Health http://kbia.org en Gluten-free by popular demand http://kbia.org/post/gluten-free-popular-demand <p>Six months ago, Kara Welter drastically changed her diet by eliminating food that contains wheat, rye or barley.</p><p>“I don’t eat gluten,” said Welter, a 41-year-old marketing executive in Kansas City. “I happened to just try it because I was having stomach issues for years. And it turns out within three days, I stopped having stomach issues.”</p><p>Welter’s gluten decision stemmed from what she read online. Medical tests showed that she did not have a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, the disorder that causes the immune system to reject the gluten.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:18:37 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 32057 at http://kbia.org Gluten-free by popular demand Nixon open to GOP-backed Medicaid plan, but with changes http://kbia.org/post/nixon-open-gop-backed-medicaid-plan-changes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Jay Nixon says he could support the House Republicans’ alternate Medicaid proposal, but only if some crucial changes are made.&nbsp; He met with the GOP caucus today to discuss his Medicaid expansion proposal and their plans to reform the system.&nbsp; Nixon told reporters that any proposal still needs to expand Medicaid to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.</span></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:39:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31464 at http://kbia.org Nixon open to GOP-backed Medicaid plan, but with changes 'I Am Breathing' highlights the human aspects of dying http://kbia.org/post/i-am-breathing-highlights-human-aspects-dying <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</i><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="line-height: 1.5;"><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">here</i></a><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</i><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="line-height: 1.5;"><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">download the podcast</i></a><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</i></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eight months after doctors diagnosed him with a disease that attacked his nerve cells, successful British architect Neil Platt became paralyzed from the neck down. &nbsp;As the down-to-earth, often humorous Neil struggled to figure out his legacy for his young son, filmmakers Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon&nbsp;gained intimate access to the Platt family in Neil's last months.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The film,&nbsp;</span><i style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.iambreathingfilm.com/">I Am Breathing</a></i><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, will get its North American premiere at this year's <a href="http://truefalse.org">True/False Film Festival</a>. Neil described the film as "a tale of fun and laughs with a smattering of upset and devastation."&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:57:37 +0000 Harum Helmy 29338 at http://kbia.org 'I Am Breathing' highlights the human aspects of dying Numerous health problems disproportionately impact LGBT Missourians http://kbia.org/post/numerous-health-problems-disproportionately-impact-lgbt-missourians <p>A wealth of factors are leading to poorer health outcomes within Missouri’s LGBT community.</p><p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 22662 at http://kbia.org Numerous health problems disproportionately impact LGBT Missourians By the Numbers: How LGBT Missourians experience the world [INFORGRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/numbers-how-lgbt-missourians-experience-world-inforgraphic <p>LGBT&nbsp;Missourians&nbsp;are disproportionately impacted by various health problems according to the Missouri Foundation for Health’s August 2012 “<a href="http://www.mffh.org/mm/files/LGBTHealthEquityReport.pdf">Responding to&nbsp;LGBT&nbsp;Health Disparities</a>” report. These statistics paint a picture of how&nbsp;LGBT&nbsp;Missourians&nbsp;experience the world.</p><p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Lukas Udstuen & Charles Minshew 22669 at http://kbia.org By the Numbers: How LGBT Missourians experience the world [INFORGRAPHIC] Public health officials gather from across the state in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/public-health-officials-gather-across-state-columbia <p>Public health officials from across the state are gathered in Columbia Thursday to discuss how to make at Stoney Creek Inn. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:17:19 +0000 Erica VandenHouten 21910 at http://kbia.org Public health officials gather from across the state in Columbia Indiana farm linked to contaminated cantaloupe also recalls watermelons http://kbia.org/post/indiana-farm-linked-contaminated-cantaloupe-also-recalls-watermelons <p>The Indiana farm that recalled cantaloupes linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has killed two and sickened 204 is now recalling its watermelons. Chamberlain Farms issued the voluntary recall because the melons <u><a href="http://www.schnucks.com/pressreleases/pressrelease.asp?id=186">could be contaminated with <em>Salmonella Newport</em></a></u>.</p><p>Foodborne illness is always a danger for farmers, grocery stores and customers alike.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:04:05 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 20977 at http://kbia.org Indiana farm linked to contaminated cantaloupe also recalls watermelons Rural Mo. town serves as health care experiment http://kbia.org/post/rural-mo-town-serves-health-care-experiment <p>Folks in the western Missouri city of Nevada are getting the chance to make examples of themselves when it comes to health and wellness.</p><p>The town is embarking on an initiative to improve the health of its citizens and the quality of health care they receive.</p><p>The Kansas City-based health care technology company Cerner is teaming up with local officials on the initiative. The city&#39;s hospital will spend $10 million on an electronic medical records system that will allow information to be shared with the town&#39;s two dozen doctors and medical experts in bigger cities.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:29:34 +0000 Associated Press 18088 at http://kbia.org Rural Mo. town serves as health care experiment Warmer temperatures may cause unhealthy air http://kbia.org/post/warmer-temperatures-may-cause-unhealthy-air <div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif">Warming temperatures may have you wanting to spend more time outdoors. But warm weather can mean more unhealthy air.</font></span></font></span> Fri, 04 May 2012 21:45:29 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 13599 at http://kbia.org Warmer temperatures may cause unhealthy air MU Health Psychology Department says stress contributes to cognitive decline in breast cancer http://kbia.org/post/mu-health-psychology-department-says-stress-contributes-cognitive-decline-breast-cancer <p>The Health Psychology Department in the Missouri School of Health Professions has released a study saying stress contributes to cognitive decline in women with breast cancer.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:42:04 +0000 Fred Katz 12320 at http://kbia.org MU Health Psychology Department says stress contributes to cognitive decline in breast cancer Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirms seven cases of E. Coli http://kbia.org/post/missouri-department-health-and-senior-services-confirms-seven-cases-e-coli <p>The State Department of Health and Senior Services has now confirmed seven cases of E. coli infection.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:23:01 +0000 Lee Jian Chung 12318 at http://kbia.org Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirms seven cases of E. Coli Hannibal smoking ban sparks debate http://kbia.org/post/hannibal-smoking-ban-sparks-debate <p>A new smoking ban was passed in Hannibal after much debate between both city officials and community members. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:01:57 +0000 Lauren Richardson 11870 at http://kbia.org Senate committee approves employer contraception insurance bill http://kbia.org/post/senate-committee-approves-employer-contraception-insurance-bill <p>Legislation that would allow employers to block insurance coverage for birth control, abortions and sterilizations, all for religious reasons, has passed a Missouri Senate committee. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:01:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8841 at http://kbia.org Senate committee approves employer contraception insurance bill