Category: Health

REEASE: St. Louis County Department of Health Department reminds citizens about safe swimming practices

As warmer weather arrives and swimming pools reopen, Saint Louis residents are heading out to take part in the popular summer activity. During the swimming season, the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health reminds citizens that pool safety is a critical part of their summer fun. “People should be aware of the risks associated with swimming,” said Dr. Fredrick Echols, director of Communicable Disease Control Services at the Saint Louis County Department of Public […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County urges caution during extreme heat

The St. Louis County Executive and Department of Public Health are urging residents to be cautious during the hot weather expected in the Saint Louis area. “Our region experiences extreme heat every summer, and it’s important to observe common sense precautions whenever this happens,” said Steve Stenger, County Executive of St. Louis County. As temperatures continue to hover near 90 degrees, the Department of Public Health recommends the following: Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Spend as little time […]

RELEASE: Senators Blunt, Lankford, Ernst, Daines applaud HHS proposal to redirect Title X funding

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), James Lankford (Okla.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), and Steve Daines (Mont.) today applauded the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposed regulation that would change how Title X grants are awarded. In this change, the health of mothers and babies are prioritized and it is clarified that abortion is not a family planning method. Specifically, HHS today filed a rule-making proposal with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) […]

RELEASE: Centene awarded statewide Medicaid contract In Iowa

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that its Iowa subsidiary, Iowa Total Care, Inc., has been tentatively awarded a statewide contract for the IA Health Link Program. Pending regulatory approval, the contract is expected to commence on July 1, 2019. “We are pleased to be selected for the IA Health Link Program,” said Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman and CEO for Centene. “We look forward to working with the state of Iowa to deliver […]

RELEASE: Monsanto and 2Blades Foundation collaborate to combat devastating Soybean disease

Monsanto Company and charitable organization 2Blades Foundation (2Blades) have formed a new collaboration to discover novel sources of genetic resistance to Asian soybean rust (ASR). 2Blades will deliver resistance genes in further collaboration with The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL, Norwich, UK), the leading global institute for research on plant-pathogen interactions, and the Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV), a leading university in agricultural sciences in Brazil. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180522005405/en/ […]

RELEASE: Advanced ICU Care Launches Tele-ICU Clinical Services at Hackettstown Medical Center

ST. LOUIS, May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s largest, most experienced provider of high-acuity telemedicine services, announced today the launch of tele-ICU clinical services at Atlantic Health System’s Hackettstown Medical Center in New Jersey. The partnership with Hackettstown Medical Center expands the company’s multi-facility relationship with Atlantic Health System to deliver the gold standard of critical care. Advanced ICU Care’s intensivist-led care teams support Hackettstown Medical Center’s bedside clinicians to deliver 24/7 ICU patient care […]

RELEASE: Cardinals to host home run against hunger food drive on May 20

Fans Can Donate Non-Perishable Food Items In Exchange For Cardinals Ticket Vouchers The St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up with Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance and Feeding Missouri to host the Home Run Against Hunger Food Drive before the Cardinals take on the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, May 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front of the Official Cardinals Team Store at the corner of 8th and Clark Street. Fans who bring a non-perishable […]

RELEASE: Bauer gift establishes named deanship at School of Medicine

A $5 million gift from philanthropists George and Carol Bauer to Washington University in St. Louis establishes a named deanship for the School of Medicine. This deanship recognizes and perpetuates the distinguished leadership of the school’s previous deans. Their collective vision and influence are credited with the school’s preeminent stature and with paving the way for its future successes. The Bauers’ gift is one of many given to the university by the couple over the […]

RELEASE: $5 million supports innovative breast cancer trial

by Julia Evangelou Strait Ron Bose, MD, PhD, (left) and Cynthia Ma, MD, PhD, and their teams are conducting research that may lead to better therapies for some breast cancer patients. They have been awarded a $5 million grant to support such research. A $5 million grant from the Department of Defense will support research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis aimed at improving breast cancer therapies. The research focuses on HER2-positive breast […]

RELEASE: Lee named Stupp Professor of Neurology

Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, (center) has been named the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology in recognition of his contributions to stroke research. Shown at his installation are (from left) John C. Morris, MD; David Holtzman, MD; Lee; David H. Perlmutter, MD, dean of the School of Medicine and executive vice chancellor for medical affairs; and Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. Stroke neurologist Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, has been named the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology […]