Lincoln County, Mo. - Do you have an outstanding, caring colleague or physician in your community who deserves the title “Missouri Family Physician of the Year?” We want to acknowledge them.
Troy, Mo. - Leaders and community members gathered at the new location of Mercy Clinic Orthopedics at 1165 East Cherry Street, Suite A, to officially open it with a blessing.
Today, PatientRightsAdvocate.org (PRA) released a report revealing that a large majority of hospitals are continuing to hide the cost of care from consumers -- including 36 from Missouri -- two years after a law was enacted requiring them to post their real prices online.
Troy, Mo. - The Lincoln County Health Department announces a contract continuance to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2023 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Troy, Mo. - Pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Ray recently joined Mercy Clinic Primary Care, 1165 East Cherry Street in Troy, and is now accepting new patients from birth through age 18.
Lincoln County, Mo. - “The thing that anybody who has dealt with Alzheimer’s will tell you is this,” began Gayla Steele. “You forget a lot of things with the disease, but the two things you never forget are God and music.”
Lincoln County, Mo. - C.O.R.E. (Community Opioid Response Efforts) and D.A.R.T (Drug Alcohol Reduction Team) of Lincoln County will present a Resource Expo & Addiction Awareness Rally, taking place at Troy Middle School parking lot/common area at 713 W College St, Troy on Sept. 17 from…
Troy, Mo. - To help meet the dental health needs of children and adults, Delta Dental of Missouri – the state’s leading dental benefits provider – recently awarded $30,000 in oral health grant funding to a Troy-area organization in support of oral health initiatives and educational programmi…
You made it through Thanksgiving with a smile.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has amended the state’s standing orders for COVID-19 vaccine administration immediately authorizing use of a single booster dose for all individuals ages 18 and older after completion of primary vaccination with any FDA-authorized …
Lincoln County, Mo. - Lincoln County’s Department of Health is currently scheduling Pfizer booster shoots for qualifying individuals.
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…
Today, Aug. 30, marks National Grief Awareness Day.
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…
Lincoln County, Mo. - Mercy Hospice is currently seeking volunteers to offer support and comfort to patients and families in your community.
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 now administering walk-up COVID-19 vaccines at 156 pharmacies across Missouri
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.
Esse Health was one of three healthcare organizations selected to receive an AMGA Foundation Star Award.
All Missourians aged 18-and-older are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine
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.
There isn’t very much Patricia Rhoads doesn’t love about Lincoln County.
St. Louis VA COVID-19 mass vaccination WALK-IN event for Veterans, including retired Guard/Reserves, caregivers and spouses this Sunday
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.
A trip to the dentist isn’t one most people look forward to taking, similar to heading to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
There aren’t too many people around who can say they work in the same hospital they were born in.
Providing Exceptional Care and Comfort Close to Home SSM Health providers know “we can rely on one another to help the good of our community” – even during a pandemic.
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.
The Lincoln County Health Department is launching a new software to assist
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.
Winfield R-IV School District has reported new case of the novel coronavirus.
Dozens of area residents participated in this year’s Lincoln County Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 10.
The children of Tom and Paulette (Buchholz) Powelson are pleased to announce the 50th wedding anniversary of their parents on Saturday, Aug. 29.
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.
For weeks many residents across the state of Missouri have been begging, almost demanding a ‘Stay At Home Order’ from Governor Mike Parsons.
Starting on Monday, Elsberry Schools offered their students a free grab and go lunch/breakfast.
The brain is a vital organ, and like other vital organs, it can be healthy or diseased. Unlike other organs and diseases, the brain and its illnesses remain ambiguous.
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…
Pike-Lincoln Technical Center in Eolia, graduated 23 students from their nursing program in 2019.
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.
• November 1 – Immunization Clinic, TB Test
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).
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