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Fred Bodimer
May 20, 2019 - 2:41 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — SSM Health has launched a new virtual visit for 25 dollars to anyone, anywhere - regardless of insurance. This is a new, quick and inexpensive way to get that mild illness treated without having to go see a doctor. "This allows a patient to have a visit with a medical provider...
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Fred Bodimer
May 16, 2019 - 9:44 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will sign a bill later today to crack down on the sale of vaping products to minors. The sale of tobacco or vaping products is already prohibited to people under age 21 in St. Louis County, but that doesn't mean it isn't happening — and this...
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Fred Bodimer
May 15, 2019 - 11:29 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A new study is out on the fittest cities in America. How did St. Louis do? The American College of Sports Medicine has just released its annual American Fitness Index rankings — measuring America's 100 largest cities on different health and fitness issues. St. Louis comes in at...
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Children with hay fever or allergy at the park sneezing and using tissue
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Megan Lynch
May 15, 2019 - 10:35 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — As many as one in 13 kids live with potentially life-threatening food allergies. Yet local specialists say there are promising new developments. Dr. Josie Vitale with Allergy Asthma Food Allergy Centers of St. Louis told KMOX one of those is recent research showing benefits of...
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Fred Bodimer
May 09, 2019 - 6:13 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — This would be the perfect time to thank a nurse -- as we celebrate National Nurses Week. The first National Nurses Week was observed in 1954. "I look at nurses and think of all the qualities they possess," said Kathy Bonser , Regional VP of Nursing for SSM Health St. Louis . "You...
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Fred Bodimer
May 08, 2019 - 9:02 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Did you think you were going to have a heart attack watching Tuesday night's Blues double overtime win against the Dallas Stars ? There's evidence avid sports fans may be putting their heart at risk if they get too caught up in the game. "Turns out there have been studies put...
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Director John Singleton attends a discussion at the "Spotlight On Screenwriting: Boyz n the Hood 25th Anniversary Screening With John Singleton And Walter Mosley" presented by The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences at SVA on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
Fred Bodimer
May 01, 2019 - 3:41 am
(KMOX) — A local stroke specialist says director John Singleton 's death at age 51 from a stroke serves as an important reminder about the increased risk of stroke for African Americans. Singleton was an Oscar-nominated director and the man behind the hit film Boyz n the Hood . He suffered a...
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Fred Bodimer
May 01, 2019 - 1:35 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Another failing grade for the air that we breathe in the St. Louis area. The American Lung Association's 2019 State of the Air report once again gives St. Louis an "F" grade for ozone pollution. "We've pretty consistently gotten an "F" for our air quality on ozone pollution for a...
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Fred Bodimer
April 29, 2019 - 3:23 am
(KMOX) — Coughing and sneezing a lot lately? Is it a cold or an allergy? That's a question that's being asked a lot at local doctors offices these days. Primary care physician Dr. Jared Henrichs with the SSM Health Medical Group says both bad allergies and nasty colds are prevalent right now across...
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 26: In this photo illustration sterile water is prepared for a one dose bottle of measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine, made by MERCK, at the Salt Lake County Health Department on April 26, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo Illustration by George Frey/Getty Images)
Fred Bodimer
April 29, 2019 - 3:06 am
(KMOX) — A record-setting number of measles cases in the United States already this year -- the highest in 25 years -- and it's not just kids who are getting the illness. Adults are among some of the latest to come down with the measles -- leaving some to wonder if the vaccinations they received as...
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