click to enlarge Syphilis in St. Louis city and county is on the rise. How much on the rise? Enough for the St. Louis County Department of Public Health to issue a press release yesterday stressing the importance of prevention and testing. An examination of the data released by the county’s health department led St. Louis Public Radio to concur that “the rate of syphilis cases in St. Louis County increased 42 percent between 2016 and 2017” — the largest increase in at least five years. Syphilis isn’t that dangerous, as far as STIs go, and can be treated and cured if it is caught early enough. But if it's left untreated or ignored, it can end up causing serious problems, including blindness and dementia. The highest rate of new syphilis infections is among teenagers and young adults, with the ages of 15 to 24 hit the hardest. The county's press release also stressed that syphilis is especially dangerous to a fetus and that pregnant women should be … [Read more...] about With Syphilis Rates Soaring, St. Louis County Wants You to Mate for Life
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St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger wants the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission to contribute $6 million to help pay for the PowerPlex project, a regional youth sports complex that would reimagine the failing St. Louis Outlet Mall in Hazelwood. According to a letter Stenger posted to his Facebook page on Monday, the county is asking the CVC to appropriate the funds from its Convention and Recreation Trust Fund. Stenger, officials with the CVC and some County Council members met Monday afternoon to discuss the possibility of the CVC chipping in on the $92 million project. "I'm supportive of the PowerPlex project and am working right now on finding the resources and funding from the CVC for that project," Stenger told the Post-Dispatch. "The CVC indicated they are willing to discuss it and consider it."County Councilman Mark Harder, who has spearheaded the effort to develop the project, said Stenger's Facebook post came as a surprise because "we were trying … [Read more...] about To turn a failing Hazelwood mall into a sports complex, St. Louis County wants $6 million from CVC
Decisions, decisions, decisions. As discussed when the Wild acquired Sean Bergenheim, then six days later Chris Stewart and Jordan Leopold, there would come a point when coach Mike Yeo has to make nightly tough decisions on the lineup. The first odd guy out up front was Jordan Schroeder. The next odd guy out when defenseman Jared Spurgeon returned from a concussion was Christian Folin. Nate Prosser sprained his MCL last Saturday in St. Louis, so Folin returned for two games and scored Thursday against Washington. But Folin is again expected to be out at least Saturday afternoon against the Blues now that Marco Scandella’s return has been declared after missing nine games with an oblique(ish) injury. “He played really well,” Yeo said of Folin. “That’s the look we’re going with [Saturday], but I’m quite certain he’ll get in again here. He’s done a good job and we’ll continue to make sure he stays ready.” Why Leopold over … [Read more...] about Marco Scandella to return Saturday against St. Louis; Mike Yeo discusses difficult lineup decisions
Celebrating Art for Senior Engagement Returns to St. Louis Mark Your Calendars for an Explosion of Art Across the Region April 19-29 ST. LOUIS— Celebrating Art for Senior Engagement festival will once again feature art in every nook and cranny of St. Louis April 19-29. Presented by Maturity and its Muse, the local nonprofit that’s dedicated to improving the lives of seniors through the arts, Celebrating Art for Senior Engagement, or CASEfest, will take place in dozens of venues across the St. Louis region with events and shows, highlighting the power and importance that art has in improving the aging experience. Find out more about CASEfest at http://maturityanditsmuse.org/calendar/. The majority of events will be free however, a few may cost or ask for advanced registration. Now in its third year, CASEfest has become an anticipated event with arts venues and organizations around the region. Approximately 60 venues have participated each of the past two years with at least … [Read more...] about A Showcase of Art Across St. Louis this April
St. Louis, MO – Author and speaker, Deneen Troupe-Buitrago will share the principles outlined in her new book, CLARIFY, 12 Principles to Illuminate Your Calling to the Marketplace with members of the St. Louis Metro Tapestry Network on Tuesday, February 13th at Brentwood Community Center, 2505 South Brentwood Blvd from 9:30am to 11:00am. During her presentation, Deneen will share examples from her book about some of the Biblical women who applied these same principles to grow their businesses and how Tapestry members and guests can apply these same principles to grow their own businesses and overcome some of the challenges they face as women in business. To hear a little more about the book, listen to Deneen at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1awdEVfTy5TbT5wjA3GxkADqdqXFXhQln/view. According to Deneen, “God has given each of us a specific role to play and job to do in the marketplace. He has given us, business women, many gifts, talents, expertise, and strengths that leads … [Read more...] about The St. Louis Metro Tapestry Network learns how to apply Biblical principles to grow their business in the marketplace.