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Winter lead testing results show five Jefferson City schools with sinks above allowable limit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (KMIZ) Results from the Jefferson City School District’s winter lead testing show that five schools had water fixtures with lead levels above the state’s allowable limit.  The tests were conducted in January, according to data on the Jefferson City School District’s website from the EPA Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water. Of the

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Health professionals explain how to talk to children after Kansas City parade shooting

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Health officials at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City shared in a news conference Thursday afternoon that they are concerned about the lingering mental health effects after Wednesday’s shooting at . Locally, Burrell Behavioral Health said many children are struggling with fear and anxiety this week. Nine children were among those shot

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Columbia clinic expands treatment options with Suboxone for opioid use disorder

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Big Tree Medical announced on Wednesday that it will be providing Suboxone prescriptions for those struggling with opioid use disorder at its Columbia location.  Suboxone is one of the primary medications used to treat opioid addiction. Research from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine indicates it can reduce the risk

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