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.
There's a new review about the safety of vaccines.
CBS News -- Each year, millions of women in the U.S. head to their gynecologist for an annual check-up. While it may not be the most pleasant experience in the world, most consider the prodding and mild discomfort of a routine pelvic exam to be an essential part of preventive health care. But now the American College of Physicians (ACP) is challenging the need for this practice.
CBS News -- President Obama formally nominated Bob McDonald, the former chief executive of Procter & Gamble and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, to be the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Monday.
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the Obama administration must exempt closely-held firms like Hobby Lobby from a rule requiring large companies to help pay for their employees' birth control.
New information on older men and fertility.
WASHINGTON -- (CNN) -- The biggest case of the Supreme Court's term involves a three-headed, hot-button appeal combining abortion rights, religious liberty, and Obamacare.
TABLE ROCK, Mo. -- Safety is always on minds of parents headed to the lake this time of year; but there are drowning signs parents should watch out for long after their children leave the water.
CBSNews -- Special chemotherapy Barbie dolls are helping to give young cancer patients an emotional lift.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The best way to protect a child during a vehicle accident is a properly-installed car seat.
CNN - Do you consider yourself a light, moderate or heavy drinker? Health agencies have these definitions to help you understand when your drinking may become a health problem.
Cancer treatment often takes a devastating toll on a woman's body, which can lead to depression and poorer outcomes. But a program that helps women deal with the physical changes is now celebrating its 25th year.
LACLEDE COUNTY, Mo. -- An elderly Lebanon man is the first person in Missouri to succumb to West Nile Virus this year.
CBSNews -- A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds excessive drinking accounts for nearly 1 in 10 deaths. Officials say it's a huge public health problem that needs to be addressed.
NIXA, Mo. -- People who work in health, law enforcement and emergency management in Christian County were joined by volunteers to learn how to set up a mass vaccination site Thursday.
(CNN) -- Most parents are concerned about their kids getting enough vitamins. Should they also worry about giving their kids too much?
LEBANON, Mo. - The Laclede County Health Department has confirmed that an older individual from Lebanon has died of suspected West Nile virus, the first reported case in Missouri this year.
WASHINGTON -- Missouri’s junior senator says he’s still waiting for answers, even after getting a reply to his inquiry about the workload at centers processing federal healthcare plan applications.
Too much TV may be dangerous for your health. And there's new evidence about the benefits of aspirin.
CBSNews -- Newer, three-dimensional mammograms may be better at picking up invasive tumors and avoiding false alarms than traditional breast cancer screening methods, a study of 13 U.S. hospitals suggests.
CBSNews -- Consumers often get confused by date labeling on food products, and end up either keeping spoiled food around too long, or throwing away perfectly good food unnecessarily -- costing us billions of dollars, experts say.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- One of the partners involved in planning for a medical school clinical campus in Springfield is reacting to news that funding is on hold.
ROGERS, Ark.-- A shigella outbreak at Walmart's home office cafeteria has left many questioning the safety of their food.