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2010 Health Stories
Radio Story - Concussions can cause permanent injuries, but Missouri high schools are trying to be proactive in protecting their student athletes.
Newspaper Story - Opposition emerges to the governor's plan to require prescriptions for some cold medicines.
Newspaper Story - Missouri WIC participants are less likely to be vaccinated for recommended childhood vaccinations compared to the national average of vaccinations.
Radio Story - A Missouri House of Representatives Interim Budget Committee Hearing analyzes the State's Medicaid program.
Radio Story - The University of Missouri plans to open an Animal Cancer Care Center in St. Louis in Spring.
Radio Story - Gov. Nixon speaks about the Missouri Broadband Summit plans in Jefferson City.
Radio Story - Major health insurance companies nationwide dropped their child-only policies
Newspaper Story - Now forbidden from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions, companies eliminate the option to create single-child policies.
Radio Story - The two- day Chicago bed bug summit ends today.
Radio Story - First it was E. coli in Lake of the Ozarks, now it's dead grass at the state Capitol. Theo Keith explains in Jefferson City.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's insurance industry predicts few problems with the federal law expanding child health coverage.
Newspaper Story - The director of a Missouri department infamous for dealing improperly with polluted waters will soon be heading a Gulf recovery trust.
Radio Story - Local egg dealers say the national egg-recall is driving sales of local eggs.
Radio Story - Missouri looks at legalizing prescriptions for cold medicines containing psuedophedrine.
Newspaper Story - Overview of legislative progress on May 12, 2010
Radio Story - Missouri House members voted to let voters decide if the state should be subject to a federal healthcare law
Newspaper Story - Columbia school programs aim at combating childhood obesity.
Newspaper Story - Senate bill increasing informed consent for abortion passes out of House committee
Newspaper Story - UM System Curators would be able to grant up to $250,000 for spinal cord injury research under a bill the House passed.
Radio Story - A look at how Missouri families battle eating disorders each day
Radio Story - Legislation on pseudoephedrine products slows at the end of the legislation session.
Newspaper Story - The House gave first-round approval to an appropriations bill with an amendment that would restore $31 million in funding for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.
Radio Story - A D.C lawyer will represent Lt. Governor Peter Kinder in suit against federal government
Radio Story - House Public Safety Committee Hears Arguments for and Against Banning Synthetic Marijuana
Newspaper Story - A bill advanced in the Senate on Monday that would reduce in home services for poorer Missourians, as the state looks to balance its budget.
Radio Story - The state Senate advanced a bill Monday that would cut some Medicaid services for Missouri seniors, but legislators emphasized the measure's cost-saving potential.
Newspaper Story - The Ellis Fischel Cancer Center has another chance to receive funding for its new cancer facility
Newspaper Story - The Senate voted to raise requirements needed before performing abortions.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's attorney general was a no-show for a legislative hearing on urging him to join the federal health bill lawsuit.
Radio Story - House committee met to discuss suing the Federal Government, claiming the Health care act is unconstitutional.
Newspaper Story - Insurance companies express concern with Senate's autism bill, feel parred down House version is tolerable
Newspaper Story - By overwhelming approval, the House passed new abortion regulations
Newspaper Story - Top priorities before Missouri's legislature remain unresolved in the final seven weeks of the session.
Newspaper Story - The state Senate spent hours on Wednesday debating a health care bill that would allow Missourians to opt out of the insurance mandate
Radio Story - Senate debates health care freedom act.
Radio Story - Lt. Governor Peter Kinder announced Tuesday his plan to join a lawsuit challenging the legality of the federal healthcare law
Newspaper Story - Less than 24 hours after healthcare legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives, a state Senate committee advanced a bill to ban abortion coverage.
Radio Story - Less than 24 hours after the U.S. House of Representatives passed its landmark piece of healthcare legislation, a state Senate committee voted to advance a bill to ban abortion coverage.
Newspaper Story - The University of Missouri System won a victory Monday, as the Senate Governmental Organizations Committee cut down a bill that would have consolidated state workers' health plans.
Radio Story - The House votes to require a doctor tell the local prosecutor when a minor seeks an abortion.
Radio Story - The Senate approved a bill that requires health insurance to cover autism diagnosis and treatment.
Newspaper Story - A bill mandating Medicaid coverage for bleeding disorders received no opposition in committee hearing
Newspaper Story - A state sovereignty rally was held in the Capitol Building today as the Missouri Senate placed a resolution that would prevent Missourians from getting punished for not participating in a national health care plan was placed on a Senate calendar.
Radio Story - State sovereignty supporters at a rally say they don't want the government in their health care.
Radio Story - House votes to approve a joint resolution that opts out of federal mandated health reform.
Newspaper Story - Bill would would allow doctor to override pharmaceutical entities from blocking prescribed drugs until alternative therapy fails
Radio Story - A bill in the Senate Commerce committee would crack down on health care companies.
Newspaper Story - The House debated a bill which would make possession of any amount of K-2 a Class C felony.
Radio Story - In a House meeting Wednesday, the Missouri legislature passed a bill which allows residents to decide for themselves if they want health care coverage.
Radio Story - A synthetic marijuana-like substance goes to the House for debate.
Newspaper Story - Bill would also prohibit individuals younger than 16 from tanning and require those under the age of 18 to obtain written parental permission
Newspaper Story - UM System representatives opposed a bill that would consolidate all state employee health care plans.
Newspaper Story - St. Louis is one step closer to gaining local control over running the police department.
Radio Story - The Democratic members of the Senate Commerce Committee released a Minority report regarding the investigation of elevated E. coli levels at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Radio Story - On the same day health care was on the national agenda, the Missouri legislature passed a measure to change the way insurance claims are handled.
Newspaper Story - Bill rids 'suspension rule' that allows insurance companies to indefinitely hold claim
Newspaper Story - Some errors have slowed the progress to ban K2 in Missouri, but bill's sponsor still expects it to pass
Radio Story - The bill that will change laws regarding controlled substances took a step backward.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Judiciary Committee heard no opposition to a proposed statewide smoking ban.
Radio Story - There was no opposition in a state Senate hearing Monday to a bill that would ban smoking in public places.
Newspaper Story - A Senate committee passed a bill requiring abortion providers offer an ultrasound to woman at least a day before an abortion.
Radio Story - The Missouri House voted Thursday to pass a bill that would require insurance companies to cover autism.
Newspaper Story - The House committee on Administration and Accounting passed a bill that would freeze per diem increases
Newspaper Story - House passes bill to extend insurance coverage to children with autism
Radio Story - Missouri House passes autism insurance legislation in a late Tuesday evening session
Radio Story - Autism treatments may soon be covered by health care but lawmakers debate who will benefit.
Radio Story - Debate over the impact of seeing an ultrasound dominates the abortion debate.
Radio Story - The Senate Fiscal Oversight committee placed a hold on an autism coverage bill
Radio Story - A two for one plan in treating sex diseases was presented to a committee of Missouri legislators Wednesday.
Newspaper Story - A House bill would consider use of force by mental health workers as acts of self-defense.
Radio Story - The use of force could be justified for caregivers in the case of self-defense.
Radio Story - A House committee heard why student athletes who suffer concussions should be kept off the field at least briefly
Radio Story - A new bill asks Missouri make six substances illegal, including designer drug K2.
Radio Story - A bill that would require insurance companies to cover autism has passed the Senate.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Senate passed a bill that would require insurance companies to cover autism.
Radio Story - An proposed amendment that would include welfare recipients in autism care stalled a Senate vote.
Newspaper Story - An effort to include welfare recipients in the autism insurance requirement stalled Senate action.
Newspaper Story - Proposed bill would ban smoking in all enclosed public spaces in Missouri
Radio Story - Proposed health care bill provides options for Missouri.
Radio Story - Senate Committee hears bills which require drug tests for TANF recipients.
Newspaper Story - Nixon's proposal to mandate autism insurance coverage clears a Senate Committee
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers are urged to provide Missouri's elderly with consumer protections in Medicare supplement insurance.
Newspaper Story - HB 1670 would make Missouri 15th state to allow marijuana's usage for medical uses
Radio Story - Health care providers oppose the bill that would mandate autism insurance coverage during a Senate Committee hearing.
Newspaper Story - Bill mandating coverage for autism returns to House and Senate after being killed by House leadership last year.
Newspaper Story - The House voted on a concurrent resolution to oppose the health care bills in Congress.
Radio Story - In a five-hour hour hearing, a Senate environmental committee hears testimony concerning E. Coli levels at the Lake of the Ozarks.
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