The forum will be hosted by the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Boone County Commission Chambers.
The U.S. may have the most advanced health care system in the world, but the system is very fragmented because "there's no uniform national quality control," said Lawrence Gostin, a global health law expert and professor at Georgetown University.
Because of heightened media attention, the virus has affected everyday life in Ghana, though no cases have been confirmed there.
In 2012, more than one-third of children and adolescents in the United States were overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Child development programs and parents in Missouri are using games, family-style meals and learning gardens to promote healthy eating.
The new rule will take effect on Jan. 1. Current employees will not be affected by the new rule.
MU researcher Frank Booth donated $1 million to fund future research, establishing the Frank Booth Fellowship in Physical Activity and Health for the MU School of Medicine.
Cherre Bybee first learned how to make bobbin lace 28 years ago in Brawdy, Wales. She has kept up the hobby ever since and brought it to Columbia nine months ago.
After school administrators were tipped off that there had been drugs at the school in the past, Tuesday's lockdown and drug sweep were intended to confirm no drugs were in the school.
The Truman Veterans' Hospital hosted a town hall Tuesday night for veterans and their families to share concerns and ask questions.
After Missouri's same-sex marriage ban was overturned in Jackson and St. Louis counties earlier this month, Karen Bataille and Becky Plovanich traveled across state lines from Columbia to Carlinville, Illinois, to marry on Friday in the town where Plovanich grew up.
The new study found that Vytorin and Zetia help prevent heart attacks and strokes for those at high risk by lowering cholesterol.
The software applies a holistic approach to treating patients' physical health along with their mental health.
Rick Majzun, the vice president of strategic operations and planning at the St. Louis Children's Hospital, visited Kenya and Sweden to see what other medical communities around the world are doing to reduce infant mortality and premature birth rates.
Funds will be raised through a silent auction in which each artist can donate one piece of artwork. At 2 p.m. Sunday, each artist will call the highest bidder to pick up their item and write their check to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
The Substance Abuse Advisory Commission voted in favor of First Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick's proposals to increase the purchase age of tobacco and electronic cigarettes to 21 and ban the use of e-cigarettes indoors.
Emergency medical technicians initiated the infectious disease protocol as a man was rushed to University Hospital on Wednesday afternoon with Ebola-like symptoms. Officials said the man likely does not have the disease. A Fire Department official called the decision to initiate the protocol the result of "an abundance of caution."
The tattoos that Pete Tieman got when he was younger didn't age with him, and he's not the only person to outgrow tattoos.
Drew Glosson plans to join a ministry in Tokyo with a growing Christian community, preach the Gospel and build a network of Christian communities throughout Japan.
Most weren't seriously harmed, but over the past two years, one child has died and 30 went into comas after ingesting the products.
The removal of Burke as head of the Holy See's supreme court was widely expected in church circles.