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FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C

Published Jul. 5 2016
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Federal health officials recently approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a...

University of Missouri settles health care fraud claim

Published Jul. 1 2016
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The University of Missouri has agreed to pay the federal government $2.2 million to settle a claim that their health...

About 1.6M drop-outs from health law coverage this year

Published Jul. 1 2016
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About 1.6 million people who signed up for coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law dropped out...

Healthy Life: Adventures with avocados

Published Jun. 29 2016
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It can quickly become confusing when trying to choose a healthy fat option. "Use this, not that" arguments change daily....

Health Beat: Watch your waistline

Published Jun. 16 2016
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June is Men's Health Month, and Lake Regional's James Neill, M.D, is encouraging men to be aware of how their...

Healthy Life: Hydration and sports

Published Jun. 15 2016
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While you don't want to dehydrate your body during physical exercise, you also don't want to drink unnecessary amounts of...

FDA approves stomach-draining obesity treatment

Published Jun. 14 2016
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A new weight loss device offers a novel approach to cutting calories: draining them from the stomach before they are...

State expands meningitis vaccine mandate

Published Jun. 11 2016
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Some Missouri students may face an unanticipated trip to the doctor before school starts back.

Healthy Life: Pass the tea, please

Published Jun. 8 2016
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Offering a less-caffeinated beverage choice, tea is gaining popularity for drinking hot or cold.

Healthy Life: Using food for hydration

Published Jun. 1 2016
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If drinking water is an unpleasant challenge, use water foods to quench your thirst and keep your electrolytes balanced.

Health Beat: Sepsis Awareness

Published Jun. 1 2016
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On March 30, the world received the sad news that Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke had died of sepsis. Along with...

Lake Regional trauma nurse shares tips to avoid senior falls

Published May. 27 2016
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May is National Trauma Awareness Month, and Lake Regional Emergency Department is encouraging awareness about senior falls.

Healthy Life: Fruits and veggies: food superheroes

Published May. 25 2016
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You may have heard of superfoods, which are often referred to by the news, magazines and health food enthusiasts. Superfoods...

New clinic opens Tuesday in Fulton

Published May. 22 2016
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Throughout her journey as a health practitioner, Dr. Kimetha Fairchild has aspired to one particular goal: To create health-literate patients,...

Jefferson City food service inspections for April 2016

Published May. 22 2016
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Jefferson City's Food Code requires food-service establishments be inspected at least once every six months.

Pregnant women in US with Zika spikes on new counting method

Published May. 20 2016
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The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change...

House GOP presses ahead with Zika measure

Published May. 19 2016
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The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Wednesday that a House GOP measure to combat the...

Shigella outbreak reported in Moniteau County

Published May. 18 2016
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The Moniteau County Health Center is investigating a Shigella outbreak in Moniteau County, according to Administrator Andrea Kincaid, RN.

Biologist: Rabbits and skunks can pass bird flu to ducks

Published May. 17 2016
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A government wildlife researcher has found that rabbits and skunks can become infected with the bird flu virus and shed...

Simple steps to prevent skin cancer

Published May. 17 2016
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With spring and summer arriving, the air becomes warmer, the sun gets brighter and outdoor activities are more frequent. Naturally,...

Judge sides with House Republicans against health care law

Published May. 12 2016
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In a setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, a federal judge ruled Thursday the administration is unconstitutionally spending...

Hospital proposes $21 million psychiatric facility in Columbia

Published May. 12 2016
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A Mid-Missouri hospital that helped quash a competing effort to build a psychiatric hospital two months ago has proposed a...

Lake Regional celebrates Women's Health Week

Published May. 11 2016
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In observance of National Women's Health Week May 814, Lake Regional Health System encourages women to get their recommended health...