Category: Health

Pharmacy Everywhere: Express Scripts and MedAvail announce collaboration to make pharmacy more affordable and convenient

Convenience is the new currency among consumers looking for faster, easier, always-accessible services to conform to their daily lives.  As a result, the economy’s next big evolution may impact how tens of millions of people get their prescription drugs. That’s the vision of Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX), which today announced a strategic investment in MedAvail, a leading healthcare technology company behind self-service pharmacy centers. “Technology — and a culture shift — allow us the opportunity to […]

RELEASE: Learn how to make healthy summertime recipes during food demonstrations at North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers

Metro Transit riders and area residents can learn more about preparing and eating fresh local ingredients during four food demonstrations this month at the North Hanley Transit Center (4398 Hanley Road) and the Wellston Transit Center (6402 Plymouth Avenue).  A nutritionist from the University of Missouri Extension will conduct the food demonstrations, which are part of the Link Market food kiosk’s focus on healthy eating for families living on a tight budget. Wednesday, June 6 […]

RELEASE: CoreLink announces acquisition of medical device company Expanding Orthopedics, Inc.

CoreLink, LLC, a fast growing, vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of spinal implant systems, announced today the acquisition of the privately-held Israeli medical device company Expanding Orthopedics, Inc (EOI). Along with the FDA cleared expanding and articulating FLXfit™ and FLXfit 15™ titanium TLIF interbody systems, CoreLink has also acquired a broad array of patents and in-development products addressing the expandable interbody and spinal fusion market. “This acquisition provides two key benefits for CoreLink and its […]

Bayer confirms closing date of Monsanto acquisition

Bayer, the German-based drug and crop chemicals maker announced Monday its acquisition of Monsanto will be finalized Thursday. As part of the agreement, Bayer will no longer use the name Monsanto at its St. Louis facilities, which has been around for nearly 120 years. The acquisition, which was first announced in 2016, is worth $62.5 billion. After a months-long delay, Bayer got final approval on the deal last week for the takeover after having to sell some […]

Clayton to announce launch of PulsePoint smartphone app to help improve community response to sudden cardiac arrest

The next time someone in Clayton suffers from sudden cardiac distress, a new app may help improve life-saving response time. On Saturday, the East Central Dispatch Center will launch the PulsePoint smartphone app to help improve community response to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The agencies, made up of the cities of Clayton, Brentwood, Maplewood, Olivette, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, Shrewsbury, Webster Groves plan to launch the PulsePoint CPR/AED smartphone app from the East Central Dispatch Center at 7447 Dale […]

St. Louis County plans to feed 2,500 students a day with Summer Food Program

With several partnering agencies and a need to help nourish the youth of the region this summer, the St. Louis County Human Services Department is kicking off its Summer Food Program, providing breakfast and lunch to students. The St. Louis County Human Services Department will partner with churches, day camps and community centers and plans to provide 2,500 meals per day free of charge for anyone 18 and under. The program kicked off Saturday and […]

RELEASE: New mobile health screening van to start serving Metro Transit locations in city of St. Louis

Starting June 5, Metro Transit riders and local residents will have access to free mobile health screening services at four locations in the City of St. Louis. A Mobile Health Van operated by Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers will provide free blood pressure screenings and other health assessments to transit riders and nearby residents on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., alternating locations each week during the month. The first Tuesday of the […]

RELEASE: Missouri American Water announces six winners of funding from company’s environmental grants program

Missouri American Water announces six watershed-related projects will receive funding from the company’s annual Environmental Grant Program. These grants are part of American Water’s national Environmental Grant Program, which began in 2005. The grants support innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore and/or protect watersheds and community water supplies through partnerships. The 2018 grant recipients are: Missouri Stream Team/Paddle Mo – Located in Shelbyville, this award will support Stream Teams United’s Paddle Mo event, in […]

RELEASE: Centene to present at Goldman Sachs 39th annual Global Healthcare Conference

/PRNewswire/ — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today it will present at the Goldman Sachs 39th Annual Global Healthcare Conference, to be held June 12-14, 2018, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Centene is scheduled to present on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 8:40 a.m. Pacific Time. A simultaneous live audio webcast is also available at: https://cc.talkpoint.com/gold006/061218a_as/?entity=10_5KJL3YU. A webcast replay of the presentation will be available afterwards via the Company’s website at www.centene.com […]

RELEASE: As temperatures rise, Missouri American Water encourages wise water use

With temperatures expected to rise across the region, reaching into the 90s this weekend and next week, Missouri American Water is reminding customers to use water wisely. “From keeping hydrated to playing in water sprinklers, as well as running air conditioning and watering lawns, water plays an important role in warm-weather fun and responsibilities. We are proud of the service we provide and want to be sure folks are using water wisely,” said Andrew Clarkson, […]