Seizure-Free: MU Health Care Team Restores Hope for Epilepsy Patient

University of Missouri Health System, by Staff ~ November 18, 2014 COLUMBIA, Mo. — Casey Wehmeyer was training to be a gunner’s mate in the United States Navy when he experienced his first seizure. As a 22-year-old, Wehmeyer had been serving for less than six months when he suddenly passed out while walking to his

MU Health Care Using Robots That Kill Germs, Including Ebola

University of Missouri Health System, by Staff ~ October 6, 2014 COLUMBIA, Mo. — In the battle all hospitals fight to eliminate infections, University of Missouri Health Care is using a new technology — robots that emit ultraviolet light to kill germs. The Ebola virus is among those pathogens the robots can kill. The machine

More Than A Migraine: When a Headache Isn’t A Headache

University of Missouri Health System, University of Missouri Health Care News Releases, June 9, 2014 COLUMBIA, Mo. - As the manager of a group home in Sedalia, Missouri, and a mother of six, Heather Tomlonson is used to caring for people. But last month, her role as caregiver abruptly changed as the result of a

University Hospital Movement Disorders Specialist Raises Awareness of Parkinson’s Disease

University of Missouri Health System, by Staff, April 24, 2014 COLUMBIA, Mo. - According to the National Parkinson's Foundation, approximately one million Americans currently are living with Parkinson's disease. That number increases by almost 60,000 new cases each year. "Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative condition that progresses slowly," said Irving Asher, M.D., director of University