heart disease

Science, Health and Technology
7:55 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Mo. to start screening newborns for heart disease

Credit Alex E. Proimos / FLICKR

Missouri is preparing to start screening every newborn baby for a heart disease that can cause developmental delays or death if left untreated.

The screenings for critical congenital heart disease are required under a new state law that takes effect Jan. 1.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:58 am
Fri November 15, 2013

MU researchers make soybeans healthier

Soybean field
Credit Camille Phillips / Harvest Public Media

On November 7, the Food and Drug Administration made a preliminary decision. That decision stated trans fats as unsafe in food. Trans fats are found in most processed foods.

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5:56 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Mo. Senate considers newborn screenings for heart disease

MU Healthcare

The Missouri Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would require newborn screenings for congenital heart disease.

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Health & Wealth Update
9:49 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Why 10,000 steps might save your life

John Thyfault, professor of nutrition and exercise physiology at the University of Missouri.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Everyone knows exercise helps you lose weight, build up muscles, and fit in the swimsuit next summer. But why, exactly, does it lower your risk of diabetes? In this Health & Wealth update, MU researchers look into the relationship between inactivity and spikes in blood sugar that can lead to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

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