Health

Folks in the western Missouri city of Nevada are getting the chance to make examples of themselves when it comes to health and wellness.

The town is embarking on an initiative to improve the health of its citizens and the quality of health care they receive.

The Kansas City-based health care technology company Cerner is teaming up with local officials on the initiative. The city's hospital will spend $10 million on an electronic medical records system that will allow information to be shared with the town's two dozen doctors and medical experts in bigger cities.

Warming temperatures may have you wanting to spend more time outdoors. But warm weather can mean more unhealthy air.

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The Health Psychology Department in the Missouri School of Health Professions has released a study saying stress contributes to cognitive decline in women with breast cancer. 

The State Department of Health and Senior Services has now confirmed seven cases of E. coli infection. 

Hannibal smoking ban sparks debate

Apr 5, 2012

A new smoking ban was passed in Hannibal after much debate between both city officials and community members.

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Legislation that would allow employers to block insurance coverage for birth control, abortions and sterilizations, all for religious reasons, has passed a Missouri Senate committee.

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