The identification of new genetic markers for breast, ovarian and prostate cancer could potentially help patients make more informed decisions about their treatment.
The number of people who voluntarily sign up for the program will largely depend on the state's political culture.
Susan Cohen shared the story of her son, who died after being struck by a car driven by an 82-year-old. The driver didn't seem to be aware that someone was trapped under her car, Cohen said. The cognitive process slows as people age, which could affect driving
A state study has found no evidence of a cancer cluster in an area of St. Louis County where nuclear waste was produced during the Cold War. The study is being criticized by former residents.
MU Health Care held an open house on Tuesday for the new Ellis Fischel Cancer Center at University Hospital.
University Hospital unveiled a new $50 million treatment facility. Patients will stay in "smart rooms" surrounded by electric devices and monitors that allow doctors to get a “snapshot” of patients' vital information.
Ellis Fischel Cancer Center will host an open house of its new home at University Hospital from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
New research shows that radiation can make arteries more prone to harden and clog, leading to an increased risk for cardiac problems.
At a forum hosted by the Missouri Foundation for Health, the expansion of Medicaid in Missouri was discussed.
It is one of many decisions women with breast cancer must make — whether to remove a healthy breast. It's a choice more women are making, even though doctors believe it's often unnecessary.
The second installment of the One Health, One Medicine forum series focused on comparative oncology clinical trials held at MU, in which researchers treat dogs with cancer to gain insight for human treatment.
The chance to win or lose $20 a month enticed dieters in a yearlong study to drop an average of 9 pounds.
Tai chi can be beneficial to the health of older men and women, its practitioners say. The exercise can improve balance and physical performance, ease fibromyalgia and lead to better lifestyles.
The latest research found that women age 75 and younger are dying at higher rates than previous years in nearly half of the nation's counties — many of them rural and in the South and West.
Employee wellness programs might not save money for businesses but could provide other benefits, according to the study.
There's no guarantee the child will remain healthy, although sophisticated testing uncovered just traces of the virus' genetic material still lingering.
In an effort to understand rising childhood obesity, researchers have developed a list of factors that influence nutrition and weight.
For all age groups, the flu vaccine's effectiveness is moderate at 56 percent, but for those 65 and older the vaccine is only 9 percent effective.
The inpatient unit will cost $7.2 million, and construction will be completed in 2014.
The Affordable Care Act is unfolding as an experiment to decide whether the states or the federal government will do a better job getting uninsured people covered.