Parenting a new baby is exciting but often confusing. How do you know if you're behavior is spoiling the baby or helping him thrive?
Eating healthy will cost you.. and why measles is still a threat.
Springfield, Mo. -- Winter is here in the Ozarks and that means freezing temperatures and the possibility of frost bite
CBSNews -- Triplets-and-more increasingly are the result of drugs given to women to make them produce eggs - not from using multiple embryos from IVF, or lab-dish fertilization, new research shows.
CBSNews -- Is loneliness causing you to short-change your love life? A new study finds the fear of being single may be driving men and women to settle in their relationships.
When babies eat, they often end up with more food on their face, hands and high chair than in their mouths. But all of that mess may be more important than we think.
Researchers are shining a light on the sun. And fewer Americans are having babies.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It's definitely the season when a few extra pounds could easily show up on your body. Some people carry that extra weight pretty well, but are they still healthy?
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Two cases of influenza Type A - one adult and one child - were reported in Greene County last week as the flu season continues to be a relatively mild one.
We all suffer from tightness and soreness from time to time, especially when we exercise. Now sports fitness experts are finding that a simple piece of foam can do wonders to help stretch out those problems.
A new way to attack breast cancer tumors and new information about adolescent drug use.
CNN -- You've probably heard someone say, "I'm fat but fit." Several recent studies have suggested this statement could be true. But a new review of existing studies published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine may put a stop to the rumor.
CBSNews -- Ecstasy-related emergency department visits have gone up 128 percent for people under 21 in a little over half a decade, a new report reveals.
CNN -- The rumor: It's possible to get caffeine poisoning
CBSNews -- Some differences between men and women may be hard-wired into their brains.
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Flu season is approaching its peak months and still a lot of people have not been inoculated. Health experts say, don't delay. Get vaccinated. Why? Because as we've seen in the past few years, flu can make you very sick and in some cases, can kill.
New technology is making it easier to spot breast cancer early. And doctors believe they may be close to a cure for HIV.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The White House says the new and improved Healthcare.gov website is ready for users. But it was a rocky re-launch for the online insurance marketplace.
CBSNews -- Some medical professionals fear that fears and misinformation may be leading parents to decline the vitamin K shot for their newborns. Skipping the shot may put infants at high risk of developing bleeding disorders.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Looking for a birth parent; it's something the internet has made much easier, if you know how to look. A Sacramento family just got a lot bigger after discovering a birth connection.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Local hospitals are working hard to get people signed up for health insurance before the deadline later this month.
JEFFERSON CIYT, Mo. – Cloud’s Meats, Inc. is voluntarily recalling beef and pork products that may be possibly contaminated with E. coli. after positive test results in samples of items produced in mid-November.
There is plenty of stress to go around during the holiday season. But stress can rear its sometimes ugly head anytime and anywhere, and, left unmanaged, can have negative effects on our health.
A new study says babies who get messy in their high chairs are learning a lot.
Washington (CNN) -- There is a "night and day" difference between HealthCare.gov on October 1 and the same site on December 1, Jeff Zients, the top administration official responsible for improving the problem-plagued Obamacare enrollment site, said Sunday on a conference call with reporters.
(CBS News) -- The 25th World AIDS Day will be observed on Sunday with the theme “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.” For Kevin Robert Frost, an AIDS-free generation is a realistic goal.
(CBS News) -- Women who test negative for the gene mutation that causes breast cancer in their family may still have a higher risk of getting the disease. That's according to a new study from the American Association for Cancer Research.
(CBS News) -- Elderly adults who tried special brain training computer games had better gait and balance afterward than their peers who didn’t play games, according to new research.
Washington (CNN) -- A moment of truth has arrived for President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms with Saturday's self-imposed deadline to get the problem-plagued HealthCare.gov website to work properly for most users.
U.S. poison control centers have a warning for parents - keep detergent pods away from your kids. Those small, brightly colored packets are to blame for thousands of cases where kids accidentally swallowed or bit on the packing.
Imagine having a real life personal trainer , ready to motivate you through a customized workout at any time you want in the comfort of your home. For a growing number of people this type of exercise is reality and that means no excuses this holiday season
There's a new study about high cholesterol and breast cancer.
(CNN) -- Additional polio cases have been confirmed in two new areas in Syria: near the capital of Damascus and in northern Aleppo, near Turkey, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
(CBS News) -- The holidays are a time of joy and giving thanks. But like any occasion that involves families gathering to enjoy good food and each other's company, accidents can happen.
CBSNews -- Cheese is known for its stinky odor. But, cheeses at one exhibit at the Science Gallery Dublin in Trinity College Dublin come from an especially smelly source -- human toe, armpit, belly button and mouth bacteria.
CBSNews -- President Barack Obama signed into law Wednesday a bill that grants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more regulatory powers over drug compounding pharmacies, the type of drug manufacturer involved in a 2012 meningitis outbreak that resulted in 60 deaths.
CBSNews -- President Barack Obama's administration is delaying yet another aspect of the health care law. An online health insurance marketplace for small businesses is being put off until November 2014 to make sure the HealthCare.gov website gets fixed first.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Flexible Spending Counts allow an estimated 14 million families to put away money before taxes for medical expenses, but that benefit comes with a catch.
Thanksgiving dinner - a time for family, friends and of course, turkey. Whether you are a gourmet chef or a turkey novice, cooking the bird properly is key to a healthy holiday.
There's a new warning for women who test negative for a breast cancer gene mutation.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Most people say the holidays are a time to be thankful for friends and family and to share memories. One thing you don’t want to share this holiday season is the flu.
CBSNews -- As you are purchasing gifts for young loved ones this Christmas, be mindful of potentially dangerous toys that may harm their health.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is looking to residents for assistance in assessing the organization’s community strengths and assets as part of an ongoing accreditation process.
The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to climb, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
November is National Diabetes Month. Successfully managing diabetes is almost a full-time job for some of the nearly 26-million people in the U.S. living with the condition. It can be overwhelming... but there may be help with Certified Diabetes Counselors.
New research suggests it's never too late to get the benefits of exercise, and a new ruling on Avandia.
(CNN) -- The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it was loosening restrictions on the controversial diabetes drug Avandia "to reflect new information regarding the cardiovascular risk."
CNN -- Thirty-six million Americans suffer from migraines and a growing number are taking extreme measures to relieve the pain.
CBSNews -- ADHD rates are on the rise among U.S. children.
Get moving. That's what doctors will tell you. But getting up and standing, instead of sitting, can do more than help you stay fit or lose weight.
A chemical outlawed for nearly 20 years still poses problems for some people…and new concerns over a common drug given to pregnant women.
(CNN) -- Benjamin Scot and his wife, Lyndsey, didn't expect to be parents on July 16, 2012. The Ohio couple's son wasn't due for another 3½ months. But the cramps that Lyndsey felt that day at work were actually contractions. Doctors discovered a clot in her placenta, her husband said, and decided the baby needed to come out.
CBSNews -- After the slow start to enrollment in the Obamacare marketplaces for 2014, the Obama administration is set to delay enrollment for 2015 by a month.
LONDON -- Sitting shins down and knees forward on a yoga mat, Yuko Aoyama stretches her arms toward the ground in front of her and pulls her French poodle "Poppy" closer to her face - then exhales. Yuko and Poppy are sharing the mat in a modified yoga fitness class called "doga." It is a series of bi-species yoga meditations, stretches, poses, and massage, sold as providing pets and their owners opportunity to bond in a Zen-like space.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- The holidays for many families are memorable times of the year, but for those related to someone with Alzheimer's, it can be a struggle. This is a challenge because some memories that you or other families members relate to the most, may not exist anymore to the patient.
A strategy to help pregnant women quit smoking and three ways to reduce the risk of a heart attack.
SPRINGIFELD, Mo. -- Most of us at some point in our lives probably have been on an antibiotic, but what about probiotics?
CBSNews -- A cup of coffee might provide a jolt of energy -- and a potential boost to your blood vessels.
Allow yourself to go nutty over nuts: Eating them may lead to a longer life, according to a new study.
Every year the American Heart Association holds a meeting with the top heart experts from around the globe. Getting attention this year is a new aspirin study and another on one of the world's most sought after drinks.
A new study looks into the lingering effects of mild concussions, while another study gives smokers over 65 another reason to quit.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Kids in the Ozarks have a new space for their healthcare needs.
CBSNews -- New research suggests we may soon stop calling sudden cardiac arrest events "sudden."
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Malaria cases in the United States are the highest they have been in decades.
Despite crowds, chilly weather, and sniffly passengers, catching a flight this holiday season doesn't have to lead to catching a cold.
CBSNews -- We know smoking can harm us. And if we live with a smoker, that secondhand smoke we inhale can affect us as well.
What is the best time of day to take aspirin to prevent a heart attack? and why a two-step approach may be the best way to treat alcoholism.
Why do many of us suffer from a sweet tooth and what can we do to cut down on goodies during the holidays?
High levels of a certain vitamin are being linked with cancer. And there's some reassuring news about one of the most common prescriptions.
Could long term use of birth control pills lead some women to lose their vision? A new study out this week says it's possible.
CNN -- Obamacare is intended to make health care affordable for the masses. But so far, most of those who have signed up are paying full price.
Wayland, Massachusetts (CNN) -- Erik Sweeney hurled his body toward the opposing team's quarterback, wrapped his arms around him and pulled him to the ground.
(CNN) -- Officials at Princeton University were to meet over the weekend to decide whether to offer students a vaccine against meningitis after seven cases of the potentially fatal disease occurred on campus.
They are called the "sandwich generation”, those baby boomers who are taking responsibility for aging parents and still are parenting their children.
Springfield, Mo. -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the use of Botox to treat crow's feet.
The eye opening effects of caffeine on your sleep. And the government says more kids are smoking - but not traditional cigarettes.
Recently the Food and Drug Administration announced it plans to ban the use of trans fats in all foods produced in the U.S. So what can we replace them with?
CBSNews -- One in 10 people globally will have diabetes by 2035, according to a concerning new report.
SPRINGIELD, Mo. – Mercy is hosting an education event about the Affordable Care Act Friday, Nov. 15 from 3-8 p.m. at Hammons Heart Institute in the multi-purpose room.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The work of the Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Reform and Expansion has ended with its minority members breaking away to write their own report on its findings.
New guidelines released by top heart doctors say cholesterol drugs may benefit many more people than currently are prescribed them.
There's a new reason to feel good about drinking your morning coffee and the large amount of narcotics prescribed to hospital patients is causing concern.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- New guidelines out this week could mean more people will need to go on medication.
(CNN) - With a little more than two weeks to go before the Obama administration’s deadline for repairing the problem-plagued HealthCare.gov, a close parsing of White House officials’ words shows a completely functioning website isn’t likely to materialize.
The holidays are approaching and sometimes our busy schedules mean that exercise takes a back seat. But working out is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves and those we love.
A possible risk for women having weight loss surgery and new confusing data about pancreatic cancer.
(CNN) -- If you're not on medicine to lower your cholesterol yet, you might be soon.
President Obama calls former President Bill Clinton the "Secretary of Explaining Stuff" because of his plain spoken ways. That's why the former president's criticism of a part of the Affordable Care Act is getting a lot of attention.
(CBS News) Some people might say that buying insurance on the troubled HealthCare.gov website is like climbing a mountain.
Making the seemingly impossible possible. New technology created in Israel is giving people who have never walked before, the ability to do so.
GREERS FERRY, Ark. -- Classes resume today in a north Arkansas school district after several cases of whooping cough were confirmed.
A cold front has brought sharply colder weather to Missouri, and a University of Missouri Professor says it’s a good time to be thinking about older Missourians.
A metal found in millions of everyday products may lead to stroke. And a new study links brain injuries to Alzheimer's disease.
NIXA, Mo. -- Kids in Nixa will learn about heart health today through a cardiac kids program.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The White House is working on a report which will show just how many people signed up for health insurance under the affordable care act in its first month. It will be released this week and CBS News has learned the numbers will be very low.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- They have everything covered while they serve, but when a veteran leaves active duty, going to a dentist is mostly out of pocket.
Children seem to go from one illness to the next often making it hard for parents to determine what might be a cold or an allergy.
The high cost of multiple pregnancies and another reason why exercise is good for pregnant women.
A new report ranks nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide, including all hospitals in Missouri, for quality of care and success by procedure. Springfield area hospitals are included in this ranking.