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Health

Firsthand experience provides breast center nurse with link to patients

Janice Templemire, a nurse at the Mulligan Breast Health Center at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago.

Boone County clinic sets off on its own

The Southern Boone County Family Care clinic ended its relationship with University of Missouri Health Care and strengthened its ties to the community.

MU researchers receive grant to improve fertility in female cancer survivors

MU researchers received a $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in early October to research methods for improving fertility in female cancer survivors.

Despite a nationwide shortage of nurses, MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing thrives

While some nursing schools around the country have had trouble attracting students, MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing has reached its capacity.

Three more West Nile cases reported in Boone County

The insecticide Anvil 2+2 is being sprayed in the neighborhoods where the infected men live.

Fifth West Nile case reported in Boone County

So far, one more case of the virus has been reported this year than in 2006, when four cases were reported in the county.

Free vaccine distributed to raise HPV awareness

A grant provides women and girls who do not have adequate insurance with the Gardasil vaccine, but few are taking advantage of the program.

Staff for Life pilot manages many variables to bring people to safety

The helicopters that transport people from accidents to the hospital must be flown by someone. Kyle Rehagen is one of those pilots.

Free vaccine distributed to raise awareness

A grant now provides women and girls who do not have adequate insurance with the Gardasil vaccine, or the HPV vaccine, for free. The vaccine is offered at four locations in Columbia.

FDA announces news rules for listing the contents of vitamins and supplements

New regulations are designed to ensure products do not contain contaminants or impurities, and that packages are accurately labeled.

Medicinal patches linked to deaths

With continuing advances in medicine, breakthroughs like medicinal patches are being widely accepted for their convenience and practicality. Along with their growing popularity, however, there have been reports of serious side effects such as blood cots and even death.

Midwifery supporters file appeal on permanent restraining order

Several supporters of midwifery filed an appeal with the Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday in the latest blow in the fight to legalize the practice in the state.

Columbia woman contracts West Nile virus

COLUMBIA — A Southwest Columbia woman has contracted West Nile virus. This is the second human case found in Columbia this year.

A Knockout of a workout

The Nintendo Wii is a hot commodity for video gamers right now, but its appeal may be broader than you think.

$1.2 million secured for HIV/AIDS housing

The Waterbrook Place project, sponsored by the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network in Columbia, secured the $1.2 million needed for three buildings at Garth Avenue and Worley Street.

Eating disorders have no age limit

Kelli Smith was nervous as she walked into the Philadelphia treatment center, seeking help at last for her anorexia. Looking around at the other patients, she was struck by how young they seemed.

Excessive ‘girl talk’ can lead to depression in adolescents, study finds

Results revealed that adolescent girls who talk about their problems at length are more likely to show signs of depression and anxiety, although this was not the case for boys, according to a new study by MU researchers.

Dial-a-doctor

As technology becomes a bigger part of conducting everyday business, from online bill paying to camera phones, some in Missouri are working to make it a common aspect of medical exams as well.

Analyzing alzheimer’s

Ted Distiler, 70, of Jefferson City has been taking care of his wife, Norma, since she was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1993.

Board of Health proposes adding two county members

In an effort to better represent the residents of Boone County, the Columbia/Boone County Board of Health proposed an increase in board positions and more lenient residency requirements to the Columbia City Council.

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