CNN -- Were you uninsured in 2014? It's time to pay the piper!
There are new concerns about children and sugary drinks and how weight change may be linked to bone fractures.
CBSNews -- The U.S. surgeon general says officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide public health policies.
Energy drinks have become a mainstay of the soda world, but they're not for kids.
A new worry for people who have trouble falling asleep at night. And why young people may need to monitor cholesterol levels.
CBSNews -- Parents might order fewer calories for their children if menus included calorie counts or information on how much walking would be required to burn off the calories in foods, a new study suggests.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Southwest Missouri is a leader statewide when it comes to getting people signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- There is new leadership at the hospitals and clinics in the Mercy Springfield network.
Looking to keep your resolution to lose weight or quit smoking? The key to success may be living with you! A new study suggests a spouse or partner sharing your goals increases your chances of success.
Breast cancer patients need to be more informed.. and help to identify children with behavioral problems.
(CBS News) -- KALAMAZOO, Mich.-- A 4-year-old stepped up to call 9-1-1 while her mother--who was 9 months pregnant--was in the midst of a seizure.
(CBS News) -- Alaska health officials are closely monitoring one year old Rivki Webb after she tested positive for measles this week. Her mother Emily says the family had just returned from a visit to southern California.
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration is warning U.S. carriers about the risk of fires caused by e-cigarettes.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas Department of Health reports another person has died of flu-related illness, bringing the total to 25 since September 2014. The latest person to die was over age 65. No victims have been children this season.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – An enrollment event is planned to help residents find affordable health coverage options through the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace.
LOS ANGELES -- People born between 1957 and 1971 when measles vaccines weren't as reliable should check with their doctors to see if they've been properly vaccinated.
A new warning for women when it comes to taking painkillers.
CBSNews -- People who are sedentary should focus on small increases in their activity level and not dwell on public health recommendations on exercise, according to new research.
SOUTHWEST Mo. -- The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) is looking for caregivers to open their homes to veterans in Southwest Missouri.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- In a health care speech at UAMS this morning, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has asked the Arkansas Legislature to fund the private option through December 31, 2016.
Most adults, and especially those who have kids, know the importance of getting children properly vaccinated. But did you know there's a good chance adults might need some vaccines too?
E-cigarette vapor can contain cancer-causing formaldehyde at levels up to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes, a new study finds.
Why experts are rethinking how much screen time is safe for kids. Plus, a possible health risk linked to oral contraceptives.
CBSNews -- Measles had been largely eradicated in the U.S. by the year 2000. But it's back in part because a growing number of parents are not vaccinating their kids, fearing side effects.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The measles outbreak that started in California is growing. There are now several dozen cases of the dangerous disease in five states. The outbreak traces back to Disney Theme parks in Anaheim.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Community Blood Center of the Ozarks rewards its donors with LifePoints, but now there is a way those people can extend their donation to other non-profits in the Ozarks.
CBSNews -- More than half of all American adults start off their morning with at least one cup of joe. Most drink coffee to wake up and simply get through the day. But new research adds to the evidence that coffee can have significant health benefits -- far beyond helping you make it to that morning meeting.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas Department of Health reports five more people have died of flu related illness, bringing the state total to 23 for the season.
ROGERS, Ark. -- Mercy Hospital in Rogers is working to upgrade it's Neo-Natal care status, from a level two to a level three. This new classification could mean a world of difference for parents of newborns with complications.
A new baby is a welcome addition to any home, but what your furry family members may need some help adjusting.
A new study says moderate alcohol use may benefit middle aged drinkers... and why walking outside could help prevent heart disease and depression.
CBSNews -- Beware, couch potatoes: The evidence is piling up that too much sitting can take a serious toll on your health.
UNDATED -- Medicare is penalizing more than 700 hospitals across the country for "hospital-acquired conditions" - including three hospitals in southwest Missouri and two in northwest Arkansas.
We've all heard about our gall bladder and gall stones. However, many don't know what it does, and how to keep from getting gall stones.
A new warning for young people about one of their favorite foods - and a potential problem for teens who can't fall asleep.
CBSNews -- This year's flu season continues to take a deadly toll. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday it's confirmed that 19 more children died of influenza in recent weeks, bringing the total to 45 since flu season began in the fall.
According to the Surgeon General, cigarette smoking is the single largest preventable cause of disease and death in the United States. The addiction isn't an easy one to beat, but there's an unusual treatment helping some people… hypnosis.
There are growing concerns this morning over the flu outbreak. The CDC now says this year's vaccine has been one of the least effective in a decade, meaning even people who got the vaccine are getting sick.
So just how effective is the flu vaccine this season? The CDC has new numbers.
CBSNews -- A first-of-its-kind implant that curbs the appetite by electrically stimulating stomach nerves was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
(CNN) -- Many more people are dying from heroin overdoses than in previous years, according to the latest available statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Local hospitals are running low on one blood type, prompting a Code Yellow Alert from the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks.
Your walk to work could lower your risk of early death. And - is depression an early warning sign of Alzheimers?
CBS NEWS-- New technology is giving stroke patients more options. A new FDA-approved device is keeping patients on the road to recovery.
CNN -- If you are a woman and you and your partner are planning a pregnancy, it's important to have your blood sugar levels in control before conceiving.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- The number of flu deaths in Arkansas now totals 17.
CNN -- Getting a newborn to sleep through the night is a challenge almost every parent faces, but with a little patience and persistence, soon you and your baby will be sleeping soundly.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Do you ever get anxious when your iPhone isn't close-by?
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The number of flu deaths in Arkansas continues to rise.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) has lifted the Code Red alert for blood donations.