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Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University will now receive support for student athletes and performers in a new partnership with SoutheastHEALTH. 

During a press conference on Wednesday, the healthcare system's CEO Ken Bateman said they will also provide athletic training, physical therapy services, diagnostic equipment, and athletic training supplies to students.


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What if when we talked about kids going “back to school” we considered their actual backs and their spinal health?

In the late 1970s, psychoanalyst Herbert Fruedenberger coined the term “burnout” to compare his feelings of exhaustion in response to stress with the way his patients’ cigarettes sometimes burned out while they were holding them. While burnout has been the focus of many studies in the last four decades, and an inventory was developed by Dr. Christina Maslach to measure it, the concept of burnout was often disputed and not officially recognized as a mental disorder.

Courtesy of St. Francis Healthcare System

Black River Medical Center, an 8-bed emergency room facility in Poplar Bluff, will fall under the direction of St. Francis Healthcare System early next month, and instead offer urgent and primary care services to the region. 

Runners sometimes joke about the strangest places they have gotten a drink when putting in long, hot miles ---from a stranger’s garden hose, a spigot on a golf course---but dehydration is no laughing matter. It’s also not something to cry about...because people who are dehydrated can’t produce tears.