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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."
  • Health
  • 2 days, 22 hours 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.
  • Health
  • 3 days, 13 hours 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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  • 3 days, 23 hours ago
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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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  • 5 days, 11 hours 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 week, 1 day 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 week, 1 day 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 week, 4 days 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 week, 5 days 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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  • 2 weeks, 3 days 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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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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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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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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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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  • 3 weeks, 4 days 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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  • 3 weeks, 5 days 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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  • 4 weeks ago
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Preliminary test results negative for Ebola

Preliminary test results negative for EbolaPreliminary test results from a nurse isolated at a Jefferson County hospital have come back negative for the Ebola virus.
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  • 4 weeks ago
Local

Jefferson County patient tests negative for Ebola

Jefferson County patient tests negative for EbolaThe Preliminary test results for the possible Ebola case in Jefferson County, Missouri, have come back negative.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
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MU health system won't hire tobacco users

MU health system won't hire tobacco usersThe University of Missouri Health Care system is snuffing out tobacco users as future employees.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Athlete, adventurer & survivor

Athlete, adventurer & survivorJudy Frank is packed up and ready for the adventure of a lifetime. The 58-year-old St Louis nurse is a breast cancer survivor, and she's working on getting her strength back both emotionally and physically.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

$250K is goal for SLU Dance Marathon

$250K is goal for SLU Dance MarathonCollege parties that last until 3 a.m. are nothing new. But blowout bashes that aim to raise a quarter of a million dollars for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis? That's pretty special.
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  • 1 month ago
Local

Granite City soldiers headed to Africa

Granite City soldiers headed to AfricaThe Minnesota National Guard's 34th Infantry Division headquarters and soldiers from 11 other states will deploy this spring to support U.S. Ebola response operations in West Africa, officials announced Sunday.
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  • 1 month ago
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Toxic turf: Safety concerns over crumb rubber fields

Toxic turf: Safety concerns over crumb rubber fieldsKatie Felts spoke with numerous medical professionals and some of the top cancer centers in the country to find out if your children are at risk if they play on one of these fields.
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  • 1 month ago
Nation-now

Smoother start, but some struggle with HealthCare.gov

Smoother start, but some struggle with HealthCare.govSign-ups have generally gone more smoothly than last year for HealthCare.gov, although some consumers and insurance agents are having problems with the site that are reminiscent of last fall's open enrollment experiences.
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  • 1 month ago
Nation-now

Police seek man missing penis

Police seek man missing penisAuthorities in New Mexico are working a case that's probably never been depicted on any crime show. Seven years ago, a man's body part was discovered, and who it belonged to is still a mystery.
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  • 1 month ago
Health

Heart stents may require longer blood thinner use

Heart stents may require longer blood thinner useMillions of people with stents that prop open clogged heart arteries may need anti-clotting drugs much longer than the one year doctors recommend now.
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  • 1 month ago
Illinois

Smooth start for Illinois insurance sign-ups

Smooth start for Illinois insurance sign-upsMore than 70 Illinois events in libraries, hospitals and churches are being held to mark the launch of insurance sign-up season under the nation's health care overhaul.
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  • 1 month ago
Health

Obamacare enrollment now open

Obamacare enrollment now openEnrollment opened today for the healthcare marketplace. Across the bi-state, events aimed to reach out to those who still don't have insurance.
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  • 1 month ago
Nation-now

Surgeon with Ebola arrives in U.S. for treatment

Surgeon with Ebola arrives in U.S. for treatmentA surgeon infected with Ebola while treating patients in Sierra Leone arrived in Nebraska on Saturday for treatment at a biocontainment unit where two other people with the disease have been successfully treated.
  • Nation-now
  • 1 month ago
Health

Healthcare.gov opens for enrollment Saturday

Healthcare.gov opens for enrollment SaturdayIt's time to get ready for round two of enrollment in the healthcare marketplace. Insurance plans are open for purchase starting Saturday, and there is hope the system will run more smoothly the second time around.
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  • 1 month ago
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Man gets 100 pound growth removed from scrotum

Man gets 100 pound growth removed from scrotumA West Michigan man is back home and more than 100 pounds lighter, thanks to scrotal lymphedema surgery to remove a growth from his scrotum.
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  • 1 month ago
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Nonsurgical eye-lift with minimal side effects

Nonsurgical eye-lift with minimal side effectsAre you getting a good night's sleep, but waking up with bags under your eyes?
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  • 1 month ago