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Specialty in Asian carp brings scientist unexpected fame

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.

Poll: More stressful to care for spouse than parent

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.

States move to expand experimental drugs for some with 'Right to Try' law

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.

Cerner Corp. uses Missouri town to test health initiative

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.

MU Department of Child Health to receive $500,000 donation

The Leda J. Sears Trust announced that it plans to donate half a million dollars to the MU Department of Child Health.

Anxiety diagnoses rising in Boone County, across state

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.

Mercy plans suburban St. Louis telemedicine center

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 doctor will see you now via webcam, smartphone

The virtual house call is a convenient remedy for people who would otherwise find it difficult to get to a doctor.

 

After long journey, new mom spends Mother's Day with her preemies

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.

Surgeon from Boonville finds thrill, balance in the cockpit

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.

National Churchill Museum features international watercolor painters

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.

U.N.: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

The World Health Organization does not plan to push back its polio eradication deadline of 2018.

If it's OK for women to propose, why don't they?

In practice, only about 5 percent of those currently married say the woman proposed, and the figure is no higher among couples wed within the past 10 years. Attitudes actually seem to be trending the other way, an Associated Press-WE tv poll shows.

Vietnam veteran recounts student protests at MU

Vietnam war veteran John Betz shares his memories of watching MU student protests after the Kent State shootings.

Fast action can help save lives of stroke patients

Specially equipped ambulances could decrease stroke treatment time by 25 minutes, according to a study that compares patients treated by emergency medical services with those treated by specially equipped stroke-response ambulances.

Stroke survivor Mark McEwen: Know the warning signs

Former CBS weatherman Mark McEwen suffered a stroke in 2005. Since then, he has been fighting toward a full recovery. Hesaid he now knows there were warning signs he should have heeded, such as high blood pressure.

ArtTalk: Different materials influence style of handmade bohemian jewelry

Columbia artist Mary Anne Flesch uses a wide range of materials to produce unique pieces of art.

Russian pianist brings music to Columbia neighborhood

A Saint Petersburg State Conservatory-educated Russian refugee, Olga Koldobskiy, teaches piano and gives concerts in Columbia.

Glynn Thacker says airbrush painting is ticket to his sobriety

The Columbia resident has moved from troubled adolescent to member of an itinerant band to aimless hitchhiker, alcoholic, car thief and inmate. Now, he has a job the pays the bills, and he keeps busy by painting.

Avid cyclist racks up miles as Park Patrol volunteer on Columbia trails

As a volunteer for the Park Patrol, Chris Ingersoll watches over the Columbia trail system he uses for his daily 20-mile round trip commute to work.

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