Here are five key points about the federal Affordable Care Act everyone should know about, heading into this fall and 2014, when major changes start to unfold.
The administration is taking the lead in setting up new health insurance markets in 34 states, a congressional report said — a heavy lift unforeseen when the law was passed.
Starbucks Corp. and other large fast food chains are posting calorie information on menus before a new Food and Drug Administration regulation takes effect June 25.
Medicare is opening a national mail-order program that will drop the prices the government pays for those products, but patients will have to use designated suppliers.
What once seemed like science fiction is now in the foreseeable future of science, as researchers across the country develop methods to grow organs from cells for use in surgery.
The job losses are due to cuts in federal health care payments from Medicare.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation hosted a tea Saturday morning to celebrate local cancer survivors.
For one O'Fallon couple, letting a favorite pet participate in a cancer treatment trial at MU's veterinary hospital has personal implications.
Even if you're already middle-aged, a study found, it's not too late to start rubbing on some sunscreen — and not just at the beach or pool.
The Missouri Contemporary Ballet is rolling out a modern adaptation of the classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," complete with new choreography, live music and student dancers.
The Treasury Department said this past week that beer, wine and spirits companies can use labels that include serving size, servings per container, calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat per serving.
In 1978, toy poodle owner Judy Harris switched from toys to standard poodles. Nine dogs later, Harris is now training award-winning poodles to compete in American Kennel Club events.
The opening of Art in the Park on Saturday could be postponed because of storms.
In Missouri, the facts are bleak for patients who can't afford dental care. The legislature cut dental services from Medicaid in 2005 for most people in the program. As of 2010, the state ranked 41st in adult oral health care nationally.
The Harry Potter-themed event included magical activities like wand decorating and a gnome toss to raise money for The Eliminate Project, which works to wipe out neonatal and maternal tetanus.
The 14 million Americans who currently purchase their health policies individually might need to change their insurance plan this fall, when policies that don't match Affordable Care Act standards will be canceled.
U.S. hospitals usually screen patients to stop the spread of infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA.
For nearly half of in-flight medical emergencies, there is a doctor on board who can help, and most of these do not require diverting the plane.
By definition, Ellie Ragland is an atheist, a word that annoys her. She finds atheism to be an adversarial word that presumes a God to begin with. She prefers “non-believer” because how could she be against a God that doesn’t exist?
The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE become a core subject.