There have been 42 cases of the bacterial infection in the county in the past three weeks. Boone County has averaged six cases a year for the past five years.
The debate on vaccination requirements doesn't necessarily fall on party lines.
Numerous states are revisiting legislation that requires children to be vaccinated to enroll in school after a measles outbreak that originated in Disneyland in December.
The new South Providence Medical Park at 551 E. Southampton Drive is one of three authorized locations where MU employees can seek treatment for work-related injuries.
Public health experts say success at containing the outbreak will largely depend on how many unvaccinated people get the measles shot.
The reason is smoking, which peaked years later for women than it did for men. Lung cancer has been the top cancer killer for men for decades.
An Institute of Medicine panel said people aren't getting enough starchy vegetables or potassium and fiber, nutrients that are plentiful in potatoes.
The techniques — which aim to prevent mothers from passing on inherited diseases — involve altering a human egg or embryo before transferring it into the mother. British law currently forbids any modification of embryos before they are transferred into a woman.
In Columbia, volunteers passed out fliers saying Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, is keeping roughly 10,400 Boone County residents fromgetting health insurance.
Amid the nation's second-biggest measles outbreak in at least 15 years, some doctors are refusing to see children whose parent's won't get them vaccinated.
MU Health Care will partner with Nueterra again to expand its regional footprint by building a $40 million hospital on 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.