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SoutheastHEALTH has announced the transition of services to their new Adult Voluntary Behavioral Health Unit of the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter. The unit, located on the second floor of the Harty Pavillion, will contain an Emergency Services Department and replace the current inpatient behavioral health unit at Southeast Hospital in Cape GIrardeau.

In a press release, SoutheastHEALTH President and CEO Ken Bateman explained the move, saying it will serve as a more centralized location for the SoutheastHEALTH service area.

The American Public Health Association defines Community Health Workers as frontline public health workers who are  trusted members of, or have an unusually close understanding of, the community served. This trusting relationship enables the workers to serve as links between health services, social services and the community, which  facilitates access and improves the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

Hello, I’m Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs, Director of Health Communication at Southeast Missouri State University...and now, also, a Certified Community Health Worker.

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A recent Gallup poll found that while most health providers recommend adults get 7-9 hours of sleep each night, folks in the United States currently average 6.8 hours of sleep at night. Odds are, you could use a nap.

People nap for different reasons. For some it is to make up for lost sleep, for some it is in preparation of sleep loss, and for others, it can be just for enjoyment.

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According to an article by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in five new prescriptions are never filled, and among those filled, approximately 50% are taken incorrectly, particularly with regard to timing, dosage, frequency, and duration.

When you can’t decide which entree sounds best to you at a restaurant, you may order a combo platter. When doctors couldn’t decide which risk factor was the deadliest, they created a name for this combo platter: metabolic syndrome.

While no universally accepted definition of the metabolic syndrome, or Met Syn, exists, various organizations agree, according to the Encyclopedia of Lifestyle, Medicine and Health, that Met Syn is diagnosed by a combination of 3 or more of the following factors: