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EXPERT AVAILABLE: Victims of Natural Disasters Can Experience Mental Health Challenges

MU Health Care psychiatrists discuss psychological effects in adults and children after natural disasters

Hands-on training prepares paramedics to treat rural patients

Roughly one out of every three Missourians lives in a rural area, and that means hospitals and doctors’ offices are often hours away. Emergency medical services, or EMS, providers play a crucial role in taking care of these patients.

MU medical students recognize patients as teachers

The Legacy Teachers™ program offers third-year medical students the opportunity to submit essays, artwork or poetry describing a patient they recognized as one of their greatest teachers — their Legacy Teacher.

Basketball fan battles back after life-threatening type of stroke

Life changed for Tara Montgomery on April 11, 2017. She collapsed at home and was rushed to the hospital, where doctors diagnosed a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke. An aneurysm — a balloon-like bulge in a blood vessel — in her brain had ruptured. That caused blood to flow into the space between her brain and the surrounding membrane.

Missouri teacher sets good example with kidney donation to stranger

Right now, thousands of Americans are waiting for a kidney transplant. About one third of those donated kidneys will come from a living donor – typically a family member or friend of the recipient. However, that's not always the case.

After Setting His Sights High, Missouri Man Beats Colorectal Cancer

Rick Wilson has been a tournament archer for more than 30 years. It was his love of the sport that helped him recover after a colorectal cancer diagnosis in 2012, and now, his target is educating others on the importance of colorectal cancer screening.

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.

Today’s Children Reach Bone Maturity Earlier, Study Reveals

Children born in the most recent century have bones that reach full maturity earlier – by nearly 10 months in girls and nearly seven months in boys – according to a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

HeartSpeed: Fast cardiac MRIs with the freedom to breathe

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is used to detect and monitor disease and evaluate the heart’s anatomy and function. However, the exams can last 45 to 90 minutes and require multiple 10- to 20-second breath holds by the patient. The procedure can be exhausting, particularly for patients with breathing difficulties who are unable to hold their breath.

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.