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MO’s legislature passes tougher requirements

by MDN Staff More types of infections would have to be reported to hospitals and included in the information posted on the Health Department’s website under a measure given final approval by the Senate Tuesday, April 26. The bill’s sponsor – Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph – said making the infection rate information public would

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Savvy Senior®

How to pick a Medicare Advantage plan Dear Savvy Senior I’m approaching 65 and am interested in a Medicare Advantage plan to cover my health care and medications. What tips can you provide to help me pick a plan? Medicare Shopper Dear Shopper, Medicare Advantage plans have become increasingly popular among retirees over the past

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Radar, bed sensors help health providers detect problems early

by Molly Peterson Developing and evaluating motion-capture technology to help older adults “age in place” has been the focus of researchers at the University of Missouri for more than a decade. Previous research has utilized video game technology and various web-cameras to detect health changes in Tiger Place residents. Now, two new studies demonstrate how

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