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Boone County Ranks Low on Health Behaviors

Apr 18, 2017
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Although it's the top county in the state when it comes to access to clinical care, Boone County has nothing to brag about on health outcomes and behaviors. 

According to this year's county health rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Boone County has higher numbers than the state average on alcohol consumption-related behaviors and sexually transmitted diseases. 

Missouri Capitol
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  The Missouri Legislature has authorized nearly $1 billion for maintaining state property and constructing new buildings.

For years, Truman Medical Centers’ chemotherapy unit sat in an open room located in an unrenovated portion of its mid-1970s hospital near downtown Kansas City, Mo.

Only a few feet separated each chemotherapy patient – seated in recliners next to their IV poles – and the ground-floor pharmacy sat several stories below the oncology unit.

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Bid protest halts construction at Birds Point Levee
  • Truman State to consider adding sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy
  • The Missouri Supreme Court says two candidates for state Legislature can be on this year's ballot.
  • Missouri Gaming Commission has a new chairman

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Truman State University’s non-discrimination policy might be changed to include sexual orientation.

One Truman State University student was surprised when her private Facebook status went public.

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Truman State University administrators created a coalition to find ways to adjust to budget cuts earlier this month.  Now, the student member of the coalition, Ryan Nely is forming a similar coalition of all students.