Sharon Bradley was going in for a biopsy to determine if a mass discovered on her mammogram was cancerous. She had just lost her job as a home-health aide and had no insurance. She was scared she was going to die. That's when she was introduced to Debra Custer, a breast health navigator at Touchette Regional Hospital.
The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are reviving a push against letting government food vouchers be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks.
Biggest gap exists between blacks, whites when it comes to pregnant women, infants, children
The Missouri Foundation for Health released a report last week that outlines health disparities that exist between the state’s black and white populations. According to the report, data analyzed from 2006-10, the rate of black mothers with inadequate prenatal care in Cole County is more than triple the rate for white mothers.
Numerous messages are urging Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to sign legislation that would require doctors be in the room for the initial dose of a drug used in medical abortions.
When his wife died of cancer at the age of 39, Bruce Ham wondered whether the laughter would ever return to the house he and their three daughters share. "And it is back. It took awhile, but it is back," Ham said, more than three years after the death of his wife, Lisa.
University of Missouri Health Care will lay off or cut the hours and pay for 35 employees and eliminate 90 unfilled jobs in the coming year.
Eli Lilly and Co. said Thursday that it stopped a mid-stage clinical trial of an experimental Alzheimer’s disease drug because of potential side effects on patients’ livers.
President Barack Obama's administration can go forward with its new plan to make the morning-after pill available to buyers of any age without prescriptions, but it needs to do it promptly or face potential sanctions in the long-running dispute over access to the emergency contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
A state appeals court panel had few sweet words Tuesday for a New York City health regulation that would fight diabetes and obesity by setting a size limit on sugary beverages sold in restaurants.
British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC says it dismissed one employee and a second has resigned in the wake of a scandal over misrepresented data in a research paper published in 2010.
Local hospital and economic development officials say expanding health care facilities in Jefferson City strengthens the local economy and improves the overall image of the community. Three of the largest health care entities in Jefferson City have either recently expanded, are currently in the process of building an entirely new facility or are in the beginning stages of planning expansion.
‘A natural fit’
Every element of Jefferson City Medical Group’s (JCMG) new Women and Children’s Center was designed with the patients’ needs in mind.
ACA, sequestration and fewer patients force cuts
Capital Region Medical Center and St. Mary’s Health Center will lose millions of dollars over the next few years because of various federal payment cuts, officials with the two hospitals have said.
Less than two weeks after Angelina Jolie revealed she'd had a double mastectomy to avoid breast cancer, her aunt died from the disease Sunday.
Department of Justice lawyers filed court papers Friday again asking a federal appeals court to delay lifting age restrictions and prescription requirements on an emergency contraceptive popularly known as the morning-after pill.
Health officials are investigating cases involving patients who suffered complications after being injected with potentially contaminated medications made by a Tennessee specialty pharmacy.
ISTA Pharmaceuticals Inc. pleaded guilty on Friday in a federal case involving its eye drug Xibrom, admitting it promoted the drug for unapproved uses and agreeing to pay $33.5 million in fines and fees.
When President Barack Obama pushed his health care overhaul plan through Congress, he counted labor unions among his strongest supporters. But some unions leaders have grown frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the new law — problems that they say could jeopardize the health benefits offered to millions of their members.
After a more than six-month suspension, Jefferson City cardiologist Dr. Randall E. Meyer can again practice medicine, but with restrictions.
A simple test could have alerted officials that the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated, long before authorities determined that as many as a million Marines and their families were exposed to a witch's brew of cancer-causing chemicals.