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Mammogram van to give breast cancer screenings in Missouri

A new mammogram van is scheduled to visit various Missouri counties this year to give breast cancer screenings.

University of Missouri nursing school gets $20M for study

The nursing school at the University of Missouri has received nearly $20 million in federal funds to expand research that has already reduced hospitalizations among nursing home residents in the St. Louis region.

Funding for University of Missouri reactor makes progress

A state representative says she'll attempt to find $10 million for new training and classroom space at University of Missouri's research reactor.

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Health care fines press millenials as sign-up deadline nears

Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don’t need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approaches for President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Deadline looms for federal health exchange

Free Columbia call center to assist in sign-up process

Three weeks are left to sign up for health insurance through the federal exchange.

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Fulton State Hospital discusses health disparities in LGBT community

Shelly Farnan and Joshua Castillo decided to do something to help educate the health care community the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) issues a little more than two years ago. Both were the speakers for the Fulton State Hospital’s Cultural Competence Committee Community Conversation Tuesday and Wednesday. Read about what they had to say.

Community officials hear project timeline for new Fulton State Hospital facilities

Work and construction of the new Fulton State Hospital campus will begin this spring. The project’s architectural design firm met with community officials Thursday afternoon to show them what construction will look like and what possible effects it will have on the surrounding area before work begins.

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Local high school students partake in tobacco-free education training

New Bloomfield, South Callaway students participate in Making Our Mark II program

South Callaway and New Bloomfield high school students worked together to learn about tobacco use and how it affects people. The program, Making Our Mark II, is an initiative of the Tobacco Free Missouri Youth Advocacy Board. Read more about the program and what the students thought.

Opponents of potential Kingdom City hog facility file for new motion-to-stay hearing

Friends of Responsible Agriculture (FORAG), a local concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) opposition group, filed for a new motion-to-stay hearing that if granted, could put plans and construction for a 10,000-hog facility in Kingdom City on hold until there is a resolution from an appeal the group recently filed.

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Union Hill Baptist Church hosts boys, girls basketball league

The church is holding its annual instructional basketball league now through Feb. 28 for third through fifth grade boys and girls. Children can sign up through Jan. 20.

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Westminster College students, staff take the stress off

Westminster College's student government association, wellness center and peer health educators hosted stress relief activities including massages, make-your-own stress ball and make-you-own positive affirmation bracelet. Click to see photos.

MU health care, Nueterra purchase Callaway Community Hospital

The University of Missouri (MU) Health Care and Nueterra announced a joint purchase of Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton. Find out more about their partnership.

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Callaway nuclear plant to finish maintenance, refueling later this month

The nuclear power plant started a planned refueling and maintenance outage on Oct. 11. Callaway Energy Center officials expect the plant to wrap up its maintenance projects and refueling later this month. Read about some of the work they are doing during the outage.

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Groundwater study leads Ameren to add more monitoring wells

Plant will add 19 new monitoring wells after groundwater study of area where contaminated water was found in July

Callaway Energy Center will install 19 additional groundwater monitoring wells on plant property. This decision comes after a recommendation from GZA GeoEnvironmental. The nuclear facility asked GZA GeoEnvironmental to perform the groundwater study shortly after the plant found radioactive tritium and Cobalt-60, both byproducts of a nuclear reaction, in water in a ground water monitoring well on plant property.

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Dragon Kitchen reopens Oct. 31

Restaurant’s new health inspection clears it of prior violations

Read more about the restaurant's reopening and view the Oct. 29 inspection report as well as the restaurant’s initial Oct. 15 health inspection report — which listed violations.

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