Rick Majzun, the vice president of strategic operations and planning at the St. Louis Children's Hospital, visited Kenya and Sweden to see what other medical communities around the world are doing to reduce infant mortality and premature birth rates.
The Substance Abuse Advisory Commission voted in favor of First Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick's proposals to increase the purchase age of tobacco and electronic cigarettes to 21 and ban the use of e-cigarettes indoors.
Emergency medical technicians initiated the infectious disease protocol as a man was rushed to University Hospital on Wednesday afternoon with Ebola-like symptoms. Officials said the man likely does not have the disease. A Fire Department official called the decision to initiate the protocol the result of "an abundance of caution."
Most weren't seriously harmed, but over the past two years, one child has died and 30 went into comas after ingesting the products.
Board games, puzzles and music helped teach Eugene Field School students healthy hand-washing and hygiene habits. This was the first of eight sessions led by MU nursing students.
BPA, a chemical found in many consumer products such as plastic bottles and metal cans, may have health effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children, studies say.
A limited number of vaccinations will be free on a first-come, first-served basis. Flu vaccinations are otherwise available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
More than 1,100 cases of enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in the United States since August.
Danielle Ofri read an excerpt from her book and discussed the positive and negative effects of emotion during a visit to MU.
The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has been increasing in recent years. Meanwhile, there aren't enough clinical and educational resources to keep up with demand.
MU student Cale Boedeker's death made the dangers and risks of Type 1 diabetes tragically real. MU students with diabetes say managing the disease, schoolwork and a social life makes finding a healthy balance in college especially difficult, but they find the help they need in the form of community and friends.
Multiple locations around the Missouri-Illinois region held blood drives in support of the 2014 MU Homecoming blood drive. Counting satellite locations, more than 6,000 pints of blood were estimated to have been collected.
Although the risk of outbreak is low, public health officials say they are ready for a quick response.
The center is one of 20 across the country that can test potential Ebola specimens.
A Jefferson City person claimed that someone in their home had Ebola-like symptoms Thursday morning. After being notified, local law enforcement verified that the claim was false.
MU's Homecoming blood drive puts pressure on Greek students to donate in support of a long-standing tradition that has made the event one of the biggest of its kind in the nation.
A new test used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to help speed up a backlog of cases that could show a greater spread of enterovirus 68.
The union would allow the Columbia Surgical Associates — a private physicians group — to treat patients at MU Health Care facilities.
The proposal also would add e-cigarettes to the list of products banned indoors under Columbia's 2006 indoor air policy. But e-cigarette activists say it's unfair to demonize a device that can help smokers quit.
Some Columbia residents seem to be in favor of raising the purchasing age of tobacco to 21, but opinions are split when it comes to implementing restrictions on electronic cigarettes.