CBSNews -- Nearly a million Americans visit the doctor each year for eye infections, which are often related to wearing contact lenses, according to a new report.
MISSOURI -- Some rape victims end up with hefty medical bills. Victims are not charged for rape kits, which collect evidence of the crime. However, the related medical costs can add up to thousands of dollars.
CBSNews -- Will Healthcare.gov work when open enrollment begins on Saturday? That's the question on the minds of Americans who will be logging on to buy health insurance on the government's website.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- This year’s Kids Count report shows Missouri ranked 29th, down two spots from last year.
LITTLE ROCK, AR--A new report shows staffing concerns at nursing homes across the nation with a spotlight on Arkansas.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Turkey and gravy, stuffing and pumpkin pie. Those are obvious reasons for holiday weight gain. Another main factor that contributes to holiday weight gain - lack of sleep.
We all know pets can be fun, but they can also have physical and mental health benefits. A look at the health benefits of being a pet owner.
A woman's weight at the time of her pregnancy could impact the development of her baby. And one surgery isn't often enough for many breast cancer patients.
CBSNews -- A week before Christmas 2013 Christine, a sexual assault forensic nurse from suburban Chicago, went out for a night of dinner and drinks with friends. It was a night that forever changed her life.
BOLIVAR, Mo. – Arkansas and Missouri have taken dramatically different approaches thus far to expanding health coverage to low income residents as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare."
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Open enrollment for 2015 health insurance through the federal marketplace begins Saturday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Very cold temperatures are expected to hover over Missouri for several more days.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Nutrition plays a crucial role in healing. There's one farm in Arizona that's doing its part to make sure cancer patients get the best food for their condition. Since the patients do the growing themselves, it adds another layer of healing.
A new study looks at the safety of a common vaccine for pregnant women.
CBSNews -- Military veterans often have a hard time rebuilding their lives after war, but it turns out something special happens with you get a soldier together with a wild mustang.
MANSFIELD, Mo. -- Five-year-old Laramie Smith has life threatening burns from a space heater fire this weekend in Mansfield.
Following a doctor's prescription orders may sound like a no-brainer, but you may be surprised at how many people don't do it.
There may be a new way to fight macular degeneration.. and new research shows what pot does to the brain.
CBSNews -- Medications commonly used to lower blood pressure might also lower the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers suggest.
CBSNews -- The Health and Human Services Department is estimating that somewhere between 9 million and 9.9 million Americans will be enrolled in health coverage through the Obamacare marketplaces in 2015, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell said Monday.
Americans' fears about Ebola seem to be waning somewhat, though many still believe the virus is a public health threat to the United States, according to a new HealthDay/Harris Poll.
Accidental poisonings from detergent pods has caused more than 700 children to go to the hospital in the past two years.
On today's Medical Monday - diet pills. A new drug is now approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It's called Contrave. Pharmacist Terry Barks with Mercy Springfield is here to discuss it.
A false positive on a breast cancer exam can be a frightening thing. But a new 3D test could reduce those false readings, and allow doctors to catch the cancer early.
The costs of skin cancer are skyrocketing.
(CBS News) -- Americans' fears about Ebola seem to be waning somewhat, though many still believe the virus is a public health threat to the United States, according to a new HealthDay/Harris Poll.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Community Partnership of the Ozarks and the Springfield Fire Department join forces to raise awareness for "Safe and Sanitary Collaborative"—A initiative that aims to prevent hoarding cases in the Ozarks.
Are schools dishing out healthier meals than the ones you're making at home?
You may be exercising, but are you exercising effectively? Many people are not getting the most from their workout.
BRANSON, Mo. – A recently-received grant brings “Feel Better Baby Kits” to help parents care for their children’s minor illnesses at home.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Plastic surgeons call earlobe jobs one of the industry's fastest growing cosmetic procedures.
NIXA, Mo. – The Nixa Fire Department released tips Thursday to keep your home and family safe this winter.
Some aspects of our health cannot be fixed by cleaning up our diet, or spending extra time at the gym. There is one crucial aspect of health that we should all be monitoring.
During childhood, most kids will experience ear infections -- but how many are *too many* before ear tubes should be considered? An ear, nose and throat specialist explains symptoms and treatment options.
The CDC is urging more women to get screened for cervical cancer.
CBSNews -- It's a typical routine for many busy Americans -- a long, busy, stress-filled day that ends with gobbling down a late-night dinner not long before bedtime. A common result of this lousy lifestyle habit is heartburn, also known as acid reflux. More than 20 percent of Americans suffer from heartburn.
CBSNews -- About 20 million Americans live with scars from acne. But now a new laser skin treatment may offer the chance to get rid of the scars for good.
New concern about Google glasses and fewer women are having C-sections.
CNN -- The maker of Mario wants to monitor your sleep -- and then help improve it.
CBSNews -- Working non-standard hours -- often called shift work -- for many years is not only hard on the body, but may also dull the mind, new research suggests.
Patients with recurring chest pains may have something other than heart trouble. And a new drawback to working the night shift.
They cry, they coo, and giggle. But what's really going on in babies' minds? There are some ways to try and decode what's going on.
CBSNews -- It's estimated 20 percent of Americans will develop a kidney stone during their life and once you have one, you’re much more likely to develop another.
Open enrollment on the Health Care Exchange begins in a little less than two weeks. Certified application counselor Diane Rozier has answers to questions you may have about signing up this year.
Why "preemies" may be at higher risk for hip replacements as adults…and scientists claim they've found a drug cocktail that causes lung cancer cells to self-destruct.
(CNN) -- Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old who said she had terminal brain cancer and would take medication to end her life under Oregon's "Death with Dignity Act," has died, advocacy group Compassion & Choices said in a Facebook post Sunday.
CARL JUNCTION, Mo.-- Post Master and two-time cancer survivor Sharon Clark has worked hard to sell Breast Cancer Awareness stamps to raise money for the cause
This weekend, much of the country will "fall back" an hour, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time. While some people quickly adjust to the time change, others struggle with feeling out of sorts as their bodies try to adjust to the shift in time.
CBSNews -- As one of New York's 10 designated Ebola-ready hospitals, North Shore-LIJ Health System has been working around the clock to get its facilities up to par and its staff fully trained in the unlikely event that a patient with the deadly virus walks through the emergency room doors.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- With the lure of prizes, a local candy buy-back program gives kids the opportunity to trade in their candy for raffle tickets. Plus, the candy goes to a good cause.