News Stories


Breast Cancer Survivor's Experience Paves the Way for Future Patients

Andrea Greer is one of more than 3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, and her experience is paving the way for future patients.

Spray-On Skin Helps Firefighter Heal from Serious Burns

Eli Beasley’s life changed instantly when a backyard bonfire burned over 75 percent of his body, but leading-edge technology is helping this firefighter heal.

‘Wonder Woman’ Chair Gives Columbia Woman Strength During Breast Cancer Treatment

When Ameia Ferguson needed some extra support, she found it in the form of a superhero-inspired chair known as ‘Wonder Woman.’

New Drug Provides Novel Benefit for Student Battling Genetic Disorder

As a little girl, Abigail Morrall was told to live in the moment, as her life expectancy didn’t venture far into adulthood. But at the age of 23, she may be getting the miracle she always prayed for in the form of a medication to stall the progression of her genetic disease.

Missouri Man has Life-Changing Surgery after Mystery Illness Leads to Rare Diagnosis

Paul Siron's routine was shattered when he began having debilitating headaches. The problem was a rare adrenal tumor secreting high levels of the stress hormone adrenaline.

Woman’s Squint Turns Out to be Silent Sinus Syndrome

Ellen Emmons’ life seemed picture perfect in 2018, but when she viewed family snapshots, she noticed something odd about her appearance. The problem was silent sinus syndrome, a rare condition that can become serious if left untreated.

Radioactive Beads Deal Cancer a Blow

When colon cancer spreads, it most often goes to the liver. Today, there’s an option to fight that cancer using millions of tiny, radioactive beads.

Preventing Back-to-School Asthma Attacks

Back-to-school season is a risky time for students with asthma. Allergens in the air and germs in the classroom can irritate airways and cause asthma attacks.

New Operating Table Helps Swimmer Return to the Fast Lane

Thanks to a new procedure, which involves an innovative surgical table, patients can now avoid the painful complications that often accompany traditional arthroscopic hip surgeries.

Knee Replacement Returns Angler to the Water

The number of knee replacements performed every year is expected to climb to between 2 and 3 million over the next decade. Meanwhile, improvements in technology and clinical practices mean recovery times are decreasing.