Struggling with a deadline crunch, some states are delaying online tools that could make it easier for consumers to find the right plan when the markets go live Oct. 1.
The FDA sent warning letters to 15 companies, both in the U.S. and abroad, ordering them to stop selling diabetes treatments which violate U.S. drug laws.
Near-freezing temperatures are supposed to reduce blood flow in the scalp, making it harder for cancer-fighting drugs to reach and harm hair follicles.
A study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of a heart attack than those who ate a morning meal. There's no reason why the results wouldn't apply to other people, too, the researchers said.
The Health Department will hold two free clinics for the vaccine next week.
As of Jan. 1, it will be mandated for hospitals to use the screening for critical congenital heart disease on every baby born in Missouri. Gov. Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill no. 230, also known as "Chloe's law" last week.
Small, common memory slips are no cause for worry, although more pervasive memory loss, in which information doesn't come back to you later, could be an early sign of Alzheimer's or or dementia.
Working tends to keep people physically active, socially connected and mentally challenged — all things known to help prevent mental decline.
The unobtrusive monitors are being tested at the TigerPlace retirement community in Columbia.
Nurse, doctor at University Hospital advocate safe use to prevent injuries.
His appointment will begin Aug. 12. Sinek is taking over the position from Dan Rothery, who was president of the center for six years.
The focus groups are part of an update to the Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan.
Although the bill makes no mention of specific drugs, state Sen. David Sater has said his bill was prompted by efforts elsewhere to require pharmacists to stock emergency contraception.
Adults can learn about their health by visiting the Know Your Numbers" mobile health unit from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday.
Attempts to address the provider gap have taken on increased urgency ahead of the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Jan. 1.
Some states are offering loan reimbursements to medical school graduates that practice in underserved areas. Other states are expanding services provided by dentists, pharmacists and nurse practitioners.
Missouri had a little less than 74 active patient care primary care doctors per 100,000 residents in 2010, compared to the national per capita average of more than 79 active primary care doctors.
Wendell Potter, who now is a critic of the insurance industry, spoke Thursday evening about health care and what Missouri residents can do to make sure they're covered.
Last year, 20 people drowned in Missouri — all of them in unguarded swimming areas. Even when there are witnesses, the untrained eye doesn't always spot drowning.
House Speaker Tim Jones created two new panels Thursday to examine a potential "Medicaid transformation."