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Let your boss track your fitness, get an Apple Watch

Published Mar. 4 2016

You know you need to exercise more, but there's always next week, or the week after. To entice you to...

Funding for University of Missouri reactor makes progress

Published Mar. 2 2016

A state representative says she'll attempt to find $10 million for new training and classroom space at University of Missouri's...

Healthy Life: Soup for health

Published Mar. 2 2016

For many of us, the beginning of a new year brings renewed resolutions to improve overall health. These soups enlist...

Snacks nation: Food makers turning everything into snacks

Published Mar. 2 2016

There are no meals anymore, only snacks.

Healthy Life: "Mindful eating' as food for thought

Published Feb. 24 2016

Mindful eating is a non-dieting approach to weight management. It is being more aware of your eating habits, the sensations...

Frugal Foodie: Rethink snacking for energy boost, weight control

Published Feb. 24 2016

Do you snack when you feel stressed or bored or just when you're hungry? What foods do you snack on?

Healthy Life: It's a wonderful time for citrus

Published Feb. 17 2016

In the Midwest we think of "in season" as solely those few late spring to early fall months. We often...

Healthy Life: Supplements: myths, facts

Published Feb. 10 2016

It can be hard to figure out which supplement is the best, so here are some myths and facts about...

Johnson & Johnson, ViaCyte testing possible diabetes cure

Published Feb. 5 2016

Johnson & Johnson, continuing its long quest for a Type 1 diabetes cure, is joining forces with biotech company ViaCyte...

Healthy Life: Listen to Mom; eat your veggies

Published Feb. 3 2016

The advice I find myself giving most often to my patients (and friends and family) is to increase their intake...

Healthy Life: Oats are not a boring option

Published Jan. 28 2016

Oatmeal can serve as a low-cost, healthy and satisfying option for breakfast or any meal of the day. Most importantly,...

Health care fines press millenials as sign-up deadline nears

Published Jan. 27 2016

Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don't need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up...

Healthy Life: Don't forget Vitamin D

Published Jan. 20 2016

Vitamin D has become a subject of great interest to researchers and many others looking at ways to be healthier.

Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

Published Jan. 16 2016

Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final...

Healthy Life: Welcome all guests to the dinner table

Published Jan. 13 2016

January is a fresh start to a new year and means a fresh start to many diets. However, some family...

Deadline looms for federal health exchange

Published Jan. 10 2016

Three weeks are left to sign up for health insurance through the federal exchange.

Tax error complicates financial help for some with Obamacare

Published Jan. 10 2016

About 1.4 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law failed to properly account...

Healthy Life: Set helpful New Year's resolutions

Published Jan. 6 2016

For many of us, the new year is a fresh start. The holiday season and all the temptations that come...

FDA proposes ban on indoor tanning for minors

Published Dec. 19 2015

Anyone under the age of 18 would be barred from using indoor tanning equipment, under a federal proposal to help...

Express Scripts offers low-cost alternative to Turing drug

Published Dec. 2 2015

The nation's biggest pharmacy benefits manager is muscling back into the debate over soaring drug costs by promoting a less-expensive...

Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival's version sells well

Published Nov. 26 2015

After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than 50-fold, Turing...

E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle expands to 6 states

Published Nov. 20 2015

An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and...

New cases show shigellosis spreads in Kansas City area

Published Nov. 7 2015

The shigellosis outbreak that began in the Kansas City area in July continues to spread.