Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces new hospitalist program

Carroll County Memorial Hospital of Carrollton has announced a new hospitalist program will begin June 1st. A hospitalist is someone who specializes in the care of patients who have to be hospitalized. The hospital reports the program will provide consistent, full-time patient care of the duration of a patient’s hospital stay. It will help remove […]

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Graves, Hartzler ask for further clarity on CDC meatpacker safety guidelines

Congressman Sam Graves, along with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, sent a letter to Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention within Department of Health and Human Services and Loren Sweatt, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Occupational Safety and Health Administration within the Department of Labor, demanding further clarification on […]

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Linn County Health Department releases suggestions as business reopen

The Linn County Health Department has released suggestions for reducing the spread of COVID-19 as businesses reopen Monday as Phase 1 of Governor Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan. Individuals are asked to maintain a “Safer at Home” attitude, continue to practice good hygiene, and strongly consider using face coverings while in public, especially […]

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MU Extension releases Mental Health Toolkit

The University of Missouri Extension and partners recently released a Together We Can toolkit to help rural Missourians access mental health resources. “This presents the resources to help open up conversations about mental health,” says MU Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. “Making it comfortable to talk about mental health is the first step […]

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Workers at Smithfield’s Milan plant file lawsuit over health concerns

Workers at the pork processing plant in Milan are suing their employer, accusing the company of not doing enough to protect their health. The New York Times has reported that an anonymous worker at Smithfield’s plant in Milan, along with a non-profit called the Rural Community Workers Alliance, had filed the suit Thursday in the United States […]

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Smithfield Foods to temporarily close plants in Wisconsin and Martin City

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) – The Associated Press reports Smithfield Foods will temporarily close plants in Wisconsin and at Martin City, Missouri because of the coronavirus pandemic. The plant near Milwaukee will be closed for two weeks while the facility on the south side of Kansas City is closed indefinitely. The Martin City location of […]

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Key health committee senators urge making COVID-19 antibodies test free for everyone

Senators Roy Blunt and Lamar Alexander, chairmen of the two Senate committees responsible for health policy and spending said, “Health professionals agree that Americans who have had the disease are almost certainly immune for a time and can go back to work and back to school without contracting the disease again or exposing others. Free […]

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Missouri Attorney General shuts down dog breeder due to animals being kept in cruel conditions

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced his office has filed a lawsuit, citing violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act (ACFA), and obtained a temporary restraining order against Cornerstone Farms, a dog breeding company operated by Debra Ritter and located in Curryville, Missouri. This case was referred to the Attorney General’s Office by the Missouri Department of […]

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Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces Nurse Navigator Program

Healthcare can be a complex path to follow. Even as healthcare providers, you can find yourself lost in the system. Imagine being a patient with a new or worsening diagnosis, trying to navigate to multiple appointments and facilities. It can be a daunting task for patients and their families. Carroll County Memorial Hospital has implemented […]

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Missouri Finish Line Grant helps individuals complete their degree

North Central Missouri College, in partnership with the Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation), is offering individuals the chance to participate in the Finish Line Degree Completion Grant. The Finish Line Grant is designed to assist Missouri residents who have left college before completing a degree and are prevented from re-enrolling due to a past financial […]

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North Central Missouri College Foundation awards Upward Bound Dual Credit Scholarship

North Central Missouri College Upward Bound student, Michael Johnson, from Hamilton received the NCMC Foundation Jack N. Young, Mildred M. Young, Noble J. Young, and Myra A. Young Dual Credit scholarship to use towards his NCMC dual credit tuition. Michael will be graduating high school in the spring of 2020 and plans to pursue a […]