CBSNews -- Fist bumping, a form of greeting popularized by President Obama, spreads significantly fewer germs than the more traditional alternative, according to a new study.
ST. LOUIS -- Even if you've put down the salt shaker, there's a good chance you're still getting too much sodium in your diet, which could be putting you at risk for serious health issues.
What's the healthiest way to greet a friend - a handshake or fist-bump?
(CBS News)-- BOONE, N.C. - Two U.S. citizens are now reported to be infected with the deadly and incurable Ebola virus in West Africa.
(CBS News)-- Shift work may pay the bills but it comes at a cost to your health, an increasing body of research shows. The latest study to add to the evidence finds that working overnight or rotating shifts is associated with a higher risk for type 2 diabetes.
CBSNews -- The pesticides you use on your lawn to get rid of weeds and insects are part of a $10 billion-a-year industry. But some doctors are becoming more concerned about your exposure to those chemicals, CBS News correspondent Vinita Nair reports.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – CoxHealth announces it was one of 18 organizations awarded funding by the Missouri Foundation of Health to continue helping consumers sign up for health insurance through the Missouri Marketplace.
Do you know your numbers? No...Not your lotto picks...Your health statistics. Doctors say the best way to work towards healthy goals is to know where you stand in the medical numbers game. Which four are the most important?
New information for pregnant women concerned about blood clots and a health risk for shift workers.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Aging is an inevitable part of life. However, a local doctor says there are six elements that can help us grow older gracefully.
CNN -- More than 6.8 million Americans will get a refund from their health insurer this summer.
(CNN) -- Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
CBSNews -- Whether you are an early bird or a night owl may not only determine when you prefer to sleep -- it can also affect your personality and quality of life. And it looks like night owls may have it tougher when it comes to their overall well-being and functioning in a predominantly 9-to-5 world.
New research casts doubt on the most common treatment for back pain.
CBSNews -- Parents of obese children often perceive their offspring as healthy, even if the child's weight requires medical intervention, according to a new study.
GREENE COUNTY, Mo. – The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold back-to-school vaccination clinics for Medicaid, uninsured or under-insured children beginning Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 22.
Keeping your skin healthy and youthful doesn't have to drain your bank account. You can have beauty on a budget.
A mother who experiences severe pain during labor could have other health issues long after she gives birth.
That treat so many people have as part of their daily diet, may be keeping their heart healthy.
Terrorism, shootings, international unrest...the world is full of turmoil right now and for some, that's a lot of pressure to handle. But mental health experts say there are ways you can deal with stress so it doesn't become a serious problem.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- If you see a lot of emergency teams out in Springfield this morning, they are likely taking part in a full-scale disaster drill.
A study looks at the dangers of playing Lacrosse. And new research points at a gender gap after heart attacks.
SPRINGFIELD -- The 10th annual "Bleed Red" blood drive is underway this week at the Community Blood Centers of the Ozarks. Join the Springfield Cardinals, KOLR10 and other sponsors for the biggest annual blood drive in Springfield.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark -- Five companies have filed to sell individual health insurance plans on Arkansas’s Federally-facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace for the 2015 plan year.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The sun can feel great in summertime temperatures but it can be dangerous to the skin. Dr. Kayce Morton with CoxHealth has advice on what products are best to protect us and the people we love.
New research looks at HIV diagnosis rates in the US and the school teens attend could help with more than academics.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is offering Springfield Cardinals tickets for donating blood during the ‘Bleed Red’ blood drive.
(CNN) -- A Florida jury awarded a widow $23.6 billion in punitive damages in her lawsuit against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, her lawyer said.
(CNN) -- Chikungunya -- a tropical disease with a funny name that packs a wallop like having your bones crushed -- has finally taken up residence in the United States.
(CBS News)-- A new study involving data on more than 1 million women finds the HPV test outperforming the standard Pap test in assessing cervical cancer risk.
CBSNews -- Some folk stories and superstitions hold that a full moon affects people's sleep, and new research lends support to this idea.
When most women put on a pair of high heels they're thinking about fashion and not their feet. But women's shoes can cause health problems.
A health risk for women who have taken birth control pills...and a warning about mixing energy drinks with alcohol.
CBSNews -- Surviving a life-threatening illness or injury may be more likely if you're treated at a busy emergency department instead of one that handles fewer patients, a new study finds.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lab tests revealed pathogenic bacteria in certain tattoo supplies, like ones sold in kits by companies like White & Blue Lion Inc.
Summer means longer days, and with that comes more outdoor time. So it's important to get your facts straight when it comes to protecting yourself against mosquitoes, since the tiny, pesky predators can carry a host of diseases.
Important information for breast cancer patients considering a double mastectomy.
CBSNews -- Members of Congress had harsh words on Wednesday for Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over the recent rash of security lapses involving potentially deadly pathogens including anthrax.
CBSNews -- Organic produce and grains contain more protective antioxidants, less pesticide residue and lower levels of the toxic metal cadmium than food raised in traditional ways, a new review finds.
CNN -- But as the U.S. marks Thursday's anniversary of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, some scholars still dare to ask an unpopular question: Would America be better served by reducing its drinking age -- or at least encouraging states to set their own limits?
There are things you can do, overnight, that can get you on the right track to having a healthier life. Here are three tips on how you can get healthier by tomorrow.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Next month, Missouri will have a “right to try” law in place that aims to allow terminally ill patients who have exhausted conventional treatments to seek the use of drugs, devices and products that haven’t gone all the way through the federal Food and Drug Administration’s testing process.
Scientists have made a new discovery in Alzheimer's research.
Looking for the best hospitals in the United States? U.S. News & World Report has released its annual rankings for 2014 -- with the Mayo Clinic topping the site's honor roll list for the first time.
Although the sport may look harmless, baseball players, especially pitchers, suffer from a lot of serious injuries. And it's not just in the Big Leagues, but in the little leagues as well.
New evidence shows Alzheimer's cases are projected to drop in some nations.
CBSNews -- Risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) appear to change with the age of the infant, researchers say.
CBSNews -- Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.