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Speech clinic moves services to Troy

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:11 am

The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders, a 501(c)(3) charitable children’s clinic, will be consolidating services to four days a week in Troy and has closed the Elsberry location. The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic has been serving preschool age children with communication challenges at the Elsberry Clinic site since 2005. The clinic recognizes Don Bowers and his wife, Winona, for being instrumental in advocating for the children of

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  • Urgent need for blood donations

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:52 am

    The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed. Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays. With school starting

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  • Free diabetic testing supplies for Medicare patients

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Owner Jerry Callahan (left) with pharmacist Jennifer Carroll.

    Starting Sept. 1, the Troy Medicine Shoppe will offer free testing supplies to any Medicare customer with diabetes. One does not need to be a past or current customer to obtain the free supplies. One simply needs to have a prescription for test strips from a doctor, Medicare coverage and diabetes. In his frustration with mounting Medicare paperwork and falling co-pays, The Medicine Shoppe owner, Jerry Callahan, was inspired to

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  • Grace places first in OATS 90 Miles in 90 days wellness program

    Posted on August 4, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Ken Grace continues his goal of better health, placing first in an OATS contest for their employees.

    OATS, Inc., a statewide public transportation provider, is continuing its effort to lower the state’s obesity rate by offering wellness programs for its employees. Over the last three months, employees have been doing a great deal of walking…toward the goal of completing 90 Miles in 90 Days. When the program ended, 58 employees had walked an amazing total of 10,700 miles. Driver Ken Grace, of Troy, came in first place

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  • Dr. Taylor joins staff of Troy Medical Group

    Posted on August 4, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Dr. Taylor

    Lincoln County Medical Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Ingrid Taylor, Family Practice, to Troy Medical Group beginning Aug. 4. Dr. Taylor specializes in a full range of medical services for all ages from newborn to older adult. Ingrid Taylor, M.D., a compassionate medical physician, has over 17 years’ experience, most recently in the St. Louis region. Certified by the American Board of Family Practice, Taylor received her undergraduate degree

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  • New staff pediatrician at Troy Medical Group

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Dr Waxelman

    Troy Medical Group would like to welcome Dr. Roger Waxelman as interim Pediatrician. He has joined the practice through October, at which time a permanent physician is planned to be in place. Dr. Waxelman has a strong pediatric and emergency room background with over 30 plus years of experience, a great reputation in the greater St. Louis area, and received his training at Washington University School of Medicine. The medical

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  • Urgent call for blood, platelet donors

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 8:52 am

    The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately eight percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience

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