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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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FILE-In this Wednesday, May 15, 2019 file photo released by the state shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state, in Montgomery, Ala. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, has blocked an Alabama abortion ban that would have made the procedure a felony at any stage of pregnancy in almost all cases. (Hal Yeager/Alabama Governor's Office via AP, File)
Associated Press
October 29, 2019 - 1:07 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama's near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month and called the law — part of a wave of new abortion restrictions by conservative states — clearly unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued a preliminary...
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Fred Bodimer
October 28, 2019 - 5:35 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — No need to worry if your local Walgreens healthcare clinic will soon be closing. The Walgreens plan to close nearly 40% of its in-store healthcare clinics nationwide will not be felt in the St. Louis area. SSM Health operates 23 Express Clinics inside local Walgreens Drugstores...
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cbd oil in dropper
Fred Bodimer
October 28, 2019 - 5:05 pm
(KMOX) — A word of warning to women of childbearing years — be wary of Cannabis-based oils during pregnancy. A recent study found 30% of women in California have a positive attitude toward the use of CBD for the treatment of nausea, pain or anxiety during pregnancy or labor. Related: What you need...
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vaccine
Fred Bodimer
October 25, 2019 - 4:35 pm
One of the big topics discussed in this week's show is a new cancer-fighting vaccine.
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Fred Bodimer
October 23, 2019 - 5:46 pm
Both Missouri and Illinois currently report minimal flu activity with 139 confirmed cases in Missouri.
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Fred Bodimer
October 23, 2019 - 11:04 am
(KMOX) — Should adolescents be required to make a special immunization visit to their doctor at age 16? Some doctors' groups are recommending just that. The visit would allow pediatricians and parents to sit down and review the vaccine schedule and find out if there are any holes in it — like...
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zantac heart burn relief
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Fred Bodimer
October 21, 2019 - 5:01 pm
(KMOX) — Looking for options now that the maker of the popular over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac has officially recalled the product? Drug-maker Sanofi voluntarily recalled Zantac in the U.S. and Canada on Friday because of possible contamination with a cancer-causing chemical called NDMA. The...
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