doctor shortage en MU football player Michael Sam comes out; Why Missouri has a shortage of mental health professionals <p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:04:02 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 47958 at MU football player Michael Sam comes out; Why Missouri has a shortage of mental health professionals Growing doctors in rural Missouri <p>In rural Missouri, there are roughly half as many primary care doctors per person, compared to urban parts of the state. &nbsp;That&#39;s a problem, when you consider that rural residents are also older (about three years, on average) and poorer (about five percent more live in poverty). In this Health &amp; Wealth report, small towns in Missouri are facing the shortage by &quot;growing their own&quot; doctors and nurses, starting as early as middle school.</p><p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 13:30:42 +0000 Jacob Fenston 4767 at Growing doctors in rural Missouri Should Medical School Be Free? <p>Heck yeah!! So should lunch.&nbsp;But two researchers say making medical school free could send more young doctors into primary care and rural practice, thus solving one of the big challenges facing health care today. And they&#39;ve got a way to pay for it too.</p><p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 14:23:48 +0000 Jacob Fenston 3884 at Should Medical School Be Free? Missouri's Rural Doctor Shortage <p>There&rsquo;s a doctor shortage in rural America. This is not news &ndash; just the opposite &ndash; it&rsquo;s been going on for ages. Even old Doc Adams, the country doctor in&nbsp;&ldquo;Gunsmoke,&rdquo; was constantly overworked. In one episode, when he finally gets a vacation, he&rsquo;s kidnapped by outlaws in need of his services. Present-day Missouri ain&rsquo;t Dodge City, Kansas. But many rural doctors are still overstretched.&nbsp;</p><div style="height: 100%; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 87.5%; word-wrap: break-word; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 22:59:46 +0000 Jacob Fenston 2352 at Missouri's Rural Doctor Shortage