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Mylan CEO defends EpiPen cost to angry lawmakers

Published Sep. 21 2016
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Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the head of pharmaceutical company Mylan about the significant cost increase of...

Healthy Life: Eat healthy stealthily with simple substitutions

Published Sep. 21 2016
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Are you trying to make some better food choices but the family doesn't share your enthusiasm? Sometimes it is difficult...

Home Grown: Teen takes pride in growing food for family

Published Sep. 21 2016
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Jacob Hartman has spent 17 years growing a variety of vegetables in his Callaway County garden — while maintaining school,...

Getting off on the right foot against diabetes

Published Sep. 21 2016
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For 15 years, St. Mary's has hosted open conversations about diabetes during its bi-monthly community group sessions.

Just how much sugar do Americans consume? It's complicated

Published Sep. 20 2016
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Sugar has become the nutritional villain du jour, but just how bad is our addiction? The answer is tricky.

Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemic

Published Sep. 20 2016
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For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages...

Treat or monitor early prostate cancer? 10-year survival same

Published Sep. 20 2016
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Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least...

FDA OKs 1st muscular dystrophy drug; awaits proof it works

Published Sep. 20 2016
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Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from...

Brain cancer now leading childhood cancer killer

Published Sep. 20 2016
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Brain cancer is now the deadliest childhood cancer in the U.S., now ahead of leukemia, a result of improved leukemia...

Battling brain injuries

Published Sep. 18 2016
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Never taking hope away.

Symposium speaker raises discussion on diseases, ethics

Published Sep. 18 2016
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Aric Krogstad led a guided discussion on epidemiology and zoonoses — diseases that can pass from animals to humans —...

Healthy Life: Revive the lost art of family mealtime

Published Sep. 14 2016
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In our world today, with fast-paced lives, busy work schedules and extracurricular activities, drive-thru meals and takeout food have become...

Florida governor presses for Zika money, blasts Democrats

Published Sep. 14 2016
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Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott came to Washington on Tuesday to press for long-overdue money to fight the Zika virus,...

CDC Director: 'Essentially out of money' to fight Zika

Published Sep. 10 2016
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The head of the government's fight against the Zika virus said "we are now essentially out of money" and warned...

More cases of superbug precursor reported, but no spread

Published Sep. 9 2016
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A fourth U.S. person has been diagnosed with bacteria resistant to a last resort antibiotic, but researchers are expressing relief...

Electric fans may make seniors hotter in extreme heat

Published Sep. 7 2016
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True or false: Electric fans are a cheap and effective way to stay cool during extreme heat waves.

Survey: More US adults use marijuana, don't think it's risky

Published Sep. 1 2016
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Marijuana use is becoming more accepted among U.S. adults as states loosen pot laws, new national survey data shows.

Healthy Life: What is a dietitian?

Published Aug. 31 2016
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Nutrition advice is everywhere these days. Friends, family, nutritionists, dietitians, the internet, Facebook — all provide information about nutrition.

20 Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens

Published Aug. 31 2016
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In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the...

Nurse turnover down at area hospitals

Published Aug. 28 2016
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A national shortage of qualified nurses has plagued hospitals for years, and Missouri isn't immune, according to the Missouri Hospital...

Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms

Published Aug. 28 2016
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U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms...

Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn't budge on price

Published Aug. 25 2016
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Mylan is bulking up programs that help patients pay for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment after weathering heated criticism about...

Ready2Eat: Give non-processed food a chance

Published Aug. 17 2016
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I like to cook with real food — real as in non-processed.