Community Calendar: Mature Living Festival

University of Missouri Health Care experts will offer health screenings and information to seniors, families and caregivers during the Mature Living Festival. The free resource fair will also include estate and financial planning, housing options and other information aimed at making seniors’ lives better.

New Screening Method Helps Detect Cancer in Women with Dense Breast Tissue

To better detect breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is now offering automated whole-breast ultrasound as an additional diagnostic option. The new technology gives radiologists a clearer, more complete picture to help identify hidden breast tumors.

Community Calendar: Ellis Fischel ‘Mammothon’ Offers After-hours Screenings

To give women an opportunity to receive a potentially life-saving mammogram at a time that’s convenient for them, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is hosting a “mammothon” breast cancer screening event. In addition to breast screenings, specialized cancer screening nurses will provide breast exams and breast cancer education, as well as refreshments.

Community Calendar: Pink Pursuit to Raise Funds for Mammograms at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, The District in downtown Columbia will host the Pink Pursuit breast cancer fundraiser. The event includes a trivia contest and silent auction to raise funds for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center’s mammography fund.

Media Advisory: MU Health Care to Hold Outdoor Emergency Simulation Training

University of Missouri Health Care emergency medicine physicians and staff will conduct outdoor training to simulate wilderness-related injury scenarios.

Community Calendar: Pink Out Your Hair to Show You Care

Hair stylists will offer pink hair extensions and removable clip-ins to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center employees, patients and visitors for a $10 donation. Funds raised from the event will benefit Ellis Fischel Cancer Center’s mammography fund.

New Technology Helps Take Guesswork Out of Prostate Cancer Detection

Urologists at University of Missouri Health Care are not leaving prostate health to chance. MRI-fusion prostate biopsy allows physicians to visualize and evaluate suspicious lesions in real time.

Grueber, Phillips Receive Infection Control Fellowship

Sarah Grueber, R.R.T, C.I.C., F.A.P.I.C., and Eileen Phillips, R.N., C.I.C., F.A.P.I.C., infection control professionals at University of Missouri Health Care, recently were named fellows of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

MU Health Care’s ALS Clinic First in Country to Make National Compassionate Caregiver Honor Roll

University of Missouri Health Care’s amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) clinic has become the first ALS clinic in the country to make the Schwartz Center’s National Compassionate Caregiver Honor Roll.

Community Calendar: Parkinson’s Patients, Caregivers Invited to Free MU Seminar

People with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers are invited to attend the Mid-Missouri Parkinson’s Disease Patient and Caregiver Conference. Sponsored by University of Missouri Health Care’s Movement Disorders Program, the seminar will address the latest developments in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.