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Flu virus reaches widespread levels

According to the Missouri Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report, 8,022 flu tests came back positive, which is almost two thousand more people than this time last year. The spread of the flu resulted in Jeanne Daffron, provost, to send out a mass email suggesting students that have symptoms of the flu to stay home from classes. According to the email faculty... Read More

Western Unlikely to Face Changes with Proposed Health Bill

A House bill with the potential to drastically change how state universities within Missouri operate their student health services will make its way through committee hearings this month, but it seems as though Missouri Western will be left unaffected. House Bill 2096, authored by Rep. Jason Chipman, R-Steelville, mandates that state universities will not be allowed to charge students with a health... Read More

Western STD rates higher than national average

Sexually transmitted diseases continue to increase on campuses state-wide.   Approximately 7,400 of  cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea have been reported in the Kansas City Region which includes Missouri Western State University. In 2011 Missouri reported 35,689 cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea. Nineteen million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States in 2011.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says... Read More

Health center pushes for Health fee to help with funding

Students at Missouri Western may be facing another proposed fee this spring. Esry Health Center officials are suggesting that implementing a health fee similar to the Student Success Act, which was enacted a year ago, would guarantee good treatment and services for all students. According to Esry Health Center Administrative Assistant Angie Beck, the health center totaled 1,874 visits. Beck feels that... Read More