School nurse Courtney Stout led a sun safety awareness program at Oakland Middle School. Oakland's efforts were rewarded by an American Academy of Dermatology grant for a new sun shade structure outside of the school.
The drug cut prostate cancer risk by 30 percent without raising the risk of dying of an aggressive form of the disease as earlier results hinted it might.
Tax credits, available on a sliding scale based on family income, will be offered to people who don't have access to affordable coverage through their jobs and buy policies in the new state markets.
A new law will lift strict supervision requirements over physician assistants. The law, which will go into effect Aug. 28, will make patient care more available and expand the job market in rural areas.
The study is looking for a diverse group of men and women ages 30 to 65 with no personal history of cancer. Locally, Ellis Fischel and the American Cancer Society are looking for 150 people.
Participants' experiences and skills vary from three-month beginners to almost 40-year veterans.
Alzheimer's is by far the most common form of dementia, and it's long been known that diabetes makes it more likely. The new study tracked blood sugar over time in all sorts of people — with and without diabetes — to see how it affects risk for the mind-robbing disease.
Most people say that the ideal life span is between 79 to 100 years.
Mark Cuban has self-published "Shattered Image," which tells of his struggle with bulimia, drug and alcohol abuse and visits to a psychiatric hospital.
Children who go to New Haven, Midway Heights, Rock Bridge, Two Mile Prairie, Ridgeway, Benton and Lee elementary schools will have start times of 7:40 a.m. for the first five schools and 7:55 a.m. for the other two.
Steph Borklund and Kate Berneking Kogut hope people will connect to the characters in "I Am One" and identify with them.
Pope Francis' comments on gays, Latin Mass and women's role within the church are inciting a controversy among Catholics.
Federal officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration say it is too early to say if an outbreak of cyclospora is over.
Cyclospora is a rare parasite that causes a lengthy gastrointestinal illness. Outbreaks have been reported in Missouri and other states, but it's not clear that those illnesses are linked to prepackaged salad mix.
If it becomes final as expected, the advice by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force would clear the way for insurers to cover CT scans, a type of X-ray, for those at greatest risk.
Many heart patients can safely resume sexual intercourse after first checking with their doctors, and the answers to many questions depend on each patient's overall health, the guidance says.
The Columbia/Boone County Health Department will offer a free vaccine clinic Saturday morning to prevent the spread of whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria.
The parents of A.J. and Olivia Hombs covered the initial start-up costs to buy swine but left the twins responsible for the pigs’ upbringing, as well as their marketing.
Struggling with a deadline crunch, some states are delaying online tools that could make it easier for consumers to find the right plan when the markets go live Oct. 1.
The Missouri American Water MR340 began its eighth annual race Tuesday morning. The competition features 526 paddlers in 348 boats racing from Kansas City to St. Charles.