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Fred Bodimer
January 13, 2020 - 1:44 pm
A new report by the American Cancer Society finds the cancer death rate in the U.S. fell more than two percent from 2016 to 2017 – the largest drop ever seen in cancer statistics dating back to 1930, when the government began keeping national death statistics.
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John Lewis
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 25: U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) listens during a news conference September 25, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Reps Lewis was joined by Demetrius Nash, who took a walk from Chicago to Washington, to discuss gun violence. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Fred Bodimer
January 07, 2020 - 3:28 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Reports of local kids swallowing dangerous rare earth magnets are on the rise. On this week's Health Matters Presented by SSM Health, we talk about that with Julie Weber, director of the Missouri Poison Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. In light of...
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Red meat
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Fred Bodimer
December 12, 2019 - 10:04 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The health danger of eating red meat is back up for debate -- following new research from internal medicine specialists. The Annals of Internal Medicine journal recently published a systematic review of previous studies that had suggested red meat consumption increased your risk...
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Measles virus cells concept as microscopic infectious disease inside a human body as a 3d illustration.
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Fred Bodimer
December 06, 2019 - 4:04 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The worldwide surge in measles cases is causing major concern -- especially for children. New estimates show more than 140-thousand people have died from measles globally in 2018. Most of those who died were children under five. "Recently, we've had some measles outbreaks and I'...
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Generic drugs
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Fred Bodimer
November 25, 2019 - 8:33 am
FENTON, Mo. (KMOX) — SSM Health St. Clare Hospital in Fenton is the first hospital in the St. Louis region to receive medication from the non-profit group Civica Rx. SSM Health is a governing member of Civica Rx -- formed one year ago by a coalition of hospitals to address the generic drug shortage...
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Fred Bodimer
November 15, 2019 - 4:19 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — A fourth death now in Illinois tied to vaping prompts local doctors to renew their call for people not to use e-cigarettes. And in Missouri, the second death in the state due to vaping illness. The Illinois Department of Public Health says this latest death is in a...
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vaccine
Fred Bodimer
October 25, 2019 - 4:35 pm
One of the big topics discussed in this week's show is a new cancer-fighting vaccine.
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Fred Bodimer
October 16, 2019 - 3:27 pm
(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 big topics discussed in this week's show is a new study showing how owning a dog may increase your lifespan. SLU Care...
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Fred Bodimer
October 09, 2019 - 4:53 pm
A lot of the reason has to do with companionship.
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Jimmy Carter
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Fred Bodimer
October 08, 2019 - 4:45 pm
(KMOX) — Former President Jimmy Carter is on the mend. He fell Sunday at his home in Georgia. "I fell down and hit my head on a sharp edge and had to go to the hospital," Carter told a crowd in Nashville Monday that had gathered to take part in a Habitat for Humanity home building project. "They...
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