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Sideline concussion testing being implemented by Lincoln County R-III

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 9:54 am

Preventing mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussions, in sports is a priority for athletic programs at all levels. Troy Buchanan High School is spearheading an effort in the Lincoln County R-III school district to help more accurately and quickly detect concussions in real time. Using a simple test called the King-Devick, trainers and coaches can now make an objective determination as to whether a student athlete should be benched

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  • D.A.R.T. Hosts Annual Addiction Awareness Rally; honoring lives lost and offering hope

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Doug Geiger and his mother Tammy Boone holding Doug’s daughter.

    Jessica Geiger will never forget the sight of her niece attending D.A.R.T.’s first addiction awareness rally three years ago. “She stood holding a tiny sign that read ‘We miss you,’” recalled Jessica. The sign was made in remembrance of Jessica’s older brother Doug, whose battle with addiction left Doug’s daughter attending his funeral on her first birthday. “Heroin is a thief,” said Jessica. “It robbed my brother of his life

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  • SSM Health Care announces new name, enhanced patient care

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 8:32 am

    SSM Health Care will be changing its name to SSM Health. This name will link together the many health care services offered across the multi-state system. Beyond just the name change, this represents SSM’s renewed promise to improve the lives of its patients and the health of its communities. The organization is changing to SSM Health because it better reflects its commitment to managing health and wellness, not just treating

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  • FCE members learn health tips to watch in men’s health

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 8:27 am

    When warning lights flash on a car dashboard, most men take action. But when warning lights flash on their body, most men do not, or will not take notice. Vivian Cody, president of Lincoln County Association for Family & Community Education (FCE) Council, made these comments at their meeting on Sept. 3. Cody presented a program on “Loving the Men in Your Life… Understanding How to Keep Them Healthy” to

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  • Help the Red Cross prepare for emergencies by donating blood

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Disasters can strike at any time, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month. The mission of the Red Cross is to help the public prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. During National Preparedness Month, the Red Cross reminds Americans to take simple steps to get ready for emergencies in their homes, workplaces and communities.

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  • Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings Coming to Lincoln County

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Residents living in and around the Troy community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. St. Stephen United Methodist Church will host Life Line Screening on Sept. 23, 2014. The site is located at 101 St. Stephen Ln in Troy. Richard Tiller, of Clarksdale, Mo. attended a Life Line Screening and said, “If I would not have had the screening done I probably

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  • Rhoads newest board member at Sts. Joachim & Ann Service

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Pat Rhoads

    Mrs. Patricia Rhoads, of Troy, will represent Lincoln County for a three-year term on the Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service Board of Directors. Rhoads succeeds Dan Colbert as Lincoln County’s representative on the governing board. Following her nomination and acceptance, Pat assisted with the opening of local office space at 450 Main Street in Troy this June. “We are so glad to welcome this dedicated organization to beautiful downtown

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