Health

The costs of health care
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Megan Lynch
December 12, 2019 - 3:39 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — This week, KMOX News is examining the condition of urgent care medicine. Including, right down to where it hurts: your wallet. In our next two reports, Megan Lynch looks at how that may be impacting patient decisions. © 2019 KMOX (Entercom). All rights reserved.
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Urgent care
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Megan Lynch
December 10, 2019 - 8:05 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — As you heard on KMOX News Monday, urgent care centers have free reign. It's up to the operators to decide what services, hours, staffing and diagnostic tests they offer. Related: Condition of Urgent Care series part 1 We continue our investigation into the Condition of Urgent...
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Urgent care
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Megan Lynch
December 09, 2019 - 7:25 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The demand for instant access to medical treatment has prompted a surge in urgent care centers in the St. Louis region. Don't assume they're all the same. Your experience as a patient can vary widely, depending on which one you go to. KMOX's Megan Lynch examines the Condition of...
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Measles virus cells concept as microscopic infectious disease inside a human body as a 3d illustration.
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Fred Bodimer
December 06, 2019 - 4:04 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The worldwide surge in measles cases is causing major concern -- especially for children. New estimates show more than 140-thousand people have died from measles globally in 2018. Most of those who died were children under five. "Recently, we've had some measles outbreaks and I'...
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holiday depression
Fred Bodimer
December 03, 2019 - 2:31 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Should you stay home from holiday parties if you are feeling sick? How can you stay on your diet during the month of December? And what can you do if you are feeling a bit down over the holidays? We get the answers in the most recent edition of Health Matters Presented by SSM...
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Toddler boy using nebulizer to cure asthma or pneumonia disease . Sick baby boy rest on patients bed and has inhalation therapy by the mask of inhaler. Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Fred Bodimer
November 26, 2019 - 12:56 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- The risk of spreading the R-S-V virus this time of year has doctors advising adults to put their emotions in check -- and not to kiss or hug babies -- if they think they might have a cold. What seems like a common cold to an adult can cause a lot of damage to a tiny baby. "RSV...
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Fred Bodimer
November 25, 2019 - 9:02 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Just what is Vitamin E Acetate? Is there a possible breakthrough in Alzheimer's and Dementia prevention? And is a new peanut allergy treatment all it's cracked up to be? The most recent edition of Health Matters Presented by SSM Health provides KMOX listeners with an in-depth...
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Generic drugs
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Fred Bodimer
November 25, 2019 - 8:33 am
FENTON, Mo. (KMOX) — SSM Health St. Clare Hospital in Fenton is the first hospital in the St. Louis region to receive medication from the non-profit group Civica Rx. SSM Health is a governing member of Civica Rx -- formed one year ago by a coalition of hospitals to address the generic drug shortage...
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