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Callaway sees pinch of medicine shortage

Local pharmacies and medical services are feeling the effects of a growing national shortage of certain generic medications.

Low demand causes Callaway Hospital to close OB unit, clinic

There will be no more babies delivered at Callaway Community Hospital after March 9. On that day, the hospital will close both the obstetrics (OB) unit at the hospital and the obstetrics clinic that is part of Fulton Medical Clinic.

New YMCA classes to focus on nutrition

Nutrition experts to teach about healthy eating

With busy work schedules and money being tight, it can be difficult to focus on health. That’s why organizers with the YMCA of Callaway County have decided to offer a new series of classes focused on nutrition that will start in February.

Area groups to offer mental health first-aid training

For many people, the term first-aid conjures up thoughts of binding wounds, giving the Heimlich maneuver or administering CPR. A new program being promoted by the Missouri chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) is designed to help add mental health to that list.

Senior Expo set Jan. 19 at YMCA

Event to feature booths, seminars, entertainment

For the first time, Fulton will have a Senior Expo on Jan. 19 to showcase information and services available to older adults in Callaway County. The new event expands on a similar Strategies for Aging event last Aug. 18 at the Callaway Senior Center.

County receives $80,000 grant to assess unmet health care needs

The Callaway County Health Department has received $80,000 from the federal government to be used to develop a plan to improve health care in the county and perhaps create a health-service center for needy people.

States get bonuses for boosting enrollment for uninsured children in Medicaid

Missouri left out

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today awarded $206 million to 15 states for making significant progress in enrolling uninsured children in Medicaid. This year’s bonuses are more than double the $75 million awarded to ten states last year.

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Fulton smoking ban takes effect today

A discussion session intended to answer questions from local business owners regarding the new indoor smoking ban which takes effect today in Fulton provided a few surprises Thursday.

Missouri's cold medicine database to go online

Consumers wanting to buy certain cold and allergy medicines in Missouri soon will be checked in a statewide database intended to catch people involved in making the illegal drug methamphetamine.

Abbott recalls infant formula on bug contamination

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Drugmaker Abbott Laboratories said Wednesday it is recalling millions of containers of its best-selling Similac infant formula that may be contaminated with insect parts.