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Jefferson City Council to consider community wellness commission

Published Jul. 7 2016

The Jefferson City Council will consider a new community wellness commission after a few final tweaks were made to the...

Frugal Foodie: Overcoming the sweet tooth

Published Jul. 6 2016

The average American eats their weight in sugar each year.

Getting overdose antidote with painkillers may cut ER visits

Published Jul. 5 2016

Overdoses don't happen just to heroin addicts — patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in...

FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C

Published Jul. 5 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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