Developed in 1996 at University Hospital by David Jimenez and Constance Barone, an endoscopic strip craniectomy requires a small incision in a baby’s skull to remove a strip of bone, creating room for the brain to grow and eliminating the buildup of pressure. In May 2007, Usiakimi Igbaseimokumo started preforming this technique and has taken over the research looking at the long-term effects on children treated by this method.
The city’s seventh annual Bike, Walk and Wheel week featured several “ArtCycle’s,” the Mayor’s Challenge race and warm weather.
The debate about the propriety of locating The Spa on campus has raised questions about the status of MU’s contract with Tan Time LLC.
Columbia’s drinking water in 2007 exceeded government standards for a contaminant linked to a long-term cancer risk, the city reported Friday.
Samuel Wong, president and founder of the Global Music Healing Institute, delivered the 2008 Carlos Perez-Mesa, MD, Lectureship in Medical Humanities about his research in music medicine on Thursday evening.
When Jeff Barnes listed his graduation cap and gown on eBay, he was thinking more about the environment than his wallet.
Barnes, who lives in a one-bedroom apartment, said he didn’t have the space or the sentimental inclination to keep the gown from his graduation at Macalester College, but didn’t want to throw it away either.
Testing on the city’s drinking water has been completed by the U.S. Geological Survey, and the city will launch a broad education campaign on May 1.
JEFFERSON CITY — After its flashy debut fizzled out, Gov. Matt Blunt's Insure Missouri proposal made a comeback of sorts today as senators debated legislation that eventually could subsidize health insurance for as many as 200,000 lower-income Missourians.
A government-appointed working group is charged with picking the most important safety questions for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research over the next five years. The group is to get public input in setting those priorities.
Most of the college students who got the mumps in a big outbreak in 2006 had received the recommended two vaccine shots, according to a study that raises questions about whether a new vaccine or another booster shot is needed.
ATLANTA — The current flu season has shaped up to be the worst in four years, partly because the vaccine didn't work well against the viruses that made most people sick, health officials said today.
I love my pillows — the bigger and puffier the better. I’ve always thought of them as the ultimate allies, cradles of comfort outside the womb, the means to melt into peaceful slumber.
And I’ve been so wrong.
The health plan put forward by Rep. Rob Schaaf would require doctors to inform patients of different prices.
As we celebrate 100 years of the Missourian, we look back at 100 years of health care in our third issue of our Centennial special section.
Grant recipients plan to use the money to provide improved health care opportunities for area residents.
Pillows can be traced as far back as Mesopotamia (today’s Iraq) and ancient Egypt. Head rests were found in pharaohs’ tombs. Early versions were for the privileged and rich, according to “Really Useful: The Origins of Everyday Things” by Joel Levy, but they were hardly cushy. Most were solid wood, carved or curved slightly in the middle.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology is writing guidelines to help doctors become aware of the affordability of cancer treatment options.
A year ago, Elizabeth Licata became the fourth member of a group of garden bloggers with an attitude. Garden Rant (gardenrant.com) started in mid-2006: A blend of gossip, news, crusade and, yes, raw rant, it blows the cobwebs out of gardening’s mustier corners.
Teeth are made for collisions. They mash hamburgers and break hard candy into tiny pieces. But when they grind together, they can wear down and lead to other health problems.
Tooth grinding is a condition that affects many people, but exactly how many is not clear.