Category: Health

RELEASE: National Report: Missouri Ranks 49th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Missouri ranks 49th nationwide in funding programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by leading public health organizations.Missouri is spending just $48,500 this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is less than one-tenth of one percent of the $72.9 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report challenges states to do more to fight […]

RELEASE: Missouri to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Greitens Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

RESTON, Va., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Missouri is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help Missouri’s first responders save lives and protect communities. “Governor Greitens’ decision to opt-in to FirstNet is the right choice for our state and for our first responders. We […]

RELEASE: Still Time To Sign Up For Allwell From Home State Health Plan During The 2018 Medicare Enrollment Period

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The annual open enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries ends this week, on December 7, 2017. Home State offers Medicare Advantage products, branded as Allwell from Home State Health. The new plan will be effective January 1, 2018. Allwell will be providing plans and coverage for residents in the following counties:Barry, Cass, Christian, Clay, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, Lawrence, Newton and Platte. Medicare is a government health insurance program for people […]

Parson calls for ouster of St. Louis Veterans Home administrator

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Lt. Governor Mike Parson is continuing to call for action to resolve the issues of alleged mistreatment at the St. Louis Veterans Home, and the solution he is calling for is the removal of the top administrators at the embattled veterans home. “Of all the veterans homes we have in this state, this is the one that seems to have the issues,” Parson said. “And it’s reoccurring, the same problems.” In […]

Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh opens its doors in downtown Clayton

Two proud St. Louis natives have officially opened their doors on a healthy new endeavor in downtown Clayton. Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh has been serving Mediterranean-inspired food to the people of Denver since 2009. Recently, the fast yet healthy restaurant branched out from the Mile High City, and made St. Louis the first of many new stops in the region. With the help of local investor Michael Staenberg, St. Louis native and CEO James Park has […]

RELEASE: Blunt to hold hearing on opioid crisis

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, will hold an open hearing Tuesday at 11 a.m.  in Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. During the hearing, the Subcommittee will examine prevention, treatment, and recovery activities related to the opioid crisis in America. Hearing Details: Subject: Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Date: Tuesday, […]

RELEASE: Schnucks pharmacies offering $10 gift card to patients receiving flu shot

In observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), Schnucks is offering a $10 Schnucks Gift Card to all patients who get a flu shot at any of the 95 Schnucks Pharmacies between Dec. 6 and Dec. 12, 2017. “Schnucks Pharmacies make it easy for patients to get vaccinated,” said Senior Director of Pharmacy Operations Bob Buganski. “No appointment is necessary, no prescription is required, and our pharmacists are certified immunizers. Patients can simply stop by […]

RELEASE: Links 2 Health mobile screening unit program introduced

Bi-State Development and the St. Louis County Department of Public Health today unveiled Links 2 Health, a new mobile health screening program that will enhance access to much-needed health care services for residents of North St. Louis County. The Links 2 Health mobile screening vehicle was displayed at the Wellston Transit Center during a special ceremony on December 1. The 18-month pilot program will provide adults 18 years of age and older with health screenings, […]

New food kiosks at North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers are officially open for business

The new Link Market food kiosks at the North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers are now open for business, and transit riders and nearby residents can purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy food staples at these transit locations. The Link Market kiosks are open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and accept cash, credit and EBT payments. The Link Market food kiosk pilot program is the result of a partnership with […]

RELEASE: Zeel brings in-home massage service to St. Louis

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Zeel, the leading provider of on-demand, in-home massages, launched its service and massage membership Wednesday in St. Louis. Perfectly timed for holiday rest and recovery, St. Louis residents and visitors can now schedule on-demand massages to be delivered directly to their homes, hotels, workplaces, and events with as little as an hour’s notice. Massages are easy to book on zeel.com, or on Zeel’s app for iPhone or Android. For a personalized massage therapy experience, […]