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June 21, 2019 - 8:32 pm
State agencies investigating source of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria
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Planned Parenthood prolife protestors
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June 21, 2019 - 10:30 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's health department has declined to renew the abortion license for the state's lone clinic, but a court order allows the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate to perform the procedure — for now. The state notified the clinic of its decision Friday morning before a court...
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Planned Parenthood prolife protestors
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June 20, 2019 - 12:17 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri’s only abortion clinic, already facing the threat of losing its license, says it will defy the state by refusing to perform a required pelvic examination days before an abortion. A Planned Parenthood spokeswoman confirmed a CBS News report that as of Thursday the St. Louis...
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June 18, 2019 - 2:31 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX/AP) — A St. Louis judge says Missouri's Republican-led Legislature cannot cut off funding to abortion providers and their affiliates. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge David Dowd on Friday ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood. The organization sued in February against efforts...
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St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup Champions
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Fred Bodimer
June 14, 2019 - 5:43 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Can a winning team lead to better health? After the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup win — coupled with this weekend's big Stanley Cup parade and rally — many throughout the area are in a really positive state of mind. And positivity has been known to relate to better health outcomes...
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Fred Bodimer
June 14, 2019 - 1:41 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. From expert analysis on Kratom use in St. Louis County to a new study that could change the way we think about eating meat, this...
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Fred Bodimer
June 14, 2019 - 1:30 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX)— Three new studies suggest you might want to consider taking a daily Vitamin D supplement to ward off some types of cancer. The studies found a daily Vitamin D pill could reduce cancer risk by up to 50%, including pancreatic, bowel and prostate cancers. "We know there are huge...
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June 12, 2019 - 3:15 pm
By SUMMER BALLENTINE JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s top election official on Tuesday rejected a third petition for a public vote on a new law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s action came as opponents of the law are fighting in court to force...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker on October 1, 2018, in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA)
June 12, 2019 - 2:13 pm
CHICAGO (KMOX/AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill to expand abortion protections in Illinois, a move that comes while some Republican-led states try to restrict the procedure. The law establishes abortion as a “fundamental right” for women. Pritzker, a Democrat, signed the bill Wednesday,...
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June 12, 2019 - 2:53 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A local pediatrician says he's not surprised by a new study that finds the whooping cough vaccine becomes less effective over time. This new study published in the journal Pediatrics found the risk of contracting whooping cough -- or pertussis -- increased as children were...
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