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Doctors hopeful for better flu vaccine this winter

Published Sep. 20 2015

Doctors are hopeful that a change to the flu vaccine will minimize outbreaks this winter. So this year, scientists are...

Book Review: Must-read autism book shifts paradigm

Published Sep. 16 2015

From its first pages, "Uniquely Human" establishes itself as a must-read for anyone touched by autism.

California lawmakers approve right-to-die legislation

Published Sep. 12 2015

California lawmakers gave final approval Friday to a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives. The...

Uncertainty reigns over possible end of 9/11 health programs

Published Sep. 10 2015

Fourteen years after the 9/11 attacks, a new round of uncertainty looms for people exposed to the million tons...

3 Louisiana salmonella cases may be in 27-state outbreak

Published Sep. 7 2015

Three cases of salmonella in Louisiana may be part of the outbreak that sickened 285 people in 27 states, killing...

Dozens under observation as Legionnaires' hits prison

Published Aug. 30 2015

Dozens of San Quentin prisoners were under observation Saturday after an inmate was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, prompting a weekend...

'Silver tsunami' amplifies nursing shortage

Published Aug. 20 2015

A recent report from the Missouri Hospital Association shows trends in turnover and vacancy rates among certain health care professions,...

Health law sign-ups keep growing; uninsured rate declines

Published Aug. 14 2015

Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law even after the official enrollment season...

How fit is your office?

Published Aug. 12 2015

JCMG's employee wellness program is part of a larger trend, where businesses are encouraging healthy choices as a way to...

FDA issues warning over Kim Kardashian's drug promotions

Published Aug. 12 2015

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is no stranger to criticism, having spent the better part of the last decade in...

Columbia reports 7 suspected mumps cases

Published Jul. 23 2015

Health officials in Boone County says seven suspected cases of mumps have been reported in the Columbia area.

Study shows high-risk areas for Lyme disease growing

Published Jul. 16 2015

The geographic areas where Lyme disease is a bigger danger have grown dramatically, according to a new government study published...

Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003

Published Jul. 4 2015

A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed...

Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer

Published Jul. 3 2015

For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if...

Health ruling relieves consumers; GOP states remain critical

Published Jun. 25 2015

Thursday's Supreme Court ruling validating federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 6.4 million Americans had consumers breathing a sigh...

Report: Wait lists for vets even longer today than last year

Published Jun. 21 2015

The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50...

Q&A: Female sex pill makes comeback with positive panel vote

Published Jun. 7 2015

Women suffering from low libido got some hope on Thursday, when a panel of health experts said the government should...

Study sees benefit from more extensive breast cancer surgery

Published May. 31 2015

Having a little extra tissue taken off during breast cancer surgery greatly lowers the risk that some cancer will...

Pioneer in spreading Lamaze childbirth method in US dies

Published May. 16 2015

When Elisabeth Bing became interested in childbirth techniques in the 1950s, women were often heavily medicated, dads were generally nowhere...

Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes

Published Apr. 25 2015

Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the...

Health officials probe cause of suspected botulism at picnic

Published Apr. 23 2015

Heath officials said Wednesday they are working to determine which food from a church potluck might have caused a suspected...

Fla. governor will sue Obama over hospital money

Published Apr. 17 2015

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he is suing the Obama administration for withholding federal money for hospitals that serve...

Govt. clarifies rules for wellness programs at work

Published Apr. 17 2015

Federal regulators Thursday proposed limits on how employers use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing...