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DNA test results may not change health habits

Published Aug. 22 2017

If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?You'd quit...

US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline

Published Aug. 22 2017

After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S.

Former health chiefs to Trump: Avoid new 'Obamacare' crisis

Published Aug. 21 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't make things worse.That's the advice of former U.S. health secretaries of both parties to President Donald...

Health professionals prepare for potential eye injuries

Published Aug. 20 2017

Jefferson City hospitals are preparing for a potential influx of patients with eye injuries in the hours, days and weeks...

State urges nonprofits to help fight opioids

Published Aug. 17 2017

Applications for the Neighborhood Assistance Program, a state tax credit program, are available to businesses and nonprofits in Missouri to...

Knowing signs of Alzheimer's

Published Aug. 16 2017

Since her husband was diagnosed with the Alzheimer's disease four years ago, Joan Benke said there's always more to learn...

MU Health Care opens clinic in Ashland

Published Aug. 16 2017

University of Missouri Health Care, which recently announced intentions to sell shares of the Fulton Medical Center and operations, opened...

Study boosts hope of 'liquid biopsies' for cancer screening

Published Aug. 15 2017

Scientists have the first major evidence that blood tests called liquid biopsies hold promise for screening people for cancer.

Open house set for Lake Regional Clinic in Eldon

Published Aug. 15 2017

Eldon residents are invited to join Lake Regional Clinic on Aug. 26 as it celebrates the expansion of an additional...

Tools to assess dangerous body fat

Published Aug. 14 2017

This question came to the Facebook page of our local hospital: “I heard awhile back that a plain ol’ waist...

Trump signs bill to fund veterans medical care program

Published Aug. 13 2017

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an emergency spending bill pumping more than $2 billion into a...

Montana's Health Co-op remains standing as others falter

Published Aug. 13 2017

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's health care co-op, one of America's few remaining alternatives to traditional health insurance, will resume...

Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion

Published Aug. 13 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Republican-controlled Texas Legislature is poised to restrict insurance coverage for abortions over the objections of...

Doctor told to stop marketing 3-person baby technique

Published Aug. 8 2017

U.S. regulators recently warned a New York fertility doctor to stop marketing an experimental procedure that uses DNA from three...

Lake Regional expands Eldon clinic

Published Aug. 8 2017

Lake Regional Health System is expanding its services in Eldon with a new two-story, 20,000-square-foot addition to the Lake Regional...

Leftover opioids are a common dilemma for surgery patients

Published Aug. 8 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — Surgery patients often end up with leftover opioid painkillers and store the remaining pills improperly at home,...

US hospitals set record for fast heart attack care

Published Aug. 8 2017

There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for...