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Having a FIT and lowering health costs

Published Feb. 21 2017

Running, sitting and walking more frequently can now help lower health care costs for members of the UnitedHealthcare network.

Why there's a US surge in mumps despite vaccine

Published Feb. 21 2017

Fifty years ago, mumps was once a childhood rite of passage of puffy cheeks and swollen jaws. That all changed...

Revised US tally: HIV infections fell 18 percent in 6 years

Published Feb. 21 2017

New calculations to better track HIV infections confirm that the U.S. is seeing a strong and steady decline.

Surgeons rude to patients may pose problem in OR, study says

Published Feb. 21 2017

Surgeons who are rude to patients and others may pose a problem in the operating room, according to a study...

University of Missouri seeking participants for autism study

Published Feb. 21 2017

A University of Missouri research facility is looking for people affected by autism or their biological family members to take...

US flu vaccine a good match

Published Feb. 21 2017

This season's flu vaccine seems to be working pretty well, weakening the punch of a nasty bug that's going around,...

Town hall set on VA issues

Published Feb. 21 2017

Veterans and their families are invited to a town hall event in Jefferson City and also get an update about...

Malaria parasite may trigger human odor to lure mosquitoes

Published Feb. 14 2017

Scientists may have figured out part of the reason why mosquitoes are drawn to people infected with malaria.

Residents say 1st atom bomb test caused cancer cases

Published Feb. 14 2017

Residents say the world's first atomic bomb test caused generations of southern New Mexico families to suffer from cancer and...

Appeals court OKs NYC salt-warning rule for some restaurants

Published Feb. 14 2017

New York City's pioneering requirement for chain restaurants to flag salty items on their menus is both legal and beneficial,...

Horses help veterans cope with trauma

Published Feb. 14 2017

It is possible to ride the Appaloosas that Ric Jerez uses in his equine assisted therapy, but that's not how...

Medical school in Joplin progressing toward June opening

Published Feb. 14 2017

With a June deadline quickly approaching, work on a Joplin campus of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences...

Little hero of the Heart Ball

Published Feb. 12 2017

In his short three years on this earth, 2017 Heart Child of the Year Cooper Browner has faced open-heart surgery,...

Care providers: Medicaid cuts will shift costs

Published Feb. 11 2017

A proposed cut to a Missouri Medicaid program providing in-home care to elderly and disabled people too poor to pay...

Advocates push for drug monitoring program

Published Feb. 10 2017

As discussions about the need for a prescription drug-monitoring program (PDMP) continue, advocates are urging the Legislature to pass a...

Games, crafts, other activities may safeguard aging brain

Published Feb. 7 2017

Even in your 70s and beyond, simple activities including web-surfing, playing bridge and socializing can stave off mental decline, new...

HPV risk: 1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked genital infections

Published Feb. 7 2017

The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus...