- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Ray's of Kelso, Plaza by Ray's to change ownership; Fonn to buy enterprise (04/20/16)3
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Cape council approves nearly $1M in park, sculpture projects with little public discussion (04/22/16)37
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
Health briefs 8/9/07
Saint Francis' Stroke Center reaccredited
Saint Francis Medical Center's Stroke Center has again been accredited by The Joint Commission, a national honor awarded to top-notch stroke programs. The center also received The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction in Disease-Specific Care for Primary Stroke Treatment, which it first received in 2005 (accreditation is valid for two years).
New orthopedic clinic opens in Saint Francis
Saint Francis Medical Center has started a Knee, Hip, Shoulder Clinic that will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday on the second floor of Saint Francis' Health and Wellness Center. Doctors will diagnose injuries and get patients on the road to recovery quickly. Walk-ins are welcome to this clinic, and a physician referral is not required. Treatment options may include medication, physical therapy, further diagnostics or other interventions. Saint Francis will work with the patients' primary-care physician and involve other specialists as needed. The visit will be billed as a doctor's appointment. For more information, call 331-5153.
Take precaution against summer allergies
As humidity increases during the summer months, so does the presence of dust mites. The microscopic mites are second only to pollen in creating allergic reactions ranging from sneezing, itchy noses, to severe asthma attacks. Dust mites thrive in warm and humid conditions. Experts recommend washing bedding once a week in 130-degree water. People with allergies should avoid using curtains, drapes or fabric blinds on windows.
-- From staff reports