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Health

Ella's Hope foundation awarded $25,000

After six months of voting, Ella's Hope won $25,000 for autism from the Pepsi Refresh Project. Plans for the money are in place. 

U.N. health agency sounds alarm on alcohol abuse

In its first report on the subject in seven years, the World Health Organization provided recommendations for governments to help prevent alcohol-related deaths, which account for approximately 4 percent of deaths worldwide.

Physicians more likely to be depressed or suicidal, psychiatrist says

Three hundred to 400 doctors kill themselves every year, which means physicians have a higher suicide rate than any other profession.

Columbia hospitals, ambulances run smoothly during storm

Hospitals prepared for the storm with earlier or extra deliveries of food and medical supplies. The city made clearing streets near the hospitals a priority, and snow plows were sent when needed to accompany ambulances.

Government advises Americans to cut sodium intake drastically

The government mounts an assault on salt, advising half of the U.S. population to cut down their sodium intake and warning the food industry to help. 

MU minority organizations team up to host blood drive

The Mizzou Black Men's Initiative, along with several traditionally African-American fraternities, held a blood drive to increase awareness on the importance of blood donation by minorities.

Dual-console da Vinci surgical robot debuts at University Hospital

The robotic surgery is less invasive than traditional surgery and speeds up patient's recovery.

University Hospital receives second unannounced visit

The visit was a follow-up by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

CDC estimates about 26 million Americans have diabetes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approximates nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes — almost 1 in 12 Americans. 

Attorney general offers recommendations regarding E. coli contamination

Given that E. coli contamination closed beaches at the Lake of the Ozarks the past two summers, Koster's office hopes to address the problem by issuing recommendations.

MU's School of Medicine receives grant for children's mental health

The $3.25 million grant will provide services for Boone County infants and children up to age 8 and their families.

Business offers products to breast cancer patients

Second to Nature provides breast cancer patients with customized products, such as post-surgical clothes. The store helps rebuild what cancer has damaged.

U.S. House votes to repeal health care law

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said the legislation will not see the light of day there, but the GOP leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said bluntly, "I assure you we will" have a vote on it.

U.S. Department of Justice wants health care lawsuit dismissed

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder filed a lawsuit against the federal health care overhaul last year.

Use of so-called 'fake cocaine' on the rise

The powders are sold in stores as bath salts, but contain stimulants that can cause rapid heart rates, seizures and hallucinations.

Missouri drops rate for high-risk health insurance

Lower-than-expected turnout for the high-risk pool has resulted in a 25 percent reduction in rates. 

Missouri cancer patient works to keep drug an option

When the FDA withdrew approval for Avastin, Julie Heppe, who has Stage 4 breast cancer, went to action to fight the decision. She's made it her mission to fight the decision. "I want to bring awareness to what the FDA and government can do to limit our resources," she said.

 

Kroger recalls chocolate chips

The chocolate chips possibly contain an undeclared milk protein.

43 jobs to be saved at Fulton State Hospital

Foundation financing Missouri tobacco use survey

More than 50,000 Missouri residents may be interviewed in the coming year as part of a statewide survey of tobacco use.

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