• accessHealth News Celebrates Seven Years and Counting

    It all started on a car ride to Chicago with my husband. We have some of our most strategic business meetings during long car rides out of town. I remember saying, “What if we published a health-care focused paper that gets down to the nitty-gritty…goes beyond that 30-second, evening news so....

  • Battered Justice

    Previously published in 2013.


    Brenda Clubine spent 26 years in prison for killing her husband. After years of enduring beatings and ER visits, she said the abuse finally ended in a locked motel room. Clubine’s husband asked for her wedding rings. She said when she asked why, ....

  • Opioid Use Disorder and Medication-Assisted Treatment

    Previously published in 2017.


    Opioid addiction is hitting Missouri’s rural communities hard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a county-by-county study that depicts the numbers of opioid users. The counties most impacted are rural areas in....

  • Forensics Offer Rape Victims a Roadmap to Justice

    Previously published in 2014.


    The topic of rape is finally making headlines. Recently, Time Magazine made rape its cover story, focusing on sexual assaults on college campuses. Afterward, numerous broadcast outlets followed suit. According to the latest statistics:

  • 300,000 Left Behind

    Previously published in 2014.


    Medicaid expansion advocates hope that 2015 is the year the Missouri legislature will hear the voices of the 300,000 Missourians who fall into the coverage gap. These people make too much to qualify for Medicaid and too little to qualify for cost-savin....

  • Pediatricians Warn Against Electronic Cigarettes

    Previously published in 2016.


    Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes as they are most commonly referred, are a relatively new alternative to traditional smoking. They have been steadily increasing in popularity the past couple of years. Because e-cigarettes are so new, little is kn....

  • CTE: Inconvenient Truth or Hype?

    Previously published in 2016.


    In 2012, former super heavyweight kickboxer and heavyweight mixed martial artist Gary Goodridge was diagnosed with degenerative dementia – a type of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE. “It sneaks up on you,” he told Inside MMA. ....

  • Take a Look at How These Articles Have Progressed

    Medicaid Expansion: Who Decides?

    Missouri is one of 14 states that have not expanded Medicaid to cover people who earn up to 138 percent above the poverty line. Currently, Missouri Medicaid provides insurance for disabled individuals, low-income pregnant women, children in....

  • Protecting Our Girls: Trafficking on the Interstate

    It’s something you think happens in other countries. But every day, on the internet, in massage parlors, strip clubs and even truck stops, children, teens and adult women are sold into slavery. “Controllers” (another name for pimps) use them as sex slaves, and bus them from city to city....

  • Fighting the Good Fight

    B. Smith, a former 1970s groundbreaking supermodel, leveraged her celebrity to author a popular cookbook. She became a successful restauranteur and lifestyle expert. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2013, she and her husband, Dan Gasby, broke new ground in their battle against the disease with the 201....

  • Medicaid Expansion Deserves Critical Consideration

    Hospital Closures, Opioid Use Disorder, Coverage Gap and Increased State Funding Among the Reasons Missouri Medicaid Expansion Deserves Critical Consideration

    Missouri is one of 14 states that has not expanded Medicaid to cover people who earn up to 138 percent above th....

  • Its Okay to Not be Okay

    Back in 1854, poet Henry David Thoreau wrote, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Unfortunately, modern statistics indicate his long-ago observation still rings true today.

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.nami.org) notes that in any given year, on....

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accessHealth News Celebrates Seven Years and Counting

It all started on a car ride to Chicago with my husband. We have some of our most strategic business meetings during long car rides out of town. I remember saying, “What if we published a health-care focused paper that gets down to the nitty-gr....

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