Missouri's Newborn Screening Program Adds Hospitals

Jul 23, 2015
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Missouri's newborn screening program, which turned 50 earlier this month, is expanding its reach to get blood samples to testing facilities faster.

The program added eight new hospitals as collection sites for testing for a total of 54 around the state. It also added Sunday pickup service to all sites, in addition to the regular daily weekday pickup.

Ragtag Cinema hosting free World Cup screenings

Jun 12, 2014
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Ragtag Cinema will be airing live World Cup matches up to the finals in July.

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Missouri is preparing to start screening every newborn baby for a heart disease that can cause developmental delays or death if left untreated.

The screenings for critical congenital heart disease are required under a new state law that takes effect Jan. 1.

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MU’s Counseling Center is hosting a depression screening day for MU students Thursday. Computer stations across campus will provide assessments of depression and anxiety for participating students.

The growing number of students who enter college with severe mental illnesses has been on the rise for the last decade, according to a study by the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Christy Hutton is a programming and communications coordinator with MU Counseling Center. She says she’s seeing more students with mental health problems on campus.