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Another Reason to Count Calories

Restricting your daily calories to a healthy total will not just help you keep the pounds off. It just might help you live longer.

Stressful Life Events Linked to Cancer

A study of 91 patients at a university medical center suggests that a troubled early parent-child relationship in combination with a severe life event in the past year may be associated with immune responses...

HFMD virus hit peak in county last month

Disease affects mainly children

Hand-foot-mouth disease, a common virus affecting mostly young children, hit its peak in Callaway County about a month ago, Callaway County Health Director Sharon Lynch said Thursday.

Regular Soda, Diet Soda, Zero-Calorie Sodas: What's Really Safe?

With New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposing a ban on the sales of large sodas and other sugar-based drinks, the national debate on healthy verse non-healthy beverages is at an all-time high

With New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposing a ban on the sales of large sodas and other sugar-based drinks, the national debate on healthy verse non-healthy beverages is at an all-time high.

Baby Bottles, Pacifiers Can Injure Young Children

You might not think baby bottles, pacifiers and sippy cups would be dangerous.

Abbott Labs to Pay $100 Million to Settle Off-Label Charges

Pharmaceutical company Abbott Labs has agreed to a $100 million settlement with 45 states and the District of Columbia for the illegal off-label marketing of its drug Depakote.

To Reduce Stress, Take a Vacation From Email

With the approach of vacation season, here's something to consider: taking a vacation from your email – especially work email – can help you feel more like you're on vacation.

CCH joins statewide effort to improve patient care

Callaway Community Hospital has joined the Missouri Hospital Association’s Hospital Engagement Network to help improve patient care and reduce preventable hospital readmissions.

Upcoming forums to look at local health needs

The Callaway County Health Department is trying to identify gaps in medical, dental and mental health care services in the county and it is looking for help from the community.

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YMCA dedicates new fitness trail

On the first day of spring, the YMCA of Callaway County celebrated the season change by dedicating a new .6 mile fitness trail surrounding the facility at 1715 Wood St. in Fulton.

5K Walk/Run set Saturday in Fulton

A 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be Saturday morning in Fulton.

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Callaway sees pinch of medicine shortage

Local pharmacies and medical services are feeling the effects of a growing national shortage of certain generic medications.

Low demand causes Callaway Hospital to close OB unit, clinic

There will be no more babies delivered at Callaway Community Hospital after March 9. On that day, the hospital will close both the obstetrics (OB) unit at the hospital and the obstetrics clinic that is part of Fulton Medical Clinic.

New YMCA classes to focus on nutrition

Nutrition experts to teach about healthy eating

With busy work schedules and money being tight, it can be difficult to focus on health. That’s why organizers with the YMCA of Callaway County have decided to offer a new series of classes focused on nutrition that will start in February.

Area groups to offer mental health first-aid training

For many people, the term first-aid conjures up thoughts of binding wounds, giving the Heimlich maneuver or administering CPR. A new program being promoted by the Missouri chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) is designed to help add mental health to that list.