Missouri Sees High Mortality Rates for Pregnant WomenState figures show that about 15 percent of Missouri women smoked during pregnancy in 2015. Nationally the rate is less than 8.5 percent.
Use the Holidays to Get Healthy, Doctors SayThe battle of the bulge continues in both Missouri and Illinois.
Missouri Ranks 10th Heaviest State According to the latest data from the CDC, every state in the nation has an obesity rate above 20 percent.
CDC: 40 Percent Of U.S. Cancer Cases Linked To Being OverweightAccording to the CDC, at least 13 different types of cancer have been linked to being overweight or obese.
More Than Half Of Americans Have Battled Obesity, Study SaysThe study found that 50.8 percent of men and 51.6 percent of women in the U.S. had battled obesity.
Obese Toddlers Show Signs Of Heart Failure At Age 1, Study FindsA new study says that overweight toddlers can begin showing signs of heart failure as early as their first birthday.
Loneliness, Social Isolation Bigger Health Issue Than Obesity, Study SaysResearchers say people with a greater social connection cut their risk of premature death in half.
Kids Biased Against Overweight Peers, Study FindsAccording to a new study, children are implicitly biased towards overweight peers.
Study: More Than 2 Billion Worldwide Are ObeseAccording to a new study, nearly a third of the globe's population is obese.
Study Finds Stroke Rates in Young Adults IncreasingYoung adults are having strokes at an increasingly alarming rate.
Kids With Bedtimes, Mealtimes Less Likely To Be Obese, Study FindsA new study has found that kids with set bedtimes and mealtimes are less likely to be obese, and more likely to be emotionally healthy.
St. Louis City has Highest Obesity, Smoking RatesThe latest County Health Rankings report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is out, giving us a glimpse at where we stand on some critical health issues throughout the region.