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Henry Heimlech, inventor of Heimlich maneuver, pens memoir

The inventor of the life-saving Heimlich maneuver, Henry Heimlich, is releasing an autobiography. The book is also discusses his career as a chest surgeon and his other medical innovations.

Medical examiner rules 18-year-old died of natural causes

An 18-year-old found dead last fall in an MU dormitory died of natural causes, according to an autopsy report released Friday.

Your True/False Film Fest Q-and-A guide

A user-friendly guide to the ins and outs of Columbia's renowned film festival.

Health officials foresee end of cigarette smoking

Health officials predict the end of cigarette smoking, with the current adult smoking rate at 18 percent. Experts say the adult smoking rate could drop to 10 percent in the next decade and to 5 percent or lower by 2050.

 

Faith groups turn to social media during winter weather

Some faith groups had to cancel their usual services during the winter weather, so they got creative to bring congregations together.

Columbia doctor mentors mobile medicine innovators

A program to mentor teams in developing mobile medicine products includes Aaron Gray, a Columbia doctor. All 10 teams that were accepted will receive $20,000 from Techstars and can also get $100,000 from Sprint as they continue developing their product.

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology gallery reopens at Mizzou North

Moving nearly 100 plaster casts was a delicate process for the two moving companies hired by the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology, with costs totaling $1.5 million.

Art rescuers known as 'Monuments Men' had strong connections to Missouri

With the film "The Monuments Men" opening nationwide on Friday, several of the group's members are remembered for their important roles in Missouri before and after World War II.

First guidelines issued to prevent stroke in women

The American Heart Association has released its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women. It addresses birth control, pregnancy, depression, menopause, migraines with aura, and other risk factors in women.

Films announced for True/False Film Fest

Thirty-nine films were selected for the festival, which will take place from Feb. 27 to March 2. Four of those films were chosen for secret screenings.

Veterans hospital enhancing security measures in response to patient death

A Nurse Locator System was implemented in the mental health unit of the hospital, allowing personnel to quickly respond to disruptive patients.

FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

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.

Sugar tied to fatal heart woes; soda's a culprit

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.

Hoffman among thousands of drug addiction victims

Philip Seymour Hoffman's death sheds light on addiction issues in American society.

Cabin fever sets in amid relentless cold, snow

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.

 

Doctors: Too few cancer patients enroll in studies

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.

Medicaid expansion's impact on ER visits has complex causes

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.

Wedding insurance expands as nuptials get pricier

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.

Artists' group helps members try new styles, find community

Artist Critique Group is a chance for artists, who often struggle in isolation with their artistic challenges, to offer each other constructive advice.

New Community Services Department will manage Boone County health and social services funds

Revenue from the quarter-cent children's services sales tax will be a major focus of the department.

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