In a 4-3 decision Tuesday, the high court said the 2005 law violated the right to a jury trial by capping noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases at $350,000.
The largest grant ever received by the MU School of Medicine will fund technology initiatives and new jobs to coordinate effective interaction between patients and physicians at MU Health Care.
Today, four of every 10 new HIV infections occur in people younger than 30, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — and the teen years, just as many youths become sexually active, are key for getting across the safe-sex message.
The Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that "Obamacare" will reduce deficits, rather than raise them.
Smokers with limited resources looking to quit have new opportunities to kick the habit, thanks to a partnership between the Columbia Housing Authority and the Public Health and Human Services Department.
Nevada, Mo., is trying to improve both general health and quality of care of its residents while reducing health care expenditures.
Organizers of the experiment with Cerner, a Kansas City-based health care technology company, said the community could become a model for the nation.
Doctors disagree on whether or not children should be tested for high cholesterol, and when a government-appointed panel recommend that children should be tested, their impartiality was called into question. The debate goes on.
The U.S. appears headed for its worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades, with the number of cases rising at an epidemic rate that experts say may reflect a problem with the effectiveness of the vaccine.
The Walgreen pharmacy chain will begin filling prescriptions from customers in the Express Scripts network again starting in September.
Missouri officials have yet to begin work on creating a health care exchange even though states are required to tell the federal government by Nov. 16 how they will proceed. If states refuse to implement their own insurance-comparison marketplace, the federal government will step in to operate the exchange.
The United Nations reports that a record 8 million people with HIV in poor countries were receiving potentially life-saving treatment last year and new infections among children are dropping steadily.
Missouri faces a difficult decision on growing the state's Medicaid program. Candidates for local office weigh in on the issue.
Gammagard, developed by Baxter International Inc., might help stabilize Alzheimer's disease in some patients for as many as three years.
States that reject federal funding to expand Medicaid would risk leaving many of their low-income residents in a health-insurance coverage gap.
The amount of trans fat dropped 2.4 grams in an average lunch in New York following the ban.
The FDA's decision marks the latest milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.
Despite his former enthusiasm for expanding Medicaid coverage in Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon has avoided confirming or denying his support for the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid provisions.
Candidates for state House districts 44 and 47 discussed the implementation of the federal health care law in Missouri and solutions for rebuilding Interstate 70.
Researchers are studying three possible treatments for Alzheimer's disease. Current medicines such as Aricept and Namenda just temporarily ease symptoms. There is no known cure.