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119-day average: Missouri’s Medicaid expansion slog isn’t reaching Springfieldians in time￼
When Kelly Roe discovered a mass in her chest last October, the Missouri State University grad student didn’t hesitate to seek a doctor’s care.
When Roe was 19, her mom died of cancer following a nearly decade-long battle with the disease.
Job seekers meet with 140+ businesses at KY3 Career Fair
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Hundreds had the chance to polish their resumes and head to the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds for the KY3 Career Fair on Friday afternoon.
Pitts Chapel’s women’s group, Jordan Valley to host free wellness fair Saturday
The women’s group at Pitts Chapel United Methodist Church made a goal this past year to focus on healthy, happy lifestyles. This Saturday will mark the first free wellness fair to help them reach that goal.
Doctors say allergy season in the Ozarks is off to an aggressive start
Many of us are feeling seasonal allergies flare-up with the warmer weather hitting the Ozarks.
Local doctors say they’ve seen an increase in the number of people complaining of severe symptoms.
“Sneezing, clear runny nose, scratchy itchy throat, sore throat, stuffy nose,” said Jordan Valley Clinic Family nurse practitioner Cindy Tull.
She says these symptoms lately have our bodies’ reacting to histamine.
Springfield-Greene Co. Health Dept. to reopen STI testing clinic next week
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The Springfield-Greene Health Department is planning to reopen one of its health clinics that have been closed for nearly two years due to pandemic restrictions.
Closed since early 2020, Health Department reopens STI testing program
Shut down since the start of the pandemic, the Springfield-Greene Health Department will reopen limited testing and treatment services for sexually transmitted infections (STI) next week.
Show-Me Healthy Women program provides healthcare to low-income women
Jordan Valley Health Center is offering well-woman exams free of charge to women through the Show Me Healthy Women program.
The program covers the cost of a well-woman exam that includes pap tests, HPV testing, pelvic exams, breast, and cervical cancer screenings.
“These are important just because women need to really stay on top of their health to make sure that everything is checking out,” said Jennifer Davis, Coordinator of Women’s Programs at Jordan Valley Community Health Center. “Early detection is best for prevention. We definitely want to catch anything early and that’s why this program is so important.”
Health Department urges surgical masks for omicron surge, will distribute 50,000 free masks in Greene County
As omicron sweeps through the Ozarks, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is distributing 50,000 surgical masks to blunt the “unprecedented” spread.
As of Wednesday morning, Greene County is seeing a seven-day average of 409 positive COVID cases per day — a 62 percent increase from a week before.
5 more Greene County residents die of COVID-19 as cases climb.
Greene County’s rolling seven-day average of daily COVID-19 cases is now at 409, the most it’s been since the pandemic began. Jon Mooney, assistant director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, said they’ve seen a 62 percent increase in cases in the last week.
“As we feared, omicron has taken ahold of our community,” said Mooney at a media availability on Wednesday.