MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- The Webster County Health Unit will host an open house Friday, Sept. 19, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to give the public an opportunity to meet the new administrator and staff.
WASHINGTON -- Health experts gathered in Washington Wednesday to talk strategy in the battle against sepsis.
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- The Howell County Sheriff’s Office has a new tool to fight prescription drug abuse and keep unwanted drugs out of our local waterways.
CBSNews -- Illegal drug use among teens in the United States is on the decline, according to a new federal report.
CNN -- Imagine living with type-one diabetes your whole life and then learning you've passed the condition on to your child.
FORDLAND, Mo.-- The State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts disciplined a doctor at the Fordland Clinic for signing blank prescriptions that staff gave to patients.
(CNN) -- Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 104 cases of Enterovirus D68 in 10 states: Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri and New York. Another state, Montana, also has one confirmed case, a spokesman for the state's public health department tells CNN.
CBSNews -- Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Obama's law unless they clear up lingering questions about their incomes, administration officials said Monday.
CNN -- With little ones going back to school and the flu and cold season just around the corner, it's a perfect time to start practicing good health habits to keep germs away.
CBSNews -- Booster seats can save a child's life during a crash, but a new survey finds most parents stop using the seats too soon.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Ground-breaking research at Washington University points to a major change in understanding and eventually treating or preventing the disorder.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- A dementia expert aims to make life less stressful for families.
CNN -- In our roundup of the week's health stories, we look at marijuana use, autism and sodium and kids.
LITTLE ROCK, AR.- A virus landing hundreds of children in hospital beds could be making its way into Arkansas.
ARKANSAS -- The group 'Compassionate Care' started collecting signatures at the Fayetteville Farmer's Market Sept. 13.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Thursday, 8-year-old Evan Tracy will get an MRI, but first he gets to learn how it works on what's called a Kitten Scanner.
According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in every 4 deaths in the U.S. Is caused by heart disease. But doctors say some people may be more at risk for heart attacks than others and not know it.
Physical exercise may pay off in the classroom. And a new approach to treating diabetes.
CBSNews -- Discrimination against overweight or obese people, commonly known as "fat shaming," does not help them lose weight and may do more harm than good, according to research from London.
Balancing home and work life is often hectic for parents. How can you best manage the stress? Tips for fending off parenting burnout.
A new study suggests a diet rich in seafood can help women prevent hearing loss.
CBSNews -- Millions of children and adolescents don't receive preventive health services, such as complete wellness check-ups and dental care.
There's an alarming new study about teens and marijuana use.
Everybody needs a little boost now and then. A lot of people turn to caffeine to give them a jolt. But like everything else, too much of a good thing, is not always good for you.
CBSNews -- Touted on The Dr. Oz Show, green coffee extract once seemed like a speedy, effortless way to lose weight.
NORTHWEST Ark. -- An uncommon virus spreading to hundreds of kids in neighboring states will likely hit Arkansas soon, according to local doctors.
Just because the blooming season is over, that doesn't mean allergies aren't still with us. So, if you're wondering why you may be sneezing more a fall allergy might be triggering your problem.
A new warning about e-cigarettes and how early can children be treated for autism?
CBSNews -- New research shows that contamination of just a single doorknob can help spread germs throughout office buildings, hotels or health care facilities within hours.
(CNN) -- A respiratory virus that has sent hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri is causing alarm across the Midwest and beyond.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri and possibly throughout the Midwest and beyond, officials say.
A new single dose flu drug is showing promise.
(CNN) -- A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri and possibly throughout the Midwest and beyond, officials say.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension offered a Mental Health First Aid class Saturday for child care providers.
(CNN) -- Every 40 seconds someone in the world takes their own life, a global tally of more than 800,000 suicides a year, according to a landmark United Nations report on the subject.
NEW YORK -- Hackers silently infected a Healthcare.gov computer server this summer. But the malware didn't manage to steal anyone's data, federal officials say.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) has called together health professionals to speak in support of his veto of electronic cigarette legislation passed in the spring.
Being forgetful as our hair goes gray, doesn't mean we're losing it. Being absent minded is a part of normal aging. But there things we can do to keep our wits about us as we get older.
How some people can benefit from eating more potatoes and an important breakthrough in the treatment of auto-immune diseases.
CBSNews -- U.S. regulators have approved the first drug in a new class of cancer medicines that work by stimulating the immune system. The drug was developed by Merck for treating the most deadly form of skin cancer.
CBSNews -- Nearly 10 percent of Americans aged 12 and older were illicit drug users in 2013, and almost 20 million said they used marijuana, making it the most widely used drug, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
The incurable disease, ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease, leaves some patients totally paralyzed. Now, technology is now being developed to enable them to control appliances with their brainwaves.
If you're among the millions of Americans watching their waistline, listen up. Which diet is better for people looking to shed some weight? Low-carb or low-fat?
A new study says: sit less, live longer.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Nicotine gum and other aids to help quit smoking now fill displays where cigarettes used to be stocked in CVS stores across the nation, one month earlier than the pharmacy chain planned.
It's a time many fans wait for all year, and it's here, in full-force - football! If you're planning to tailgate, plan ahead to keep free from food-borne illness all season long.
Are all diet plans equal? And lumpectomy versus mastectomy.