Columbia College and MU will offer vaccinations for H1N1 flu virus in the fall in addition to the seasonal flu vaccine.
At a two-day conference last week, dental hygienists, dentists and state health officials talked about the urgency of funding for a dental sealant program for children. At least five counties in the state do not currently have an active dentist.
Swine aren't welcome at Vermont's oldest fair because of concerns over the H1N1 virus. Other state fairs are coming up with different ways to address the issue. Meanwhile, pork producers battle misconceptions associated with the so-called swine flu.
Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill continued her tour of Missouri cities Wednesday night in Jefferson City. She spoke about "death panels," funding for increased coverage and what would be covered in the legislation.
Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill faced a hostile group at a town hall meeting Wednesday night in Jefferson City. The main points she addressed were related to health care.
A 6 feet 2 inch, 383-pound eighth-grade football player collapsed and died while running a lap at the beginning of practice last week, causing some to ask whether children's hearts should be tested before they are allowed to participate in sports.
Sen. Claire McCaskill is hosting forums seeking input on health care reform. She has forums scheduled today in Hannibal, Moberly and Kansas City.
Obama's hands-off approach to health care reform has allowed room for factionalism and confusion to derail the process.
There were seven confirmed H1N1 cases during summer school this year, a school official said. On Wednesday, school nurses discussed the health issue at a district staff meeting.
Five health-related organizations in Columbia received grants this summer from the Missouri Foundation for Health.
Veterans and staff gathered Monday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony for a $25 million
construction project at
Truman Veterans Hospital.
Requiring insurance companies to cover the costs of diagnosis and treatment of autism is at the top of Nixon's priorities for autism coverage legislation.
The health officials suggest that parents talk with their family doctors about appropriate medication and with school staff about triggers.
Missouri is ranked below the median in new data released on children's health and well-being.
Scientists plan to begin testing the first swine flu vaccines on healthy adults at eight medical centers around the country.
Votes will be counted today in a statewide election on whether the new Missouri Home Care Union should be created. The union would provide representation for workers who help people with daily activities such as bathing, dressing and cooking.
The trauma center at University Hospital recently became the second in Missouri to be verified as a national Level I trauma center. The designation means the center can treat the most serious of injuries at any time, said Stephen Barnes, associate professor and chief of the division of acute care surgery.
There is a significant risk of breast cancer for women undergoing hormone replacement therapy, and MU researchers think the spice, curcumin, can potentially reduce that risk.
Richard DiPaolo, an assistant professor at Saint Louis University, has received a $75,000 grant to study whether T cells can be used to treat arthritis.
The Missouri Association for Social Welfare is encouraging the state and Congress to allocate more funding for summer food and child nutrition programs.