Even under the best of circumstances, we all need people in our lives who can offer us support. According to several recent studies, socializing after receiving a cancer diagnosis can actually improve quality of life during and after treatment.
How blood type may help determine whether you're at higher risk for type 2 Diabetes…and exercise could help reduce the risk of death from prostate cancer.
LONDON -- The European Court of Justice says obesity can be a disability, a ruling that could have consequences for employers across the continent.
CBSNews -- Here comes the rack of lamb, roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sugar cookies, pie, fruitcake, eggnog, champagne... the list goes on and on. Is there room in your belly to fit all those goodies this season? Will stuffing your face forever expand your stomach's natural capacity and lead to even more weight gain down the road?
How many people know their numbers? No, not just knowing your height and weight. But there is a set of numbers that can tell you a lot about your health.
A new study links air pollution and autism risk.
LONDON -- New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies.
If you're having a hard time losing weight after having a baby… you're not alone.
CNN -- Losing 54 pounds is a big deal, but losing 54 pounds when you're an obese wiener dog makes you a winner and a role model.
CBSNews -- It's well known that indoor tanning can put people at serious risk for skin cancer risk later in life -- but that's not the only health hazard from visiting tanning salons. Thousands of times each year, a stint in a tanning bed leads directly to a trip to the emergency room.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – With another spike in flu cases, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding the public of a few ways to help prevent the flu.
Holiday dinners can be difficult for diabetics, because everything you eat affects your blood sugar. Reading labels before you cook can keep your holiday feasts festive!
New research warns about injuries linked to indoor tanning.
Christmas is just days away, and with shopping and traveling, your workout may take a backseat. But it shouldn't. Exercising during the holidays is an important habit to start and keep.
A new ingredient may help you eat less and keep weight off... more teens are using e-cigarettes... and more men are surviving breast cancer.
KANSAS CITY, Ks.-- For Chuck Onesorge of St. Joseph, it was the headache that wouldn't go away.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -- Northwest Health System is seeing an uptick in flu cases, and experts say the peak of the season is just around the corner.
CBSNews -- On Thanksgiving, 19-year-old Yaasmeen Castanada came down with sore throat, a result of what appeared to be a seasonal cold. Desperate to feel better, she took an antibiotic pill offered to her by a friend who had some left over from a recent illness.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A new study finds about half of unpaid consumer debt comes from medical bills.
CNN -- Victoria's Secret is so last year. Soon, women may enjoy high-tech breast support from a "bionic bra."
GREENE COUNTY, Mo. – The number of flu cases has jumped by 70 as of Dec. 6, according to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.
BRANSON, Mo. -- There are at least 13 employees of CoxHealth who quit using tobacco this year.
Another reason to get a good night's sleep and questions about radiation and breast cancer patients.
According to the American Academy Of Pediatrics, exposing children to music helps increase their attention span and enhances their learning abilities.
CBSNews -- More than 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Experts say it's the most common service-related disability among U.S. military veterans. Yet many people remain unsure what can be done about it.
CBSNews -- Nearly a half-million consumers who bought the heavily promoted weight-loss supplement Sensa, which was supposed to help people lose weight just by sprinkling it on food, will be receiving refund checks from the Federal Trade Commission, the agency said on Wednesday.
ATLANTA, Ga. -- An Atlanta theater company is giving those with disabilities a chance to shine. Their performance is much more than just entertainment.
A new report puts Missouri 36th in overall health in the country. Arkansas ranks even lower.
People taking high doses of insulin for their type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk of dying.
CBSNews -- There have been dramatic leaps in developing prosthetics, but there's one attribute in particular that's been largely overlooked.
CBSNews -- Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, is testing a new mobile app that lets patients see a doctor and get a prescription without leaving home.
CBSNews -- Painful cramping, backache, headache, moodiness, fatigue and bloating -- for many women, that time of the month is miserable enough to be categorized as an acute illness. Bad news if you're a working woman with deadlines and bills to pay.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield Fire Department is warning residents of fire hazards created by Christmas trees.
Healthy eating starts at the grocery store. Here's a look at what your shopping list should look like depending on your age.
New concerns about a chemical found in cans and bottles. Plus, the dangers of air pollution...and a new look at mortality rates among pregnant women.
CBS NEWS-- Addiction to prescription painkilllers and drug overdoses have skyrocketed in recent years. Now a new survey suggests doctors are dialing back on oxycodone and other opioids prescribed to relieve pain.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For babies born with certain heart defects, every second and every detail can be critical, and now a new app is helping families collect and instantly send potentially life-saving information to doctors.
A new cancer drug has been fast-tracked for approval.
The deadline to enroll in Medicare Part-D program ends today, Dec. 7. People can review and change their plan if it's not meeting their needs.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The holidays brings happiness, but also stress. It's often around this time of year when high expectations are coupled with a long list of to-do's. Experts explain ways to deal with whatever comes your way this season.
Why stroke victims need a CT scan as quickly as possible….and the pros and cons of taking low dose aspirin.
We often think of allergies as an issue for warmer months, but winter allergies can also leave you itchy and sneezy.
With the kinks worked out of the federal Healthcare.gov website and more options to choose from, the Missouri Foundation for Health, says specially trained insurance navigators and assistants are fanning out across the state.
ATLANTA -- This year's flu vaccine is not as effective against the current strain of the influenza virus because the virus has mutated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday in an advisory to doctors.
The Food and Drug Administration is changing prescription drugs labels for pregnant women.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Mercy Hospital Joplin is on track to open its doors on March 22, 2015.
Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle can get harder as we all get older. Meet one group that is not letting age get in the way.
CBSNews -- Pregnant and worried about your medication? The Food and Drug Administration is revamping those confusing labels on prescription drugs to make it easier to understand which are safe to use.