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Image: Welcome Diane Whitson!

Diane holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Saint Louis University. Before joining HLM in March, she worked for 4 1/2 years in SLU’s neurosurgery research department. There, she collected data, and drafted and edited publications.

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Join the NKF of Eastern Missouri in learning about kidney disease on Saturday, May 3, at St. Louis University.

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"Bazaldua said 70 percent of patients in a study were incorrect when they tried to demonstrate what they thought the instructions meant by: “Take two tablets twice daily.” Read More...

At least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gotten health insurance since Obamacare started, surveys and reports show. Read More...

Overall, half of the 6,000 U.S. adults surveyed did not even know what an exchange was, and among the uninsured, a full 64 percent didn’t know. In addition, over 40 percent of survey respondents did not know what an insurance deductible was, including nearly 60 percent of the uninsured. Read More...

The deadline to enroll is March 31, so now is the time to act Read More...

Cover Missouri — a coalition of 400 organizations led by the Missouri Foundation for Health — has 130 enrollment events statewide this month. Read More...

Many assume the tax penalty will be $95, but it is actually assessed on circumstances. Some may be charged thousands.

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"When asked to define "hypertension," 53.7% of those surveyed defined it as "high blood pressure." Yet, 12% "did not know" and another 9.8% defined hypertension as high blood sugar, a potentially dangerous wrong description, especially in a medical emergency." Read More...

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Most Missouri doctors – 86 percent – cite health literacy as a problem in their office.