Your Health

MU Health Care physicians offer tips on beating the heat

As summer heat and humidity begin to make an appearance in mid-Missouri, health experts from University of Missouri Health Care urge residents to take precautions to protect themselves. “From dehydration to heat exhaustion to heat stroke, high temperatures and humidity levels can lead to serious illness and even the risk of death,” said Chadd Kraus,

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Young Women’s Body Image Critical for Good Mental and Physical Health

American culture, as depicted in movies, magazines and advertising, places great emphasis on how women look, with the ideal often being unrealistic and unachievable for most women. Virginia Ramseyer Winter, a University of Missouri assistant professor and researcher, studies body image in relation to women’s physical, mental, and sexual health. According to her research, poor

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Asparagus: low in calories, high in nutrients and flavor

Nothing says spring like fresh asparagus. The flowering perennial is an interesting and low-calorie, high-nutrient spring vegetable, says University of Missouri Extension nutrition specialist Susan Mills-Gray. Asparagus is a good source of folic acid and vitamins C and B-6. Nutrients in asparagus have been found to lower the risk of heart disease, dementia and neural

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