According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more elderly have been hospitalized with the flu this year than ever before.
Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, filed a house bill in January to include telehealth "originating sites" at schools. Currently, these sites can be found at hospitals, rural health clinics and other health centers.
About 57,000 more Missourians are covered compared with the entire first enrollment period last year. The number could grow since the deadline for enrollment isn't until Feb. 15.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends removing marijuana from the government's most restrictive drug category to make it easier to study and develop treatments. The academy also repeated its previous advice against legalizing marijuana for recreational use by adults, suggesting that may enable easier access for kids.
Elders Jake Fullmer and Tanner Tippetts, both of Utah are in the midst of performing missionary work in Maryville for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The LDS Church strongly encourages missionary service for young men.
At least 70 people have been affected by a month-long measles outbreak that officials have traced back to Disneyland. Many of those affected have not been vaccinated for the disease.
Even before the pontiff's remarks, several conservative U.S. commentators had been pre-emptively attacking the encyclical — a papal letter traditionally used for the most important papal teachings.
Pope Francis is drafting a highly anticipated encyclical on ecology and climate change, which will then be translated into several languages. The pope said he expects the document to be released in June or July.
The Art for Autism program provides children with autism and other developmental challenges an opportunity to learn from local artists and create their own work. The exhibition opens Tuesday at the PS Gallery downtown and will last through March 15.
The clinic will re-open on Wednesday morning at its new location in the South Providence Medical Park building at 551 E. Southampton Drive.
More than 1,200 Columbia Public Schools fifth-graders joined hundreds of middle and high school art performers downtown Thursday for the district Fine Arts Extravaganza.
The Big Muddy was running white with ice this week, but warmer temperatures are expected to reduce the coverage by the weekend.
Brian Steines is the new chief financial officer of MU Health Care and the MU School of Medicine.
The South Providence Medical Park building will open Tuesday, and the University Physicians-Green Meadows clinic will close by the end of the week.
The exhibit at Imago Gallery and Cultural Center is called "The Long Now." A percentage of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the True Life Fund.
Whether individuals listen or not, the dietary guidelines affect nutritional patterns throughout the country — from federally subsidized school lunches to labels on food packages to your doctor's advice.
The high-tech mannequins allow emergency responders to practice their skills on a regular basis so they don't get rusty.
Fitbit pedometers and other wearable fitness trackers topped lots of shopping lists for the holidays and have been popular among MU employees. While some people say the devices make them lazy, others are using them to stay healthy.
None of the new cardinals came from the United States. Cape Verde, Tonga and Myanmar gained cardinals for the first time. The picks make clear that the pope is laying out a new vision of the Catholic Church's identity.
Some physicians work hard to develop the skill for delivering bad news, but others seem unwilling to learn how to share unwelcome information with patients.