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St. Elizabeth's move to O'Fallon on hold

St. Elizabeth's move to O'Fallon on holdThe Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board issued an "intent to deny" HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital's proposal to build a new hospital in St. Clair County.
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  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
Health

Chicago-area measles case confirmed

Chicago-area measles case confirmedIllinois public health officials say a suburban Chicago resident has a confirmed case of measles
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  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
Crime

Turkish man sentenced for counterfeit cancer drugs

Turkish man sentenced for counterfeit cancer drugsA Turkish citizen has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $150,000 for smuggling misbranded and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States.
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  • 1 week ago
Local

The Megan Foundation aims to fund Usher syndrome cure

The Megan Foundation aims to fund Usher syndrome cureA local woman is raising money to help people who are affected by the same rare genetic disease she suffers from.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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The Megan Foundation aims to fund Usher syndrome cure

The Megan Foundation aims to fund Usher syndrome cureMegan Kennedy and her service dog, Sunshine.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

Pizza Hut to sell gluten-free pizza

Pizza Hut to sell gluten-free pizzaPizza Hut is about to join the gluten-free brigade.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Crocodile bile poisons beer, kills dozens

Crocodile bile poisons beer, kills dozensAuthorities in Mozambique say the number of people who died after drinking contaminated traditional beer has risen to 69.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

Losing the baby weight

Losing the baby weightOur KSDK family grew by three toward the end of 2014, and all are bouncing baby boys!
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Disease list for Ill. medical marijuana could grow

Disease list for Ill. medical marijuana could growIllinois residents can now formally suggest a new medical condition that could benefit from medical marijuana.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
News

Pittsfield hospital plans geriatric psych unit

Pittsfield hospital plans geriatric psych unitA western Illinois hospital is asking state regulators for authorization to open a psychiatric unit for older patients.
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  • 1 month ago
Health

First caramel apple listeria lawsuit filed

First caramel apple listeria lawsuit filedThe first lawsuit connected to the multi-state listeria outbreak that affected caramel apples has been filed against Safeway, Inc.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Sports

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumoniaMuhammad Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday morning with what his representatives are calling a "mild" case of pneumonia.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Illinois

2nd Illinois prison with possible chickenpox

2nd Illinois prison with possible chickenpoxA prison in southern Illinois is on partial lockdown while awaiting test results for two inmates who may have chickenpox.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Illinois

Chickenpox forces southern Ill. prison lockdown

Chickenpox forces southern Ill. prison lockdownA southern Illinois maximum-security state prison is in lockdown because five inmates in one housing unit have developed chickenpox.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Health

Washington U. gets $30 M for Alzheimer's studies

Washington U. gets $30 M for Alzheimer's studiesFederal funds will provide $30 million for Alzheimer's disease research at Washington University in St. Louis over the next five years.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Mo. proposes health care for eating disorders

Mo. proposes health care for eating disordersHealth care plans would have to cover eating disorder treatments under proposed Missouri legislation.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

STL fires back at CDC STI report

STL fires back at CDC STI reportThe City of St. Louis Health Department says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's report listing St. Louis as the top city for chlamydia and second for gonorrhea infections is "meaningless."
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

Kids coming down with the flu? Here's what to do

Kids coming down with the flu? Here's what to doIf you've had kids home sick with the flu, you're not alone.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

Free flu vaccines available today

Free flu vaccines available todayDue to the spike in flu cases, the St. Louis County Department of Health is offering free flu vaccinations today.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

Why drinking from a can may be dangerous

Why drinking from a can may be dangerousMight want to make your next six-pack glass bottles. Cans and plastic bottles are lined with a controversial chemical called BPA, and while the CDC still says the chemical's health effects are unclear, research on chronic exposure has linked it to high blood...
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Report: Missouri near bottom in anti-smoking money

Report: Missouri near bottom in anti-smoking moneyA new report ranks Missouri near the bottom nationally in efforts to discourage smoking.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

Antibiotic burns Calif. teen 'from inside-out'

Antibiotic burns Calif. teen 'from inside-out'A California teen is in intensive care after she took a friend's antibiotic and wound up with an ailment that is burning her body from the inside-out.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Crime

Mom fakes brain cancer, dupes donors

Mom fakes brain cancer, dupes donorsCashing in on Cancer. Police say a Utah woman had an entire community fooled, bilking them out of thousands of dollars. The case of charity has now turned into a fraud.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Health

Missouri man's condition seen by many as a medical mystery

Missouri man's condition seen by many as a medical mysteryDelbert McGuirk, 46, has been searching for a diagnosis for what many physicians across the country see as a medical mystery.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Health

Health departments report flu spike

Health departments report flu spikeThe St. Louis County Health Department is reporting a dramatic spike in flu cases.
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Health

Too little sleep poses long-term health risks

Too little sleep poses long-term health risksWe all know what it's like to get a lousy or short night of sleep: Tempers shorten, snacks become more tempting, attention gets harder to sustain.
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  • 2 months ago
Health

Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in bloodScientists have discovered a gene mutation among older people that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease.
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  • 2 months ago
Health

FDA warns gynecologic device has spread cancer

FDA warns gynecologic device has spread cancerThe US Food and Drug Administration Monday warned against a gynecologic device that has spread cancer in women who thought they had harmless fibroids.
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  • 2 months ago
Local

Jeff Co. patient cleared for Ebola, now discharged

Jeff Co. patient cleared for Ebola, now dischargedThe female nurse being monitored for Ebola in Jefferson County has been cleared of the virus and discharged from the hospital.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Health

Study: Heavy drinkers are rarely alcoholics

Study: Heavy drinkers are rarely alcoholicsFrequently drinking too much booze does not mean you're an alcoholic. In fact, it means that only rarely.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago