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More cases of superbug precursor reported, but no spread

Published Sep. 9 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I like to cook with real food — real as in non-processed.

Healthy Life: Introducing the new food label

Published Aug. 17 2016

With kids heading back to school and making more food decisions on their own, this is the perfect opportunity to...

Study: Lesbian, bisexual women developing healthier lives

Published Aug. 14 2016

About five days a week at 5:30 a.m., Hudson Lavender meets a friend in front of her home for an...

Frugal Foodie: Don't underestimate the power of protein

Published Aug. 10 2016

Protein is a macronutrient that is essential to building muscle mass; proteins are the building blocks of life.

Healthy Life: Ice the oolong tea

Published Aug. 10 2016

Is tea a favored drink on a summer's day? If not, perhaps you will reconsider.

UN bungles response to yellow fever outbreak in Africa

Published Aug. 4 2016

As a yellow fever outbreak in central Africa exploded, 1 million vaccines disappeared in Angola.

Healthy Life: Red flags of fad diets

Published Aug. 3 2016

Fast results with minimal effort may sound promising, but often there is a catch.

Express Care of JCMG opens Monday

Published Jul. 31 2016

Beginning Monday, residents on Jefferson City's east end will have a new walk-in clinic designed to treat immediate, non-emergent health...

Medicare safeguard overwhelmed by pricey drugs

Published Jul. 27 2016

A safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid billions of dollars for pricey medications...

Healthy Life: Salads - hold the lettuce, please!

Published Jul. 27 2016

Take advantage of low-cost vegetables and fruit in season to create fast, filling and satisfying salads. Creating non-lettuce-based salads offers...

Art with heart making children's wards less scary

Published Jul. 27 2016

For Dorkas Kaya and other young patients with HIV, seeing the walls of their residential treatment facility transformed with broad...

Healthy Life: Beans: quick, easy and filling (cheap too!)

Published Jul. 13 2016

The high fiber and low glycemic index make beans a great choice for diabetics, those with cardiovascular disease, and anyone...

Sunscreen doesn't work as well as it says: What to do?

Published Jul. 13 2016

Something to consider as you head to the beach or pool this summer: That sunscreen in your bag may not...

FDA approves first dissolving stent for US patients

Published Jul. 13 2016

A medical implant that slowly dissolves into the body could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used...

Summer: The season for renewed health goals

Published Jul. 10 2016

As the weather gets warmer, we have a lot of reasons to set new fitness and health goals.