Notable News for the Week: May 11th, 2018

Notable News: Weekly Roundup

Some interesting medical news from around the country, the world, and right here in Missouri.

Happy Nurse’s Week!

New Dementia Risk Factors Uncovered:

With dementia itself being currently untreatable, recognizing risk factors is an important key to getting early treatment – before the condition sets in.

Medical Marijuana is One Step Closer to Being Legal in Missouri:

The Missouri House of Representatives voted to legalize medical marijuana for those with certain health conditions in a 112-44 vote; this sends the vote to the Missouri Senate.

Missouri Measles Outbreak Up to 13 Cases:

13 cases have now been reported on the Missouri side of the Kansas City metro.

Psych Hospital Project Moves Forward in Cape:

The State Board has given its approval to move forward with the 102-bed psychiatric hospital to be located in Cape Girardeau.

Districts Now Required to Screen for Dyslexia:

Missouri schools will be required to screen for dyslexia in K-3rd grade for the first time in the 2018-2019 school year.

Senator McCaskill’s Roundtable Addresses Health Care Dilemmas:

Senator McCaskill invited various healthcare professionals and patients to a roundtable discussion to address health care concerns for Missourians.

Study Finds Noom’s Mobile Diabetes Prevention Program Demonstrated Weight Loss Results In Line with the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program:

Study shows that mobile health coaching program delivers similar results for prediabetics when compared with the federal government’s National Diabetes Prevention Program.



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