The "Caring for Missourians" program offers money to state universities and community colleges in hopes of alleviating the critical shortage of health care workers. The University of Missouri System would receive $24 million for its campuses.
The number of places served by the mobile units would be reduced to 16, from 42, when the state elimates its funding of the program as of Sept. 30.
A former pharmacist at Family Pharmacy in Nixa has been indicted on charges of diluting a cough suppressant and forging prescriptions for a painkiller.
Rocking bassinets, folding bicycles, composite decks and batteries for Hewlett-Packard notebook computers are also being recalled.
Boone Hospital Center held a ceremony to celebrate the hospital's newest planned addition, an eight-story patient tower.
Medicare says the virtual colonoscopy cannot, in itself, rid a patient of precancerous growths, like a regular colonoscopy can.
A new study indicates that volunteering increases life expectancy. That comes as no surprise to older volunteers at two Columbia hospitals.
Health care industry groups are proposing a deal to Obama officials on Monday to offer nearly $2 trillion in cost reductions over 10 years in hopes of avoiding a government health plan that would directly compete with them, a source said.
According to a 2000 UCLA study, friendships among females can be calming and help lower stress levels. These friendships create social networks, which are not as common in male friendships. Anne Meyer, a psychologist at the MU Counseling Center, explained that these networks can help women on a long-term basis.
Connie Taylor, 54, and Moni Lentz, 55, have been best friends since the first day of kindergarten at Eugene Field Elementary School in 1959.
After initial concerns about the virus, health officials say the number of phone calls requesting information about the swine flu has started to slow down.
Missouri now has a total of six confirmed cases of swine flu, none of them in Boone County.
Missouri health officials said Sunday that four more probable cases of swine flu have been identified in the Kansas City metropolitan area, bringing the total number of cases in Missouri residents to eight.
A survey found that more than half of 300 workplaces had plans for a pandemic.
The two probable cases — a father and son from Howard County — had recently traveled to Mexico and have been advised to stay home to avoid contact with others.
About 200 pigs on a farm in Alberta, Canada, have been quarantined after being infected with swine flu. It is the first known case of pigs having the virus, but officials say that eating pork still does not pose an infection risk.
Mexican drug traffickers are taking advantage of the swine flu scare: masks are helping conceal their identities and empty streets are freeing up the drug thoroughfares.
Republicans say the amendment, which passed the house in a 115-43 vote, gives pharmacies the freedom to choose the products they stock. Democrats call it an attempt to control womens' bodies.
The Missouri Health Department tested about two dozen people with flu-like symptoms, and none proved to have swine flu. Health officials are further preparing as more cases surface elsewhere.
The deputy health minister of Israel calls for renaming the swine flu the "Mexican flu," saying the reference to pigs is offensive to Jews and Muslims.