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Associated Press
August 23, 2019 - 12:57 pm
By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois health officials said Friday that a patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died, which could make it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young...
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Fred Bodimer
August 23, 2019 - 4:46 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — An important new study about women and heart attacks. For years, medical experts have said that women tend to have different heart attack symptoms than men. "And this study found that that is actually not true," said SLUCare cardiologist Dr. Michael Lim at SSM Health Saint Louis...
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Total Information AM
August 22, 2019 - 12:17 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Many of us experience a midday crash during the workday. Health experts are suggesting an easy fix to that: just take a nap. "Twenty to 30 minutes is optimal," said Dr. Joe Ojile , founder of the Clayton Sleep Institute . Ojile believes a midday nap would make most workers...
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Fred Bodimer
August 21, 2019 - 10:55 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Good news for some cardiac patients who need an aortic valve transplant. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a new and less invasive approach to replace a bad aortic valve for low-risk patients. "This is a procedure by which one can have their aortic valve...
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Fred Bodimer
August 20, 2019 - 4:47 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The U.S. is on alert for the West Nile virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there have been 128 human cases of West Nile so far this year in 36 states — including Missouri and Illinois. West Nile is the most common virus that's transmitted by mosquitoes...
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Planned Parenthood St. Louis
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August 19, 2019 - 4:53 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois will not use federal family planning funds as long as Republican President Donald Trump’s administration prohibits women’s health clinics from referring patients for abortions. The Democrat called Trump’s requirement a “gag rule” Monday on a...
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Megan Lynch
August 19, 2019 - 6:00 am
O'Fallon, IL (KMOX) - Cyber security experts tell KMOX, many older medical devices remain vulnerable to hackers. And that makes for some scary scenarios. "They haven't traditionally been built with security in mind. They were typically built to be stand alone and a lot of them are built on older...
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Planned Parenthood St. Louis
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August 16, 2019 - 12:22 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Turns out, there won't be a public vote over upcoming Missouri abortion restrictions. The American Civil Liberties Union believes it's impossible to collect the roughly 100,000 voter signatures needed in two weeks. That's when most of the new law takes effect. The law bans...
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Fred Bodimer
August 15, 2019 - 5:05 pm
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 big topics discussed in this week's show is a rare heart rhythm problem that can become fatal — called Long Q-T...
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