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July 29, 2019 - 12:31 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new Missouri law limits the amount and types of pain medications that dentists can prescribe after studies found painkillers prescribed following routine dental work are contributing to a national epidemic of opioid addiction. Gov. Mike Parson signed the bill this month...
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kissing bug
Maria Keena
July 29, 2019 - 11:58 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A parasitic bug, known as the Kissing Bug sounds cute, but it can cause a chronic infection that leads to heart disease and even death. Dr. Dan Hoft, SLUCare Infectious Diseases Expert, breaks down the Kissing Bug's insidious nature. In addition to causing heart disease, Hoft...
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colorectal cancer
Fred Bodimer
July 26, 2019 - 1:14 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Deaths due to colorectal cancer have been falling in older Americans — but increasing in those younger than 50. A lot of it has to do with screening and colonoscopies. The numbers are down in older Americans because they are getting their regular colonoscopies but there's a rise...
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July 26, 2019 - 11:00 am
By SALLY HO Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Rachel Whalen remembers feeling gutted in high school when a former friend would mock her online postings, threaten to unfollow or unfriend her on social media and post inside jokes about her to others online. The cyberbullying was so distressing that...
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Kevin Killeen
July 25, 2019 - 8:18 am
CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) — The state of Missouri starts taking applications for medical marijuana licenses August 3rd, but St. Louis County has yet to decide how far they should be from schools, daycare centers and churches. Councilman Tim Fitch Chairs a committee that wants to impose the state-...
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Fred Bodimer
July 25, 2019 - 6:58 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A new study suggests millions of people need to rethink their use of a daily aspirin to prevent a heart attack. "The confusion is out there," said SLU Care 's Dr. Michael Lim , a cardiologist at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital . "It's one of the most common questions I...
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jefferson city missouri capitol
July 24, 2019 - 12:34 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The chairman of a committee that oversees Missouri’s Medicaid program was replaced amid a steep drop in people receiving health care through the program. Timothy McBride, who was appointed chairman of the MoHealthNet Oversight Committee in 2013 by Democratic then-Gov. Jay...
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Fred Bodimer
July 23, 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 closer look at the recent Alzheimer's Association International Conference in...
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Fred Bodimer
July 23, 2019 - 7:25 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The CDC recommends that adults get at least 7 hours of sleep a night, but one-third of Americans say they get far less -- especially during the summer. Lots of reasons why we get less sleep during the summer. "It's harder because there's typically more going on in the summertime...
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July 22, 2019 - 12:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is giving taxpayer-funded family planning clinics more time to comply with its new rule that says they no longer can refer women for abortions. But the clinics reacted warily to the administration’s enforcement pause, and the widening rift could eventually...
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