SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A dramatic spike in flu cases this month has Springfield-area health officials and doctors concerned about what's to come ahead of influenza's typical peak.
BOLIVAR, Mo. – Arkansas and Missouri have taken dramatically different approaches thus far to expanding health coverage to low income residents as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare."
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri’s health insurance navigators are gearing up to help people obtain coverage in the second year of enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Dental insurance is something many people in the Ozarks have to do without.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The City of Springfield and Mercy Hospital are both the first of their kind to earn the Missouri Department of Health's "Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Award."
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Doctors in Springfield say a bipartisan bill just signed into law by Gov. Jay Nixon will help patients in treatment for cancer.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The New Year brings new choices for some health insurance customers in Springfield.
If it's on your bucket list to run a marathon or you want to take up running to get into shape, there's more technology than ever to get you started and help you stay on track. New devices are motivating runners to tackle the 26-mile race.
An estimated 1 in 5 Americans has a tattoo, but when your body art is no longer part of your lifestyle, getting it removed can become a priority.
A depression drug is being tested to fight lung cancer, and the government is pushing people to get their flu shot.
How you get to work may affect your health, and a new study is linking a common prescription with cancer.
Omega three fatty acids have been advertised as one of the best daily supplements you can take. Many nutritionists claim omega threes can help the heart, cut down on strokes and even boost the brain. But do they really? New studies say hold on.
How testosterone may affect the heart, and new research is linking a common prescription to diabetes.
September is Cholesterol Awareness Month. Think you have all the facts when it comes to cholesterol and what it means to your heart health?
Marriage may increase the chance of surviving cancer, and the government wants to take a closer look at medical apps.
Alzheimer's can seriously affect a person's ability to carry out daily activities and can sometimes lead to an early death.
Parents who yell at their misbehaving teenagers may be doing more harm than good.
Did you know that your phone can help you lose weight? Weight loss apps are helping people shed pounds simply by counting calories. Abe Mohammadione used to weigh 260 pounds. But when he turned 30, it hit him that all the weight could shorten his life.
Breast cancer researchers are reporting a new test may predict which women will have their cancers come back over a 10-year period, about double the time of currently-used tests.
A vaccine has successfully cleared the monkey version of HIV from the bloodstreams of infected animals, leading scientists to believe they may be able to replicate the effect for humans with HIV.
Eating blueberries, grapes and apples seems to lower your risk of diabetes but drinking fruit juice increases it, according to a new study led by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.
CVS is repealing a rule in most states that requires photo identification to be shown in order to purchase nail polish remover. The product can be used to make methamphetamine, prompting the regulation.
How scientists are using rice to prevent a common sickness and the hot summer days can be deadlier than you think.
From television and video games, to computers and smart phones, people spend a great deal of time in front of screens.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Walking and hiking through the woods is a great summer activity, but ticks can cause the fun journey into a bad experience.
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism revealed that older people with vitamin D deficiencies were more likely to have at least one functional problem, such as getting around the house independently, compared to people with healthy levels of the vitamin.
A new study of nearly half a million French people shows elderly individuals who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia.
Kids mimic what their parents do -- and a new study on TV-viewing habits proves just that.
About 47 percent of infants have flat spots on their heads, according to a Pediatrics study released Monday.
A virus that's similar to SARS has claimed the life of another victim.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A new government report confirms what many Americans have experienced with their health care -- hospitals charging different prices for the same procedures.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Cox Hospitals have been at the forefront of patient care and training for a long time and now it seems that new medical school graduates agree.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Mobile billboards rolled through Springfield Wednesday, encouraging Missourians to vote pro-life on November 6.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Federal Radon Action Week is now underway.
Radon is a natural, invisible, odorless, radioactive gas. It is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers, and it can be found in your home.
As students head back to school health officials want to remind parents that the foods their children eat are a critical part of their growth, performance and development.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, but taking precautions can help protect you from the sun's rays.
There's more research supporting a certain kind of drug therapy that could help those with cardiovascular disease, and some doctors are recommending their patients stay away from "Z-pack."
(Branson, MO) -- Skaggs Regional Medical Center has narrowed it down to two finalists for a Strategic Partner.
(CNN) -- The United States Department of Agriculture confirmed Tuesday that the nation's fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), sometimes referred to as "mad cow disease" was found in a dairy cow in California.
(CNN) -- Walgreens will pay governments $7.9 million in a settlement reached amid allegations the drugstore chain illegally paid kickbacks so that prescriptions would be transferred to its pharmacies, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday.
(Springfield, MO) -- It's a cool night in the Ozarks, but you can warm up eating some of the best ribs in the area.
(Springfield, MO) -- Wee Care is a program that's changing the way staff members care for their preemies.
(Atlanta, GA) -- Federal and state health officials are investigating a Salmonella outbreak in 19 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(Springfield, MO) -- Greene County saw a dramatic increase in flu cases in its most recent reporting.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Agriculture has shut down a west central Missouri meat processor for sanitation violations.
(Springfield, MO) -- People who are wanting to give up cigarettes for the new year are probably starting to feel the struggle a bit.
An experimental vaccine appears to be working on monkeys with an animal version of the AIDS virus.
(Springfield, MO) -- If you've been to the gym this week, you know plenty of people made a resolution to lose weight.
(Springfield, MO) -- In this new year, you may be asking yourself what it would take to quit smoking.
(Springfield, MO) -- It's a new year, but will your resolutions last?