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November 19, 2019 - 11:00 am
Can you skip stents as a way to treat heart disease?  New research finds that in some cases stents and bypass surgery may not be needed.  This study was presented Saturday at the American Heart Association annual meeting in Philadelphia.  It looked at more than five thousand people with blocked...
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Fred Bodimer
November 19, 2019 - 1:00 am
This study was presented Saturday at the American Heart Association annual meeting in Philadelphia. It looked at more than five thousand people with blocked arteries -- but no symptoms.
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Fred Bodimer
November 18, 2019 - 8:58 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Nearly twice as many people are dying in the United States from antibiotic-resistant infections than previously believed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 2.8 million drug-resistant infections occur each year, with drug-resistant "superbugs" responsible for...
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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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