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Fred Bodimer
November 25, 2019 - 9:02 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Just what is Vitamin E Acetate? Is there a possible breakthrough in Alzheimer's and Dementia prevention? And is a new peanut allergy treatment all it's cracked up to be? The most recent edition of Health Matters Presented by SSM Health provides KMOX listeners with an in-depth...
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Fred Bodimer
November 25, 2019 - 8:33 am
FENTON, Mo. (KMOX) — SSM Health St. Clare Hospital in Fenton is the first hospital in the St. Louis region to receive medication from the non-profit group Civica Rx. SSM Health is a governing member of Civica Rx -- formed one year ago by a coalition of hospitals to address the generic drug shortage...
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Deadly fungal infection in Illinois
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Fred Bodimer
November 21, 2019 - 9:06 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — Health officials in Illinois are alerting residents about a potentially deadly fungus sweeping through the state. It's called Candida Auris -- more than 270 cases have been confirmed in Illinois in the past three years -- second only to New York -- with about 50 new cases...
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Health Matters
November 19, 2019 - 11:00 am
Can you skip stents as a way to treat heart disease?  New research finds that in some cases stents and bypass surgery may not be needed.  This study was presented Saturday at the American Heart Association annual meeting in Philadelphia.  It looked at more than five thousand people with blocked...
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Fred Bodimer
November 19, 2019 - 1:00 am
This study was presented Saturday at the American Heart Association annual meeting in Philadelphia. It looked at more than five thousand people with blocked arteries -- but no symptoms.
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Fred Bodimer
November 18, 2019 - 8:58 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Nearly twice as many people are dying in the United States from antibiotic-resistant infections than previously believed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 2.8 million drug-resistant infections occur each year, with drug-resistant "superbugs" responsible for...
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Fred Bodimer
November 15, 2019 - 3:33 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - When do we need that colonoscopy? What can we do to prevent diabetes? And is that Impossible Whopper really that good for us? 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...
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Fred Bodimer
November 15, 2019 - 4:19 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — A fourth death now in Illinois tied to vaping prompts local doctors to renew their call for people not to use e-cigarettes. And in Missouri, the second death in the state due to vaping illness. The Illinois Department of Public Health says this latest death is in a...
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