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Tips for better nutrition, exercise and overall lifestyle

Published Dec. 18 2018

Caryn Giarratano, founder and first director of the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation and current assistant director of assessment at...

Would these new proposals help keep e-cigarettes away from Kentucky kids?

Published Dec. 18 2018

Would prohibiting the sale of flavored liquids for e-cigarettes help curb the onslaught of addiction among Kentucky teens? What about...

‘I had to see my son be put in a body bag.’

Published Dec. 18 2018

FRANKFORT, Ill. — Alex White took his first steps at 10 months old.Once he could walk, he ran. Once he...

Would these new proposals help keep e-cigarettes away from Kentucky kids?

Published Dec. 17 2018

Would prohibiting the sale of flavored liquids for e-cigarettes help curb the onslaught of addiction among Kentucky teens? What about...

‘I had to see my son be put in a body bag.’

Published Dec. 17 2018

FRANKFORT, Ill. — Alex White took his first steps at 10 months old.Once he could walk, he ran. Once he...

'Healing power of presence' to withstand a merger

Published Dec. 17 2018

The Rev. Gregory Meystrik on Sunday said regardless of the result of the proposed merger between MU Health and St....

Foes of sale: St. Mary's not closing

Published Dec. 16 2018

"Zero chance."

MU, St. Mary's officials answer merger questions

Published Dec. 12 2018

Questions and answers took up about two-thirds of Monday night's 90-minute public meeting about SSM Health's proposed sale of the...

CoxHealth to build new $42M hospital in Monett

Published Dec. 11 2018

A health care system has announced plans to break ground on a new hospital in southwest Missouri.

St. Louis medical organizations plan more proton therapy

Published Dec. 11 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Despite problems at several proton centers across the country, St. Louis medical organizations are planning to...

Get Moving: Important city infrastructure keeps bikers, all residents safe

Published Dec. 11 2018

Let's talk infrastructure for a moment. In weeks past, this column has been extolling the virtues of bicycling, but I...

Quinn on Nutrition: To supplement or not

Published Dec. 11 2018

I often get asked, “What supplements should I take?” My pat answer: Tell me first what you eat.That seems to...

Surgery to remove wisdom teeth puts some teens and young adults on a path to opioid abuse

Published Dec. 11 2018

For older teenagers and young adults, the extraction of wisdom teeth is a painful rite of passage. A new study...

Youth sports injuries can turn into chronic problems, doctors warn

Published Dec. 11 2018

Leo Anderson was in the middle of a baseball game when he threw a ball he had just caught, heard...

A Christmas wish list could make a big difference for young boy with autism

Published Dec. 10 2018

Nelson Moran has soulful eyes and the boundless energy of a typical 3-year-old boy, but he has yet to string...

MU Health strategy envisions 'integrated care' for Jefferson City

Published Dec. 9 2018

Separately, St. Mary's Hospital and Capital Region Medical Center provide adequate care for Jefferson City-area patients.

Opioid prescribing guidelines for physicians updated

Published Dec. 9 2018

New opioid prescribing recommendations for hospital-based physicians are going into effect this month.

MU Health, SSM: Faith-based care would still exist

Published Dec. 9 2018

The spread of smallpox in Central Missouri led Catholic nuns to travel from St. Louis to Jefferson City.

Parson wants prescription monitoring bill by session's end

Published Dec. 6 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The long-futile effort seeking a statewide prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri now has a prominent...

Get Moving: Learning lessons while biking

Published Dec. 4 2018

In 1979 when I was a teenager, I loaned out my 10-speed bicycle to a friend and never got it...

Legislators hope for early start on HIV-specific bills

Published Dec. 4 2018

Supporters of legislation aimed at updating Missouri's "outdated and medically inaccurate" HIV-specific laws are confident the upcoming General Assembly will...