types. While COVID-19 … more
Walmart and Sam’s Club recently announced a new COVID-19 vaccine milestone: Immunizations are now available to customers and associates in all of their more than 5,100 pharmacy locations … more
Texas County Memorial Hospital celebrated the work of their 92 nurses during National Nurses’ Week, May 3rd through the 7th. Nurses’ week is celebrated annually at TCMH. Nurses work in … more
“We feel like we are the faces of care for hospice in the area,” said RoxAnn Wurst, administrator of Three Rivers Hospice which has locations in Licking, Mtn. Grove and West Plains. Wurst … more
Ozarks Healthcare celebrated the beginning of National Hospital Week and its employees with a surprise announcement about a new benefit available to coworkers focused on their health and wellness. … more
The Federal Drug Administration and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services recently announced the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine’s emergency authorization has been expanded to include … more
Good Samaritan Care Clinic officials in Mtn. View are extending sympathy to the family and friends of longtime community servant Robert Andrews, a physician assistant who often volunteered at the … more
Missouri’s only Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Unit — known affectionately as the “Tooth Truck” — has been in West Plains for the first time for the past several weeks, … more
Rabies can happen at any time of year, but is more likely during warm spring and summer months when family pets are apt to spend more time outdoors, and wild animals are also more active. For … more
Texas County Memorial Hospital has selected Courtney Owens of Cabool to be the new quality improvement/risk management director and Melanie Evans of Houston to be the new Home Health of the Ozarks … more
The West Plains Senior Center will offer two exercise classes free of charge. Matter of Balance classes will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from May 10 through June 7 at the … more
This spring as COVID-19 vaccines become more available and people resume some of their favorite activities, the American Red Cross reminds the public that the need for blood remains. Healthy people … more
The Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation at the Department of Health and Senior Services is rolling out the final phase of its online system for electronic physician certification of medical … more
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