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June 20, 2019 - 3:07 pm
QUEENSLAND, Australia (KMOX) — Cellphones have changed the face of technology but recent studies suggests they could also be changing our skulls, too. Researchers in Australia say that constant cell phone use is causing horn-like spikes to grow at the back of young people's skulls. Scientific...
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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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Fred Bodimer
June 05, 2019 - 4:17 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The worst measles outbreak in 27 years continues to grow -- despite repeated pleas for people to get vaccinated. Missouri and Illinois are two of the 26 states that have recorded cases of the measles so far this year. 41 new cases nationally last week. 981 total in the United...
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Abortion-rights supporters stand on both sides of a street near the Gateway Arch as they take part in a protest in favor of reproductive rights Thursday, May 30, 2019, in St. Louis. A St. Louis judge heard an hour of arguments Thursday on Planned Parenthood's request for a temporary restraining order that would prohibit the state from allowing the license for Missouri's only abortion clinic to lapse at midnight Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 30, 2019 - 4:54 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge is deciding whether to ensure Missouri's only abortion clinic can keep its license past Friday, the latest development in a decades-long push by abortion opponents to get states to enact strict rules on the procedure. Like many states, Missouri over the years enacted a...
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FILE- In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo former President Jimmy Carter answers questions from students during his annual town hall with Emory University in Atlanta. Carter has been released from a Georgia hospital after hip replacement surgery. A spokeswoman for Carter says former first lady Rosalynn Carter also was hospitalized Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Americus after feeling faint but was discharged Thursday, May 16 along with her husband. The 94-year-old former president injured his hip earlier this week when he fell at his home before a planned turkey hunt. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
May 16, 2019 - 9:51 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter plans to teach Sunday school this weekend just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hip, a spokeswoman said Thursday. Carter, 94, was released Thursday morning from a Georgia hospital after getting a hip replacement. He plans to continue...
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Fred Bodimer
May 09, 2019 - 6:13 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — This would be the perfect time to thank a nurse -- as we celebrate National Nurses Week. The first National Nurses Week was observed in 1954. "I look at nurses and think of all the qualities they possess," said Kathy Bonser , Regional VP of Nursing for SSM Health St. Louis . "You...
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Director John Singleton attends a discussion at the "Spotlight On Screenwriting: Boyz n the Hood 25th Anniversary Screening With John Singleton And Walter Mosley" presented by The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences at SVA on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
Fred Bodimer
May 01, 2019 - 3:41 am
(KMOX) — A local stroke specialist says director John Singleton 's death at age 51 from a stroke serves as an important reminder about the increased risk of stroke for African Americans. Singleton was an Oscar-nominated director and the man behind the hit film Boyz n the Hood . He suffered a...
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Fred Bodimer
May 01, 2019 - 1:35 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Another failing grade for the air that we breathe in the St. Louis area. The American Lung Association's 2019 State of the Air report once again gives St. Louis an "F" grade for ozone pollution. "We've pretty consistently gotten an "F" for our air quality on ozone pollution for a...
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Fred Bodimer
April 18, 2019 - 2:33 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A number of local SSM Health doctors and specialists shared their knowledge and insight on a variety of health-related issues in the current "Health Matters Presented by SSM Health" show on KMOX Radio. To hear the entire podcast of the show, please click below: Here are the...
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Fred Bodimer
April 10, 2019 - 5:36 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A new United Nations study finds that poor diet is linked to one in five deaths nationwide. This U.N. study suggests people are eating themselves to death -- consuming way too much sugar, salt and meat. "I think as a nation, our rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease will...
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