Haskell Indian Nation Dancers travel the country to share culture

The group from Lawrence, Kansas, represents traditions of several tribes and works to preserve Native American culture.

Boone County flu clinics open this fall

Free seasonal flu vaccines will be provided to children under the age of 19 and for adults at a cost of $25 throughout Boone County this fall.

Local hospitals invest in 'germ zapping' robots to decrease infection rates

Cleaning robots, like the two recently purchased by Boone Hospital Center, are gaining popularity with health care facilities seeking to bring down the number of hospital-acquired infections.

Across 3 continents, Ebola makes its way to America

Texas health officials narrowed to about 50 the group of people they were monitoring who had some exposure to the man diagnosed with Ebola. So far, none have shown symptoms of the virus.

Tigers on the Prowl help charities raise money

Buy a tiger and help a Missouri charity was the theme of Tigers on the Prowl auction.

Medical first: Baby born to woman who got new womb

The 36-year-old woman received a uterus from a close family friend last year. Her baby boy was born prematurely but healthy last month, and mother and child are now at home in Sweden and doing well. The identities of the woman and her husband were not disclosed.

MU student born without forearm tests prosthetics technology in hopes of becoming police officer

Nathan West's brain sends a signal to his nerves, telling them how his lower arm should move. The electrodes then send messages to the prosthetic, which responds to West's direction.

Little to fear from Ebola in U.S., MU physician says

With the first imported case of Ebola virus confirmed Tuesday, fears about the possibility of Ebola in the United States have been raised. But MU Chief Medical Officer Stevan Whitt said countries like the U.S. with modern hospital systems are far better equipped to help people survive the disease — and contain an outbreak.

Study: Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions

The rate of pregnancy for participants was 4.7 times lower than the general population.

Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear

Doctors called it "a very rare combination" and stressed that most people who catch the enterovirus 68 experience little more than a runny nose and low-grade fever.

Prices for new UM System health care plan raise questions

Some UM System employees say they're facing a tough decision in choosing from one of three benefit plans.

Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

Researchers expected to find that women who postponed having children ended up having the same number they would have had otherwise. They were in for a surprise.

Health Department offering free flu vaccines for kids

Nasal spray and injectable vaccine is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Public Health and Human Services Department, 1005 W. Worley.

Bicycle touring workshop rides into Columbia

On bicycling tours, people travel by bike not necessarily for exercise, but for pleasure. The workshop will teach participants about planning, equipment and day-to-day life while touring.

GRAPHIC: CDC recommends nasal spray influenza vaccine for some children

The CDC recommends children between 2 and 8 years old be vaccinated with the nasal spray influenza vaccine, rather than the traditional injection, for the 2014-15 flu season.

UPDATE: CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

Fewer than half of Americans get a flu vaccine every year. Vaccination rates are highest for children under 5 and for seniors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

FROM READERS: Artrageous Fridays are Artrageously personal

Kate Gunn, the executive director for Argrageous Fridays, explains why she is passionate about local art. The next event is scheduled for Oct. 10-12.

Grant funds MU, Lee Elementary Science ARTreach program

A National Science Foundation grant will fund the Science ARTreach program between MU and Lee Elementary.


Lanterns fill sky Sunday for National Suicide Prevention Week memorial event

About 100 of the lit lanterns floated above MU, many with scrawled messages to lost loved ones.

Pastor, artist, poet explore life's journey through collaborative book

First strangers, then friends and now co-authors, three Columbia residents have released a book that explores life's journey through a metaphor of a house with six doors.