CBSNews -- They're likened to a dog's "shock collar" by some and called a "life-saving treatment" by others. But the days of electro-shock devices as a tool for managing hard-to-control behavior in people with disabilities may be numbered, U.S. health officials say.
The more education you have, the better your chances of recovering from a traumatic brain injury. Plus, new data on the number of children using medication to treat mental health problems.
CBSNews (KOAM) -- A celebration of life binds united two local families. The two families were brought together by the gift of an organ donation. And at the Celebration of Life event at Joplin's Freeman Hospital, brought them together, once again.
Exercise and heart rate go hand-in-hand. But how hard should you be working to make a workout effective, without overdoing it? One program guides you, through the use of color.
The Food and Drug Administration is considering approving a new powerful prescription painkiller and why your physical reaction to danger is all in your head.
CNN (upwave.com) -- Maybe you're the kind of person who likes to lift weights while watching "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," go running in the park at 10 p.m. or practice Pilates after you've digested your dinner. If so, you've no doubt heard the rumblings that exercising at night is baaaad for your sleep.
SAN JOSE – A teen who rode in the wheel well of a plane from San Jose to Hawaii will not be charged with any crime. Authorities say he's lucky to be alive.
Every summer, we remind parents why it's important to teach their children warm weather safety. We do it, because year after year, we report on children who are injured or - even worse - die from accidents that could have been prevented.
New findings in the debate over mammograms. And new evidence of a link between dietary fats and the growth of colon cancer.
CBSNews -- Stress may trigger symptom flare-ups in people with seasonal allergies, a new study suggests.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- We've all heard about the dangers of texting and driving, but a growing number of patients are hitting the emergency room with injuries from typing that message while on foot.
CNN -- Making health headlines this week: the effects of casual marijuana, obesity and pregnant women, and why cases of diabetes have doubled in the last 20-years.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kraft Foods Group, Inc., is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners’ packages.
(CBS News)-- This past week, there was good news and bad news about diabetes in the U.S.
(CBS News) -- Stress may trigger symptom flare-ups in people with seasonal allergies, a new study suggests.
CNN -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's annual report card on foodborne illnesses, vibrio infections – most frequently found in raw or undercooked shellfish - have increased by 75% since the CDC's previous analysis period, 2006-2008.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (CNN/KSDK) -- Doctors at Washington University have a new way to fight cancer, by using cancer-seeing glasses during surgeries.
BOISE, Idaho -- A Boise business is here to help you let off a little steam by destroying things.
BRYANT, Ark. -- An Arkansas girl is living out her life's dreams while she can, marking off items on her bucket list.
CNN -- For those over the age of 55, dentures are still a reality, and for some a big inconvenience.
(CNN) -- Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying. In an environment where the workload is endless and there's always more to be done, a quick fix to help buckle down and power through becomes very tempting.
CBSNews -- Your contact lens solution may not be enough to protect you from a dangerous eye infection.
CBSNews -- The buds on the trees and green grass sprouting on the ground are a welcome sight after a long and harsh winter. But for allergy sufferers this means months of impending misery: stuffed and inflamed sinuses, scratchy throats, itchy and watery eyes and a lot of sneezing.
CBSNews -- A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study gets it right.
CNN -- There are a lot of personal products out there that make life a little easier, but with convenience, sometimes come complications.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A new $28 million, 63,000 square-foot Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital will open in Springfield on Wednesday, April 16 with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m., followed by a community open house and tours at 11 a.m.
CBSNews -- The percentage of Americans with diabetes has doubled since 1988, with nearly one in 10 adults now diagnosed with the blood-sugar disease, researchers report.
CNN -- Warmer temperatures aren't just attractive to people, but to bugs too.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A 6-month training program for marathons will kick-off on Tuesday, April 15, at 6 p.m. at The Meyer Center on 3545 S. National in Springfield.
CNN -- Drugs that fight the flu may not work as well as the government thought when it stockpiled them in case of flu pandemic.
(CBS News)-- Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. But the journey to a cure could begin in South America, in the country of Colombia, in Medellin.
CBSNews -- The calorie counting that has for decades defined dieting is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients. That shift in focus is chipping away at the popularity of products like Diet Coke, Lean Cuisine and Special K, which became weight-watching staples primarily by stripping calories from people's favorite foods.
LITTLE ROCK, Ar. -- This month's focus is heart health. One central Arkansas Montessori school is integrating yoga into their students' day to make them stress-free and heart healthy. When we think of yoga, we picture adults, but soon we may see more kids embracing the mat.
NASHVILLE, Tn. -- Doctors at Vanderbilt University have found that tweaking the traditional pacifier to play a mother’s voice can provided added benefits to premature babies.
CNN -- Women are at higher risk for some eye diseases than men and the overwhelming majority aren't aware of their increased risk. April is women's eye health and safety month.
CBSNews -- Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers.
TAMPA, Fl. -- A family is celebrating its first month home after ground-breaking surgery saved their 3-year-old boy's life.
CBSNews -- What's it like to be 100 years old? It's one of those goals that people mention in passing, but the reality of joining the centenarian club may not be as cheerful as one might think.
Gum disease could mean you're at higher risk for heart problems. And your diet could affect your chances of developing breast cancer.
A new study looks at how the expanding waistlines of our nation's heaviest children impacts their health.
CBSNews -- Dustin Shillcox was left paralyzed from the chest down after a 2010 car accident. He never showed any hint that he would regain movement, But since the implantation of a spinal cord stimulator more than a year ago, Shillcox can move his legs and wiggle his toes.
Have you ever reached for a pain reliever or other medicine to find it has an old expiration date? Don't throw it out just yet - it may still be o.k. to use.
NEW YORK -- Medicare paid doctors and other health care providers $77 billion in 2012 to care for the nation's elderly, according to federal statistics.
A new study finds eating too much junk food doesn't only make you fat, it may also make you mentally slower or less motivated.
New concerns about painkillers and heart problems for seniors.
CBSNews -- Despite record lows, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that younger teens between ages 15 and 17 still account for one out of four teen births, or about 1,700 births each week -- and that number needs to be reduced.
New research indicates childhood obesity is getting worse, not better. Plus what you should be eating more of to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Life can feel like a marathon, but you don't need to run one to stay in shape. Physical fitness experts say walking, riding a bike, even a weekly Zumba class can keep you feeling your best.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Mercy Hospital will offer free oral, head, and neck cancer screenings to the public, Tuesday, April 8.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- A rise in tuberculosis cases has been reported in Greene County.
(CBS News)--Childhood obesity is on the rise in the U.S. after all, according to a new report published in JAMA Pediatrics. Most alarming, the study finds an increase in the number of children with severe forms of obesity, whose body mass index measured 120- to 140-percent higher than children of average healthy weight.
(CBS News)-- SAN DIEGO - An ailing 1-year-old girl was improving Sunday after being rescued from a disabled sailboat hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast
In health news, new studies take a look at how marriage keeps you healthy, why kids need cholesterol testing, and new details about unfilled prescriptions.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Over 10,000 runners are out showing their colors April 5 in the most colorful 5K race in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Saving a life with a simple injection.
SEDALIA, Mo.-- Over 75,000 pounds of frozen and fully cooked chicken products are being recalled.
(CBS News)--It seems younger kids are needing glasses these days, and their prescriptions are getting stronger with each visit to the eye doctor. American kids are among those with the highest risk.
(CBS News)-- A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds e-cigarette liquids are behind an alarming increase in the number of phone calls made to U.S. poison control centers.
Spring is only a few weeks away and that means fresh produce will be available at local farmer's markets very soon. But nutritionists will tell you, healthy veggies can also be found in your freezer or cupboard shelves all year long.
More evidence that lack of sleep can be hazardous to your health. And a new way to study migraines.. with social media.
CBSNews -- Young people who engage in rigorous physical activity on a routine basis are investing in the long-term health of both their body and mind, according to a new paper published in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
CBSNews -- The chairman of the board of the Epilepsy Foundation is fighting for access to marijuana oil on a national level.
Running regularly has long been linked to a host of health benefits, including weight control, stress reduction, better blood pressure and cholesterol. However, recent research suggests there may a point of diminishing returns with running.
News for parents of colicky babies...and why obesity could raise the risk of cancer.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It's National Walking Day and adults nationwide are being encouraged to make to the pledge to start walking to improve their health.
CBS -- Before open enrollment closed at midnight Monday night, 7.1 million signed up for private insurance coverage via the Obamacare marketplaces, President Obama announced Tuesday from the White House Rose Garden, with Vice President Joe Biden by his side.
CBSNews -- There's been a lot of debate in recent years on mammograms. Now, researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have done one of the largest reviews to date.
CBSNews -- Breast-lift rates have climbed 70 percent since 2000, according to a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
You know the saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"? Turns out eating one apple isn't enough. A new study suggests people who eat up to seven servings of fruit and vegetables a day can cut their risk of death by 42% - and that vegetables may be more important than fruit to your overall health.
According to the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, "more measles cases have been reported in the united states in the first 2 months of 2014 than during the same months each year since measles was eliminated in 2000."
WASHINGTON, DC -- White House officials say more than 7 million Americans were on track to sign up for health care coverage by Monday's deadline.
New research suggests a link between your blood pressure when you're young and your mental fitness in middle age.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. --The legislature has rushed passage of a new breast-feeding bill so its sponsor can see it signed into law.
CBSNews -- It's said you can never be too rich or too thin, but new research suggests otherwise. People who are clinically underweight face an even higher risk for dying than obese individuals, the study shows.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Monday is supposed to be the deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, but the website has been inundated with users and the phone lines tied up.
CBSNews -- When archeologist Michaela Binder dug through a tomb of skeletons in Sudan, in northeastern Africa, she found one that looked different.
Millions of Americans have begun showing up in doctors' offices with the tell-tale signs of allergies, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says. It may be even worse for allergy sufferers in certain cities across the country.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Susan Green with Mercy Springfield is bracing for a hectic day - the last day Americans can sign up for the Affordable Care Act this year. She shares information people need on this final day for signup.
Teenagers with stronger muscles may be healthier…and why too many diet drinks could spell heart trouble for older women.
(CBS News)--It's said you can never be too rich or too thin, but new research suggests otherwise. People who are clinically underweight face an even higher risk for dying than obese individuals, the study shows.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Cancer treatments will become cheaper for thousands of Missourians at the start of next year.
CBSNews -- For weight loss, some swear by "grazing" -- eating several small meals throughout the day -- instead of eating fewer meals at more traditional mealtimes.
A new study shows that smoking bans are helping children's health.
Many people get acne as teenagers but did you know that adults can develop it as well? More on why it strikes adults and what can be done to treat it.
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- If you're interested in a job in healthcare, Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar is hosting a hiring event.
CNN -- Sarah Stenberg has a nice set of wheels, but the real speed comes from her feet.
CNN -- More than 6 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as a crush of people raced to get health insurance before the March 31 deadline.
(CNN) -- One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Some high tech assistance for giving up alcohol. And new clues about the development of autism.
March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month and there is an intriguing new campaign to bring awareness to this disease.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. --Four blocks from the state Capitol, two major lobbying groups say they feel as good about possible legislative approval of Medicaid expansion this year. But state lawmakers say the good feeling is wasted.
CBSNews -- Patients' blood pressure readings are notably higher when they're taken by a doctor than by a nurse, a new study finds.
(CNN) -- About 1 in every 25 patients seeking treatment at hospitals acquired an infection there in 2011, according to a new study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
CBSNews -- A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon.
Having the doctor take your blood pressure instead of a nurse could result in higher readings.. and scientists offer new hope for people with urinary tract infections.
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, instead of reaching for tissue in your back pocket, reach for your phone loaded with these handy allergy tracking apps.
The deadline for signing up for federal health insurance is Monday. If you haven't done it yet.. you now have more time. The White House is giving some people a reprieve.