The gap between what people say they weigh and what they actually weigh is becoming smaller.
Two new studies conclude that "hand-only" chest compression is enough to save a life. Also, more bystanders are willing to attempt CPR if they are given firm instructions from an emergency dispatcher and if they can skip the mouth-to-mouth.
The National Institutes of Health will work to find if the age of blood affects patient recovery and, if so, whether older blood can be improved.
Camp Quality in Neosho, whose motto is "letting kids with cancer be kids again," caters to children 4 to 18 dealing with cancer.
A study found that of those who had rehab before surgery, less than half needed surgery within two years.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists eased restrictions on who might avoid a repeat C-section, declaring a vaginal birth after cesarean safe for most women.
The organization received a two-year grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health.
Missouri is accepting applications for its insurance pool for uninsured people with pre-existing medical conditions.
Missouri's lieutenant governor, who filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming Congress overstepped its authority when it passed a federal health care reform bill, released a list of 150 donors who helped fund his case.
The project has yet to complete the pediatric intesive care unit, the pediatric short stay/blood disorder unit, and the pediatric cardiology unit. The new facility plans to provide private patient rooms as well.
As part of the federal health care overhaul, the state is starting a pool to cover uninsured residents with pre-existing conditions.
A passenger had the container in a carry-on bag and brought it on Monday's flight heading from Atlanta to Charlotte, N.C., said US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher.
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.