Only 28 percent of people ages 18 to 34 signed up for health insurance through the online marketplace. Some analysts blame the lag in enrollment on a lack of understanding about health insurance and that youthful sense of immortality.
The Missourian talked to Columbia residents about their trials, worries and successes in navigating the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. Some said they had trouble enrolling because of glitches on the website. Others were thankful they finally could afford health insurance.
Ninth Street Garden is aplot maintained by nearby residents and fellow Columbians.
Abby Arauz has fielded requests for Mardi Gras masks, feathers for the costumes in "The Hunger Games," wings for Victoria's Secret holiday displays, and more. She owns The Feather Place, a far-flung operation with an office in Columbia, showrooms in New York City and Los Angeles, and a wholesale business in California, Mo.
In order to plant successfully at home, some research is required. According to Michelle Brooks, MU greenhouse coordinator, people should ask questions about the plants they are interested in purchasing while shopping at garden centers.
While anti-tobacco campaigns and no-smoking ordinances are becoming widespread, the electronic-cigarette industry is flourishing. But regulations of the sale and manufacturing of the nicotine vapor products may soon increase, as well.
At a public forum Tuesday, community mental health experts discussed the current state of mental health services for children in Boone County and how the county can best use $6.5 million in funding to address these concerns.
The delay comes hours after a Republican-led House spending panel criticized the Obama administration's healthier school-lunch standards and proposed letting some schools opt out of them entirely.
The National Institutes of Health is supporting associate professor James Lee's research, which MU said could lead to treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
Research fish biologist and Asian carp expert Duane Chapman has been featured on the Discovery Channel and in National Geographic and the Wall Street Journal.
People are far more likely to disclose their funeral plans to friends and family than reveal their preferences for assistance with day-to-day living as they get older, according to the poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
The "Right To Try" law allows terminally ill patients to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval. It's a proposal being advanced in several states by patient advocates who are frustrated by the yearslong federal approval process for experimental drugs in the pipeline.
North Kansas City-based Cerner Corp. adopted Nevada, Mo., in 2012 as a testing ground for theories to control skyrocketing medical costs. The Healthy Nevada initiative aims to emphasize the individual's role in decreasing health care costs.
The Leda J. Sears Trust announced that it plans to donate half a million dollars to the MU Department of Child Health.
Anxiety disorders have risen in Boone County and the state since 2008. Experts say there's no simple explanation for the increase, though greater awareness of anxiety as a disorder might be playing a role.
The center will deliver medical care all day, every day, through audio, video and data connections. It will provide medical care for people in remote rural areas and underserved inner cities, saving them the hassle of a trip to the city.
The virtual house call is a convenient remedy for people who would otherwise find it difficult to get to a doctor.
For Carmen Beck, the road to motherhood was more difficult than she had expected, and when she finally became a mother, her twins were born fighting for their lives.
Bill Kinney is an ear, nose and throat surgeon who spends his spare time flying planes. He says the thrill of flying feels a lot like the work he does in the operating room.
The 14th Annual Watercolor Missouri International Show was inspired by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s interest in painting, said Kit Freudenberg, the museum’s interim assistant director.