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Weight-Bearing Exercises Promote Bone Formation in Men

Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide and is a serious public health concern, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Now, Pamela Hinton, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology,...
22-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Program Improves Hearing Aid Use for Older Adults


More than half of older adults have some form of hearing loss, impacting everyday life and significantly affecting their health and safety if left untreated. Hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss; however, many adults fail to...
20-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

MU Family Medicine Named Leader in Medical Education by U.S. News

The MU School of Medicine is ranked seventh in the nation for the specialty of family medicine. The school’s Department of Family and Community Medicine has been ranked in the top 10 for 24 consecutive years.
16-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

States with Expanded Medicaid Program Saw Higher Voter Turnout


Since becoming law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been used by political parties in attempts to mobilize voters. In a new study, Jake Haselswerdt, assistant professor of political science and public affairs at the University of Missouri, found a...
15-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Advanced Practice Nurses Are Lowering Hospitalization Rates, Saving Money in Nursing Homes


Five years into the Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes (MOQI), a program aimed at improving nursing home care, researchers at the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri are seeing significant reductions in spending and...
15-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Desktop Reference Guide Highlights Adverse Health Effects of Chemicals for Physicians and Their Patients


More than 87,000 chemicals are available commercially in the U.S., including analogues of bisphenol A (BPA), an industrial chemical that is used in consumer products. Frederick vom Saal, a University of Missouri endocrinologist and researcher, has...
14-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mystery of Memory Cells Answered Through Mouse Study

When an infection attacks the body for the first time, T cells of the immune system help fight off that specific pathogen. After the infection has cleared, some of the T cells that fought the microbe transition into “memory” cells that remember...
13-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ammonia’s Role in Cardiovascular Health Tracked in Mice, Human Cells


Coronary artery disease is caused by plaque buildup in the vessels that deliver blood to the heart. Narrowed or blocked coronary arteries can result in a heart attack or sudden cardiac death. A study at the University of Missouri School of Medicine...
13-Mar-2017 9:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nursing Home Improvement Program Identifies Ways to Improve Care for People with Heart Disease


Heart disease is one of the most common chronic health conditions among nursing home residents. Results from the Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes (MOQI), a partnership between the University of Missouri and the Centers for Medicare &...
28-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST

Clear Communication Can Make Doctor Visits Successful for Children with Autism

Doctor visits can be a challenge for patients with autism, their families and health care providers. Kristin Sohl, associate professor of child health at the University of Missouri, offers several steps providers and families can take to make...
2-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST

Understanding Motivations for Behavior Can Be Helpful for Children with Autism

For many families, normal activities, such as going to a large family gathering or an amusement park, can be difficult to navigate with a child with autism, as the child may be act out due to being overwhelmed by extra noises and stimulation. To...
25-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST

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

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