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Lack of Training Contributes to Burnout, Survey of Preschool Teachers Finds

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Studies have shown that early childhood education programs can have a positive impact on a child’s success later in life. However, the annual turnover rate nationally for teachers of preschool-age children is approximately 30 percent. Now,...
23-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Interventions Improve Medication Adherence, Decrease Risk of Hospitalizations

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Poor adherence to medication regimens is a common problem among patients with cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, and heart failure. Poor adherence is one reason mortality rates among those patients remain high. Todd...
20-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

University of Missouri Thompson Center Recruiting Children, Adults with Autism for Landmark Genetic Study

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University of Missouri’s Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders already has enrolled 2,500 individuals with autism and their family members in the Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge (SPARK) project, the...
20-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

MU Professor First in Nation to Develop Medical Curriculum Tailored to Native Americans

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Of all racial minorities, Native Americans have the most dramatic health inequalities in the U.S., including significantly higher rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, Type 2 diabetes and substance abuse. Melissa Lewis, Ph.D., assistant professor...
17-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Targeted Radiosurgery Better Than Whole-Brain Radiation for Treating Brain Tumors

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Tumors that originate in other organs of the body and spread to the brain are known as metastatic brain tumors. According to the American Brain Tumor Association, this type of tumor is the most common in adults, affecting as many as 300,000 people...
16-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Technology Helps Older Adults Living with Congestive Heart Failure

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Congestive heart failure is one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions among those 65 years old and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help reduce these admissions and the strain they put on the...
14-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Caregivers Should Be Screened Early, Often to Prevent Depression, Anxiety

Currently, more than 34 million people in the U.S. care for terminally ill love ones, but few resources are available to help them navigate the challenges they encounter. A study at the University of Missouri School of Medicine found that nearly...
10-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Older Adults Embracing ‘Living Apart Together’

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Since 1990, the divorce rate among adults 50 years and older has doubled. This trend, along with longer life expectancy, has resulted in many adults forming new partnerships later in life. A new phenomenon called ‘Living Apart Together’...
9-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Clear Communication Can Make Doctor Visits Successful for Children with Autism

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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