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Personal tragedy shaped congressman's effort on health care

Published Apr. 30 2017

New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur has experienced personal tragedy and understands the need for health insurance.

Overcoming Opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs

Published Apr. 25 2017

This growing dependence on opioids has mushroomed into a national health crisis, ripping apart communities and straining police and health...

Trans fats ban linked with fewer heart attacks, strokes

Published Apr. 25 2017

Local bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in several New York...

Prostate cancer tests now OK with US panel, with caveats

Published Apr. 25 2017

An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men...

Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list

Published Apr. 25 2017

The U.S. government's latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry...

Hyland's teething tablets recalled for toxic herb

Published Apr. 18 2017

The maker of Hyland's teething tablets has issued a recall for any remaining packages at the urging of U.S. regulators,...

First drug OK'd for movement disorder caused by certain meds

Published Apr. 18 2017

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for treating a neurological syndrome that causes uncontrollable body movements that can also...

Lilly's rheumatoid arthritis pill rejected by FDA

Published Apr. 18 2017

Eli Lilly said U.S. regulators have rejected its much-anticipated pill for the immune disorder rheumatoid arthritis, the drugmaker's second drug...

Grants available to help pay medical costs

Published Apr. 18 2017

Missouri families facing medical costs for a child may be eligible for up to $5,000 in grant money through the...

Baby Bonanza this Saturday at St. Mary's

Published Apr. 17 2017

Baby Bonanza, Central Missouri's premier baby expo, is scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital, 2505 Mission...