Category: Health

RELEASE: Concordance Healthcare Solutions Announces Co-CEO/Presidents Retirements and New Leadership Appointments

ST. LOUIS, April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Concordance Healthcare Solutions LLC, one of the largest, independent, healthcare distributors in the U.S., today announced that Co-CEO/Presidents Roger Benzand Tom Harris have elected to retire. Benz will retire at the end of 2018 and Harris in mid-2019. At the time of Benz’s retirement, Harris will step into the role of CEO Emeritus until his mid-year departure. Upon their departures, both will continue to serve on the Senior Advisory Board and the following leadership promotions […]

Lawmakers consider legislation that would allow death row inmates to donate organs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The son of a murdered man is hoping that his father’s murderer might save a life. In March, Gov. Eric Greitens granted another stay of the execution of convicted killer Russell Bucklew, who was found guilty for the 1996 murder of Michael Sanders. Sanders’ son, Zach, hopes that Bucklew can use that newfound time to become an organ or body donor. “However this guy ultimately ends up dying, I hope he […]

RELEASE: U-Haul offers 30 days free self-storage to St. Louis flood victims

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — U-Haul Company of St. Louis is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to residents who have been or will be impacted by heavy rains and flooding along rivers in Greater St. Louis. Steady rains over the last several days have flooded streets and caused many homes to incur water damage. “Close to an inch of rain fell on Saturday and the torrential downpour is continuing,” U-Haul Moving & Storage […]

RELEASE: Antibiotic use increases risk of severe viral disease in mice

People infected with West Nile virus can show a wide range of disease. Some develop life-threatening brain infections. Others show no signs of infection at all. One reason for the different outcomes may lie in the community of microbes that populate their intestinal tracts. A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that mice are more susceptible to severe West Nile disease if they have recently taken antibiotics that change the […]

One St. Louis County Council member hopes to bring awareness to the county’s opioid epidemic

The opioid crisis has been a constant topic within the United States and not just in big cities but also in the country’s schools and neighborhoods, now a St. Louis County councilman wants to help educate area parents in order to stop the spread of the epidemic. St. Louis County Councilman Mark Harder, who represents District 7, has been visiting various school districts within the area trying to get the message out to parents that […]

RELEASE: American Heart Association and Weber Chevrolet unveil Hands-Only CPR training kiosk at West County Center to help public learn a life-saving skill

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — St. Louisans and all who visit West County Center can learn Hands-Only CPR in about five minutes, where a new interactive kiosk will teach this effective bystander CPR skill. The West County Center kiosk is the first in St. Louis where a Hands-Only CPR training kiosk will reside, courtesy of the American Heart Association and Weber Chevrolet. The kiosk will be unveiled at 1:00 p.m. today at West County Center in Des Peres, MO. The kiosk […]

RELEASE: New Missouri health data resource unveiled

  ST. LOUIS, MO (March 21, 2018) – Community health improvement stakeholders and the public now have access to a unique tool to identify health factors and outcomes at the local level, with the launch of exploreMOhealth.org. The site, which is a product of a partnership among Missouri Foundation for Health, Missouri Hospital Association Health Institute, and the University of Missouri Extension Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems, includes the state’s county health dataset, combined with […]

RELEASE: Metro to conduct cooking demonstrations at two transit centers

UPDATE: Due to the forecast, Friday’s Link Market cooking demonstration at the Wellston Transit Center has been canceled. An update will be provided if the event is rescheduled. ST. LOUIS — A nutritionist from the University of Missouri Extension will demonstrate how to prepare a one-pot meal on a tight budget using healthy ingredients Thursday and Friday at two Metro Transit locations. The food demonstrations are part of the Link Market food kiosk program’s focus on […]

RELEASE: Express Scripts endorses “Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018” and “Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act”

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX) today released this statement in support of S. 2553, the “Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018,” introduced by U.S. Senators Stabenow, Collins, Wyden, Cassidy, McCaskill and Barrasso, and S. 2554, the “Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act,” introduced by U.S. Senators Collins, McCaskill, Barrasso, Stabenow and Cassidy. Express Scripts is against clawbacks and gag clauses, anti-patient practices that have been used by other pharmacy benefit managers. “Express […]

STL County Council debate animal control legislation that would raise the requirements for director position

On Tuesday the St. Louis County Council questioned a piece of legislation that would require the director of the animal division to be a licensed veterinarian.  The bill sponsored by Councilwoman Hazel Erby stems from constituents voicing their concerns about the conditions of the county’s animal shelters and the qualifications and conduct of the current manager, Beth Vesco-Mock.  Erby and others also voiced their concerns about Vesco-Mock, stating that she is not a licensed veterinarian.  […]