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Missouri News: DHSS remains committed to working with partners to ensure continuation of the Time Critical Diagnosis System

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is working with partners, including hospitals, providers and emergency medical service professionals to ensure funding for the Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) System will remain steady moving forward. The TCD System is a statewide system that brings together the 911 response system, ambulance services … Continue reading Missouri News: DHSS remains committed to working with partners to ensure continuation of the Time Critical Diagnosis System

Missouri Health Alert: Missouri reports cases of cyclosporiasis linked to McDonald’s salads

Missouri investigating cases of cyclosporiasis that appear to be linked to eating McDonald’s salads JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in collaboration with local public health agencies across Missouri is investigating cases of cyclosporiasis that appear to be linked to eating McDonald’s salads.  A total of seven cases from … Continue reading Missouri Health Alert: Missouri reports cases of cyclosporiasis linked to McDonald’s salads

FDA News: FDA announces voluntary recall of several medicines containing valsartan following detection of an impurity

SILVER SPRINGS, MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting health care professionals and patients of a voluntary recall of several drug products containing the active ingredient valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.  This recall is due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which was found in the recalled … Continue reading FDA News: FDA announces voluntary recall of several medicines containing valsartan following detection of an impurity

Delaware News: DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section announces year’s first finding of West Nile virus in wild birds

DOVER, DE – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Mosquito Control Section, in conjunction with Delaware’s Division of Public Health and Department of Agriculture, has announced the first detection this year of West Nile virus (WNV) in wild birds, indicating the recurrence of this mosquito-borne disease in Delaware.  WNV was detected in the … Continue reading Delaware News: DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section announces year’s first finding of West Nile virus in wild birds

American Optometric Association News: Soccer team rescued from Thailand cave could face temporary vision struggles

ST LOUIS, MO – Imagine spending nearly three weeks trapped in the darkness of a cave, as 12 boys and a coach of a Thai youth soccer team were.  How might the eyes react? They might expect a relatively short period of light sensitivity for their eyes post-rescue, say doctors of optometry, who celebrated with … Continue reading American Optometric Association News: Soccer team rescued from Thailand cave could face temporary vision struggles

Yale University News: Opioid epidemic responses overlook gender

NEW HAVEN, CT – Yale health experts warn that current efforts to confront the growth of opioid addiction and overdose deaths must better incorporate an understanding of how women fit into this epidemic. In a commentary published in The Lancet, Women’s Health Research at Yale Director Carolyn M. Mazure, and Yale Program in Addiction Medicine … Continue reading Yale University News: Opioid epidemic responses overlook gender

When Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway Recently Announced Their Proposed Self-Insurance Plan, the Empower Group Asked, ‘What Took You So Long?’

KANSAS CITY, Mo./ Feb. 19, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — Recently Amazon, JPMorgan, and Berkshire Hathaway announced an effort to pool resources in order to offer their employees access to low-cost, high-quality healthcare through a self-insurance plan.  For everyone looking for ways to contain costs, it was hailed as an innovative means of disrupting the market for the … Continue reading When Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway Recently Announced Their Proposed Self-Insurance Plan, the Empower Group Asked, ‘What Took You So Long?’

Changes to Anthem’s Emergency Care Policy in Missouri Still Put Patients At Risk

WASHINGTON/ Feb. 15, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — Missouri patients are still at risk from Anthem’s policy to deny coverage for emergency patients, despite increasing the number of “always pay” exceptions and an acknowledgment that coverage should be based on symptoms, not final diagnosis, a standard that is part of federal law, according to the American College of … Continue reading Changes to Anthem’s Emergency Care Policy in Missouri Still Put Patients At Risk