Health

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Fred Bodimer
October 17, 2019 - 11:00 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — If you get less than six hours of sleep a night, you could be looking at some serious health concerns down the road, according to a new study from the American Heart Association. This study found an increased risk of cancer and early death for those who sleep less than six hours...
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Fred Bodimer
October 16, 2019 - 3:27 pm
(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 new study showing how owning a dog may increase your lifespan. SLU Care...
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Fred Bodimer
October 15, 2019 - 5:17 pm
(KMOX) — Vaccine researchers at Saint Louis University School of Medicine are looking for volunteers in a new influenza study that is a bit different from all the rest. This research study aims to understand what happens when a person is infected with the flu virus. "This study will involve...
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Michael Calhoun
October 15, 2019 - 11:55 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) — Gov. Mike Parson says he doesn't have any plans to ban e-cigarette sales in Missouri but does want a public awareness campaign to discourage vaping. In a press conference on Tuesday, Parson was asked if there needs to be a crack-down on illegal vape cartridges, like...
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Fred Bodimer
October 14, 2019 - 12:50 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Local ER docs say they are seeing an increase in kids coming in with fentanyl exposure. This is in the wake of two St. Louis County men now facing felony charges in the fentanyl-related deaths of their young children. "I've seen anywhere from newborns to teenagers who have been...
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Jacquie Cadorette
October 10, 2019 - 10:29 am
“Sesame Street” has done it again, introducing another character to help more families relate to the children’s show. This time, they’ve brought in a mother struggling to overcome addiction. Between homelessness, divorce, autism, and incarceration, “Sesame Street” isn’t afraid to tackle the tough...
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Kevin Killeen
October 10, 2019 - 3:33 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - As new numbers on vaping from the Missouri Department of Health roll in, Saint Louis Health Department officials say they are not ready to recommend bans. Twenty-two people sickened statewide and one death, which was reported last month are enough for some cities to consider bans...
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Dr. Lim and Bennett
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Fred Bodimer
October 09, 2019 - 4:53 pm
A lot of the reason has to do with companionship.
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Caitlin Lally
October 09, 2019 - 1:48 pm
(KMOX) — Following the deaths of more than a dozen individuals from vaping-related illnesses, a recent Mayo Clinic study finds that lung injuries from vaping are most likely caused by chemical fumes. While it has been suspected that the build-up of fat cells such as mineral oils was a possible...
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Jimmy Carter
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Fred Bodimer
October 08, 2019 - 4:45 pm
(KMOX) — Former President Jimmy Carter is on the mend. He fell Sunday at his home in Georgia. "I fell down and hit my head on a sharp edge and had to go to the hospital," Carter told a crowd in Nashville Monday that had gathered to take part in a Habitat for Humanity home building project. "They...
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