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Nursing Homes Falling Behind with End-Of-Life Directives


Advance directives, or living wills, are the legal documents individuals use to communicate their treatment preferences when faced with serious injuries or illnesses. Following a new study, Colleen Galambos, professor in the University of Missouri...
17-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Changes to Hospital Electronic Health Records Could Improve Care of Patients on Popular Blood Thinner


Warfarin is a commonly prescribed blood thinner used to prevent harmful blood clots. However, the drug requires frequent monitoring, daily dosing and can result in serious negative effects when mixed with vitamin K, a vitamin commonly found in...
11-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Increased Reaction to Stress Linked to Gastrointestinal Issues in Children with Autism


One in 68 American children lives with autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these children also have significant gastrointestinal issues, but the cause of these symptoms is unknown. Now,...
4-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

As Children with Autism Age, Services to Help with Transition Needed


According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 45 children is diagnosed with autism. As these children age, experiences such as leaving school, finding jobs and living alone can be stressful for adolescents...
20-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Availability of Community-Based Fitness Classes Leads to Increased Activity Levels


Physical inactivity is a global health problem that leads to approximately 3.2 million deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found that a...
13-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Rural Nursing Homes Are Falling Behind in Health Information Technology


The 16,000 nursing homes in the United States serve populations of all sizes; yet, according to new research from the University of Missouri, rural communities are lagging in health information technology (IT) needed to improve quality, safety and...
13-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hispanic Adults with Diabetes Could Benefit From Peer Support Interventions


Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine examined the effectiveness of peer support interventions and found that the interventions were effective at improving the blood sugar levels of participants from minority groups,...
6-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Lack of Appropriate Clothing Can Hinder People with Disabilities

There are many important events in a person’s life, including weddings, graduations, school dances and job interviews. The clothing industry has long profited from these events and the special clothing they require. However, according to new...
5-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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To Beat Holiday Weight Gain, Create a Plan Ahead of Time


With the holidays right around the corner, families are planning meals and trips to spend time with loved ones. With the food and travel, it is easy for exercise schedules to become disrupted. Steve Ball, associate professor of nutrition and...
16-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST

EXPERT AVAILABLE: MU Physician Says Guidelines Should Inform – Not Determine – EpiPen Coverage


In September, the skyrocketing cost of the allergy treatment EpiPen made national headlines. Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen, is currently lobbying the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to name the EpiPen a preventive drug.
12-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Mindfulness Key to Eating What You Want While Preventing Overeating


Americans spend more than 60 billion dollars a year on weight loss products; two-thirds of these dieters are estimated to regain more weight within four or five years than they originally lost according to the Live Strong Foundation. A new book...
18-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Tahir Rahman, MD, lead author of the study Anders Breivik: Extreme Beliefs Mistaken for Psychosis, is available to talk with media on mass shootings


8-Jul-2016 4:00 PM EDT

University of Missouri Health Care Expert Available to Discuss New Weight-Loss Stomach Pump

15-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Young Women’s Body Image Critical for Good Mental and Physical Health

11-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Expert Available: Autism Awareness Month— Research and Early Diagnosis Provide Hope for Children with Autism


April is Autism Awareness Month, an opportunity to promote autism awareness and acceptance for the tens of thousands who are facing an autism diagnosis. With one in 68 children living with autism in the U.S., the need for awareness and research is...
23-Mar-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Combating Zika Virus Requires Focus on Vaccines, Therapies, Mosquitoes, MU Experts Say

As many as 4 million people could be infected with the Zika virus by the end of the year, according to the World Health Organization. The Zika virus is transmitted by mosquito bites to people predominantly in Central and South America. Although the...
24-Feb-2016 5:05 PM EST

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