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!  https://www.nursingworld.org/education-events/national-nurses-week/

New Dementia Risk Factors Uncovered: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321747.php

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: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article210215944.html

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: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article210483894.html

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

Psych Hospital Project Moves Forward in Cape:  https://www.semissourian.com/story/2511077.html

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: http://www.fultonsun.com/news/local/story/2018/may/10/districts-now-required-screen-dyslexia/725542/

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: http://www.komu.com/news/sen-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: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/journal-of-medical-internet-research-publishes-a-65-week-study-that-finds-nooms-mobile-diabetes-prevention-program-demonstrated-weight-loss-results-inline-with-the-cdcs-national-diabetes-prevention-program-300642321.html

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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