Archive - Feb 14, 2012

MU students flood the capitol to protest higher education cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Members of the University of Missouri student government spent Tuesday roaming State Capitol hallways distributing more than 6,000 protest letters from students on the Columbia campus.

The letters implored Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and members of the General Assembly not to cut as much as 12.5 percent from the state higher education budget.

Senator tackles healthcare’s low-wage trap

Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, appears before the Missouri Senate health committee to discuss his bill aimed at tackling Medicaid's "low-wage trap." Photo by Youyou Zhou (Missouri News Horizon).

Photos from Homecoming

Just a matter of time before we prevail against heart disease.

Dear Editor:

Mercy Hospital Washington hosted the 2012 Heart to Heart Fair February 4 to raise awareness about heart disease during National Heart Health Month. We offered educational booths, presentations on heart health and medical screenings – including good and bad cholesterol checks – with free consultations from Mercy physicians.  This year we introduced a Kids’ Zone to help us match our theme, “Heart Health for All Ages” and introduced our new stroke services to the community.