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Audio: Southeast Missouri lawmaker emphasizes importance of rural Missouri physicians

While Missouri has a severe shortage of rural physicians, one southeast Missouri state lawmaker says his area also needs more doctors who live there. State Rep. Herman Morse, R-Dexter, says that when he moved to Stoddard County in the mid-1970s, there were 15 to 20 doctors who lived in the county. “Right now, there’s one […]

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Give Kids a Smile Day: Missouri dentists help underserved kids

It’s “Give Kids a Smile Day,” when dozens of dentists provide free teeth cleaning to youngsters throughout Missouri. Dental disease is the most common chronic childhood illness, and one in five Missouri third-graders has untreated tooth decay. Kansas City area Pediatric Dentist Dr. Aaron Bumann says if left untreated, tooth decay can result in problems with eating, […]