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Red Cross Responds to Increasing Number of Fatality Fires in Missouri

15 fatal fire responses in Missouri from November through January. (Kansas City, MO) – Feb. 10, 2020 The American Red Cross is urging residents to...

USDA Announces School and Summer Meals Reforms

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, 2020 – Delivering on his promise to act on feedback from dietary professionals, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced...

Douglas County Opioid/Substance Use Taskforce Meeting Monthly Update

On February 3, 2020, Douglas County Opiod/Substance Use Task Force members gave updates on current projects and guest speaker Jason Klaus, Missouri Crisis Intervention...

February is Heart Month –– Make Cardiovascular Health A Lifelong New Year Resolution   

According to the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis –– Missouri has the nation’s 10th highest death rate due to heart disease. As calendars turn...

For Your Health: The Buzz on Coffee and Health

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center For something that so many people love, coffee has a bit of a bad reputation when it...

Douglas County Health Department

February 2020 Thurs 06 WIC 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wed 12 WIC 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thurs 13 Monthly Diabetes Support 10:00-11:00 AM Thurs 13 WIC...

Upcoming CBCO Blood Drive in Ava Feb. 11

 CBCO says critical need for type O Negative and AB Plasma - Donors encouraged to give now.  JAN. 29, 2020 - Community Blood Center of...

Communities Join Forces To Promote Change in the Behavioral Health System

The Douglas County Health Department is partnering with the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) and Ozark, Texas and Wright County Health Departments to create...

Call the Right Play:  Plan Ahead for Super Bowl Weekend

 JEFFERSON CITY – For the first time in 50 years, Missouri’s very own Kansas City Chiefs are Miami bound for Super Bowl LIV. As...

Critical Type O Blood Shortage: Red Cross Urgently Needs Donors

Donors of all blood types are urged to give now and help restock blood supply SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Jan. 20, 2020) — The American Red Cross...
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Sole Douglas County Marijuana License Recipient Sues State for Additional Licenses

By Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com On December 26th, 2019, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the recipients of medical marijuana cultivation facility licenses. No...

CoC Ribbon Cuttings

Forest Service Updates

Valentine Day Befuddling

Gamma Phi Meeting