Look at a breakdown of some of the key issues and where Missouri senators and representatives stand on pieces of health care reform.
Two Columbia elementary schools began distributing the H1N1 vaccine to students who received parental consent. Columbia Public Schools will offer the vaccine to all students in the district as it becomes available.
Pat Martino, regarded as one of the best jazz musicians in the world, was at MU on Wednesday afternoon to tell his story about undergoing surgery for an arteriovenous malformation, a cluster of abnormal blood vessels and the journey through this process.
An MU researcher spread radioactive material from a lab on his shoe Monday evening, which led MU to cordon off portions of a campus building. MU's environmental health and safety department is locating and removing affected material and will conduct an investigation into the accident once all radioactive material has been removed.
Arrow Rock, a village north of Boonville with less than 100 residents, has tried to establish a 2-mile buffer around the village upon which concentrated animal feeding operations cannot encroach. At the behest of the Missouri Farm Bureau and a nearby hog farm, Attorney General Chris Koster has filed an appeal contesting that buffer zone.
Next week's clinics are still on the calendar for now, but the health center will cancel clinics again if the H1N1 vaccine isn't available.
The Columbia City Council voted Monday to allow more time to study well placement because of evidence that treated wastewater is cycling back into the supply.
Darcy Freedman, an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, spoke about health issues as they relate to your relative location and station in life. The presentation was part of the seventh annual summit.
This season's H1N1 vaccine is almost 100 percent effective in preventing the illness. H1N1 is more dangerous for pregnant women than the general population, and the H1N1 vaccine does not have negative side effects.
MU student organizations visited the school and demonstrated several ways to stay healthy and safe on Halloween.
The former Senate Majority Leader spoke to a crowd of hundreds about the current landscape of health care reform in Missouri.
MU Health Care and university officials are not yet certain how budget cuts proposed Wednesday by Gov. Jay Nixon will affect university operations.
The Health Department had 700 vaccines for the clinic and administered the shot to more than 500 children by the end of the day, department spokeswoman Geni Alexander said. Depending on the continued availability of the H1N1 vaccine, the Health Department will decide whether to hold future clinics.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced a $32 million cut in Medicaid expenditures as a part of $204 million in budget cuts on Wednesday. Other decreases in funding include MU's telemedicine program and the MU School of Medicine's Institute of Mental Health.
MU is hosting a traveling exhibition titled "Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicans," which will be at the Health Sciences Library through Nov. 14. Some female physicians in Columbia say more women are needed for leadership in medicine.
The Salvation Army Harbor House on Ann Street has turned two family rooms into isolation rooms for residents with flu-like symptoms.
For a small-business owner, health insurance for his family and his subcontractors is just too expensive.
A spokesman for the Department of Health and Senior Services said he doesn't fear a shortage. He hopes enough vaccine will be made available by early December.
The city's Health Department will be holding walk-in appointments Wednesday to vaccinate children between 6 months and 4-years-old only.
It's known as a disease that affects older adults, but arthritis also affects thousands of young people, including some in Columbia.