White House officials continue to express support for goverment health insurance option but decline to say whether it's essential.
Officials said state departments plan to offer H1N1 vaccine to high-risk inmates and residents in mental health facilities.
Although there are no cases of H1N1 in U.S. pig herds, a vaccine could be ready by the beginning of flu season.
A Health Department official said the cooler, drier weather this summer made it easier for the virus to attach to cells.
The cases have not been confirmed as the H1N1 "swine flu" virus, but it's the only flu strain circulating. Campus officials are taking steps to communicate with students and faculty about ways to prevent the virus from spreading further.
MU's Health Center and Department of Residential Life respond to cases of H1N1 virus as students come down with the virus.
Even if participants are angry about Sen. Claire McCaskill's stand on health care reform, they seem to appreciate her willingness to hear them out.
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.