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9:08 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Summer Food Service Program seeks sponsors

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The Summer Food Service Program, which provides free meals for children during the summer months, will have an increased presence in Missouri this year. Because participation in the program is low across the country, the administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service through the U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking solutions to increase participation in Missouri.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:56 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Myanmar skin product believed to have caused lead poisoning in two Kansas City children

Kansas City health officials say at least two area children have lead poisoning from a contaminated cosmetic product commonly used in Myanmar.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1fIOfrj ) the product, which is called Thanakha, is a yellowish paste made from tree bark that is worn on the face and arms to treat acne or as a sunscreen.

Science, Health and Technology
8:51 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Mo. initiative promotes breastfeeding in hospitals

A hospital's interior
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St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City is one of several Missouri hospitals making procedural changes with newborn care to encourage new moms to breastfeed after they deliver. 

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Science, Health and Technology
9:13 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Missouri continues to investigate illness outbreak

The Missouri River cuts through Jefferson City and the rest of mid-Missouri.
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Health officials are investigating the cause of an outbreak of illnesses during a recent gathering of the Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that 40 to 50 members of the group became ill during a three-day conference at a Jefferson City hotel. About 100 members of the association attended the conference.

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