Health

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Alex Degman
August 27, 2019 - 11:02 am
"One in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer."
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Fred Bodimer
August 27, 2019 - 3:43 am
Local physicians renew their concerns about vaping -- in light of last week's first reported death from vaping in Illinois. On Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced it had learned of the death of an adult individual who had recently vaped and was hospitalized with severe...
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Fred Bodimer
August 26, 2019 - 3:56 pm
Here is the complete rundown for this weekend's show.
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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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