Truman Medical Center is on the front lines of health care in Kansas City. The safety-net hospital treated nearly 100,000 patients last year. But lately, hospital leaders have been trying to figure out ways to prevent people from getting sick and becoming patients in the first place. CEO John Bluford has been waging a wellness campaign, promoting better nutrition and battling junk food.
So what’s a McDonald's doing right inside a main hospital entrance?
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Consumers are getting smarter about the food they eat. We know to check labels for the levels of sodium and saturated fat, and that "high fructose corn syrup" is still sugar. Most of us hit a wall though when it comes to ingredients such as malodextrin, flavonoids and silicon dioxide. What are these ingredients found in the foods we eat and drink?
You’ve heard of telecommuting, telekinesis and televangelism – but what about telemedicine? On Tuesday's Central Standard, a look at developments in a technology that helps doctors treat patients remotely – improving patient care everywhere from urban schools to rural areas.