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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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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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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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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10: U.S. President Donald Trump displays an executive order he has just signed during an event on kidney health at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center July 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump announced his plan of a new approach for kidney disease patients. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Fred Bodimer
July 11, 2019 - 9:08 am
WASHINGTON (KMOX) — President Trump has signed an executive order revamping the nation's care for kidney disease patients. "This is going to be transformative," said Dr. Krista Lentine , the director of living donation for SLU Care and SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital . She was in the...
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Fred Bodimer
July 08, 2019 - 1:55 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Sobering. That's how a local cardiologist assesses new numbers concerning the death rate for heart attacks and strokes in the United States. Heart disease was on course to fall below cancer as the nation's leading cause of death by 2020 -- but not anymore. "This year for the...
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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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Fred Bodimer
April 16, 2019 - 2:34 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The American College of Physicians is out with a new set of guidelines meant to provide clarity to existing and sometimes conflicting mammography screening guidelines. But it appears to have only added to the confusion. "The American Cancer Society currently recommends average...
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Fred Bodimer
March 29, 2019 - 2:00 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The FDA is proposing a rule that would notify women with dense breasts about increased cancer risks and how breast density may influence their mammogram results. Dense breast tissue makes it harder for doctors to read mammograms meaning the tests can be less accurate. All U.S...
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Fred Bodimer
March 27, 2019 - 1:24 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A new study shows an app on your Apple Watch could save your life by detecting an irregular heartbeat -- known as atrial fibrillation -- or AFib. This study was unveiled at the recent American College of Cardiology gathering in New Orleans. "So this is a fascinating study that is...
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