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  • Mother Road Part of US Bicycle Route: Ribbon Cutting Marks Start of Big Bam Ride

    Mother Road Part of US Bicycle Route: Ribbon Cutting Marks Start of Big Bam Ride

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:50 PM EDT2018-06-18 03:50:11 GMT

    Two cycling events both follow Route 66. As the Oklahoma Freewheel comes to a close, the Big Bam Ride begins in Joplin.  After riding 425 miles across Oklahoma and Kansas, roughly five hundred cyclists will be departing on a five-day cycling tour  along historic route 66  for the Big Bam ride. 

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    Two cycling events both follow Route 66. As the Oklahoma Freewheel comes to a close, the Big Bam Ride begins in Joplin.  After riding 425 miles across Oklahoma and Kansas, roughly five hundred cyclists will be departing on a five-day cycling tour  along historic route 66  for the Big Bam ride. 

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  • Gubernatorial Straw Poll Puts Kobach in Lead

    Gubernatorial Straw Poll Puts Kobach in Lead

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-06-18 02:29:00 GMT
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    GOP Candidates for governor in Kansas took part in a debate and forum in Parsons Saturday night. During the event a straw poll was conducted. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was a clear leader with 51% of the straw poll votes. 

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    GOP Candidates for governor in Kansas took part in a debate and forum in Parsons Saturday night. During the event a straw poll was conducted. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was a clear leader with 51% of the straw poll votes. 

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  • Green Way Outdoors Back in Oklahoma With Cat-fishing Safety Tips

    Green Way Outdoors Back in Oklahoma With Cat-fishing Safety Tips

    Saturday, June 16 2018 10:19 PM EDT2018-06-17 02:19:16 GMT

     "Pretty sure he just got bit!" .And yes, that's the goal of noodling. "Somebody has to shove you in, and you're inside a cave that's real tight and claustrophobic and you're attempting to get bit by a fish" says Kyle Green, the executive director and host of the Green Way Outdoors. The crew is back in Northeast Oklahoma highlighting a tradition Native Americans started in our area hundreds of years ago, noodling. "You stick your hand in there, the...

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     "Pretty sure he just got bit!" .And yes, that's the goal of noodling. "Somebody has to shove you in, and you're inside a cave that's real tight and claustrophobic and you're attempting to get bit by a fish" says Kyle Green, the executive director and host of the Green Way Outdoors. The crew is back in Northeast Oklahoma highlighting a tradition Native Americans started in our area hundreds of years ago, noodling. "You stick your hand in there, the...

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  • Medday Thursday: Wound Care Awareness Week

    Medday Thursday: Wound Care Awareness Week

    Thursday, June 7 2018 7:51 AM EDT2018-06-07 11:51:33 GMT
    6.7 Million American are living with a chronic, non-healing wound and 25% of people living with diabetes will experience a foot ulcer. Via Christi Hospital joins the state in recognizing Wound Care Awareness Week in the State of Kansas.  Michael Hayslip sits down with Dr. Michael Nagle to find out how visiting with a wound care specialist can improve your quality of life.More >>
    6.7 Million American are living with a chronic, non-healing wound and 25% of people living with diabetes will experience a foot ulcer. Via Christi Hospital joins the state in recognizing Wound Care Awareness Week in the State of Kansas.  Michael Hayslip sits down with Dr. Michael Nagle to find out how visiting with a wound care specialist can improve your quality of life.More >>
  • Medday Thursday: Stick it to Diabetes

    Medday Thursday: Stick it to Diabetes

    Thursday, June 7 2018 7:46 AM EDT2018-06-07 11:46:18 GMT

    Michael Hayslip sits down with Mercy Hospital’s Dr. Gretchen Shull to find out about this year’s Stick if to Diabetes event in Joplin.   She explains how local restaurants are challenged to bring “food on a stick”…. But here’s the catch, it’s all healthy diabetic friendly eats. STICK IT TO DIABETES Friday, June 8th 6:00-8:00pm Hope City Church 1258 Jaguar Rd., Joplin Ticket Info Call: (417) 556-2267

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    Michael Hayslip sits down with Mercy Hospital’s Dr. Gretchen Shull to find out about this year’s Stick if to Diabetes event in Joplin.   She explains how local restaurants are challenged to bring “food on a stick”…. But here’s the catch, it’s all healthy diabetic friendly eats. STICK IT TO DIABETES Friday, June 8th 6:00-8:00pm Hope City Church 1258 Jaguar Rd., Joplin Ticket Info Call: (417) 556-2267

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  • Medday Thursday: Walk MS

    Medday Thursday: Walk MS

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:03:04 GMT
    Every step counts!  This morning we finds out how money raised from this year’s WALK MS event in Joplin will help in the battle against multiple sclerosis.  Joplin’s walk starts this Saturday at 9:00am at Landrith Park.  For fundraising questions call 1-855-372-1331 or to find an WALK MS even in your area click here.More >>
    Every step counts!  This morning we finds out how money raised from this year’s WALK MS event in Joplin will help in the battle against multiple sclerosis.  Joplin’s walk starts this Saturday at 9:00am at Landrith Park.  For fundraising questions call 1-855-372-1331 or to find an WALK MS even in your area click here.More >>
  • Medday Thursday: Via Christi Dr. Jenkins - Robotics & Colon Care

    Medday Thursday: Via Christi Dr. Jenkins - Robotics & Colon Care

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:28 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:28:55 GMT
    In this morning’s Medday Thursday segment, KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Via Christi Doctor Xavier Mohan Jenkins to find out how robotics surgery can help patients suffering from colorectal cancer.More >>
    In this morning’s Medday Thursday segment, KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Via Christi Doctor Xavier Mohan Jenkins to find out how robotics surgery can help patients suffering from colorectal cancer.More >>
  • Medday Thursday: Diabetes Alert Day - Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Cups

    Medday Thursday: Diabetes Alert Day - Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Cups

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 9:21 AM EDT2018-04-04 13:21:10 GMT

    Tuesday is the American Diabetes Association Alert Day.  This morning Freeman dietician Susan Pittman shares an easy breakfast quiche that is diabetic friendly.  Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Cups Ingredients: 4 oz. turkey sausage or crumbled turkey bacon 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped 1/4 onion, chopped 5 large eggs 1 can (12 oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained 1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 6...

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    Tuesday is the American Diabetes Association Alert Day.  This morning Freeman dietician Susan Pittman shares an easy breakfast quiche that is diabetic friendly.  Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Cups Ingredients: 4 oz. turkey sausage or crumbled turkey bacon 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped 1/4 onion, chopped 5 large eggs 1 can (12 oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained 1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 6...

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  • Medday Thursday: World Kidney Day! March O' the Kidney

    Medday Thursday: World Kidney Day! March O' the Kidney

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 9:21 AM EDT2018-04-04 13:21:53 GMT

    It's World Kidney Day!  This morning Freeman Hospital’s Teri Williams talks about Chronic Kidney Disease and how a dialysis machine can keep a patient alive.  Researchers find women are much more likely to donate a kidney than men.  Data from Europe shows 36% of women who are suitable donors give their kidney to their husband, but only 7% of men who are suitable donate to their wife.  The March O’ the Kidney 1-Mile Walk honors dialysis patients. ...

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    It's World Kidney Day!  This morning Freeman Hospital’s Teri Williams talks about Chronic Kidney Disease and how a dialysis machine can keep a patient alive.  Researchers find women are much more likely to donate a kidney than men.  Data from Europe shows 36% of women who are suitable donors give their kidney to their husband, but only 7% of men who are suitable donate to their wife.  The March O’ the Kidney 1-Mile Walk honors dialysis patients. ...

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  • Medday Thursday: Treating Strokes

    Medday Thursday: Treating Strokes

    Thursday, February 1 2018 10:48 AM EST2018-02-01 15:48:01 GMT
    This week the American Stroke Association released new guidelines for the early management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke.  Doctors say the new guidelines mean more patients can receive critical treatments.  We find out the latest on what's known as the clot buster.More >>
    This week the American Stroke Association released new guidelines for the early management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke.  Doctors say the new guidelines mean more patients can receive critical treatments.  We find out the latest on what's known as the clot buster.More >>
  • Medday Thursday: Universal Flu Shot

    Medday Thursday: Universal Flu Shot

    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:28 AM EST2018-01-18 13:28:39 GMT
    The CDC says widespread flu activity is now reported in every state, except Hawaii.  The dominant flu strain circulating this year is the H3N2 virus, but health officials say Flu B activity is also now increasing.     Imagine having to get a flu shot only once in your life to prevent the virus from occurring. In this morning’s MEDDAY THURSDAY segment… KOAM’s Tawnya Bach and Michael Hayslip find out.More >>
    The CDC says widespread flu activity is now reported in every state, except Hawaii.  The dominant flu strain circulating this year is the H3N2 virus, but health officials say Flu B activity is also now increasing.     Imagine having to get a flu shot only once in your life to prevent the virus from occurring. In this morning’s MEDDAY THURSDAY segment… KOAM’s Tawnya Bach and Michael Hayslip find out.More >>
  • Medday Thursday - Brachytherapy Treatments for Cancer

    Medday Thursday - Brachytherapy Treatments for Cancer

    Thursday, January 11 2018 9:11 AM EST2018-01-11 14:11:41 GMT
    During this week's installment of Medday Thursday KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Freeman Health's Chance Matthiensen.  The two of them delve into the sometimes uncomfortable topic of prostrate cancer and how Brachytherapy can help. More >>
    During this week's installment of Medday Thursday KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Freeman Health's Chance Matthiensen.  The two of them delve into the sometimes uncomfortable topic of prostrate cancer and how Brachytherapy can help. More >>
  • Medday Thursday - Dr. Fenech @ Via Christi Pittsburg

    Medday Thursday - Dr. Fenech @ Via Christi Pittsburg

    Thursday, December 21 2017 12:49 PM EST2017-12-21 17:49:35 GMT
    KOAM'S Michael Hayslip sits down with Dr. Michael Fenech from Pittsburg's Via Christi Hospital to discuss the latest trend in da vinci robotics surgery.  Dr. Fenech also weighs in on the debate over VBACs, Vaginal births after C-sections..... and why he says the Pittsburg facility now has the ability to offer them.  To contact Via Christi or to find out more information here's a quick link to the hospital's Facebook site.More >>
    KOAM'S Michael Hayslip sits down with Dr. Michael Fenech from Pittsburg's Via Christi Hospital to discuss the latest trend in da vinci robotics surgery.  Dr. Fenech also weighs in on the debate over VBACs, Vaginal births after C-sections..... and why he says the Pittsburg facility now has the ability to offer them.  To contact Via Christi or to find out more information here's a quick link to the hospital's Facebook site.More >>
  • Medday Thursday - Weekend Warriors

    Medday Thursday - Weekend Warriors

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 9:20 AM EDT2018-04-04 13:20:00 GMT

    Freeman Health System is hiring!   The Joplin hospital is in search of “Weekend Warrior” nurses in both its Medical Oncology and ICU departments.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with registered nurses, Kellie Arrasmith and Jeremy Jones, to find out how these weekend only positions will help nurses across the board spend more time with their families and provide better quality healthcare to their patients. If you are considering a future career wit...

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    Freeman Health System is hiring!   The Joplin hospital is in search of “Weekend Warrior” nurses in both its Medical Oncology and ICU departments.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with registered nurses, Kellie Arrasmith and Jeremy Jones, to find out how these weekend only positions will help nurses across the board spend more time with their families and provide better quality healthcare to their patients. If you are considering a future career wit...

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  • CDC offers tips to keep you family safe in the kitchen.

    Safe Holiday Baking

    Safe Holiday Baking

    Friday, December 8 2017 8:44 AM EST2017-12-08 13:44:40 GMT
    The following info comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. For many people, the holiday season is the perfect time to spend time together in the kitchen and share delicious baked foods and desserts. Follow these safety tips to help you and your loved ones stay healthy when handling raw dough. When you prepare homemade cookie dough, cake mixes, or even bread, you may be tempted to taste a bite before it is fully cooked. But steer clear of this temptatio...More >>
    The following info comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. For many people, the holiday season is the perfect time to spend time together in the kitchen and share delicious baked foods and desserts. Follow these safety tips to help you and your loved ones stay healthy when handling raw dough. When you prepare homemade cookie dough, cake mixes, or even bread, you may be tempted to taste a bite before it is fully cooked. But steer clear of this temptatio...More >>
  • Medday Thursday - Flu Update

    Medday Thursday - Flu Update

    Friday, December 8 2017 8:35 AM EST2017-12-08 13:35:14 GMT

    Are you protected from the Flu?  KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Rebecca Adamson from the Crawford County Health Department to find out the current Flu status for Southeast Kansas.  She also offers a few tips to help keep you and your family safe. Here are a few symptoms you may experience if you have the flu: Fever. Cough and sore throat. Runny or stuffy nose. Muscle or body aches and chills. Headaches. Fatigue.

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    Are you protected from the Flu?  KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Rebecca Adamson from the Crawford County Health Department to find out the current Flu status for Southeast Kansas.  She also offers a few tips to help keep you and your family safe. Here are a few symptoms you may experience if you have the flu: Fever. Cough and sore throat. Runny or stuffy nose. Muscle or body aches and chills. Headaches. Fatigue.

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  • Morning Exam: Is this year's flu shot effective?

    Morning Exam: Is this year's flu shot effective?

    Friday, December 19 2014 9:49 AM EST2014-12-19 14:49:16 GMT
    A recent advisory from the Centers for Disease Control said this year's flu vaccine may not offer protection against the bug currently making its rounds.More >>
    A recent advisory from the Centers for Disease Control said this year's flu vaccine may not offer protection against the bug currently making its rounds.More >>
  • Morning Exam: Video Games & Kids

    Morning Exam: Video Games & Kids

    Monday, November 10 2014 9:20 AM EST2014-11-10 14:20:29 GMT
    Monday on KOAM Morning News... Tawnya Bach talked to Dr. Eric Copeland, a clinical psychologist with Mercy Hospital who specializes in child psychology, about a new study on video games and children.More >>
    Monday on KOAM Morning News... Tawnya Bach talked to Dr. Eric Copeland, a clinical psychologist with Mercy Hospital who specializes in child psychology, about a new study on video games and children.More >>
  • Morning Exam: Getting your body back after birth

    Morning Exam: Getting your body back after birth

    Monday, May 5 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-05-05 14:15:38 GMT
    Monday on KOAM Morning News, as part of our continuing series "Morning Exam," Tawnya Bach talked to Dr. Keith Grebe, medical director with Mercy's Carthage clinic, about getting your body back after birth.More >>
    Monday on KOAM Morning News, as part of our continuing series "Morning Exam," Tawnya Bach talked to Dr. Keith Grebe, medical director with Mercy's Carthage clinic, about getting your body back after birth.More >>
  • Morning Exam: Community Gardening

    Morning Exam: Community Gardening

    Friday, May 2 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-05-02 12:51:03 GMT
    Friday on KOAM Morning News, as part of our continuing series "Morning Exam," Tawnya Bach looked at community gardening and its impact on your belt size.Note: The following study was published in the American Journal of Public Health on April 18, 2013:Community gardens may produce more than vegetablesStudy suggests health benefits beyond nutritionPeople who participate in community gardening have a significantly lower body mass index-as well as lower odds of being overweight or obese-than do ...More >>
    Friday on KOAM Morning News, as part of our continuing series "Morning Exam," Tawnya Bach looked at community gardening and its impact on your belt size.Note: The following study was published in the American Journal of Public Health on April 18, 2013:Community gardens may produce more than vegetablesStudy suggests health benefits beyond nutritionPeople who participate in community gardening have a significantly lower body mass index-as well as lower odds of being overweight or obese-than do ...More >>
  • Springtime Allergies

    Springtime Allergies

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-04-29 14:56:57 GMT
    Monday on KOAM Morning News, as part of our continuing series "Morning Exam," Tawnya Bach talked to Dr. Kent McIntire, an otolaryngologist with Freeman Hospital, about how to battle allergies, something that affects nearly 50 million Americans.More >>
    Monday on KOAM Morning News, as part of our continuing series "Morning Exam," Tawnya Bach talked to Dr. Kent McIntire, an otolaryngologist with Freeman Hospital, about how to battle allergies, something that affects nearly 50 million Americans.More >>
  • Morning Exam: Multiple Sclerosis

    Morning Exam: Multiple Sclerosis

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-04-09 13:27:42 GMT
    Wednesday on KOAM Morning News, Tawnya Bach talked to Dr. John Hardin, a physical medicine and rehab physician with Mercy, about multiple sclerosis, a neurological disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord and nearly 2.3 million people worldwide.More >>
    Wednesday on KOAM Morning News, Tawnya Bach talked to Dr. John Hardin, a physical medicine and rehab physician with Mercy, about multiple sclerosis, a neurological disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord and nearly 2.3 million people worldwide.More >>
  • Nutrition & Diet Myths

    Nutrition & Diet Myths

    Monday, March 17 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-03-17 13:25:28 GMT
    Monday on KOAM Morning News, as part of our new, continuing series "Morning Exam," Jordan Aubey talked to Ruth Thompson, a registered dietitian with Freeman Hospital, about nutrition and diet myths.
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    Monday on KOAM Morning News, as part of our new, continuing series "Morning Exam," Jordan Aubey talked to Ruth Thompson, a registered dietitian with Freeman Hospital, about nutrition and diet myths.More >>
  • Vegetarian diets & lower blood pressure

    Vegetarian diets & lower blood pressure

    Monday, March 10 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-03-10 13:10:45 GMT
    Monday on KOAM Morning News, as part of our new, continuing series, "Morning Exam," Tawnya Bach talked to Mercy dietitian Heather Richards about a new study that links vegetarian diets with lower blood pressure.More >>
    Monday on KOAM Morning News, as part of our new, continuing series, "Morning Exam," Tawnya Bach talked to Heather Richards, a dietitian with Mercy Hospital, about a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that links vegetarian diets with lower blood pressure.More >>
  • Exercise: Sticking to your New Year's resolution

    Exercise: Sticking to your New Year's resolution

    Friday, February 21 2014 8:32 AM EST2014-02-21 13:32:10 GMT
    Friday on KOAM Morning News, as part of our series "Ways to Look & Feel Younger," Dave Pylant talked to Kris Drake, an RN and wellness coordinator with Freeman Hospital, about exercise and losing weight.More >>
    Friday on KOAM Morning News, as part of our series "Ways to Look & Feel Younger," Dave Pylant talked to Kris Drake, an RN and wellness coordinator with Freeman Hospital, about exercise, losing weight and how you can accomplish your New Year's resolution to get fit.
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  • Is serving size the same as portion size?

    Is serving size the same as portion size?

    Thursday, February 20 2014 9:44 AM EST2014-02-20 14:44:59 GMT
    Thursday on KOAM Morning News, as part of our series "Ways to Look & Feel Younger," Dave Pylant talked to Heather Richards, a nutritionist with Mercy Hospital, about what you eat affecting how you feel. More >>
    Thursday on KOAM Morning News, as part of our series "Ways to Look & Feel Younger," Dave Pylant talked to Heather Richards, a nutritionist with Mercy Hospital, about what you eat affecting how you feel. They also discussed the portion size vs. serving size debate. 
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  • Life's Simple 7: Improving Heart Health

    Life's Simple 7: Improving Heart Health

    Thursday, February 20 2014 9:43 AM EST2014-02-20 14:43:13 GMT
    Tuesday on KOAM Morning News, Dave Pylant talked to Freeman cardiologist Dr. Darwin Jeyaraj about the American Heart Association's seven basic steps people can take to improve heart health.More >>
    Tuesday on KOAM Morning News, Dave Pylant talked to Freeman cardiologist Dr. Darwin Jeyaraj about the American Heart Association's seven basic steps people can take to improve heart health.More >>
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