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‘Ground-breaking opportunity’: FMRSD, RVCC partner to offer health care program | News

LANDON — A new high school vocational program will prepare region-wide students for employment opportunities in the administrative side of health care operations, starting next school year. Fall Mountain Regional High School, in partnership with River Valley Community College, are launching “The Business of Healthcare,” an “innovative” one-year certification program in medical administrative assistance, to … Read more

Family, friends praying Rossville burn victim makes a long trip back to recovery | Agriculture

ROSSVILLE — Twenty-year-old Sam Matthews lives to farm. He lives, eats and sleeps agriculture. Last fall, he got all the family’s crops harvested after his father, Bruce, suffered health issues and was unable to work. This year, the rural Rossville family might need help from some other sources. Neighboring farmers are planning to chip in … Read more

Policing disparities, mental health discussed at City Council candidate forum | Elections

Columbia’s efforts to reduce racial disparities in law enforcement and no-knock warrants were the hot ticket items in a virtual candidate forum Saturday. Fourth Ward City Council candidates Nick Foster and Erica Pefferman and Third Ward incumbent Karl Skala spoke at the forum, which was sponsored by the Mid-Missouri Civil Liberties Association. Third Ward candidate … Read more

Oak Orchard Health CEO details how the organization reached out as COVID struck | Top Story

ALBION — Mary Ann Pettibon of Oak Orchard Health, was recently selected by the Health Resources and Services Administration to speak at a national conference. One of the three CEOs selected, her topic focused on how Oak Orchard Health used the American Rescue Plan (H8F) Funding to keep the community healthy during the pandemic. Oak … Read more

Health officials report 11 COVID-19 deaths, 425 new cases as CDC eases mask guidance

Jennifer Okutani of Bountiful receives her booster shot from Addy Aven at the drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington on Jan. 19. The Utah Department of Health reported 11 COVID-19 deaths and 425 cases on Friday. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah … Read more

Mermis Family Embracing Life as First-Time Parents

Feb 23, 2022 By: Mitchell Courtney The rigors of a professional hockey schedule can have a profound impact on an athlete’s physical and mental wellbeing. For this reason, many professional hockey players depend on a strong familial support system. For Iowa Wild defenseman Dakota Mermis, this rings especially true. On Dec. 10, 2021, Mermis’ wife … Read more

Healthy and on-the-go at Beckley Blend | Money

Frequently, those out and about and limited on time have little choice than to make a quick stop at a fast food restaurant when in search of a bite to eat. That’s why Brandie Campbell recently opened Beckley Blend, a nutrition club located in the Beckley Crossing Shopping Center. “Everywhere there’s a fast food restaurant, … Read more

Putting the focus on emotional health | State & Region

lewisburg — The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) brought alumni of disparate backgrounds together for its 11th annual Rural Practice Day, which took place Feb. 11 on the school’s Lewisburg campus. Rural Practice Day, hosted by WVSOM’s Rural Health Initiative (RHI), is intended to educate WVSOM students about what it’s like to practice … Read more