WASHINGTON — College kids are so frazzled they can’t sleep or eat. Or study. Good grief, they’re even anxious about spring break.
The wood floors, hair salon and 20 private rooms on the redesigned fifth floor of Boone Hospital Center create an atmosphere more like a hotel than a place where patients come for orthopedic care. A plastic model of a spine near the nurses’ station gives away the location: the hospital’s new Spine Center.
The hospital plans to use the funds to educate women about cardiovascular-related diseases.
Nobody had seen one in decades. Then, five years ago, they started showing up in homes and hotels across the country, prompting a flood of calls to pest control professionals. And nothing, it seems, can stop them.
No, not bedbugs. Bedbug newspaper stories.
A Harvard professor concludes after a survey of more than 2,000 people that ‘socialized medicine’ is a term that no longer frightens Americans.
Our personal health information — including physicians, emergency contacts, dates of medical procedures, chronic conditions, allergies and medications — is a vital resource for family members, doctors, nurses and the other health care professionals who provide us with treatment or care. Yet, many of us keep more detailed records on our cars.
University of Missouri researchers have been developing the “plasma brush” for more than two years.
Flu cases continue to rise in Missouri, and although they are high in Boone County, they are no longer increasing by huge amounts weekly.
Breast cancer patients often rely on friends or relatives for help, sometimes with advice that may not be the best for the patient. Finding a trained “coach” can aid decision-making for patients.
WASHINGTON — Next year’s flu vaccine is getting a complete overhaul to provide protection against three new and different influenza strains — hopefully better protection than this year’s version.
New FDA regulation warns against infant cold medicines. Here are alternatives for parents and their little ones.
Surprising new research suggests that even people who develop heart disease or diabetes late in life have a decent shot at reaching the century mark.
Because Americans consume nearly twice the dietary guideline for sodium, consumer organizations and nutritionists are recommending that Americans regulate their sodium intake.
More than half of the reported flu cases in Boone County were reported in the last week, and Health Department official are now offering a free vaccination.
When she couldn't give blood, an MU nursing student gave even more — her bone marrow — to a complete stranger.
Preventing Alzheimer’s disease is more than a game of memory. A recent study has found that keeping in physical shape is key in warding off the disease.
Four people in Boone County have already been diagnosed with influenza, and the flu season has not yet officially begun.
As Columbia’s population has grown, so has its violent crime, including sexual assaults. The number of rapes reported to police have increased in Columbia since 2004 — in contrast to a national decline — according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Fifteen years ago, Donna Kasper burst into tears in the soup aisle of a grocery store. Kasper was surrounded by food, but she could not find anything to eat.
Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a startling breakthrough that might someday deliver the medical payoffs of embryo cloning without the controversy.