Kathleen Bradford of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill gives some tips to help kids swallow their medicine.
In the past, doctors performed surgery on intersex infants and families hid the condition. Now, many medical professionals have a role in determining the course of action for intersex children — including whether surgery should be performed at all.
Being physically active is the best thing you can do to stay sharp.
Chaplains have been an integral part of health care for generations. Dating back to the Civil War, chaplains were called upon to aid disabled veterans, and today, in Columbia, spiritual care is available 24/7 thanks to on-call chaplains.
Just 7.5 out of every 1,000 appointments were delayed more than 31 days, the lowest number in the state and 13th best nationally.
Taking results from multiple studies, researchers found that Weight Watchers dieters lost an average of at least 8 pounds and kept the weight off for at least a year. The Jenny Craig plan dieters lost an average of 15 pounds and kept it off for a year.
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans led to new regulations for the National School Lunch Program, which require schools to serve healthier, often more expensive food. That's part of the problem, says the director of Nutrition Services for Columbia Public Schools: The funding doesn't go far enough.
The Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee acknowledge the role that added sugars play in cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. The 2015 Guidelines for Americans will be published in the fall.
A Yale School of Medicine specialist said the case isn't cause to stop drinking tea but acknowledged the man had ingested "a lot of tea," enough to cause renal failure.
A new study says that when other factors, such as weight, race and education, are taken into account, the difference in the number of doctor visits between apple-eaters and apple-avoiders disappeared.
New research that put sick mice on tiny treadmills shows why even a little activity may help speed recovery.
For decades, drugmakers were reluctant to invest in rare-disease treatments because their preference was to sell mass-market drugs. Today, they're seeing that the returns can be huge with financial incentives from the government and faster approval.
Life insurance firms that once pitched long-term care policies as the prudent way for Americans to shoulder the cost of staying in nursing homes have found that those polices are squeezing their profits.
MU joins nine other hospitals in Missouri with the Level 1 designation from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Most Americans say they'd prefer to die at home, with treatment to free them from pain, but the prestigious Institute of Medicine says the reality too often is unwanted care and not enough comfort.
It was an experiment and may not reflect what happens outside a research setting, but the authors say the results highlight the challenges of accurately interpreting tissue under a microscope.
Barry Chambers has worked in hospital and health systems management for more than 25 years.
The Missouri Department of Conservation will step up testing in Cole County before changing any rules — but the disease's stubborn physiology means any new measures are unlikely to reverse its spread.
A dose of tetanus vaccine let patients live longer when added to an experimental treatment for the most common and deadly kind of brain tumor, researchers report.
The red meat industry is fighting to discredit a proposal for new dietary guidelines that recommends people eat less red and processed meat.