Lincoln County, Mo. - On Sept. 20, Pfizer announced that children (ages 5-11) will soon be able to get vaccinated with 1/3 of the current Covid adult dose.
The World Health Organization has added another COVID mutation to its list of variants of interest (VOI). The mu variant has a “constellation of mutations that indicate potential properties of immune escape”. This means there could be some aspects of this variant that can pervade vaccine pro…
We’ve reached a point in the COVID-19 pandemic where things have begun to relax and return to normal. Despite the surge in new cases attributed to the Delta variant, the country seems to be moving forward with its course of loosening social distancing restrictions and other pandemic-time cl…
Elsberry Health Care Center has been open for service to the community since 1974 and because of the vision of several Elsberry citizens it came to be a place where families could bring their loved ones for care.
Troy, Mo. - The Lincoln County Community Opioid Response Efforts coalition has become increasingly concerned by this year’s overdose trends in Lincoln County. The group recently met and discussed increases seen in 2021.
Walmart and Sam’s Club today announced a new COVID-19 vaccine milestone: Immunizations are now available to customers and associates in all of their more than 5,100 pharmacy locations nationwide, across 49 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. This includes the 156 Walmart and Sam’s Club …
Empower Missouri is celebrating the passage of legislation that will expand access to a time-sensitive HIV medication.
Following the announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration earlier today, the Lincoln County Health Department paused the distribution of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to residents.
Since the moment he received a visit from a representative from Lincoln County Memorial Hospital about 30 years ago, Dr. David Easterday knew community medicine would be his life’s mission.
VA St. Louis Health Care System is offering a special walk-in COVID-19 vaccination event on Sunday for veterans, to include 8e/8g category veterans, retired National Guard and reserves, caregivers, spouses and some other beneficiaries.
Through all the unknowns we have faced during the pandemic, the providers at SSM Health Medical Group, located at 172 Professional Pkwy. in Troy, have remained steadfast in their commitment to serve and care for the community of Lincoln County. These doctors are proud to follow an evidence-b…
Patients who are sent home from Mercy Hospital Lincoln’s emergency department for Mercy’s COVID Care @ Home program will have no additional cost for their home-care kits, thanks to a grant from Toyota.
The Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) administered about 1,800 doses on Friday at the mass vaccination event held at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.
First-person stories plucked from the files of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) provide ample proof that the CoVid epidemic plagues not just physical health but emotional well-being also.
Over the last month, the Lincoln County Health Department has been posting public exposure notices on its website warning the community of cases of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, at local establishments.
In the final month of the second annual 4-H Feeding Missouri statewide food drive, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have put unprecedented demand on food banks and pantries across the state.
Nine months ago Elsberrian Anne Heintzelman left the United States headed to Sierra Leone, Africa for an adventure of a lifetime in the Peace Corps, but like so many other things these days her adventure that was supposed to last two years was cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As one of their Community Service Projects the Elsberry FFA Chapter teamed up with the Elsberry High School Indians and Lady Indians for the 2019-2020 season to donate a $1 for every free throw the team made during the season. At the basketball game on Monday evening chapter representatives…
The Silex FBLA Chapter hosted an Appreciation Lunch during National FBLA-PBL Week. The barbeque lunch was prepared for the 65 people that make up the faculty and staff at Silex R-1 School District.
Twenty-one students participating in Pike-Lincoln Technical Center’s Practical Nursing Program were recognized at a Pinning Ceremony held on campus in Eolia, MO on January 14, 2020. The ceremony marked the halfway point in their nursing education. Traditionally known as a capping ceremony, t…
Four in 10 adults in the U.S. have two or more chronic diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While certain conditions and risk factors are beyond one’s control, the new year is the perfect time to consider the many lifestyle choices you can make for improved health.
Between 2001 and 2017 the suicide rate increased 36% according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In 2017 deaths by suicide (47,173) were more than double the amount of deaths by homicide (19,510). It was the second-leading cause of death, with unintentional injuries (accidents) being…
SSM Cancer Center in Lake St. Louis recently held its annual cancer survivor dinner called Strike Out Cancer and was a successful evening filled with laughter, family, and support. In attendance were over 160 people (half being cancer survivors).
The Health Department will accept completed passport applications and offer passport photos Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and closed every day from noon-1 p.m. Applications are available at the Health Department. Call for more information.
The Eolia Community Center hosted its annual Blood Drive on June 18, in collaboration with the Mississippi Regional Blood Center (MRBC). The MRBC provides donated blood on a regionally local level to hospitals in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. The group holds about 5,000 mobile b…
Mercy Hospital Lincoln will host a two-day hands-on science and health summer day camp for students entering sixth, seventh and eighth grades; aimed to spark an interest in healthcare and science prior to high school coursework.
You can receive a St. Louis Cardinals T-shirt when you donate blood at the St. Louis Cardinals satellite blood drive on Tuesday, June 25 from 2-6 p.m. at Elsberry United Methodist Church.
Troy – Americare Senior Living has earned a 2019 Customer Approved Award from Lincoln, Nebraska–based healthcare-intelligence firm NRC Health. The award recognizes senior-care organizations across the country for creating an outstanding care experience for their residents.
Members of the Lincoln County Fire Protection District and American Red Cross volunteers gather at the Fountain ‘N Lakes Village Hall before heading out to install smoke detectors. Photo by Pat Reid/LCFPD