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July 22, 2019 - 10:31 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State health officials say more data on pregnancy and babies will be available to the public. The Illinois Department of Public Health says it is adding maternal and child health data to its public health community map . The feature shows information on the quality and...
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Fred Bodimer
July 19, 2019 - 11:56 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Our near triple-digit temperatures prompt local physicians to once again remind us how tp avoid any heat-related illnesses over the next few days. "A lot of it can be really pretty simple," said Dr. Jennifer Wessels, a family medicine physician and VP of Medical Affairs with the...
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Fred Bodimer
July 19, 2019 - 3:00 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Our near triple-digit temperatures prompt local physicians to once again remind us how to avoid any heat-related illnesses over the next few days. "A lof of it can be really pretty simple," said Dr. Jennifer Wessels , a family medicine physician and VP of Medical Affairs with the...
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May 19, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals hall of famer Bob Gibson throws out a first pitch prior to a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Fred Bodimer
July 19, 2019 - 2:55 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — St. Louis Cardinals legend Bob Gibson has begun his fight against pancreatic cancer -- undergoing his first chemotherapy treatment earlier this week in Omaha. If attitude counts for anything, the 83-year-old Gibson will pick up another victory in his Hall of Fame career. "He's up...
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Missouri Disability Empowerment children in Jefferson City
Missouri Disability Empowerment
Megan Lynch
July 18, 2019 - 5:00 am
JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX) — A new law in Missouri expands coverage of therapies for children with developmental disabilities. For nearly a decade, the state has required insurance coverage for therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder, but Robyn Schelp says that left out an equal number of...
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Fred Bodimer
July 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A new study finds even a small amount of sugary drink consumption increases your cancer risk. Just a third of a can of soda a day elevates your risk of cancer by 18%, according to this study in the British Medical Journal. "The whole correlation is that if you are taking in more...
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July 15, 2019 - 6:14 pm
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women to abortion providers immediately, the Trump administration said Monday, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced...
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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10: U.S. President Donald Trump displays an executive order he has just signed during an event on kidney health at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center July 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump announced his plan of a new approach for kidney disease patients. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Fred Bodimer
July 11, 2019 - 9:08 am
WASHINGTON (KMOX) — President Trump has signed an executive order revamping the nation's care for kidney disease patients. "This is going to be transformative," said Dr. Krista Lentine , the director of living donation for SLU Care and SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital . She was in the...
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Fred Bodimer
July 10, 2019 - 8:37 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Some advice from a local doctor on how to avoid a common backyard summertime problem. What may have been meant to playfully cool off the kids in this summer heat may actually do just the opposite. "A lot of young kids are going to be wanting to go outside and play in sprinklers...
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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Stevie Wonder performs onstage at Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones at the Microsoft Theatre on September 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Fred Bodimer
July 09, 2019 - 2:19 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — There's new focus on kidney transplants -- and the types of transplantation -- in the wake of Stevie Wonder's announcement this past weekend that he will soon receive a new kidney. "Kidney transplants are extremely common," said SLUCare 's Dr. Henry Randall , the surgical...
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