MU Health Care will partner with Nueterra again to expand its regional footprint by building a $40 million hospital in Discovery Parkway. Officials with Nueterra say the facility will include an emergency room and two operating rooms.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more elderly have been hospitalized with the flu this year than ever before.
Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, filed a house bill in January to include telehealth "originating sites" at schools. Currently, these sites can be found at hospitals, rural health clinics and other health centers.
About 57,000 more Missourians are covered compared with the entire first enrollment period last year. The number could grow since the deadline for enrollment isn't until Feb. 15.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends removing marijuana from the government's most restrictive drug category to make it easier to study and develop treatments. The academy also repeated its previous advice against legalizing marijuana for recreational use by adults, suggesting that may enable easier access for kids.
At least 70 people have been affected by a month-long measles outbreak that officials have traced back to Disneyland. Many of those affected have not been vaccinated for the disease.
The clinic will re-open on Wednesday morning at its new location in the South Providence Medical Park building at 551 E. Southampton Drive.
Brian Steines is the new chief financial officer of MU Health Care and the MU School of Medicine.
The South Providence Medical Park building will open Tuesday, and the University Physicians-Green Meadows clinic will close by the end of the week.
Whether individuals listen or not, the dietary guidelines affect nutritional patterns throughout the country — from federally subsidized school lunches to labels on food packages to your doctor's advice.
The high-tech mannequins allow emergency responders to practice their skills on a regular basis so they don't get rusty.
Fitbit pedometers and other wearable fitness trackers topped lots of shopping lists for the holidays and have been popular among MU employees. While some people say the devices make them lazy, others are using them to stay healthy.
Some physicians work hard to develop the skill for delivering bad news, but others seem unwilling to learn how to share unwelcome information with patients.
A dietary pattern higher in plant-based foods and lower in animal-based foods is "more health promoting and is associated with lesser environmental impact than is the current average U.S. diet," said the draft of the latest version of the government's dietary guidelines.
A replica of a fully stocked bar inside the hospital at the National Institutes of Health is part of an important study that is helping researchers test how a hormone afects people desire for alcohol.
The figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show that about half of the Missourians who signed up are new enrollees.
The total for 2014, so far, is 1,059 cases, compared to only 85 in 2013. This flu season the H3N2 virus, part of the H3 strain, has been the most problematic for the county Health Department and the public.
While teen cigarette smoking has decreased nearly 50 percent over the past five years, more teens now use e-cigarettes than tobacco cigarettes.
Vaccination rates for people age 65 and older plateaued in the 2013-14 flu season.
The lifetime ban dates from the early years of the AIDS crisis and was intended to protect the blood supply from what was a then little-understood disease. Activists say the ban is discriminatory and perpetuates negative stereotypes.