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Greitens Still Against Medicaid Eligibility ExpansionMissouri Governor Eric Greitens says he's still against expanding eligibility for Medicaid in Missouri following failed efforts in Congress to overhaul health care.
Bill Overturning St. Louis Abortion Ordinance AdvancesOpponents argue the bill is an example of state overreach.
Doctors Say to Treat Substance Abuse Disorders as Chronic DiseaseThe American College of Physicians says substance abuse disorders should be treated the same way as other chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.
SLU Researchers Predict Future Zika Hot Spots Near Metro AreaThey put the bulls-eye of Zika transmission on the Mississippi Delta.
Medical Marijuana Use Rejected for Intractable Pain, AutismThe petition to add intractable pain to the medical marijuana program was submitted in July 2015 to the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board.
Breast-Fed Children Not Necessarily Smarter, Study FindsA study in Dublin found that breast-fed children aren't necessarily smarter, and the difference in scores was negligible.
Big Push for Bill to Stock EpiPens in Public VenuesFood allergy advocates hope the third time is the charm for legislation that would allow life-saving medication to be stocked at public venues in Missouri.
WashU Profs Partner with Ethiopian Factory to Create 'Dignity Period'Reaching womanhood in the United States can be an awkward time for a girl, but imagine what it's like for girls growing up in Ethiopia.
Law Firm Files Multiple Cases Against Monsanto's RoundupAttorney James Onder says the plaintiffs are mostly people in their 50s with cancer they think they got from Roundup.
Advocates Seek Better Awareness of Safe Haven Baby LawsAfter the discovery this week of an infant's body in a Connecticut reservoir, some lawmakers and advocates are questioning whether enough is being done to publicize a law that allows parents to drop off newborns at a hospital no questions asked.
UPDATE: House GOP Abruptly Pulls Troubled Health Care BillHouse Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called him and asked him to halt debate without a vote, according to Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong.
CDC Offers Tips For Spring TravelIf a spring vacation is in your plans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a list of concerns.

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