A few small studies suggest toddlers may be less likely to drown if they've had swim lessons. The doctors aren't recommending lessons for every young child.
The service was for those who had lost their loved ones to cancer. It aimed to provide hope and comfort to family and friends, and allowed a way for employees of the center to give back to their patients.
UM curators voted to issue revenue bonds to help pay for a new Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.
Home video game consoles used at Boone Hospital Center are stripped-down versions of professional physical therapy devices. Therapists say it can alleviate the tedium associated with physical therapy.
Jude Bell was diagnosed with autism at 2. The 7-year-old and his family have taken advantage of the free program provided at TouchPoint Autism Services in Columbia that has helped Jude improve his life.
Freda Swigert, 41 years old, plans to bike and walk from Marshall Junction to Nashville, Tenn.
University Hospital is starting national Stroke Awareness Month by offering free screenings. Testing for stroke risk, blood pressure and body mass index will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 20.
A program available to help patients with brain injuries return to day-to-day activity is at risk of losing funding. Those helped by the program worry about what they'd do without the staff to help them relearn how to function in society.
University Hospital will offer free screenings as part of May's Stroke Awareness Month.
Washington University is announcing on Monday that its Alzheimer's research center will be named in honor of Charles and Joanne Knight, who donated the money.
College students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Ohio State in Columbus and Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y. are among those affected, according to health departments in those states.
With an overwhelming majority, the Missouri Senate passed Thursday a bill to require health insurance coverage for children with autism. The bill awaits a final vote by the House, where it has failed the past two years
The grant will be used to research microcirculation, which could produce results relevant to the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, strokes and heart disease.
The affected lettuce is romaine, has a sell-by date of May 12 and is from Freshway Foods of Sidney, Ohio.
The bill would impose a 24-hour waiting period on getting an abortion and would require physicians to present materials to women seeking an abortion in person at least 24 hours before the procedure. The bill now goes to the House floor for debate.
In the fall of 2009, the Missourian decided to check in on a Marshall woman who had been the subject of a major Missourian story in 2004. She'd fought hard to beat meth, and we wondered how she was doing. Here's what Matt Reinig found.
The medicines include some forms of Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl.
The presentation explained who the major winners and losers are under the new law.
Theresa A. Nicklas stressed the necessity of understanding environmentalfactors in preventing childhood obesity, in her speech entitled "Getting a Handle on Childhood Obesity: What We Know and What We Don't Know."
The foundation awarded a total of $829,792 in grants to 11 mid-Missouri nonprofits.