Health

reproductive rights supporters outside old courthouse in St. Louis
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July 08, 2019 - 12:26 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An appellate court panel ruled Monday that the American Civil Liberties Union can soon begin collecting signatures that would put a new Missouri law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy to a public vote. A three-judge panel of the state’s Court of Appeals found that...
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Randall Williams
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July 08, 2019 - 12:06 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s top health official, the face of the effort to end abortions at the only clinic in the state that performs them, has generated controversy since taking the helm of the Missouri department after a sometimes tumultuous tenure at a similar job in North Carolina...
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Fred Bodimer
July 08, 2019 - 1:55 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Sobering. That's how a local cardiologist assesses new numbers concerning the death rate for heart attacks and strokes in the United States. Heart disease was on course to fall below cancer as the nation's leading cause of death by 2020 -- but not anymore. "This year for the...
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July 03, 2019 - 11:45 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A retired cardiologist, an attorney with a high-profile law firm and a city councilman are among the more than 500 names on applications to sell medical marijuana in Missouri. Missouri on Tuesday released the names of those who want to sell medical marijuana and the cities where...
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Fred Bodimer
July 03, 2019 - 7:42 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Local health officials are reminding residents to take this current heat wave seriously -- and be on the lookout for any signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke in loved ones. The warning comes as St. Louis City announces its first official heat-related death of the summer. "So...
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St. Louis Planned Parenthood
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July 02, 2019 - 5:35 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A hearing on whether Missouri’s only abortion clinic should have its license renewed has been pushed back. Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi on Tuesday tentatively rescheduled the hearing for the last week of October. It had been set for Aug. 1...
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July 02, 2019 - 1:31 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Growers Express is voluntarily recalling multiple fresh produce products due to a risk of Listeria contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration . The fresh vegetable products include packaged varieties of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and a butternut...
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Fred Bodimer
July 02, 2019 - 2:54 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Words of warning from local safety experts as we near the Fourth of July holiday: Fireworks may be pretty at look at -- but they're also pretty dangerous. "The biggest concern we have right now is burns caused by fireworks that are not being professionally lit," said Lori Winkler...
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Fred Bodimer
July 01, 2019 - 2:12 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — This weekend brought many local residents back to their flood-damaged homes -- to begin the long process of clean up as the waters recede. One of the big questions some are having now is -- what can be saved and what should be thrown away? The director of the Missouri Poison...
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Megan Lynch
July 01, 2019 - 12:15 am
WOOD RIVER, Ill. (KMOX) — An Illinois mom decides to carry a child for a couple she met just weeks ago. "They can't have a child and I have one. I don't know what my life would be like without Cam. And to be able to do this for somebody so that they can have that same love for somebody, that's the...
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