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Fred Bodimer
June 28, 2019 - 2:33 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Researchers say they expect to see a substantial drop in the number of cervical cancer cases over the next decade -- due to the success of the HPV vaccine. "HPV is the most commonly transmitted infection worldwide," said Marc Brisson, study co-leader at Laval University in Canada...
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June 27, 2019 - 4:20 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The battle to keep open Missouri’s only abortion clinic has moved from the courts to a state administrative process, adding to the confusion about the future of the Planned Parenthood-operated clinic in St. Louis. No state has been without a functioning abortion clinic since 1974,...
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Fred Bodimer
June 27, 2019 - 2:34 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The local medical community -- along with health officials around the world -- are raising awareness about human immunodeficiency virus, on this National HIV Testing Day. The lead nurse navigator for the emergency room at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital -- Michelle...
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Kevin Killeen
June 26, 2019 - 5:56 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The Fire Department is fighting a spike in fatal cancers blamed on exposure to soot and smoke. Over the past year and a half, 10 city firefighters have died of cancer, according to Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson. "With the cancers these guys are getting — and it's 40-to-50-year-old...
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ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 6: Jordan Hicks #49 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches during the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium on June 6, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images)
Fred Bodimer
June 26, 2019 - 1:27 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The type of elbow injury just suffered by St. Louis Cardinals closer Jordan Hicks prompts local sports medicine doctors once again to offer some advice to young athletes. Tuesday morning, Hicks undergoes season-ending Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament...
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Planned Parenthood St. Louis appointment room
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June 25, 2019 - 6:03 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri’s only abortion clinic is asking a state administrative panel to intervene before its license to perform abortions expires Friday. The St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate on Tuesday asked the Administrative Hearing Commission to act to ensure abortions can continue at...
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June 25, 2019 - 2:04 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — More than 49,000 employees of the Illinois Department of Human Services who provide home health care will get long-overdue backpay this week. Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza said Monday that her office will release the $30.7 million in back wages to the Department of...
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June 25, 2019 - 12:45 pm
By JOHN O'CONNOR/AP Political Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the second to approve it through the Legislature rather than...
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Fred Bodimer
June 25, 2019 - 11:05 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 a new study suggesting the whooping cough vaccine isn't as...
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St. Louis Planned Parenthood
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June 24, 2019 - 12:45 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge on Monday ruled that the state’s lone abortion clinic can continue performing abortions through Friday but kicked the clinic’s lawsuit out of court. St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer extended a preliminary injunction he previously issued in order to...
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