Getting employees in recovery back into the workplace

Opioid addiction keeps an estimated 1 million Missourians out of the workforce and costs the state about $1 million an hour, including the loss of jobs and wages. A new University of Missouri community health initiative will help rural communities counter the effects of the opioid crisis by focusing on local workforce recovery efforts, which could also help faltering rural economies.

Crawford Electric invites members to participate in virtual special meeting

    The 80th meeting of members of Crawford Electric Cooperative is sure to be history-making since it will be online only. On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the co-op will conduct the annual business session during a virtual event.

MBSH Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center raises awareness of peripheral artery disease

    Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition that develops when the arteries, that supply blood to the internal organs, arms and legs, become completely or partially blocked as a result of atherosclerosis.

WGU Missouri to grant $1 million in online access scholarships to close the digital divide learning gap

    With many colleges and universities incorporating online learning into their curriculum as COVID-19 concerns continue to grow, those who do not have access to affordable, high-speed internet and want to further their education are often left behind.

FCNB closing lobbies again

    Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, First Community National Bank (FCNB) announced Monday that it was closing its lobbies again in order to protect customers, employees, and the community from the spread of the coronavirus. The move was “effective immediately.”

How MBSH Pulmonary Rehab improved one man’s lung function and quality of life

By Susan Evans, MBSH Freelance Writer
    When Mike Bittner, age 68, of Sullivan, contracted the flu in February 2019, he never imagined the effects it would have. A smoker for more than 50 years, he'd dealt with some respiratory infections, but this time was different.