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Fred Bodimer
November 15, 2019 - 3:33 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - When do we need that colonoscopy? What can we do to prevent diabetes? And is that Impossible Whopper really that good for us? The most recent edition of Health Matters Presented by SSM Health provides KMOX listeners with an in-depth look at several hot button medical issues. One...
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Fred Bodimer
November 15, 2019 - 4:19 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — A fourth death now in Illinois tied to vaping prompts local doctors to renew their call for people not to use e-cigarettes. And in Missouri, the second death in the state due to vaping illness. The Illinois Department of Public Health says this latest death is in a...
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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 3: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter receives applause after delivering a lecture on the eradication of the Guinea worm, at the House of Lords on February 3, 2016 in London. (Photo by Neil Hall-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Fred Bodimer
November 14, 2019 - 2:36 am
Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding linked to recent falls. The injury is called a subdural hematoma.
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Fred Bodimer
November 11, 2019 - 1:27 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- The American College of Physicians has just released a new set of guidelines regarding when to go for colorectal cancer screening. The updated guidelines were developed in consultation with the American Cancer Society, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and others.
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Tarrah Gibbons
November 08, 2019 - 2:11 pm
Flu season is officially here. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. This can infect the throat, nose and sometimes lungs. RADIO.COM interviewed Dr. Janette Nesheiwat, a medical correspondent and medical director of City MD, who says the best way to prevent the...
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Associated Press
November 05, 2019 - 12:38 pm
New research shows U.S. teens who use electronic cigarettes prefer those made by Juul Labs, and mint is the favorite flavor for many of them, suggesting a shift after the company stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors in stores.
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Fred Bodimer
November 05, 2019 - 9:06 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A new study suggests an increased risk of heart disease in breast cancer survivors. According to this study, aggressive breast cancer treatments may cause heart problems in women -- sometimes years after treatment. In about 10% of breast cancer patients, chemotherapy and...
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Fred Bodimer
October 31, 2019 - 3:34 pm
The most recent edition of Health Matters Presented by SSM Health provides KMOX listeners with an in-depth look at several hot button medical issues. One of the topics discussed in this week's show is a new study that raises concerns about toxic metals in nearly all of the baby food we buy at the...
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Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi, left, commissioner of the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission, listens as Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, answers questions from Assistant Missouri Attorney General John Sauer on the second day of hearings between Planned Parenthood and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at the Wainwright State Office Building in St. Louis. At stake is whether Planned Parenthood will keep its abortion license. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
Associated Press
October 30, 2019 - 3:44 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's health department director on Tuesday said he tracked the menstrual cycles of Planned Parenthood patients as part of an effort to identify what the agency says were "failed abortions" at a St. Louis clinic. Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall...
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