• Flakka The $5 Insanity Drug Slated to Create a Culture of Psychosis

    The '70s produced some of the darkest most sinister hit movies in modern times. Remember The Exorcist and The Omen? These movies depicted possessed characters with superhuman strength, and a penchant for violent attacks…not to mention the head spinning, weird gestures and sounds that negated a....

  • Opioids Pose Huge Public Health Threat with No Easy Answer

    Rural or urban areas, rich or poor people – the opioid problem is hitting America hard. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), opioids are the cause of three out of five drug overdose deaths in the U.S. among adult males and females of all races and age ranges. Nationally, opioid overd....

  • Medicaid Adds Work Requirement

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    Last November, intentions to shake up safety net programs, like Medicaid, were communicated in plain English. “I know people that work three jobs and they live next to somebody who doesn&....

  • Life Expectancy Decreasing for White Americans

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  • Helping the Hands that Help Feed Us

    It’s spring in Missouri. Fruit trees are popping with new leaves and blossoms, the promise of a rich harvest later in the year.

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  • Medicare 101 Just the Facts to Support Informed Decisions

    Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, people younger with disabilities, and people with end stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure that requires dialysis or a transplant). This article covers the different parts of Medicare, enrollment and enrollment peri....

  • HCC and Partners Bring Transportation for Medical Visits to Lafayette County

    The Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri and its longtime partner, Missouri Rural Health Association (MRHA), are collaborating to bring ride-booking transportation to rural Lafayette County, similar to Uber. The initiative, called Feonix HealthTran, will serve Lafayette County residents by p....

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Opioids Pose Huge Public Health Threat with No Easy Answer

Rural or urban areas, rich or poor people – the opioid problem is hitting America hard. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), opioids are the cause of three out of five drug overdose deaths in the U.S. among adult males and female....

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