A Nurse Locator System was implemented in the mental health unit of the hospital, allowing personnel to quickly respond to disruptive patients.
The federal agency said Tuesday it is launching a $115 million multimedia education campaign called "The Real Cost" that's aimed at stopping teenagers from smoking and encouraging them to quit.
It doesn't take all that much extra sugar, hidden in many processed foods, to substantially raise the risk, the researchers found, and most Americans eat more than the safest amount.
Philip Seymour Hoffman's death sheds light on addiction issues in American society.
Cabin fever is setting in for countless Americans as bitter cold, heavy snowfall and paralyzing ice storms keep pounding a large swath of the country. School districts across two-thirds of the U.S. are reporting higher than normal numbers of snow days, while social service agencies are trying to work around the forecasts to get to people in need.
One of every 10 clinical trials for adults with cancer ends prematurely because researchers can't get enough people to test new treatments, scientists report.
A widely publicized study that found that Medicaid expansion increases ER visits oversimplifies a complex issue, health care providers say. The real problems are related to access: There are too few primary care physicians, too few who accept Medicaid, and no sick pay among hourly wage workers.
For the insurance giant Travelers, the wedding insurance might be a way to connect with a couple who might later think of the company when buying insurance for a home or other milestones.
Artist Critique Group is a chance for artists, who often struggle in isolation with their artistic challenges, to offer each other constructive advice.
Revenue from the quarter-cent children's services sales tax will be a major focus of the department.
Flu is hitting hardest among those 25 to 49, but the number of cases being reported is down by nearly 800 from last year.
The $1.6 million expansion will include new classroom space, a multipurpose room, a community center and more space that can be used for prayer.
A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General's office says the nation is at a crossroads, celebrating decades of progress against the chief preventable killer but not yet poised to finish the job.
The Columbia Health Department will hear public opinions Tuesday about health-related issues facing the community.
Since his election in March as the first pontiff from Latin America, the pope has broken tradition after tradition in terms of protocol and style at the Vatican. But in Sunday's list, Francis stuck to the church's rule of having no more than 120 cardinals eligible to elect the next pontiff.
All nine deaths at Barnes-Jewish Hospital involved people in their mid-20s to mid-60s, which is unusual, hospital officials said Friday. Another 35 patients were sick enough to be treated in the intensive care unit.
An early-stage Alzheimer's support group will meet monthly beginning Jan. 16.
The study sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation said the calories cut averaged out to 78 calories per day for the entire U.S. population.
Bonnie Riley took her son's airplane accident and the gift of a complete stranger and turned it into the successful Riley Equine Center.
"Every word you say counts, not only every gram of the medication," said Harvard professor Ted Kaptchuk, who led the new study.