Science, Health and Technology
5:22 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Leeches sometimes used to treat patients at Mercy Springfield

Credit Sonya Kullman / Mercy Springfield

A large jar sits inside a white refrigerator in the pharmacy at Mercy Springfield.  Inside that jar are what are classified as medical devices by the US Food and Drug Administration:  about 20 medical grade leeches that are kept in case they’re needed, which is usually once or twice a year.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:08 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Mid-Mo. health center announces $35M expansion

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Jefferson City hospital is planning a $35 million expansion that will increase the space at its main building by about one-third.

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4:14 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

St. Louis system will acquire Mexico hospital

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A St. Louis-based health system says it will acquire the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:07 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Mo. hospitals provided $1.1B in uncompensated care


Missouri hospitals report providing a record $1.1 billion of uncompensated care to patients in 2011.

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Arts and Culture
5:49 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Five former high-ranking veterans visit Truman VA Hospital

Some members of the Pinnacle Five meet with a veteran at the Truman VA Hospital (left to right: Alford McMichael, Vincent Patton, Jack Tilley, James Herdt).
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Five of the former highest ranking members of the U.S. Armed Forces visited veterans at the Truman VA Hospital today. The five enlisted military advisors are known as the Pinnacle Five.

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PM Newscasts
5:51 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Newscast for May 4, 2012

Regional coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri House members approved legislation trimming taxes on businesses.
  • Warming temperatures could cause more unhealthy air.
  • Petitions submitted for Missouri tobacco tax increase.
  • Missouri hospitals reporting shortages of pharmaceutical drugs.
Science, Health and Technology
4:58 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Missouri hospitals report shortages in pharmaceutical drugs

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Many Missouri hospitals are reporting shortages of necessary pharmaceutical drugs. The Missouri Hospital Association says such shortages are keeping hospitals from effectively delivering care in a safe and timely way to its patients.

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5:43 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Kirksville shows most growth in northeast Missouri

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Kirksville led northeast Missouri in job postings over the last few months thanks in part to the Northeast Regional Medical Center, based in Kirksville.

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9:25 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Branson hospital treats over 30 after tornado

A hospital in Branson treated 32 people in the hours after a tornado hit the tourist destination.

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