Tag: health

RELEASE: PierianDx Announces Partnership with Cancer Genetics to Provide Comprehensive Precision Oncology Testing and Workflow Solution

PierianDx, the leading genomics technology company that enables precision medicine programs and molecular testing for healthcare organizations, announced today a partnership with Cancer Genetics, Inc. (CGI) (Nasdaq: CGIX) to provide a comprehensive precision oncology testing and workflow solution to enhance patient care. CGI is a leader in enabling precision medicine for oncology through molecular markers and diagnostics. The partnership combines CGI’s Focus::NGS® offering, a suite of next generation sequencing (NGS) tests providing a comprehensive view of the […]

STL County Council approves legislation that would fund HIV prevention in the area

The St. Louis County Council approved legislation at Tuesday’s meeting that would allow the county to accept a grant that would help fund HIV prevention services and allow for risk reduction activities. The bill would authorize County Executive Steve Stenger to accept a grant of $100,000 from the City of St. Louis Department of Health for the services. The bill easily passed the County Council with a vote of 6-0, with the bill’s sponsor Councilman […]

RELEASE: Video Games and Vision: How Healthy Eyes Can Help Beat Your High Score

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With the popularity of video games and competitive gaming on the rise, players are always looking for an edge. Whether battling a computer opponent or Player Two, one secret weapon can help land the high score: the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 20-20-20 rule, which encourages gamers to give their eyes a 20-second rest every 20 minutes. The AOA’s 2017 American Eye-Q® survey revealed that 41 percent of Americans spend more than four […]

Bills concerning public health and public safety introduced at STL County Council meeting

The St. Louis County Council heard the introduction of multiple bills on Tuesday night, a majority of which deal with public health and public safety. One such bill, introduced to the County Council by County Executive Steve Stenger requests legislation that would allow Dr. Faisal Khan, the director of Public Health to accept and appropriate a grant as lead partner in the amount of $100,000 from the City of St. Louis Department of Health to […]

RELEASE: County Executive and Public Health Department Urge All Residents to Be Cautious During Record Flu Season

Clayton, MO – Influenza season has arrived and both County Executive Steve Stenger and the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health are urging all county residents to be cautious as flu numbers have risen in recent weeks. “This isn’t just about protecting yourself, although that is certainly important,” said County Executive Stenger. “If you’re sick, stay home and rest.” St. Louis City and County have seen an uptick in flu cases. It is important […]

RELEASE: Nutritionists Will Highlight Healthy Food Options During Link Market Food Demonstrations at Metro Transit Centers

ST. LOUIS, MO: Nutritionists from the University of Missouri Extension will conduct monthly food demonstrations starting next week at two Metro transit center locations to reinforce the recently launched fresh food kiosk program’s focus on nutrition and healthy food options. Weather permitting, these demonstrations will occur at the Link Markets from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20 at the North Hanley Transit Center, and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, […]

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: 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 […]

RELEASE: Readout of Acting HHS Secretary Hargan’s Visit to Missouri to Discuss Tax Reform

Yesterday, Acting Health and Human Services Secretary Eric Hargan traveled to O’Fallon, Missouri where he was hosted by the Phoenix Textile Corporation to discuss the need for tax reform in the United States. Acting Secretary Hargan toured and met with leadership of the Phoenix Textile Corporation which distributes textile products—such as scrubs, laboratory coats, uniforms, linens, and other items—to hospital and nursing homes across the nation. They have been in business since 1983 starting with […]

RELEASE: Gary White and Matt Damon, Founders of Water.org & WaterEquity, Receive the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Water.org is proud to announce that the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship was presented to Gary White and Matt Damon, founders of Water.org and WaterEquity – at the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy for their dedication to ending the global water and sanitation crisis. Matt and Gary’s work with Water.org and WaterEquity focuses on removing financial barriers standing between those living in poverty and access to […]