The first step of federal health care reform imposes a tax on tanning salons, which will cover $2.7 billion of the total $940 billion cost of the health care bill. Dermatologists support the increase, but tanning salon owners claim it is an unfair burden.
Letters were sent Monday to 1,812 veterans who had dental procedures performed at the John Cochran Dental Clinic from Feb. 1, 2009, through March 11 of this year.
Mary Muscato, an oncologist and breast cancer survivor, attended the Pink Promise Tea event on Saturday, a luncheon hosted by the Mid-Missouri Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
More than 3 million people die of AIDS each year. In attempt to raise awareness and debunk stigmas about those with HIV and AIDS, Rain-Central Missouri holds the Salute to Life Walk each year.
Barely five weeks before the Aug. 3 election, backers of the Missouri ballot measure — which seeks to defy a government mandate to have health insurance — are just now beginning to raise money for a coordinated campaign. They still hope to air some commercials and put up yard signs.
Volunteers visit patients who are terminally ill and no longer receive agressive treatment from their doctors. The purpose of hospice service is ensuring the comfort of patients, most of whom live at home. An audio piece follows Hospice Compassus volunteer Glen Sapp on a visit.
A lawsuit filed in Cole County Circuit Court seeks to block a ballot measure that challenges the new federal health insurance law, saying the measure violates the state constitution.
Residents of several northeast Columbia neighborhoods are under a boil advisory, which means they should boil water intended for drinking and cooking.
The car wash will be hosted by Boone County firefighters on Saturday at Fire Station 12. Proceeds will benefit Keith Null, a volunteer firefighter who was seriously injured in a traffic accident in May.
The American Heart Association will be presenting an award to the hospital Friday for its stroke care and improvement in the treatment.
Missouri health professionals met Tuesday to discuss programs aimed at improving health literacy. Martin Ratermann, a recent cancer survivor, spoke about his own struggles navigating the health care system.
Gov. Jay Nixon plans to sign legislation Thursday requiring insurance providers to cover behavioral therapies for children with autism at the Thompson Center.
Cannabis caravans are making stops all over Montana prescribing medicinal marijuana to multitudes of patients. The state medical board is trying to curtail the mass screenings and recently fined a physician who participated in a similar clinic.
People are encouraged to bring their leftover prescription drugs to safely dispose of them and prevent teens from abusing them.
The new law requires insurance plans that offer dependent coverage to apply to children up to age 26 — even if they are married, no longer students or no longer claimed as dependents on their parents' tax returns.
Studies show that of the 1.1 million Americans living with HIV or AIDS, 40 percent to 60 percent smoke.
Students at Nora Stewart Early Learning Center can learn firsthand where their fruits and vegetables come from.
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.