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August 14, 2019 - 12:28 pm
WASHINGTON, Mo. (KMOX) — Franklin County health officials are taking action after an employee at a Bob Evans restaurant in Washington was diagnosed with hepatitis A. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious viral infection of the liver, according to the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services...
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Fred Bodimer
August 14, 2019 - 8:58 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Barnes-Jewish Hospital is about to double the size of its Neuro-Critical Care unit -- making it one of the largest in the nation. Barnes-Jewish already had a neuro-critical care unit on its tenth floor -- but just finished more than doubling its capacity -- with a new unit on the...
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August 13, 2019 - 3:11 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Public Health says a Chicago resident in his 70s is the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in the state this year. It said Tuesday the man became ill in late July. Department Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike says, “West Nile virus can cause...
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Fred Bodimer
August 12, 2019 - 10:52 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The Food and Drug Administration says it has received 127 reports from people who say they've had seizures over the last 10 years after vaping. While there's still not enough scientific evidence to determine if there is a direct link between vaping and seizures or fainting, some...
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Fred Bodimer
August 08, 2019 - 3:00 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A new study on losing weight suggests you should think about eating dinner early -- really, really early. This new study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham tested Early Time-Restricted Feeding -- or eTRF -- which is a type of fasting where you only eat between 8-am and 2-...
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Fred Bodimer
August 07, 2019 - 1:49 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — 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 big topics discussed in this week's show is a recent recall of textured breast implants. These implants by Allergan...
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Megan Lynch
July 31, 2019 - 4:15 pm
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KMOX) — A millon-dollar donation will help a St. Louis children's hospital continue it's focus on healing through play. "It's vital to a child's growth and health and recovery and psychic well-being," says Dr. Nick Holekamp, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital Chief...
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Fred Bodimer
July 30, 2019 - 10:35 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — 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 finds not enough of us are heeding the warning NOT to take a...
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Carol Daniel
July 30, 2019 - 3:55 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — In the U.S., 100,000 people are waiting for a kidney donation. Charlotte Ottley is one of them. KMOX's Carol Daniel is checking back in with her for an update on her search. "I am making the best of a bad situation." Ottley says. That's how she has handled learning that she was...
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