The U.S. may have the most advanced health care system in the world, but the system is very fragmented because "there's no uniform national quality control," said Lawrence Gostin, a global health law expert and professor at Georgetown University.
Because of heightened media attention, the virus has affected everyday life in Ghana, though no cases have been confirmed there.
In 2012, more than one-third of children and adolescents in the United States were overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Child development programs and parents in Missouri are using games, family-style meals and learning gardens to promote healthy eating.
The new rule will take effect on Jan. 1. Current employees will not be affected by the new rule.
MU researcher Frank Booth donated $1 million to fund future research, establishing the Frank Booth Fellowship in Physical Activity and Health for the MU School of Medicine.
After school administrators were tipped off that there had been drugs at the school in the past, Tuesday's lockdown and drug sweep were intended to confirm no drugs were in the school.
The Truman Veterans' Hospital hosted a town hall Tuesday night for veterans and their families to share concerns and ask questions.
The new study found that Vytorin and Zetia help prevent heart attacks and strokes for those at high risk by lowering cholesterol.
The software applies a holistic approach to treating patients' physical health along with their mental health.
Rick Majzun, the vice president of strategic operations and planning at the St. Louis Children's Hospital, visited Kenya and Sweden to see what other medical communities around the world are doing to reduce infant mortality and premature birth rates.
The Substance Abuse Advisory Commission voted in favor of First Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick's proposals to increase the purchase age of tobacco and electronic cigarettes to 21 and ban the use of e-cigarettes indoors.
Emergency medical technicians initiated the infectious disease protocol as a man was rushed to University Hospital on Wednesday afternoon with Ebola-like symptoms. Officials said the man likely does not have the disease. A Fire Department official called the decision to initiate the protocol the result of "an abundance of caution."
Most weren't seriously harmed, but over the past two years, one child has died and 30 went into comas after ingesting the products.
Board games, puzzles and music helped teach Eugene Field School students healthy hand-washing and hygiene habits. This was the first of eight sessions led by MU nursing students.
BPA, a chemical found in many consumer products such as plastic bottles and metal cans, may have health effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children, studies say.
A limited number of vaccinations will be free on a first-come, first-served basis. Flu vaccinations are otherwise available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
More than 1,100 cases of enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in the United States since August.
Danielle Ofri read an excerpt from her book and discussed the positive and negative effects of emotion during a visit to MU.
The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has been increasing in recent years. Meanwhile, there aren't enough clinical and educational resources to keep up with demand.
MU student Cale Boedeker's death made the dangers and risks of Type 1 diabetes tragically real. MU students with diabetes say managing the disease, schoolwork and a social life makes finding a healthy balance in college especially difficult, but they find the help they need in the form of community and friends.