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Science, Health and Technology
8:21 am
Mon May 20, 2013

What most Missourians don't know about Hepatitis C, even when they're infected

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 10:47 pm

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that only half of Americans identified as having had Hepatitis C ever follow-up with additional screening and treatment. But that’s only part of the problem, according to Bruce Burkett of the Missouri Hepatitis C Alliance. Nearly three in four people who have the disease don’t even know it.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:16 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Businessman takes on federal health care contraceptive provision

A federal court is scheduled today, to take up one Missouri businessesman’s challenge to a recently enacted provision of the federal health law. The provision requires that most employee-health plans include no-cost coverage of contraceptives. But the rule has faced backlash from several businesses and lawmakers around the region. 

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Science, Health and Technology
7:41 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Federal government will step in to create Missouri's health exchange

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The federal government will set up and manage a health exchange in Missouri. An exchange is an online marketplace where individuals and small businesses will soon shop for health plans. The Affordable Care Act, or obamacare, requires that all states have exchanges up and running by 2014. States have until next week to indicate whether they will run one or not.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:17 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Charity care at Missouri hospitals on the rise, new report finds

Health systems in urban regions are generally more equipped to handle charity care than rural regions, according to new findings from the Missouri Foundation for Health.
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Missouri hospitals are providing more charity care, according to a new analysis from the Missouri Foundation for Health. But, community health centers have also been easing the strain.

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AM Newscasts
10:27 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Newscast for January 26, 2012

MoDOT engineers worry that heavier trucks would spell rutted roads in rural Missouri

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • $27 million in grant money to health insurance exchange in Missouri has come to a complete halt
  • Missouri democrats block weak workplace discrimination bill in State Senate
  • ACLU sues St. Louis for inmate grievances
  • Big trucks on small roads--cattlemen vs. MoDOT
Under the Microscope
1:30 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

The science of small things

Nanotubes hold the potential for drug delivery and as conductors that could replace even the thinnest wires.
George Gokel Laboratory

In this edition of Under the Microscope: the future of nanotechnology ... and political maneuvers mess with Missouri's efforts for a state health insurance exchange. Featuring reporting by St. Louis Public Radio's Veronique LaCapra and KCUR's Elana Gordon.

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Health & Wealth Blog
9:31 am
Mon December 5, 2011

Time to sign up for Medicare

Medicare open enrollment ends December 7.
medicare.gov

For seniors and people with disabilities, now's the time to sign up for or review Medicare coverage. This year, Medicare's open enrollment period ends a lot earlier than usual. 

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