Amid a national shortage of transplantable organs, University Hospital was recognized for the fourth consecutive year with the Medal of Honor for its high organ donation consent rates.
A report released by the Missouri Department of Insurance stated that the number of people enrolled in an HMO or other medical health insurance plan is down 9 percent.
Last year, 49 people in the U.S. died from exposure to carbon monoxide and another 287 were treated in hospital emergency rooms.
Demolishing a handful of popular Thanksgiving myths with the help of history and nutrition alike.
International students at MU see the debate about health care in America through a different lens.
Columbia institutions obtain more flu vaccinations, though still prioritizing those most at risk of infection.
In a 60-39 vote Saturday, Senate Democrats cleared the way for a full-scale debate on the legislation beginning after Thanksgiving.
Now that the final two holdouts have declared their support, Senate Democrats have the 60-vote majority they need to bring their health care reform bill to the floor for consideration. Missouri Republican Kit Bond, meanwhile, called the bill a "trillion-dollar scam" and compared its supporters to disgraced investor Bernie Madoff.
Missouri is 80 percent dependent on coal use for energy. Can "clean coal" technology satisfy citizens' concerns about coal's environmental impact?
The U.S. Preventive Service Task Force has changed its recommendations for breast cancer screening. It now says that women should begin regular mammograms at age 50 — instead of 40 —and that they should get them every two years, instead of annually.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that women should get regular mammograms starting at age 40, despite a recommendation from a government panel saying women don't need to start getting mammograms until they reach 50.
The H1N1 vaccine is now available free for healthy people ages 6 months to 24 years and people with a chronic medical condition ages 25 to 64 years.
Dentists, hygienists, and other health care professionals gathered Friday to discuss the future of oral health care in Missouri. Issues discussed at the oral health summit included integrating oral care with general health care – and the connections between dental problems and chronic illness.
Sen. Kit Bond said he would try to kill Democrats' versions of health care reform. In his speech, the senator presented the House health care bill — which he said costs $152.97 to print at Kinko's — and said that he couldn't lift it because of shoulder surgery.
Stefan Sarafianos, an MU assistant professor, teams with other researchers to develop a compound that has the potential to stop the spread of HIV.
At the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Republican Sen. Kit Bond said he would work to kill versions of health care reform brought by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or Sen. Harry Reid. Instead, Bond said he would support changes inlcluding letting small business pool health care, investing in preventative care and stopping "junk lawsuits."
Since she was 18, Lindsey Cathey has been without health insurance and lives with the fear that she will get sick. Her mother, Laura Cathey, is from Canada, but now lives in the U.S. She misses her "excellent" health care up north and is now in the same boat as 50 million Americans.
Some Republican state legislators are balking at the mandates contained in the proposed health care reform bills in Congress.
Passing health care legislation through the Senate could be difficult because some swing votes object to the government-run insurance component.
On Friday, the Alzheimer's Association Mid-Missouri Chapter hosted a research forum that featured keynote speaker Alison Goate, a genetics professor at the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.