Under the Microscope
5:53 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Rural doctor shortages and prenatal care

One-year-old Bryce Grawe sleeps in his crib at his family’s home in Macon, Mo. When he was born, doctors in Moberly thought his heart was abnormally large, but doctors in Columbia determined otherwise.
Marie French KBIA

On this week's show, we’ll debunk some myths about forensic science and learn how a rural doctor shortage affects some patients.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:41 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Women in rural Missouri face obstacles to prenatal care

Chandra Grawe, 32, of Macon, Mo., hugs her five-year-old daughter Veronica. Grawe had both of her children at a hospital in Moberly, a 30-minute drive from Macon.
Charles Minshew KBIA

There is a shortage of primary care physicians in rural areas and more than half of Missouri counties have no OB-GYN specialists, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. KBIA’s Marie French takes us to Macon, where many pregnant women often drive 30 minutes or more to get care. 

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