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  • Carthage Police Make Arrest In Shooting

    Carthage Police Make Arrest In Shooting

    Carthage Police Make Arrest In Shooting

    Friday, January 19 2018 1:45 PM EST2018-01-19 18:45:04 GMT

    Police make their first arrest for a shooting that put two people in the hospital last week. Carthage Police Department responded to Kansas City Mo in reference to the shooting investigation that occurred at 1142 River St. Carthage Police Detectives with the assistance Kansas City Mo Police Department Impact Unit.  21-year-old Timothy McLeod was arrested in Kansas City Thursday night.  He is now in the Jasper County Jail.  McLeod was arrested on warrant for t...

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    Police make their first arrest for a shooting that put two people in the hospital last week. Carthage Police Department responded to Kansas City Mo in reference to the shooting investigation that occurred at 1142 River St. Carthage Police Detectives with the assistance Kansas City Mo Police Department Impact Unit.  21-year-old Timothy McLeod was arrested in Kansas City Thursday night.  He is now in the Jasper County Jail.  McLeod was arrested on warrant for t...

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  • LOCAL MECHANIC’S GIFT TO FAMILY WAS ANSWERED PRAYER

    LOCAL MECHANIC’S GIFT TO FAMILY WAS ANSWERED PRAYER

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:07 PM EST2018-01-19 00:07:42 GMT

      A local mom is calling an auto mechanic an angel for his gift to her son who lives with autism.           

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      A local mom is calling an auto mechanic an angel for his gift to her son who lives with autism.           

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  • Epidemic Influenza Levels Prompt Health Department to Offer Free Flu Shots

    Epidemic Influenza Levels Prompt Health Department to Offer Free Flu Shots

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-01-18 23:58:30 GMT

    There have been 271 flu cases in Newton County alone since December; usually that number is 50.

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    There have been 271 flu cases in Newton County alone since December; usually that number is 50.

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  • MED DAY Thursday: Breakytherapy

    MED DAY Thursday: Breakytherapy

  • 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 >>
  • 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

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:47 AM EST2017-12-15 15:47:39 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 >>
  • 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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