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Medicare Part D open enrollment, important for patients to be informed

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:04 am

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D will begin on Oct. 15 and run through Dec. 7 this year. Medicare Part D is a government program that subsidizes the costs of prescription drugs and prescription drug premiums for Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. The program was enacted in 2003 and went into effect on Jan. 1, 2006. Open enrollment for Medicare Part D occurs every year but a lot of

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  • LCMC FREE Pumpkin Patch Party and flu shots Oct. 11

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Lincoln County Medical Center is celebrating the fall season with a Pumpkin Patch Party on Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Lincoln County Medical Center, 1000 East Cherry Street, Troy. Open to the public – families are welcome anytime throughout the event. Activities are FREE! Children will receive a FREE Halloween bag and pumpkin, while supplies last. There are many other activities the whole family can

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  • Three wise steps to take during Medicare open enrollment

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Every year Medicare beneficiaries have a chance to change coverage during Medicare open enrollment from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Since open enrollment is the only time most people can change their Part D prescription-drug plans and/or Medicare Advantage, it’s a wise time to evaluate healthcare needs and budget for the upcoming year. There are many options to choose from, and the Medicare alphabet soup can be complex. CLAIM, Missouri’s

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  • Dr. Bockhorst keynote speaker at dinner on breast cancer awareness

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:41 am


    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Most people are aware of breast cancer; however, some forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. On Tuesday, Oct. 14, Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) plans to host its Annual Positively Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Dinner. Key note speakers include Dr. James Bockhorst, board certified in

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  • A discussion about Ebola: what you need to know

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:35 am


    By Curtis Thomas, PhD, MLS (ASCP). He is the Clinical Laboratory Director and Infection Preventionist for Hermann Area District Hospital. “Should I be concerned about Ebola?” a friend of mine recently asked. I thought that was a fair question since we now have the first documented case in the United States, so I did some research on the subject with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the

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  • NECAC focus on saving women’s lives

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Stopping a killer could be as easy as making a free appointment. The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is urging participation in the Show Me Healthy Women and Family Planning programs as the nation observes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Show Me Healthy Women offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings to women ages 35 to 64 who meet income and insurance guidelines. NECAC Family Planning

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  • Chelsey Clark receives White Coat at St. Louis College of Pharmacy

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Cure sometimes. Comfort always. Provide safe passage. Those three concepts will test the newest members of the profession of pharmacy, according to Paula Barton Mann, Pharm.D., JD ‘98/’99. Mann gave her advice in a passionate speech during the White Coat Ceremony at St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Friday, Aug. 22. Among the students receiving their white coat was Chelsey Clark, of Winfield, Mo. She is the daughter of Steven

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