This season's H1N1 vaccine is almost 100 percent effective in preventing the illness. H1N1 is more dangerous for pregnant women than the general population, and the H1N1 vaccine does not have negative side effects.
MU student organizations visited the school and demonstrated several ways to stay healthy and safe on Halloween.
The former Senate Majority Leader spoke to a crowd of hundreds about the current landscape of health care reform in Missouri.
MU Health Care and university officials are not yet certain how budget cuts proposed Wednesday by Gov. Jay Nixon will affect university operations.
The Health Department had 700 vaccines for the clinic and administered the shot to more than 500 children by the end of the day, department spokeswoman Geni Alexander said. Depending on the continued availability of the H1N1 vaccine, the Health Department will decide whether to hold future clinics.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced a $32 million cut in Medicaid expenditures as a part of $204 million in budget cuts on Wednesday. Other decreases in funding include MU's telemedicine program and the MU School of Medicine's Institute of Mental Health.
MU is hosting a traveling exhibition titled "Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicans," which will be at the Health Sciences Library through Nov. 14. Some female physicians in Columbia say more women are needed for leadership in medicine.
The Salvation Army Harbor House on Ann Street has turned two family rooms into isolation rooms for residents with flu-like symptoms.
For a small-business owner, health insurance for his family and his subcontractors is just too expensive.
A spokesman for the Department of Health and Senior Services said he doesn't fear a shortage. He hopes enough vaccine will be made available by early December.
The city's Health Department will be holding walk-in appointments Wednesday to vaccinate children between 6 months and 4-years-old only.
It's known as a disease that affects older adults, but arthritis also affects thousands of young people, including some in Columbia.
Deer-vehicle collisions have jumped 14 percent from five years ago, according to a report by State Farm Insurance. The numbers are especially high in the months of October, November and December.
The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health has received fewer H1N1 vaccinations than expected but expect to receive more eventually. The state Health Department expected 800,000 vaccines but has received only 170,000 so far.
The state health department has waived a requirement that women who are pregnant and children under three can only receive the preservative-free vaccine.
Faced with the challenges of a difficult production method and the need to create two kinds of flu vaccine, vaccines for the H1N1 flu vaccine are significantly behind. So far, 13 million doses of the promised 120 million have been disbursed.
Columbia hospitals are encouraging health care workers to get the H1N1 vaccine. Other states are turning away visitors in hopes it will help limit the spread of the virus. No changes in visitation policies are being considered at Columbia hospitals.
Under Missouri law, pregnant women and children under 3 aren't supposed to receive vaccines with the mercury-based preservative thimerosal.
Medical-device firms are resisting a $40 billion fee to be assessed as part of the Senate Finance Comittee's health care proposal. Resistance is supported by a bipartisan coalition of representatives receiving campaign contributions and protecting home-state industries.
The Democrats' disputes might prove the most grueling test as Congress tries to write a bill fulfilling President Obama's goals.