MU professor Michael LeFevre, a member of the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force, explains the research behind the organization's controversial mammogram guidelines released in November.
Tai Chi instructor Ken Greene offers a free class at the Columbia Armory Sports Center. He has been an instructor since the '80s.
A possible increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism has led the Missouri House and Senate to hear bills mandating insurance coverage for the disorder. Speculation remains on how much insurance premiums will increase due to the potential mandate.
The Food and Drug Administration is enforcing a new law that requires tobacco companies to reveal their ingredients in cigarettes and other tobacco products.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will open a public hearing in March to dicuss tougher regulations on tanning beds, giving concern to the tanning bed industry.
Schnucks pharmacies are giving away free prescription prenatal vitamins for National Birth Defects Prevention Month.
Following his wife's struggle with breast cancer, Cottleville Mayor Don Yarber pushes for the legalization of medical marijuana in Missouri.
The rally focused primarily on federal proposals that would tax individuals who do not purchase health insurance and penalize businesses that do not offer it to their employees.
Wednesday's rally focused primarily on federal proposals that would tax individuals who do not purchase health insurance or tax certain businesses that do not offer insurance to employees.
The American Cancer Society says that more research needs to be done on the link between cell phone use and brain cancer and tumors.
Both the House and Senate health care reform bills have implications for people with disabilities and pre-existing conditions, caregivers and insurance companies.
Sewage overflow has contaminated Cedar Lake, but it is not likely to be a public health threat. The lake is not used much during the winter months, and the heavy rain expected in the next few days is likely to "flush out" the remaining contaminants.
In the 1990s, the Veterans Health Administration developed an electronic record-keeping system designed to improve patient safety and eliminate error. The system has continually been called one of the best in the country. A closer look at the VA's system provides clues to how the switch to digital would affect patient care in other hospitals and doctors' offices.
The NFL gave a $120,000 grant to James Cook, a veterinarian and director of the Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory at MU. The grant takes affect in January and allows Cook to research methods of diagnosing meniscal tears in NFL players.
Costs of starting up and then maintaining an electronic medical records system concern many, while others cite improved patient care and flexibility from the program being encouraged by President Barack Obama.
The vote had the thinnest of margins — 58 Democrats and two independents — for passage. The Senate is on track to pass the bill before Christmas.
Sewage overflow, caused by grease and rags blocking part of the line, cited as source of contamination.
A field trip curriculum, a Halloween party and a teachers appreciation night are some of the ways the YouZeum is reaching out to the Columbia community.
Officials say the recall is not because of safety concerns. Health Department officials say they received about 400 doses of the recalled shots and used about 300 of the doses.
Columbia's Sandra Hawkins has become a self-taught expert at navigating Missouri's Medicaid program. She recently had to make a decision between benefiting from Medicaid coverage or taking a raise to provide for her family.