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Fred Bodimer
August 08, 2019 - 3:00 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A new study on losing weight suggests you should think about eating dinner early -- really, really early. This new study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham tested Early Time-Restricted Feeding -- or eTRF -- which is a type of fasting where you only eat between 8-am and 2-...
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Fred Bodimer
August 07, 2019 - 1:49 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 recent recall of textured breast implants. These implants by Allergan...
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Megan Lynch
July 31, 2019 - 4:15 pm
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KMOX) — A millon-dollar donation will help a St. Louis children's hospital continue it's focus on healing through play. "It's vital to a child's growth and health and recovery and psychic well-being," says Dr. Nick Holekamp, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital Chief...
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Fred Bodimer
July 30, 2019 - 10:35 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 new study that finds not enough of us are heeding the warning NOT to take a...
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Carol Daniel
July 30, 2019 - 3:55 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — In the U.S., 100,000 people are waiting for a kidney donation. Charlotte Ottley is one of them. KMOX's Carol Daniel is checking back in with her for an update on her search. "I am making the best of a bad situation." Ottley says. That's how she has handled learning that she was...
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July 29, 2019 - 12:31 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new Missouri law limits the amount and types of pain medications that dentists can prescribe after studies found painkillers prescribed following routine dental work are contributing to a national epidemic of opioid addiction. Gov. Mike Parson signed the bill this month...
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Maria Keena
July 29, 2019 - 11:58 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A parasitic bug, known as the Kissing Bug sounds cute, but it can cause a chronic infection that leads to heart disease and even death. Dr. Dan Hoft, SLUCare Infectious Diseases Expert, breaks down the Kissing Bug's insidious nature. In addition to causing heart disease, Hoft...
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Fred Bodimer
July 26, 2019 - 1:14 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Deaths due to colorectal cancer have been falling in older Americans — but increasing in those younger than 50. A lot of it has to do with screening and colonoscopies. The numbers are down in older Americans because they are getting their regular colonoscopies but there's a rise...
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July 26, 2019 - 11:00 am
By SALLY HO Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Rachel Whalen remembers feeling gutted in high school when a former friend would mock her online postings, threaten to unfollow or unfriend her on social media and post inside jokes about her to others online. The cyberbullying was so distressing that...
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Kevin Killeen
July 25, 2019 - 8:18 am
CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) — The state of Missouri starts taking applications for medical marijuana licenses August 3rd, but St. Louis County has yet to decide how far they should be from schools, daycare centers and churches. Councilman Tim Fitch Chairs a committee that wants to impose the state-...
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