Health in Joplin, MO

The cases of people living with hepatitis C have reached such staggering numbers that the CDC is calling it a “silent epidemic.” They report a 150 percent increase in new cases in recent year — but that’s not the most concerning number. At least 50 percent of people living with hepatitis C don’t even know ...

Mercy Hospital St. Louis was among fewer than 1,000 hospitals nationally awarded an A from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. Mercy St. Louis has been a Straight A hospital receiving Leapfrog A grades 14 consecutive times.

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Thanks to unseasonably warm, wet weather seen across the country, tick season will be especially tough this year, health experts say. With record levels of Lyme disease and a new type of tick spotted across the United States, it’s important to understand and prevent tick bites.

Freeman Employees Wear the Colors to Show Support for Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation
Published: 04/11/2019
In 2018, organ donors saved 818 lives in western Missouri and Kansas – the most in a single year. To keep that momentum going strong, Freeman Health System is honoring National Donate Life Month by engaging an influential group of people – its employees
On Friday, April 12, National Donate Life Blue and Green Day, Freeman employees will be wearing blue and green to show support for…

Screening Mammograms Available to Uninsured and Under-insured Individuals
Published: 04/05/2019
Freeman Health System is teaming up with Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks to offer free screening mammograms to uninsured and under-insured individuals 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wednesday, April 10 at Wes & Jan Houser Women’s Pavilion, 1532 W. 32nd St. in Joplin. No appointment is required
Breast cancer typically produces no symptoms when the…

Award Applauds Efforts of Trauma-informed Care
Published: 03/28/2019
Ozark Center, an entity of Freeman Health System, is the recipient of the National Council for Behavioral Health’s 2019 Excellence in Behavioral Health Care Management award. The award was presented March 26 in Nashville, Tenn., during the Awards of Excellence Celebration in conjunction with the National Council Conference – NatCon19. Ozark Center is receiving the award for applying…

Exams Play Role in Health and Safety of Student Athletes
Published: 04/01/2019
For the 28th year, Freeman Rehabilitation & Sports Center will offer free annual pre-participation physical exams to more than 2,000 area middle school, high school and college student athletes. Pre-participation physicals are only for students entering grades 7-12 for the 2019-2020 school year, with the exception of Ozark Christian College. The physicals will begin…

Mercy Hospital St. Louis is tops again. In a new ranking from Newsweek of the 1,000 World’s Best Hospitals, we ranked No. 58 in the top 250 U.S. hospitals.

Are you one of the thousands across the country that are struggling with your weight? If you answered yes, you are definitely not alone. The unfortunate truth is you have a lot of company. According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: More than one in three adults were considered overweight. More ...

A lot of people don’t even think about their thyroid… at least until something goes wrong with it. It’s involved in so many of your bodily functions it’s like a jack-of-all-trades. From your heart rate to your body temperature to your blood pressure, your thyroid gland has its fingers in all of your pies. That’s ...

Can you imagine living in fear of a bread crumb? It sounds crazy, but it is a sad reality for millions of Americans. One in every 133 people suffers from celiac disease, and most of them haven’t even been properly diagnosed. That can lead to long-term health complications. Researchers are working on vaccine therapy to ...

Freeman Program First and Only in Area to Receive Status
Published: 02/27/2019
The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Freeman Health System has been granted continued accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Freeman is now fully integrated into the ACGME and is the first and only program in the area to receive this status
“Freeman is honored to play a critical role in…

ST. LOUIS - Are you doing enough to ensure good heart health?
When we hear of calcium or plaque in the body, we think of it in our bones. However, calcium can get into our heart. Dr. Tim Dunn with Mercy Clinic joined FOX 2 to discuss how a calcium score screening can determine your chances for suffering a heart attack.

Ancestry DNA testing was a huge seller this past Christmas, with more and more people buying into figuring out their most basic life question: who am I? Any Lab Test Now is happy to offer a wide range of DNA testing services, including ancestry, but we take it a step further… providing more information and ...

More than a month ago, we cheered as the new year began. Along with the celebrations, people all over the world planned to tackle new goals. For many, that goal was losing weight. Was this you? When January first rolled around, did you sign up for a gym membership or lace up your sneakers? Did ...

What will you do this Valentine’s Day to show the one you love the most how much you really care? How much money will you spend? How long will it last? Roses fade, chocolates are devoured, and the memory of a romantic night out fades away. So what can you do that will show how ...

Few situations are as frustrating as have the perfect workout plan derailed by a crummy hotel gym and baby weights.

Measles, previously declared eliminated in the United States, is making a comeback. Here is what families need to know about the highly contagious virus.

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among those aged 1-54 in the U.S
For adults and older children ( who are big enough for seat belts to fit properly ), seat belt use is the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes. Yet millions do not buckle up on every trip.
Working together, we can help keep people safe on the road – every day. Encourage drivers and passengers to buckle up on every trip.
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Your liver is amazing! It is the second largest organ in your body (your skin takes the top spot!) and it has the greatest regenerative capacity of any organ! It is so amazing that doctors are able to perform “living-donor transplants.” That means that surgeons can remove a portion of a living donor’s healthy liver ...

Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Frank Kim, a board-certified interventional cardiologist, to its medical staff. Interventional cardiologists perform many interventional procedures, including cardiac catheterization, to diagnose and treat heart disease, stenting, angiogram, angioplasty and intravascular ultrasound. They also provide general and preventive cardiology care
“Cardiology is unique to other disciplines. The same treatment doesn’t work for everyone,” said Dr. Kim. “You…

Here’s some news that can’t be surprising to anyone: the most common New Year’s resolutions are to eat healthier and to get more exercise. Maybe you’re one of the millions of people who are determined to begin 2019 thinking about your health, and that’s a good thing. Any Lab Test Now is here to help ...

Barrett Peters arrived at 4:38 pm January 1, 2019, at Freeman Hospital West. This precious baby was welcomed by parents Kenny and Nicole Peters of Joplin. Barrett weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length
Barrett, along with all babies born at Freeman Hospital West on New Year’s Day, received a stuffed animal from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Additionally, the first baby born…

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Traveling long distances without a break to walk around and stretch can be dangerous. Many people will be driving for several hundred miles to see family this holiday season. Travelers need to remember to take breaks, get that blood pumping because it could save your life.

For the fifth year in a row, Freeman Health System will manage the Joplin Christmas Parade. This includes a donation of countless man-hours to organize and orchestrate the event
In a news conference held Monday, October 29, at Joplin City Hall, Gary Shaw, City of Joplin Mayor, presented a 2018 Joplin Christmas Parade permit to Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer
The theme…

ST. LOUIS - If you have any unwanted prescription drugs lying around your home, you'll have the chance to get rid of them this weekend.
Saturday, Oct. 27 marks National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The annual event is held across the country encourage people to safely dispose of their expired, unused, and unwanted medications.

Posted By: Gregory Kivett, Jr
We begin our last week of Dental Hygiene Month with a post about Jane's hopes for the dental hygiene future
"My biggest wish for the future of dental hygiene is continued education for hygienists and our continued improvement to better assist our patients. I also hope for the continued advancement of technology in order to provide hygienists with the best tools…

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