A federal grant of $4.2 million has been awarded to the Missouri Department of Mental Health, which will spend the money on kids in north St. Louis.
The money will be used for a variety of mental health services, including screenings and assessments for children, as well as home visitations to teach skills to parents.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said north St. Louis was chosen for a reason.
Health issues often become more prominent as people age. Many of them are avoided or at least postponed; and much of living healthfully has more to do with attitude than it does medicine.
Host Don Marsh talked with geriatrician Dr. John Morley, who is Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine.
Members of Congress from across the country are responding to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Mo. Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt called the shooting a huge tragedy and said that it put other parts of life in perspective.
But Blunt said stricter gun laws are unlikely to deter similar acts of violence.
While it may be well established that our brains command our actions, it’s becoming increasingly clear that we can have greater control over the message.
Increasingly, research shows people can take steps to protect the health of their brain and as one aspect of that, may be able to sidetrack compulsive behaviors such as eating disorders.
The Missouri Eating Disorders Association is one agency which provides education, resources and advocacy to bring understanding and support to those treating or affected by the disease.
Washington University School of Medicine has received a $50 million federal grant aimed at turning research findings into improvements in human health.
The grant is the renewal of an award from the National Institutes of Health. It will support Wash U's Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), one of 60 such centers in the U.S.
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