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Fred Bodimer
March 19, 2019 - 4:25 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — If you have been taking an aspirin once a day to help ward off that first possible heart attack or stroke, be aware that common recommendation has now been changed. The new guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology say otherwise healthy...
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2/11/2019 - File photo dated 15/06/06 of a consultant analyzing a mammogram. Up to 86,000 women in their thirties with a family history of breast cancer should receive annual mammograms according to a new study funded by the charity Breast Cancer Now. (Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA)
Fred Bodimer
March 13, 2019 - 4:14 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A local breast cancer surgeon applauds the FDA for approving the first immunotherapy regimen to treat some types of breast cancer. It is a combination of therapy involving immunotherapy (Tecentriq) and chemotherapy (Abraxane). "One of the ways that cancer can avoid being killed...
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TV personality Alex Trebek attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY, on February 15, 2015. (Photo by Anthony Behar/SIPA)
Fred Bodimer
March 12, 2019 - 2:08 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Alex Trebek's announcement that he has pancreatic cancer has raised new awareness of the disease. Fifty thousand Americans receive a pancreatic cancer diagnosis each year. SLU Care's Dr. Ratna Varma is a pancreatic cancer specialist and abdominal surgeon at SSM Health Saint Louis...
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March 08, 2019 - 8:07 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The debate over vaccines and autism arrived on Capitol Hill this week -- as an Ohio teenager explained to Congress why he defied his mother's wishes and got vaccinated once he turned 18. Back here at home, a local pediatrician says there's no reason to fear the Measles, Mumps and...
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Luke Perry attending the 2017 CW Upfront in New York City, NY, USA, on May 18, 2017. The Beverly Hills, 90210 star was hospitalized after reports of massive stroke. (Photo by Dennis Van Tine/Abaca Press/TNS/Sipa USA)
Fred Bodimer
March 06, 2019 - 3:47 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The local medical community is reacting to actor Luke Perry's death at the age of 52 following a massive stroke he suffered last week. Doctors say this is a sad reminder that stroke is hitting younger people more and more these days. "It's not uncommon," said SLU Care Medical...
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Fred Bodimer
February 14, 2019 - 6:48 am
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Severely obese teens and young adults now have a new option for treatment in the St. Louis area. SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital is the first in the region to offer a bariatric surgery program exclusively for young people between the ages of 13 and 21...
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Fred Bodimer
February 11, 2019 - 12:29 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — There's growing concerns about fatty liver disease among liver transplant specialists. A recent study just came out suggesting alcohol-related disease has overtaken Hepatitis C as the top reason for liver transplants. However, the surgical director of transplants at SSM Health...
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Fred Bodimer
February 07, 2019 - 12:09 pm
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Local flu numbers keep going up. This past week, St. Louis County saw its highest number of new flu cases this season – at 330, up from 279 cases the week before. Same thing in St. Charles County, 328 new cases...up from 204 last week. SLUCare 's Dr. Nirav Patel is an...
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8/22/2018 - File photo dated 25/04/13 of a measles vaccination being administered. New university students should ensure they have been vaccinated against measles following outbreaks of the highly infectious illness, health officials have said. (Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA)
Fred Bodimer
February 04, 2019 - 7:27 am
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — A new push for the measles vaccine, as cases of the highly contagious virus grow in the Pacific Northwest. "My concern is that enough people aren't immunizing their kids," says SLU Care's Dr. Ken Haller . "We might start getting to a point where we have a critical mass un-...
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Fred Bodimer
January 09, 2019 - 10:34 am
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — A new report by the American Cancer Society shows cancer death rates have been falling for at least 25 years. SLU Care's Dr. Theresa Schwartz, a breast cancer surgeon at SSM Health SLU Hospital, says one reason why is because of better education about preventing cancer. "...
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