CBSNews -- U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows.
There's new research on why the elderly have trouble sleeping. And a program that's helping hospital patients kick the habit.
CNN -- Over the past half century, the prevalence of childhood disabilities in the United States has been on the rise, possibly due to an increased awareness about these issues. Now a study published in this week’s online issue of Pediatrics suggests the nature of those newly diagnosed disabilities is changing.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- UPDATE: Northwest Medical System (NMS) has responded to patient concern over the national hacking of millions of patient records Monday.
Perhaps you've wondered what being a vegetarian is all about and how you maintain a healthy diet without meat.
How good neighbors may help cut your risk of having a heart attack and why aging patients may want to say no to cancer screenings.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- If you have Medicare and want to learn more about your coverage options, CoxHealth is holding sessions this week.
CBSNews -- Raising a child is a full-time challenge. It requires love, patience, guidance and, according the the latest annual government report, more than $245,000.
Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States including 4 in Missouri, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients.
The HPV vaccine is effective far longer than previously thought and high intensity exercise is safe for heart transplant patients.
That nagging pain in your elbow may not have come from picking up a tennis racket. Many people get tennis elbow off the court.
Vitamin D may affect the fertility of some women.. and a little something extra to help premature babies.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A new FDA approved device is now helping Arkansans with pain management. The Protégé IPG is made by St. Jude Medical. The device is implanted into the lower back and a small wire is placed in the spine.
Scientists try to find out if adding hand sanitizers to classrooms would mean fewer kids missed school due to illness.
CHARLTON, Mass. -- A group of kids are doing some important work at their summer camp that's just outside Boston. They're testing a new medical device called the bionic pancreas. And it could change the lives of children with Type 1 diabetes.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Linzi Smith from the Southwest Missouri A-L-S Association joins us to talk about ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge that is taking the country by storm.
CBSNews -- Health authorities in the Kansas City area are investigating infections among 14 infants with a virus that can cause meningitis and other inflammation.
Bee, snake or scorpion venom may sound more like a health nightmare than a cure, but they could in fact be used in cancer-fighting drugs, a new study suggests.
Tooth decay can cause all kinds of problems including abscesses and inflammation in the body that can lead to heart disease. But not every toothbrush is the same.
With school back in session across much of the country, there's a new study about the effectiveness of hand sanitizers. And researchers take a closer look at a hidden danger of surgery.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Many are remembering the life of Robin Williams. The actor and comedian battled severe depression. Docter of Psychology, Jennifer Baker, tells the warning signs.
CBSNews -- The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths.
Do bone drugs have an added benefit for women with osteoporosis? And are those sleep-aid drugs really helping workers with unusual hours?
MT. VERNON, Mo. -- Employees of the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon, Missouri were told today the center will be closed at the end of October. About 300 full and part time employees will lose their jobs.
CBSNews -- Many pregnant women and their unborn children are being exposed to antibacterial compounds that may be linked to developmental and reproductive issues, a new small study suggests.
Making health headlines this week: More benefits from aspirin, guidelines for gluten labels, and a bold prediction for hepatitis c.
(CBS News)-- Feeling sick? A diagnosis may be just a tap away.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- For the Northwest Arkansas community clinic, the message is simple: the earlier kids get their shots, the better.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an announcement on Thursday, Attorney General Chis Koster says Missouri will receive $693,000 as part of a national settlement with a pharmaceutical maker.
Getting a sunburn is not only painful, it damage key parts of our skin which can lead to skin cancer.
The latest on survival rates on pancreatic cancer and how losing weight affects your mood.
New information about a gene that could determine an increased risk of breast cancer. And how stress in a woman's pregnancy could influence births generations later.
It seems unlikely - people surviving cancer, yet continuing bad habits that could further degrade their health. But new research says that's exactly what's happening.
CBSNews -- Long-term cancer prevention may be as easy as taking a nightly dose of aspirin.
CNN -- Tattoos have come a long way. But the workplace doesn't seem to be ready for tattoos in certain areas -- mainly the face, head and neck.
CBSNews -- A new voice-activated device guides the user through chest compressions at an even pace. Wisconsin creator, Joe Hanson, hopes his device will make CPR less daunting.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A Gallup report released Tuesday shows that Arkansas outpaced the rest of the country in reducing the rate of uninsured residents during the first six months of 2014.
If your children are heading back to school, make sure they get a check-up. We'll look at the importance of the annual exam.
Can aspirin prevent certain cancers? And the connection between state of mind and blood pressure.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Construction is underway on a new autism center in Joplin. The former center was destroyed during the May, 2011 tornado.
(CNN) -- Last August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an ultimatum: Food manufacturers had one year to make sure any "gluten-free" products met FDA requirements.
With the recent ebola epidemic in parts of Africa, federal authorities are asking international travelers to be particularly aware of certain conditions in countries where they may be visiting,
Health experts predict a rapid decline in a disease that currently kills about 15,000 Americans annually.
A new study shows playing video games for less than an hour a day can actually help children dealing with hyperactivity.
JOPLIN, Mo. --The vaccines available are Tdap, meningencoccal and HPV for ages 11-26. These immunizations are for residents of Joplin, or for students enrolled in Joplin public, private, and higher education schools.
Some of the top health stories of the week include a promising malaria vaccine... the heat risk to runners... and extreme weather's death toll.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- August 1 through 7 is World Breastfeeding Week and CoxHealth Women’s Center is having an open house to recognize and educate.
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The first person infected with Ebola to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape.