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