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Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus. Lingering concerns about CENSUS participation.

2020Talks - February 26, 2020 


Candidates took the stage in Charleston, South Carolina, ahead of Saturday's South Carolina primaries, but also ahead of next week's Super Tuesday. Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg took some hits, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the national frontrunner, was the main target.

Public News Service - MO: Health

An estimated 13,000 Missourians are expected to die from cancer in 2020. (Pixabay)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- New data is providing fresh hope in the fight against cancer. An annual report from the American Cancer Society reveals the cancer death rate fell 2.2% between 2016 and 2017 -- the largest ever single year decline. Cancer mortality rates have decreased 29% since 1991, resulting

Without health insurance, some Missouri kids only access medical care in the event of an emergency. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri is among states experiencing a serious erosion in children's health coverage, according to a new report. The findings, released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, indicated there were 12,000 more uninsured Missouri kids in 2018 than i

Missouri DHSS updates its West Nile virus data through the end of October, even in years like this one when infections have been considered

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Mosquitoes trapped in Jefferson County have tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to scientists with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Even though fall is less than two weeks away, Molly Baker – a senior epidemiology specialist wi

An expansion of Medicaid in Missouri would add an estimated 200,000 people to the MO HealthNet program. (Machineheads/iStockphoto)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Advocates for expanding Missouri's Medicaid program have just launched a new campaign to put an initiative on the 2020 ballot. The plan would allow about 200,000 Missourians who are low-wage workers to get Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, by raising the eligibili

A new government report says more than 300 hospice centers in the United States have had at least one substantiated complaint of severe harm. (Matthias Zomer/StockSnap)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A new government watchdog report points to serious problems at many of the hospice centers in Missouri. Analysts from the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found Missouri has the third-highest number of poorly performing hospic

Sparklers are the number-one cause of firework-related burns in children under age 5. (John Paul Tyrone Fernandez/Pexels)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Fourth of July is only three days away, and the state fire marshal is pleading with people to take common-sense measures to avoid injuries and spot fires. The biggest piece of advice is to make sure if you buy fireworks for personal use in Missouri, they are legal -

A ban on abortions after eight weeks will go into effect as soon as Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signs it. (trac1/Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Amid protests in the state and nationwide, Gov. Mike Parson said he could sign Missouri's restrictive abortion ban as early as this week. House Bill 126 would ban ban abortions after eight weeks. It joins laws in other states that have rolled back access to the procedure

The annual Missouri snapshot of child well-being shows improvement in family and community, economic and education categories, but a need for improvement in areas of health. (biker3/AdobeStock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - For the past five years, Missouri has made continuous improvements in reducing the number of children younger than age 18 living in poverty and experiencing food insecurity. In other areas, however, the state has work to do. In the latest update from Missouri Kids Count, progr

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