Individual Vaping

Second vaping-associated death reported in Missouri

A Missouri woman in her mid-50s died last week with her death being associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products. This is the second vaping-related death in Missouri.  Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), in discussion with the person’s treating physicians, concluded that vaping was a contributing factor to the female’s […]

WIC Women Infant Children

Grundy County Health Department signs contract to provide WIC services

The Grundy County Health Department of Trenton has signed a contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to continue to provide WIC services for the federal fiscal year 2020. The health department will serve 242 people eligible for WIC every month under terms of the contract. WIC is a nutrition education program […]

Medical Marijuana

Fourteen businesses in the Green Hills submit 22 applications for medical marijuana licenses

Fourteen businesses in the Green Hills area submitted 22 applications for medical marijuana facility licenses with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services as of September 30th. Information on the department’s website indicates that in the Green Hills counties, Grundy had one business from Trenton apply for two cultivator licenses and one manufacturer license, […]

Sex Offender

Audio: State denies application for proposed Sedalia daycare near sex offenders

The state has denied an application from a proposed Sedalia daycare that would have been 12 feet from a nursing home with sex offenders.     A daycare facility called Lil Mouse wanted to open next to a Sedalia nursing home with 17 registered sex offenders. State Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) spokeswoman […]

Individual Vaping

Authorities report first vaping associated death in Missouri – eighth nationally

A Missouri man in his mid-40s died this week at Mercy Hospital St. Louis due to an illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes. This is the first vaping-related death in Missouri and the eighth nationwide. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services concluded it was a vaping-related lung injury after lung samples were taken […]

Healthcare

Missouri improves in America’s Health Rankings for women, infants and children

Among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Missouri’s rank advanced to 37th overall in America’s Health Rankings – Health of Women and Children Report 2019, up from 41st in 2018. Within women’s health specifically, Missouri jumped eight spots on the ranking list. The report uses over 60 metrics to compare and rank the health […]

Individual Vaping

Missouri health officials report confirmed cases of vaping-related lung illness

To date, nine possible cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette products have been reported to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, with two cases confirmed and the remaining seven under investigation. These are amongst the 450 possible cases in 33 of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. […]

Medical Marijuana

Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services records over 2000 facility applications

Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services recorded 2,163 medical marijuana facility applications as of August 19, 2019. Numbers of applications received by facility type are as follows: Cultivation facility applications – 554 Dispensary facility applications – 1,163 Manufacturing facility applications – 415 Testing facility applications – 17 Transportation facility applications – 14 Additional information […]

MU School of Medicine

MU School of Medicine receives nearly $5 million in grants to train more rural Missouri doctors

The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received two Health Resources and Services Administration grants totaling nearly $5 million to increase the number of doctors in Missouri and address the physician shortages in rural parts of the state. A Missouri Hospital Association study last year predicted a shortage of up to 49,000 primary care […]

Individual Vaping

Audio: Missouri issues health advisory associated with vaping

The Department of Health and Senior Services has issued a health advisory to providers and partners regarding severe lung disease associated with vaping. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there have now been 193 potential cases of severe lung illness associated with vaping in 22 states from June 28-August 20. The CDC is […]