His appointment will begin Aug. 12. Sinek is taking over the position from Dan Rothery, who was president of the center for six years.
The focus groups are part of an update to the Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan.
Although the bill makes no mention of specific drugs, state Sen. David Sater has said his bill was prompted by efforts elsewhere to require pharmacists to stock emergency contraception.
Adults can learn about their health by visiting the Know Your Numbers" mobile health unit from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday.
Attempts to address the provider gap have taken on increased urgency ahead of the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Jan. 1.
Some states are offering loan reimbursements to medical school graduates that practice in underserved areas. Other states are expanding services provided by dentists, pharmacists and nurse practitioners.
Missouri had a little less than 74 active patient care primary care doctors per 100,000 residents in 2010, compared to the national per capita average of more than 79 active primary care doctors.
Wendell Potter, who now is a critic of the insurance industry, spoke Thursday evening about health care and what Missouri residents can do to make sure they're covered.
Last year, 20 people drowned in Missouri — all of them in unguarded swimming areas. Even when there are witnesses, the untrained eye doesn't always spot drowning.
House Speaker Tim Jones created two new panels Thursday to examine a potential "Medicaid transformation."
Wendell Potter, who is often referred to as a "whistleblower" on the insurance industry, talks about the Affordable Care Act and what it means for consumers.
Here are five key points about the federal Affordable Care Act everyone should know about, heading into this fall and 2014, when major changes start to unfold.
The administration is taking the lead in setting up new health insurance markets in 34 states, a congressional report said — a heavy lift unforeseen when the law was passed.
Starbucks Corp. and other large fast food chains are posting calorie information on menus before a new Food and Drug Administration regulation takes effect June 25.
Medicare is opening a national mail-order program that will drop the prices the government pays for those products, but patients will have to use designated suppliers.
What once seemed like science fiction is now in the foreseeable future of science, as researchers across the country develop methods to grow organs from cells for use in surgery.
The job losses are due to cuts in federal health care payments from Medicare.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation hosted a tea Saturday morning to celebrate local cancer survivors.
For one O'Fallon couple, letting a favorite pet participate in a cancer treatment trial at MU's veterinary hospital has personal implications.
Even if you're already middle-aged, a study found, it's not too late to start rubbing on some sunscreen — and not just at the beach or pool.