A group that includes the American Heart Association has issued new guidelines for fighting obesity, a development that comes not long after the AMA labeled obesity a disease. By next year, most insurance companies are expected to cover counseling and other obesity treatments.
Guidelines issued Tuesday by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology use a new formula for estimating someone's risk that includes many factors other than cholesterol, which is currently the main focus.
Melissa Gephardt, an MU student, recounts her struggle with trichotillomania — a disorder characterized by the compulsive urge to pull out one’s hair in response to stress, anxiety or depression — and how she eventually learned to accept herself.
Smartphone apps for step throats test could be in the works. In the meantime, a quick rundown of symptoms could help in deciding if a doctor's visit is needed.
The board's report on water fluoridation concludes there are no negative health effects, but Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser said she wants more information.
In Columbia, people living with post-traumatic stress disorder have more choices of alternative therapies than ever. The service dog training program is one way veterans and domestic violence survivors learn to cope.
Although the city's playgrounds comply with the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act, children with disabilities still struggle to find a place where they can play.
Parent company BJC's changes to health benefits include eliminating coverage for part-timers who work fewer than 24 hours a week and charging smokers a fee. BJC also will stop hiring tobacco users.
The fitness program has gotten a bad name as a major cause of a severe muscle disorder called rhabdomyolysis. But the problem of overexercise is not unique to CrossFit, nor does it start and end in the gym.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a flu vaccine supplier, closed when the federal government shut down on Oct. 1.
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.