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.
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.