Kerry Hirth has synesthesia, a neurological condition in which one sensory experience will stimulate another sense. Hirth sees music in terms of color and uses that experience to create art.
The total for 2014, so far, is 1,059 cases, compared to only 85 in 2013. This flu season the H3N2 virus, part of the H3 strain, has been the most problematic for the county Health Department and the public.
While teen cigarette smoking has decreased nearly 50 percent over the past five years, more teens now use e-cigarettes than tobacco cigarettes.
Vaccination rates for people age 65 and older plateaued in the 2013-14 flu season.
The lifetime ban dates from the early years of the AIDS crisis and was intended to protect the blood supply from what was a then little-understood disease. Activists say the ban is discriminatory and perpetuates negative stereotypes.
Analysts believe the administration can meet or surpass its goal of 9.1 million customers in the exchange through a combination of returning customers and people signing up for the first time.
The findings were only at teaching hospitals, typically affiliated with medical schools and involved in doctor training and sometimes research.
Under a new Missouri law, medical school graduates who don't get a residency will be eligible to become "assistant physicians" and can provide primary care in underserved rural and urban communities. But the devil seems to be in the details.
The new rules will not apply to drinks ordered at the bar or those that aren't listed on the main menu.
Several dozen people gathered around a 9-foot menorah for a lighting ceremony hosted by Chabad of MU and Mid-Missouri.
Dozens of elementary students converged on the steps of MU's Memorial Union on Tuesday to sing holiday songs despite the day's cold weather.
Researchers like University of Michigan professor Lloyd Johnson worry the progress made in reducing teen cigarette use will be undermined by e-cigarettes.
At this point in 2013, the health department had a total of 273 reported cases of influenza. This year, there have been 438 reported cases since December 9.
Flu season is upon us. How do you know when it's safe for your sick kids to re-enter school after spending a few days in bed? Turns out there's a protocol for that.
Superhero and Cinderella's Castle cakes are just two edible creations Cherie Rutter, a local baker, has made for children and teens in Columbia with critical illnesses and disabilities. She bakes, decorates and delivers the cakes for free as a "sugar angel" volunteer for the nonprofit organization Icing Smiles.
The program requires all ambassadors to attend a two-hour training session, complete 12 hours of community service and to promote a sustainable lifestyle. Volunteers are expected to participate at events such as the hazardous household waste collection.
Private lab-bred mice that carry bits of someone's specific cancer can be used to see what drugs will work best on an individual.
Senior Alexus Collins started dance when she was 6 years old. Collins, who says dancing defines who she is, plans to continue performing even after graduating from Stephens College in May.
A couple of history lovers and re-enactors created Bucksnort Trading Co. and saloon to help people step back in time to the Wild West.
First Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick introduced the proposals in September, and the Board of Health has endorsed it. Convenience store owners are worried the measures will hurt their businesses.