News Stories

3/15/2019

Car racing fan beats colon cancer

For years, Michele Alexander has been one of the biggest NASCAR fans in Columbia, Missouri. She never imagined that passion, though, would help fuel her through a battle with colon cancer and a race for her own life.
3/15/2019

Air quality measurement tool could be beneficial for children's health

Children spend as many as 10 hours per day and five days per week in child-care and preschool centers.
3/15/2019

Doctor offers safety precautions with backyard trampolines

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, trampolines lead to more than 280,000 injuries every year and more than 100,000 visits to the emergency room. Most often, kids between the ages of 5 and 14 are injured.
3/15/2019

Growth Hormone Shots a Grand Slam for Columbia Kid

Between the ages of 4 and 10, most kids grow about two inches a year. However, some require the help of growth hormone injections to catch up with their peers.
3/15/2019

Healthy eating should be part of the back-to-school routine

If you’ve gotten a little lax over the summer months, back-to-school can be a great time to re-focus on your routine and eating habits. Julie Benard, MD, a pediatrician at University of Missouri Health Care and an expert in weight management, offers her recommendations for a breakfast that will keep kids full and focused.
3/15/2019

Study: Majority of Women Receive Breast Cancer Diagnosis Over the Phone

A new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine reveals an increasing number of women are learning about their breast cancer diagnosis over the phone.
3/15/2019

Cardiologist recommends smiling to improve heart health

While physicians typically prescribe medication, exercise and changes in diet, one heart specialist is also telling his patients to smile more. Anand Chockalingam, MD, a cardiologist at University of Missouri Health Care, recommends people smile 20 times an hour for better health.