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Healthy Life: Increasing your calcium intake

Published Mar. 29 2017

Calcium is an extremely important mineral. It is essential for healthy bones and teeth. Almost all of our calcium is...

Get the skinny on obesity

Published Mar. 29 2017

Obesity is a weighty problem in Callaway County with more than a third of adults classified as obese, according to...

Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

Published Mar. 28 2017

Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid...

How do insurers decide what medicines to pay for?

Published Mar. 28 2017

How do insurance companies decide what medicines to pay for and when to pay for them?

Patients' reports may aid prostate cancer treatment choice

Published Mar. 28 2017

Men with early-stage prostate cancer face a dizzying quandary over which treatment to choose but two new studies on side...

Now hear this: Loud sound may pose more harm than we thought

Published Mar. 21 2017

Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test,...

Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate on cost

Published Mar. 21 2017

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to...

Falls are taking a huge and rising toll on elderly brains

Published Mar. 21 2017

Elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to...

Meningitis outbreak: Murder or public health tragedy?

Published Mar. 17 2017

Was it murder or a tragic public health outbreak?

Health bill short of votes, GOP leaders look to Trump

Published Mar. 17 2017

Short of votes for their health care bill, Republican congressional leaders turned to President Donald Trump on Thursday to wrangle...

Gov't report: More than 12M signed up for 'Obamacare'

Published Mar. 16 2017

The government said more than 12 million people have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama's...

Doctors say unproven stem cell treatment blinded 3 women

Published Mar. 16 2017

Three women were left nearly or totally blind by a vision treatment at a stem cell clinic, in what doctors...

Passing the word on VA

Published Mar. 16 2017

Veterans who attended the Truman Veterans Administration town hall meeting Wednesday were able to gain a breadth of information about...

Defiant conservatives still fighting Trump's health bill

Published Mar. 15 2017

Undaunted by fellow Republicans' defiance, GOP leaders and the White House redoubled their efforts Tuesday to muscle legislation overhauling America's...

Now hear this: Loud sound may pose more harm than we thought

Published Mar. 14 2017

Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test,...

Mayo, wings, butter: 'Fake milk' is the latest food fight

Published Mar. 14 2017

Dairy producers are calling for a crackdown on the almond, soy and rice "milks" they say are masquerading as the...

Rookie docs can work longer, 24-hour shifts under new rules

Published Mar. 14 2017

Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer — a move...

Congress' analyst: Millions to lose coverage under GOP bill

Published Mar. 14 2017

Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and that...