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- Missouri Woman To Backpack From Argentina To Alaska Bethany Hughes will begin "Her Odyssey" in December
- Various Local Hospitals Offer Free Vaccinations this Season The start of October traditionally means the start of the flu season.
- St. Louis County Prepares Guidelines for Radiation Emergency Instructions on what to do in the event of a radiological emergency have been prepared by St. Louis County - but there are no plans to widely distribute them to those living around the West Lake landfill.
- St. Louis VA Mental Health Records Questioned by Watchdog A federal watchdog says it has confirmed a whistleblower's claims that Veterans Affairs sites in St. Louis marked appointments for mental health patients as completed before they were seen, effectively boosting the appearance of the sites'...
- New Test to Detect Viruses in Humans and Animals A new test developed at Washington University has the ability to detect all viruses that infect people and animals.
- Study Documents Results After Jolie's Breast Cancer Decisions Local genetic counselors say Angelina Jolie’s breast cancer decisions have made a big difference locally.
- McDonald's Fires Back Following Graphic Claiming To Show Big Mac's Impact On Body McDonald's is firing back against a website after it posted a graphic claiming to show the negative impact a Big Mac has on the human body.
- St. Louis County Faces Rabies-Positive Bats St. Louis County is one of a handful in the state where rabies-positive bats have been captured.
- Report Shows Steady Missouri and Illinois Obesity Rates The obesity rates in Missouri and Illinois are holding steady, according to the annual Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation annual report.
- Doctors Hopeful for Better Flu Vaccine More than 54,000 Missourians were diagnosed with flu last season.
- Local Pediatricians Disagree with Trump on Vaccine-Autism Local pediatricians try to put out the vaccine-autism fire that was recently re-lit by Donald Trump.
- American vs. Mediterranean Diet: Wash U Studies Which is Healthier Lead researcher Dr. Luigi Fontana has a theory about which diet will be better once the two days a week fasting begins.
- Cucumbers Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak The cucumbers are a dark green variety that is often called "slicer" or "American." They're shipped in black, green, red or brown colored cartons.
- University of Missouri Cancels Planned Parenthood Contracts The University of Missouri and Planned Parenthood have ended their 26-year relationship after state lawmakers started investigating abortions performed at the organization's clinics.
- Belleville Hospital Significantly Reduces Blood Usage HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville is honored after it reduces the amount of blood used by 30 percent.