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2008 Health Stories
Newspaper Story - Budget shortfalls add a new element to Missouri's next health care proposal
Newspaper Story - While Missouri sperm counts were low in a recent study, a bill has been prefiled that would make infertility treatments a mandatory part of health care.
Radio Story - Despite the declining economy, one Missouri Senator is sponsoring a bill to extend government funded health care.
Radio Story - A study signals concern for Columbia and the people of Missouri because it found the people have lower sperm counts than polluted cities
Radio Story - An MU official says his program will produce needed rural health workers.
Radio Story - A letter containing white powder is intercepted on its way to the governor's office.
Radio Story - Letters with mysterious white powder inside were sent to 6 governors around the country and one of those letters was addressed to Gov. Matt Blunt right here in Missouri.
Radio Story - The letter sent to Gov. Blunt with a mysterious powder substance turns out to be harmless.
Newspaper Story - A feature on the problems Missouri farmers face in getting health care coverage.
Radio Story - No Requirements for Lead
Radio Story - Democrats say Hulshof is desperate to throw race.
Radio Story - Non-profit organizations have less money.
Radio Story - Proposition B's lead author says the union it could create is not the focus because the bill is directed at those who need the care.
Radio Story - Democrats and Republicans want students to be safe and responsible when it comes to sex.
Radio Story - The Missouri Home Health Care Ballot Initiative is full of controversy this voting season.
Radio Story - A public counsel member called for a Missouri utilities regulator to recuse himself for discussing power rates with a Kansas City power company executive.
Newspaper Story - Biden stresses health care coverage at speech in Jefferson City.
Newspaper Story - Between campaign stops in Missouri, vice presidential candidate Joe Biden made himself available for a brief interview
Newspaper Story - On the ballot, this November, will be the chance to create a council to manage state home health care workers in Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Health Care in Missouri
Newspaper Story - Missouri Right To Life, an anti-abortion rights group in the state, will not endorse either mainstream candidate in the 2008 election
Radio Story - Turf specialists say Missouri's heavy rain is ruining lawns.
Radio Story - Heavy rains lead to harmful fungus that pet owners need to watch out for.
Radio Story - A lead environmental group attacks the Environmental Protection Agency's plans to cover a nuclear waste site.
Radio Story - Bacteria increases after an extra rainy season, especially in Missouri's rivers and streams.
Radio Story - A Senate committee met to discuss MO Healthnet funding Tuesday.
Radio Story - The bill that includes legalization of ticket scalping passed in the Senate.
Newspaper Story - Insure Missouri buried in the last week of session.
Newspaper Story - A debate over laws regulating hospital expansion is stalling legislation to expand health care coverage.
Radio Story - A proposed Medicaid amendment came from an unexpected source in the Missouri House.
Newspaper Story - Members of the Senate say they accidentally passed a bill that would make the chemical abortion illegal
Radio Story - The midwifery bill is held over as senators debate liability.
Newspaper Story - Senate debates bill that would legalize midwifery
Radio Story - Missouri legislators began debate over a new Insure Missouri program under the Missouri Health Transformation Act, sponsored by Republican Senator Tom Dempsey.
Radio Story - The Senate debated a measure that supporters say would give health care coverage to more than 200,000 people, but some Senate Democrats say it doesn't go far enough. Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City.
Newspaper Story - Insure Missouri remains in the Senate as legislators debate amendments.
Radio Story - The Missouri House passed a bill that would make getting an abortion even more difficult.
Newspaper Story - Legislation seeks to address obesity.
Radio Story - A bill that would protect student from sexual misconduct passed the Missouri House in a 139 to six landslide and made its way to the Senate Education Committee.
Radio Story - The House Health Care Policy Committee heard a bi-partisan plea for autism insurance coverage.
Radio Story - The death of a legislator's child prompted a bill that would provide a tax deduction for funeral expenses.
Radio Story - A bill that proponents say would reduce the risk of future adverse incidents in hospitals faced no opposition at the Senate Health Committee Hearing.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Health Committee approves a major expansion of government-funded health care.
Radio Story - Bare headed bikers get the okay from the Missouri House
Radio Story - After months of delay, Missouri legislators finally got around to hearing the governor's plan for expanding health care.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate Finance Committee heard a bill that would require higher standards for people seeking jobs in hospital labs.
Newspaper Story - The governor's plan to expand health care for the lower income emerges in the legislature.
Radio Story - Licensed Professional Councilors may be considered Missouri Mental Health Professionals with the help of one senator's bill.
Radio Story - A bill supporting the use of medical marijauna has more sponsors than ever before, but supporters aren't holding their breath.
Radio Story - The issue to expand physician's rights when prescribing pain medication came before the House Health Care Committee on Wednesday.
Radio Story - Republican Senator Gary Nodler of Joplin lashes out at Missouri Right to Life during a Senate Session hearing an abortion bill.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's House votes to ban drugs that induce abortions.
Radio Story - Missouri House passed an amendment that could ban chemical abortion.
Radio Story - A bill in the Missouri Senate would make organ donations in the state less complicated.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Health Committee dhair files bill that would create a pilot program for getting flu vaccines into schools.
Radio Story - A St Louis area lawmaker raises questions about a flu vaccination pilot program for schools proposed in Missouri's Senate.
Radio Story - A type of staph infection known as MRSA has spurred the sponsorship of a bill that would require all staph infection cases be reported to the Department of Health and Senior Services. Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City.
Radio Story - Republican Missouri Senator Norma Champion introduced a bill that would establish a school-based flu vaccination pilot program.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Health Department adopts a TV campaign to address the rising cases of flu.
Radio Story - The combination of two midwifery bills was met with opposition by one senator in Wednesday's Senate Pensions Committee Executive Session.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Hodges introduces a bill that would require insureance companies to cover infertinity treatment such as invitro.
Newspaper Story - Missouri adoption agencies search for adoptive care for children that are HIV positive.
Radio Story - Missouri legislators urge changes regarding consent requirements for obtaining an abortion in a House Committee meeting on health care policy.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Senate passed an appropriations bill that includes Ellis Fischel hospital in Columbia
Radio Story - A Missouri Senator says that mandatory school flu vaccinations are a future possibility as the flu season comes into full effect.
Newspaper Story - Doctors would lose lawsuit protections for medical malpractice when preforming abortions under a measure in Missouri's legislature.
Radio Story - It's been a bumpy journey in the debate over midwifery but the issue still gained supportive testimoney from mothers at the Senate Pensions committee hearing on Wednesday.
Radio Story - A spike in flu cases last month indicates a later flu season than normal for St. Louis hospitals.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Koster presents bill on methamephetamines
Radio Story - St. Louis city tops the country in chlamydia and gonorrhea cases says national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new bill presented in House committee Tuesday aims to curb the numbers.
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