A new study shows playing video games for less than an hour a day can actually help children dealing with hyperactivity.
JOPLIN, Mo. --The vaccines available are Tdap, meningencoccal and HPV for ages 11-26. These immunizations are for residents of Joplin, or for students enrolled in Joplin public, private, and higher education schools.
Some of the top health stories of the week include a promising malaria vaccine... the heat risk to runners... and extreme weather's death toll.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- August 1 through 7 is World Breastfeeding Week and CoxHealth Women’s Center is having an open house to recognize and educate.
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The first person infected with Ebola to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Organic food enthusiasts can learn about preparing a healthy farm-to-table breakfast, August 2.
(CNN) -- Don't use, drink, cook with, or even boil any of the water in Toledo, Ohio. Restaurants should close up for the day.
CBSNews -- Thursday is National Heatstroke Prevention Day, which raises awareness about the estimated 40 child deaths each year in hot cars.
CBSNews -- An investigation just published by Consumer Reports finds use of prescription painkillers has continued to rise, despite efforts to raise awareness about the dangers these drugs pose. According to the new report, the number of prescriptions written by doctors for opioids has increased by 300 percent in the last decade. In addition, deaths from overdose are up 400 percent since 1999.
Yogurt. Those little cups of vitamins and minerals that many nutritionists say are essential for a healthy diet. But how healthy are they? And which ones are best for you?
Some birth control pills may affect breast cancer risk.
ROGERS, Ark. -- Football teams around Northwest Arkansas are gearing up for training camp. The Kendrick Fincher Foundation is reaching out to coaches, stressing the importance of hydration.
(CNN) -- It's not the type of plane Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol likely planned to take home. But if health officials decide to evacuate the two American aid workers infected with Ebola in west Africa, it may be the plane they take.
CBSNews -- The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), by one group's measure, is serving up the unhealthiest food in America.
Two American health care workers in Africa are struggling to survive the deadly Ebola virus after caring for patients stricken with the disease. Do people in the U.S. need to worry about the virus harming us here?
People with diabetes may benefit from eating more tree nuts and researchers have come out with a new review on e-cigarettes.
CBSNews -- The cultural pressure to stay thin affects many women of all ages; some start watching their weight in adolescence or even younger. But the earlier in life a woman starts dieting, the worse long-term consequences it can have for her health, a new study suggests.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The first reported case of mosquito-carried disease Chikungunya has been reported in Missouri, however it was not contracted locally.
New research shows the timing of a person's heart attack could mean the difference between life and death.
Good news for runners. Whether you are a 15 minute miler or an elite marathoner, researchers say running can add three years to your life.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- More of us have been outside in the cooler summer in the Ozarks. And that means more of us are encountering a plant that is causing a lot of people trouble this year.
Heart patients with dementia are more likely to get pacemakers than heart patients who do not have cognitive difficulties
Several organic foods are being recalled due to health concerns, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
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.
MARSHFIELD, Mo. – The Webster County Heath Unit is offering Tdap, Meningococcal and HPV vaccines to adolescents and teenagers regardless of their insurance status.
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?
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will begin providing vaccinations for school aged children for the 2014-2015 school year Monday, July 28.
(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.