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Lifelong Physical Activity Increases Bone Density in Men

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Men have many reasons to add high-impact and resistance training to their exercise regimens; these reasons include building muscle and shedding...

Free Cholesterol Screening At Douglas County Health Dept.

The Douglas County Health Department will be offering free cholesterol and/or blood pressure screenings at the health department from 8-10 a.m. Jan. 19. You should...

Specialist Says: “Be Sure to Review Operation & Maintenance Guide for Fireplace”

SPRINGFIELD — Facing seasonally high energy prices this winter will cause many home dwellers to burn firewood, wood pellets or corn to meet heating...

Chemicals Released During Natural Gas Extraction May Harm Human Reproduction and Development

COLUMBIA – Unconventional oil and gas (UOG) operations combine directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to release natural gas from underground rock. Recent...

Mercy Tunes Into Newborn Channel for Parents

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (July 18, 2014) – Becoming a new parent in the digital age has its perks; there’s a wealth of knowledge at your...

Understanding 1918 Flu Pandemic Can Aid in Better Infectious Disease Response, MU Researcher Finds

Research can be used to help inform current policies related to epidemic health issues. COLUMBIA, Mo. – The 1918 Flu Pandemic infected over 500 million...

Mental Health Workshop Reset

Douglas County CHART has rescheduled the free youth mental health workshop for Friday, Jan. 24. This workshop was originally set for Friday, Dec. 6, but...

Employer Mandate Delayed, But Obamacare Destruction Goes On

By Sally C. Pipes Some 60 percent of Americans –– nearly 160 million people –– get insurance through their jobs. Thanks to Obamacare, that number...

Health Fair Nov. 12 At Health Dept.

Free screenings and other services will be available at the Douglas County Health Department on Tuesday, Nov. 12, between the hours of 8:30 a.m....

Health Dept. Provides Relief Following SNAP Program Cuts to Local Residents

The 2009 Recovery Act's temporary boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) administered by the United States Department of Agriculture as part of...
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