Doctors do not always order laboratory tests to diagnose patients with tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease, before treating them with antibiotics. So there's no way to determine how many cases there actually are. One thing is certain: Some tick-borne illnesses increased this year in Missouri.
This is the newest frontier in the genetic revolution: how early to peek into someone's DNA and how to make use of this health forecast without causing needless worry.
The MU Student Health Center is still waiting for its flu shots to be delivered, but when they come in, there will be stations set up on campus to provide them to students.
For the half a million Americans who contract Clostridium difficile each year, a pill made from the healthy bacteria of donor feces could cure what pricey antibiotics might not.
There have been no reported fatalities from West Nile in Missouri this year.
Through the new program, six students supervised by an attorney from the law school will give legal counsel to veterans appealing decisions made on their original disability benefit claims.
Online insurance markets are scheduled to open Tuesday in every state. Here's a breakdown of how the Affordable Care Act came to be.
The new health care law has come with a lot of jargon. Here are some of those terms and what they mean.
The online insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul struggled to handle the wave of eager new consumers Tuesday.
The drug could help women with a form of early-stage breast cancer with a high risk of having the cancer spread to other parts of their body.
The Health Department will begin administering free flu vaccines to children on Monday. The vaccines are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
A Missouri House committee will begin drafting legislation in October proposing changes to the state's Medicaid program, it decided Thursday. Boone County Reps. Chris Kelly and Stephen Webber are members of the committee.
Between regular shots, nasal sprays, egg-free shots and high-dose shots, Americans have an unprecedented number of vaccine options to choose from.
In late August, the Missouri Foundation for Health granted $4.9 million to 16 Cover Missouri-affiliated organizations, who will promote awareness about the exchanges through a combination of community outreach and one-on-one certified application counselors.
An alternative TB test, the T-spot test, costs more and is less accurate than the skin test.
Missouri's projected statewide average of qualified health plans in the marketplace was roughly equivalent to the average of plan options in Wyoming, whose population is substantially smaller.
A contractor for Missouri's Medicaid program, Infocrossing Inc., sent personal information to incorrect recipients from December 2009 through June of this year.
Jaimee Zupan reflects on the effects the Colorado floodings have had on her hometown of Aurora. She compared the rainfall to the snowstorm Missouri saw earlier this year.
Assistant Teaching Professor Kristin Metcalf-Wilson's presentation kicked off MU's "Diversity in Action: Bridging Research and Practice" series. She spoke about her extensive research on women's health issues in the state of Missouri and their economic impact.
The economy and other factors could have scared some couples away from having children, some experts say.