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.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- We are in the throes of summertime fun and for a lot of kids that could lead to summertime injuries.
CNN -- Making medical headlines this week, the popularity of hookahs, a possible new recipe for quitting smoking, and new concussion recommendations.
(CBS News)--JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. - A 9-year-old Kansas girl is dead from a "brain-eating amoeba" after swimming in several area lakes near her home, state health officials say.
(CNN) -- A Mississippi baby scientists thought was "functionally cured" of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood, her doctors say.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Local experts stress the importance of keeping a bedtime routine even in summer months.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Community Partnership of the Ozarks and the Westport Park Apartments are putting on a Westside Health and Safety Awareness event Friday, July 11, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Westport Park.
CBSNews -- A new study challenges the widely held belief that light drinking of alcohol may be good for your heart.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- According to a study by the Public Health Law Research Program, a growing number of fatal crashes nationwide are being caused by drug use.
CNN -- There's nothing like the feeling of taking a dip in the cool water on a summer's day. But it's warm water that's helping people with arthritis.
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- Citizen’s Memorial Hospital in Bolívar is hosting a free lunch and learn session Friday afternoon.
CBSNews -- We've all seen the footage shot on those tiny GoPro cameras. They transport us to some spectacular moments that seem larger than life, and even as big as, well, life itself, CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller reports.
If you're a caffeine drinker, you may find it has a surprising benefit. Drinking a little joe may help our exercise.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- CoxHealth is hosting a program tonight to help teens and parents talk about tough issues.
New research finds a combined effort may be the best way to stop smoking and a new study finds big differences in surgical care across the country.
ATLANTA -- Parents of special needs children know that a trip to the playground often isn't as simple as it sounds. That's where "Sensations Therafun" comes in.
CBSNews -- Remote-controlled contraception on the horizon
CBSNews -- We already know that a sedentary lifestyle isn't good for our health, but can we measure just how bad it really is for us? A new study offers an answer: two hours of sitting cancels out the benefits of 20 minutes of exercise for our cardiorespiratory fitness levels.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Sibling rivalry isn’t just an issue between brothers and sisters. Sometimes, your pets can get jealous, too.
A new study about the health hazards of too much weight around the midsection.
It's vacation season. Time to pack up the kids and the family pet and take off. But one danger of summer is being unfamiliar with a new area. Check out your vacation spot for dangers before you get there.
WEBSTER COUNTY, Mo. -- As thousands of children in the Ozarks play and work through the remaining weeks of summer, their parents are already checking off to-do lists about what needs to happen before the start of school.
Many of us spent the holiday weekend outside and might have picked up an unwelcome visitor. Summer outdoor fun like hiking and swimming means an increase chance of tick bites.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It's something a lot of us take for granted - our balance. Now a new technique in Springfield called posturography is helping patients improve their motor skills.
Doctors offer tips on how to protect your kids from the heat during the hot days of summer.
A new study shows a baby's size at birth has little to do with genetic factors and there are startling new statistics about high school students and smoking.
(CNN) -- Just about everyone can agree that mosquitoes are more than a little annoying. They bite, the bites itch and the repellent stinks. Even more disturbing are the incurable viruses these tiny predators can carry, including West Nile, malaria, yellow fever,dengue fever and chikungunya.
(CBS News)-- Summer is the time of the year when people face the highest risk of contracting Lyme disease. Long prevalent mostly in the Northeastern U.S., cases of the tick-borne disease have started occurring more frequently in other parts of the country as well.
New evidence of a link between cholesterol and cancer, plus a look at which states have the healthiest seniors. Danielle Nottingham has your days top health stories.
Along with our skin, we have to protect our eyes from the sun's rays. Not protecting your eyes properly now raises the risk for eye diseases or cancer, years down the road.
CBS News -- Often steroid epidurals are given to older Americans to relieve back pain. Now a new study in the New England Medical Journal is bringing that practice into question.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Thursday signed a bill allowing emergency responders to use a heroin antidote when called to overdose emergencies.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is highlighting the dangers of caffeine, after the stimulant is blamed for causing the death of a teenager in Ohio.
If you're traveling for the July 4th holiday, you don't have to toss your good eating habit aside. You can eat well whether you're hopping in the car or catching a plane.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Mercy's air medical service is celebrating 30 years in service today.
JOPLIN, Mo. - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill into law on Tuesday, which should improve breast cancer detection.