Luke Schawo, 4, was born with a severely underdeveloped heart. His life has been filled with hospital visits, doctors appointments and surgeries. Now he lives just like any other little boy, and he's about to have one of his wishes granted.
A community sprouts as people gather to garden. A $5,000 grant will pay for compost, design consulting, materials, fruit trees, berries and labor.
If approved by City Council, the new market would be located between the J.W. "Blind" Boone Community Center and the Annie Fisher Food Pantry. The request is expected to be approved.
A St. Louis jury decided in favor of six tobacco companies in a lawsuit filed by a group of Missouri hospitals.
A forum will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Columbia Public Library to provide information on healthy ways to address the issue.
With his feel-good findings, MU researcher Colin Hesse marries science and sense.
People who change shifts every few days are going to have problems related to memory and learning, one expert said.
The university will use the $6.5 million grant for research to help personalize a breast cancer vaccine to each patient. The goal is to allow the patient's immune system to destroy the cancer cells on its own.
Senior citizens who take multiple medications sometimes reach a point where Medicare no longer covers their medical costs. The hope is to close this gap, called the "donut hole," by 2020.
How do you — politely — tell someone he or she needs to lose weight? Studies show that this uncomfortable conversation often doesn't take place between doctors and their obese patients, creating one of several barriers preventing them from getting the care they need.
The Missouri Senate is considering a bill that would force insurance companies to create websites telling people what their out-of-pocket expenses would be for various medical procedures with different health care providers. The bill will receive a third hearing, and a vote will move it to the House.
Discussion topics include insurance reform, job training, building support networks and trends in autism research.
Recent studies in mice and rats have shown that introducing sterculic oil to their diet reduces fat.
Last spring's allergy season was the worst in 37 years, and this season could be worse yet. Extra moisture in the soil is sending allergen-producing plants into overdrive.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a document Monday in federal appeals court supporting a Florida lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new federal health care law.
Beans and rice were introduced as a healthy supplement to the school lunch menus at 14 of Columbia's 19 elementary schools to encourage nutrition and healthy eating.
The biggest impact the government shutdown will have on the VA health care system will be benefits. Operations at all seven community-based outpatient clinics will remain open.
Online price estimates could allow people to see their out-of-pocket costs for various medical procedures and tests under the proposed legislation.
A $220,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help provide technology at 11 new sites and expand services at 19 existing sites by this summer.
Cleanse diets can range from eating fruits and vegetables to consuming no solid food. Advocates of these diets say they help get rid the body of toxins, but some health experts disagree, saying cleanses are unnecessary.