Last year, 20 people drowned in Missouri — all of them in unguarded swimming areas. Even when there are witnesses, the untrained eye doesn't always spot drowning.
House Speaker Tim Jones created two new panels Thursday to examine a potential "Medicaid transformation."
Wendell Potter, who is often referred to as a "whistleblower" on the insurance industry, talks about the Affordable Care Act and what it means for consumers.
Here are five key points about the federal Affordable Care Act everyone should know about, heading into this fall and 2014, when major changes start to unfold.
The administration is taking the lead in setting up new health insurance markets in 34 states, a congressional report said — a heavy lift unforeseen when the law was passed.
Starbucks Corp. and other large fast food chains are posting calorie information on menus before a new Food and Drug Administration regulation takes effect June 25.
Medicare is opening a national mail-order program that will drop the prices the government pays for those products, but patients will have to use designated suppliers.
What once seemed like science fiction is now in the foreseeable future of science, as researchers across the country develop methods to grow organs from cells for use in surgery.
The job losses are due to cuts in federal health care payments from Medicare.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation hosted a tea Saturday morning to celebrate local cancer survivors.
For one O'Fallon couple, letting a favorite pet participate in a cancer treatment trial at MU's veterinary hospital has personal implications.
Even if you're already middle-aged, a study found, it's not too late to start rubbing on some sunscreen — and not just at the beach or pool.
The Treasury Department said this past week that beer, wine and spirits companies can use labels that include serving size, servings per container, calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat per serving.
In Missouri, the facts are bleak for patients who can't afford dental care. The legislature cut dental services from Medicaid in 2005 for most people in the program. As of 2010, the state ranked 41st in adult oral health care nationally.
The 14 million Americans who currently purchase their health policies individually might need to change their insurance plan this fall, when policies that don't match Affordable Care Act standards will be canceled.
U.S. hospitals usually screen patients to stop the spread of infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA.
For nearly half of in-flight medical emergencies, there is a doctor on board who can help, and most of these do not require diverting the plane.
The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE become a core subject.
Tracy Ell crafts prosthetics at Mid-Mo Orthotics and Prosthetics. For Ell, who has always loved building and sculpting, his natural ability for creation has enabled him to help others.