Health and Wellness
After a more than six-month suspension, Jefferson City cardiologist Dr. Randall E. Meyer can again practice medicine, but with restrictions.
A simple test could have alerted officials that the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated, long before authorities determined that as many as a million Marines and their families were exposed to a witch's brew of cancer-causing chemicals.
Angelina Jolie’s mother had breast cancer and died of ovarian cancer, and her maternal grandmother also had ovarian cancer — strong evidence of an inherited, genetic risk that led the actress to have both of her healthy breasts removed to try to avoid the same fate, her doctor said Wednesday.
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a genetic test from Roche to help doctors identify patients who can benefit from a lung cancer drug made by the company’s Genentech unit.
In a surprise move Friday, federal health regulators denied a request by Endo Health Solutions to block generic versions of its painkiller Opana ER, which the company argued are more easily abused than its branded product.
Coca-Cola says it will make lower-calorie options and clear calorie labeling more widely available around the world, intensifying a push against critics who say its drinks pack on the pounds.
A new genetic test to gauge the aggressiveness of prostate cancer may help tens of thousands of men each year decide whether they need to treat their cancer right away or can safely monitor it.
Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say.
It’s a chemical that’s been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in your baby’s basinet.
A strain of the disease has become resistant to many treatments
In the era of HIV and AIDS, perhaps old-fashioned sexually-transmitted diseases (STD) like gonorrhea don't seem like much of a threat anymore. But in the case of gonorrhea, it's a bigger threat than you might think.
U.S. health officials are making a high-tech screening device available in Africa to help spot counterfeit malaria pills in hopes that the technology may eventually be used to combat the fake drug trade worldwide.
ER not always best option
Access to health care is the No. 1 community health need, local medical entities say, and access shouldn’t be primarily through emergency rooms. Doctors in ER treat the immediate illnesses, not longer-term health issues.
The final steel beam was placed Friday on the structure of the new St. Mary’s Health Center on Mission Drive, signifying another milestone in the construction of the new $200 million hospital complex.
A crowd estimated to be at least 1,000 people — and some supporters said more than 1,500 — rallied at the state Capitol Tuesday afternoon, urging lawmakers to expand Missouri’s Medicaid program.
Capital Region Medical Center is looking for teenagers who would like to participate in its summer Volunteen Program. Call 632-5032 or email email@example.com.
They look intently at the camera, some impassively, some with smiles, all of them aware that they've just shared with an online audience a most personal story: Why they tried to kill themselves.
Affordable Care Act to strain declining base of primary care physicians
When medical students visit Dr. Garry Pearson’s Jefferson City practice, the family practitioner always asks what they’re going to be when they grow up. “Not what you do. I can tell you that,” the students always tell him.
The Food and Drug Administration will hold a meeting in June to reassess the safety of GlaxoSmithKline’s former blockbuster drug Avandia, which was severely restricted in 2010 due to concerns about its impact on the heart.
The Food and Drug Administration says smokers who are trying to quit can safely use over-the counter nicotine gum, patches and lozenges for longer than previously recommended in a move to help millions of Americans kick the habit.
They stream in from teens around the United States, cries for help often sent in by text message. "I feel like committing suicide," one text read. "What's the suicide hotline number?" Another asked: "How do you tell a friend they need to go to rehab?"