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Patients driven out of Callaway County

Published Jul. 21 2017

While plenty of ambulance calls in Callaway County end by transporting people to Fulton Medical Center, far more patients end...

Budget office: GOP health bill adds 22 million uninsured

Published Jul. 21 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — A revised Republican health care bill would drive up the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million...

MU Health backs out of Fulton hospital

Published Jul. 21 2017

University of Missouri Health Care notified fellow owners NueHealth on Tuesday the organization is selling its minority interest (35 percent)...

Appeals court: Missouri must pay legal fees in abortion case

Published Jul. 20 2017

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's order that Missouri taxpayers pay more than $156,000 to cover Planned Parenthood's...

Not dead yet: Trump exhorts Senate to pass Obamacare repeal

Published Jul. 20 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lecturing fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump summoned GOP senators Wednesday to the White House and told them...

What's next? Senate GOP scrambles after health care flop

Published Jul. 19 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now what?Senate Republicans were scrambling to pick up the pieces Tuesday after their attempt to repeal and...

Trump blasts Congress over failure of GOP health care bill

Published Jul. 18 2017

President Donald Trump blasted congressional Democrats and "a few Republicans" Tuesday over the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite...

Health bill dead for now

Published Jul. 18 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest GOP effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare" was fatally wounded Monday night in the Senate...

LU health care forum defends ACA

Published Jul. 18 2017

Speakers offered solutions Monday night to combat rising health care costs in Missouri and told people about differences between the...

Hospital district eyed in Callaway

Published Jul. 18 2017

Representatives for the Fulton Medical Center have had meetings with local government about obtaining public financing.

Health plans hinge on the young, but they're a tough sell

Published Jul. 18 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Julian Senn-Raemont isn't convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad's...

Novel leukemia treatment could be 1st US gene therapy

Published Jul. 18 2017

A treatment for a common childhood blood cancer could become the first gene therapy available in the U.

Not all cancers need treatment right away

Published Jul. 18 2017

The biopsy shows cancer, so you have to act fast, right? Not necessarily, if it's a prostate tumor.

Panel calls on FDA to review safety of opioid painkillers

Published Jul. 18 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts...

Tumor gene testing urged to tell if drug targets your cancer

Published Jul. 18 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colon cancer. Uterine cancer. Pancreatic cancer. Whatever the tumor, the more gene mutations lurking inside, the better...

FDA OKs Johnson & Johnson psoriasis treatment

Published Jul. 18 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators approved a new psoriasis drug from Johnson & Johnson, giving people with the itchy...

Winners, losers complicate GOP's path on health care bill

Published Jul. 15 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' latest health care plan would create winners and losers among Americans up and down the income...

GOP Senate leader to unveil new health bill Thursday

Published Jul. 12 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans will unveil their revised health care bill Thursday and begin voting on it next week,...

New CEO helps UnitedHealthcare's Medicaid members navigate health needs

Published Jul. 11 2017

Since the state has transitioned to using a managed care system as opposed to the fee-for-service model — used prior...

Too early for forecast on Lyme disease ticks

Published Jul. 11 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Tick populations are exploding? Tick-borne diseases are on the rise?Some recent headlines suggest Americans are facing...

Merck says new type of cholesterol drug worked in big study

Published Jul. 11 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. said a new type of cholesterol drug reduced heart attacks, deaths and other...

Monday forum offers tips on impact of health care changes

Published Jul. 11 2017

With national concern looming about the future of health care coverage, local advocates plan to bring seven Missouri health care...

What causes sleep terrors in children?

Published Jul. 10 2017

Mayo Clinic News NetworkDear Mayo Clinic: My 7-year-old daughter has sleep terrors. What causes this, and when can we expect...