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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.

Glaxo wins US approval for drug to treat severe asthma

Published Nov. 5 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved an injectable drug from GlaxoSmithKline PLC to treat severe asthma attacks.

Kansas football player brain dead after collapsing

Published Nov. 4 2015

A Kansas high school football player has been declared brain-dead at a Colorado hospital after collapsing on the sideline during...

Things to know about E. coli outbreak tied to Chipotle

Published Nov. 4 2015

Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations in response to an E. coli outbreak that health officials have connected...

CDC: More food poisoning outbreaks cross state lines

Published Nov. 4 2015

The government is reporting an increase in food poisoning outbreaks that span multiple states, like the one this week that...

Drug prices top Americans' list of health care concerns

Published Oct. 28 2015

Americans from across the political spectrum are worried about the cost of prescription drugs for serious diseases, following weeks of...

Study shows value of knee replacement surgery, other options

Published Oct. 22 2015

People with knees worn out by arthritis will get more pain relief from joint replacement surgery, but it has more...

Group of Springfield-area doctors go insurance-free

Published Oct. 18 2015

At the beginning of 2014, there was one local practice open to the public locally that classified itself as direct...

Express Scripts to cover pricey new cholesterol treatments

Published Oct. 7 2015

The nation's biggest pharmacy benefits manager has decided to cover two new drugs that lower artery-clogging cholesterol but raise concern...