Health care panel encourages students to be informed

The Associated Students of the University of Missouri hosted a discussion about health care on Thursday. A panel of experts took questions from students about some of the more controversial issues surrounding the health care debate.

Several public health care options available in Missouri

Whether through Missouri's Medicaid program, the State Children's Health Insurance Program or health care cooperatives, the state provides access to health care to about 15 percent of its population.

UPDATE: Seasonal flu vaccine delayed for some U.S. providers

Sanofi Pasteur, the country's largest supplier of the seasonal flu vaccine, is running behind on producing the vaccine because it is also producing the H1N1 vaccine.

MU and Cerner partner to create Tiger Institute for Health

MU and Cerner Corp. will collaborate in the new Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, which will expand electronic record keeping at MU Health Care's facilities.

Intense tracking for swine flu shot's side effects

The new H1N1 vaccine being a mere recipe change from the regular winter flu shot started to be issued next month. A major cause for concerns lies in younger individuals receiving more of these shots than previous flu vaccinations.

Symptoms and treatment for novel H1N1

Have questions about how to deal with novel H1N1, previously known  as “swine flu”? We asked Dr. Michael Cooperstock, the chief of pediatric infectious disease, immunology and rheumatology at Children’s Hospital, to answer some basic questions about symptoms and treatment for the pandemic flu.


H1N1 afflicts Missouri colleges, survey shows

Missouri institutions of higher education, including MU, reported 369 new flu cases last week to the American College Health Association.

MU professor discusses economics of health care

MU economics professor Jeff Milyo discussed rising health care expenditures and reasons why some people don’t buy health insurance in a forum Wednesday.

A world first: Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection

The vaccine, which was tested on more than 16,000 volunteers in Thailand, cut the risk of becoming infected with HIV by more than 31 percent. The study was sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

MU Health Care starts H1N1 hot line to answer questions

A new hot line set up by MU Health Care will update callers with news and information about the H1N1 flu virus.

Interpreters help victims of violence in Missouri's immigrant communities

A workshop will be held Thursday to train workers on how to reach immigrant women who may be victims of domestic abuse.

SLU's Doisy Research Center tests H1N1 vaccine

The Edward A. Doisy Research Center in St. Louis held a press conference, gave a tour and answered questions about the development of the H1N1 vaccine. The vaccine should be available to high risk individuals in mid-October

MU installs hand sanitizer dispensers to combat H1N1's spread

The university installed 700 dispensers this week, but there haven't been checks to make sure the highly flammable devices meet fire regulations. The plans were approved, and maintenance workers are aware of the regulations.

Home care union advocates seek support

Former Missouri Sen. Chuck Graham is fighting in favor of home care unions.  Integrity Home Care filed a lawsuit to stop the unionization of home-care workers.

Boone County and Columbia budgets call for fees at STD clinic

The STD clinic in Columbia has proposed a new fee of $10 per visit for Boone County residents who come to be tested or treated beginning Oct. 1. Visitors from outside the county would pay $20.

Columbia Health Department launches flu-fighting Web site

In response to a general sense of confusion and apprehension regarding H1N1, the Columbia Health Department goes online with a new Web site designed to help residents prepare for and protect against both seasonal flu and H1N1.

New hip procedure shifts gears for Floyd Landis

Former 2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis has been biking professionally on an artificial hip for seven months.

Live: Obama addresses Congress on health care

Missourian reporters will be fact-checking and answering questions during the address and the GOP response. The address is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Bottom line on public insurance plan gets blurry

White House officials continue to express support for goverment health insurance option but decline to say whether it's essential.

Missouri braces for H1N1

Officials said state departments plan to offer H1N1 vaccine to high-risk inmates and residents in mental health facilities.