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Fred Bodimer
July 25, 2019 - 6:58 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A new study suggests millions of people need to rethink their use of a daily aspirin to prevent a heart attack. "The confusion is out there," said SLU Care 's Dr. Michael Lim , a cardiologist at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital . "It's one of the most common questions I...
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July 24, 2019 - 12:34 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The chairman of a committee that oversees Missouri’s Medicaid program was replaced amid a steep drop in people receiving health care through the program. Timothy McBride, who was appointed chairman of the MoHealthNet Oversight Committee in 2013 by Democratic then-Gov. Jay...
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Fred Bodimer
July 23, 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 closer look at the recent Alzheimer's Association International Conference in...
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Fred Bodimer
July 23, 2019 - 7:25 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The CDC recommends that adults get at least 7 hours of sleep a night, but one-third of Americans say they get far less -- especially during the summer. Lots of reasons why we get less sleep during the summer. "It's harder because there's typically more going on in the summertime...
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July 22, 2019 - 12:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is giving taxpayer-funded family planning clinics more time to comply with its new rule that says they no longer can refer women for abortions. But the clinics reacted warily to the administration’s enforcement pause, and the widening rift could eventually...
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July 22, 2019 - 10:31 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State health officials say more data on pregnancy and babies will be available to the public. The Illinois Department of Public Health says it is adding maternal and child health data to its public health community map . The feature shows information on the quality and...
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Fred Bodimer
July 19, 2019 - 11:56 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Our near triple-digit temperatures prompt local physicians to once again remind us how tp avoid any heat-related illnesses over the next few days. "A lot of it can be really pretty simple," said Dr. Jennifer Wessels, a family medicine physician and VP of Medical Affairs with the...
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Fred Bodimer
July 19, 2019 - 3:00 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Our near triple-digit temperatures prompt local physicians to once again remind us how to avoid any heat-related illnesses over the next few days. "A lof of it can be really pretty simple," said Dr. Jennifer Wessels , a family medicine physician and VP of Medical Affairs with the...
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May 19, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals hall of famer Bob Gibson throws out a first pitch prior to a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Fred Bodimer
July 19, 2019 - 2:55 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — St. Louis Cardinals legend Bob Gibson has begun his fight against pancreatic cancer -- undergoing his first chemotherapy treatment earlier this week in Omaha. If attitude counts for anything, the 83-year-old Gibson will pick up another victory in his Hall of Fame career. "He's up...
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Megan Lynch
July 18, 2019 - 5:00 am
JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX) — A new law in Missouri expands coverage of therapies for children with developmental disabilities. For nearly a decade, the state has required insurance coverage for therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder, but Robyn Schelp says that left out an equal number of...
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