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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

University Hospital’s Missouri Stroke Program Receives National Recognition for Rapid Care

University of Missouri Health System, by Staff ~ September 26, 2014 Program honored by American Heart Association, American Stroke Association COLUMBIA, Mo. — In recognition of the rapid and quality care provided to stroke patients, University Hospital’s Missouri Stroke Program has received two national honors from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

University Hospital Receives Level I Trauma Verification From American College of Surgeons

University of Missouri Health System, by staff ~ July 24, 2014 COLUMBIA, Mo. — University Hospital’s Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center has been re-verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level I trauma center, the highest national recognition a trauma center can receive. The Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma

MU Health Care Among Nation’s Top 200 “Most Connected” Hospitals In U.S. News & World Report Rankings

University of Missouri Health System, by Staff ~ July 20, 2014 COLUMBIA, Mo. ― University of Missouri Health Care was the only hospital in Columbia or central Missouri, and one of only three hospitals in the state to make U.S. News and World Report’s prestigious Most Connected Hospitals 2012-13 list. Only 156 hospitals nationwide, including

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

Race Could Be A Factor In Survival Rates Of African-Americans With Head And Neck Cancer, MU Researchers Find

June 4, 2014 By Derek Thompson, University of Missouri Health System Media Coodinator COLUMBIA, Mo. — The national survival rates for African-Americans diagnosed with head and neck cancer have not improved in the last 40 years despite advances in the treatment and management of the disease, University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers have found

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

MU Family Medicine Ranked Among Nation’s Top 10 By U.S. News & World Report

MU School of Medicine, by Staff ~ March 27, 2014 Department ranked in top 10 for 21st consecutive year The University of Missouri School of Medicine has been recognized as a leader in family medicine education by U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools, 2015 Edition. The MU School of Medicine is ranked eighth

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Announces Affiliation With MD Anderson Cancer Network™

University of Missouri Health System News Release ~ March 21, 2014 Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, a part of the University of Missouri Health System, will affiliate with MD Anderson Cancer Network™, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, leaders of the University of Missouri announced today. MD Anderson Cancer Network was