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- St. Louis City Barbershops to Help Lower STD's Six city barbers have already signed on to the plan and will be trained to converse about STD's and how to prevent them.
- New Study Reveals Alzheimer's Risk in Later Years Local researchers may have discovered why people are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s in their later years.
- New Survey Ranks St. Louis Number Two for STD's A new survey from a renter’s website places St. Louis near the top of the list when it comes to the most sexually diseased cities in America.
- Nation's First Virtual Health Center in St. Louis Patients don't have to leave home and doctors don't leave the office.
- Report Shows Rankings of Missouri Hospitals in Avoiding Infections Consumer Reports has released a new investigation into hospital-acquired infections.
- American Heart Association Issues New Guidelines for Strokes Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer strokes each year, and 130,000 die as a result. This makes the condition the fifth most common cause of death in the United States.
- Tale of Two Cities - Report Shows Racial Divide in St. Louis St. Louis gets good marks for stability and affordability, but low marks for racial disparity in the latest report from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.
- New Drug Available to Help Control High Cholesterol There’s a new option if you can’t control your cholesterol with statins alone.
- Geriatrics Program Receives Grant to Improve Care for Seniors St. Louis University researchers pick up close to a million dollars in a federal grant to improve care for aging Missourians.
- Local Neurosurgeons Use Brain Stimulation for OCD For the first time in the region, local neurosurgeons are using deep brain stimulation to treat patients with obsessive compulsive disorder.
- Local Pediatrician Concerned About Mumps Outbreak A local pediatrician is concerned about this week’s mumps outbreak in and around Columbia, Missouri.
- Wash U Physician to Head National Transplant Network Dr. Stuart Sweet will take over the UNOS in 2016.
- New Drug Shows Promising Results for Alzheimer's Disease The drug, solanezumab, can slow cognitive and functional declines in those with mild cognitive impairment.
- Missouri Ranks Top 10 in Deadliest Eating Habits Missouri makes the top ten on a new list of deadliest eating habits.
- Study Shows CPR, AED's Increase Survival Chances A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows survival chances increase substantially when bystanders deliver CPR and defibrillation before first responders arrive.