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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...

Health law's woes, real or perceived, drive call for repeal

Published Mar. 13 2017

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders say drastic action is needed because the Obama-era health care overhaul is a disaster,...

Republicans dismiss upcoming budget analysis of health plan

Published Mar. 13 2017

Republicans on Sunday dismissed an upcoming Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that more Americans will be...

Funding concerns add to Alzheimer's stress for families

Published Mar. 13 2017

Last year, Alzheimer's was coined the most expensive disease in the United States, affecting 15 million Americans nationwide. But physicians...

Medicaid solutions bring uncertainty

Published Mar. 12 2017

Medicaid has become a prevalent issue in health care discussions as federal and state lawmakers look at ways to reduce...

Resource available to help children with developmental delays

Published Mar. 12 2017

Missouri First Steps is a program from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education that evaluates and offers children, from...

Women's health services face cuts in Republican bill

Published Mar. 10 2017

Women seeking abortions and some basic health services, including prenatal care, contraception and cancer screenings, would face restrictions and struggle...

GOP health bill clears first hurdles; leaders claim momentum

Published Mar. 10 2017

Republican leaders drove their long-promised legislation to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law over its first big hurdles in the...