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Guide to staying away from salmonella

Here are some tips for avoiding salmonella from the Missouri Department of Heath and Senior Services.

 

 

Study: 1 in 5 US teenagers has slight hearing loss

A stunning one in five teens has lost a little bit of hearing, and the problem has increased substantially in recent years, a new national study has found.

Salmonella cases linked to eggs in seven states, including Missouri

State health officials say seven salmonella cases in Minnesota have been linked to a multistate egg recall. Missouri is one of the states affected.

State purges data from hospital infection records

Missouri's health department has deleted past years' data of hospitals' infection rates. State officials say it is too expensive to maintain and have received complaints from consumer advocates.

Heart disease survivors walk for fundraiser

Approximately 700 people participated in the 14th annual Columbia Start! Heart Walk in Peace Park on Saturday.

MU Health Care to host free skin cancer screenings

The MU Health Care Department is scheduled to host free skin cancer screenings at the Missouri State Fair from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event's goal is to both educate the public on skin cancer and detect early signs of the disease.

MU lab finds bisphenol-A in store receipts

BPA, an industrial chemical that could have negative health effects, has been found in thermal paper receipts.

Americans becoming more accurate in self-reporting of weight

The gap between what people say they weigh and what they actually weigh is becoming smaller.

Hands-only CPR, pushy dispatchers are lifesavers

Two new studies conclude that "hand-only" chest compression is enough to save a life. Also, more bystanders are willing to attempt CPR if they are given firm instructions from an emergency dispatcher and if they can skip the mouth-to-mouth.

Tests aim to settle if fresher blood works better

The National Institutes of Health will work to find if the age of blood affects patient recovery and, if so, whether older blood can be improved.

Neosho Camp Quality offers life to children with cancer

Camp Quality in Neosho, whose motto is "letting kids with cancer be kids again," caters to children 4 to 18 dealing with cancer.

Rehab-first approach promising for amateur athlete ACL tear

A study found that of those who had rehab before surgery, less than half needed surgery within two years.

New guidelines aim to reduce repeated C-sections

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists eased restrictions on who might avoid a repeat C-section, declaring a vaginal birth after cesarean safe for most women.

The Shelter gets new name, advocacy program

The organization received a two-year grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health.

Missouri taking applications for insurance pool

Missouri is accepting applications for its insurance pool for uninsured people with pre-existing medical conditions.

Kinder lists contributors to lawsuit challenging federal health care reform

Missouri's lieutenant governor, who filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming Congress overstepped its authority when it passed a federal health care reform bill, released a list of 150 donors who helped fund his case.

MU Women's and Children's Hospital set to open in September

The project has yet to complete the pediatric intesive care unit, the pediatric short stay/blood disorder unit, and the pediatric cardiology unit. The new facility plans to provide private patient rooms as well.

Missouri starts health care pool to serve uninsured

As part of the federal health care overhaul, the state is starting a pool to cover uninsured residents with pre-existing conditions.

VIDEO: Maggots force plane back to gate in Atlanta

A passenger had the container in a carry-on bag and brought it on Monday's flight heading from Atlanta to Charlotte, N.C., said US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher.

Tanning tax rolls out Thursday

The first step of federal health care reform imposes a tax on tanning salons, which will cover $2.7 billion of the total $940 billion cost of the health care bill. Dermatologists support the increase, but tanning salon owners claim it is an unfair burden.

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