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- Missouri Suicide Rates On the Rise More deaths per year than homicides and DWIs combined, says new study.
- Scott AFB Plays Part in Ebola Fight U.S. TRANSCOM comes up with transportation isolation system for patients and caregivers
- New Bill Would Make 'Conversion Therapy' for Ill. Children Illegal The legislation would make it illegal for mental health specialists to try to change the sexual orientation of anyone under 18 in Illinois.
- Lower Gas Prices Saving Consumers Money at the Grocery Store Lower transportation costs from farm field to grocery store shelf means we're paying less for food.
- Study: Depression Can Precede Memory Loss In Alzheimer's New study finds older Americans who show signs of depression, sleep loss and other behavioral problems were are more likely to develop Alzheimer's.
- Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.
- Kitten Recovers from Injury after Seeking Warmth in Car Engine See photos of the kitten - now named Cubby. Also find tips on how to prevent similar injuries to outdoor felines.
- Author and Attorney: Medical Kidnapping of Children is Very Real "You go into the emergency room, you really bare your soul ... All that information is used against you," says Beth Maloney.
- Expert Questions Why Missouri Teen Remains in State Custody "Isaiah currently is doing really quite poorly medically even though Michelle, his mom, has had only closely supervised access to him." - Dr. Marc Feldman
- No Medical Marijuana Licenses From Outgoing Ill. Governor Pat Quinn fails to act in final hours of term
- Study: People Separated From iPhones Suffer Psychological Effects A new study finds that people separated from their iPhones could suffer serious psychological and physiological effects.
- Missouri Family Maintains They're Victims of "Medical Kidnapping" "I didn't know that people could take your children like this, because you disagreed or because you wanted a second opinion." - Michelle Rider
- Branson Baby Born with Two Front Teeth Proud mother Jaklina Bailey said doctors and nurses were coming in just to see the newborn's two bottom teeth.
- Life-Like Mannequins Interact with STL First Responders in Training "Instead of me standing there relating the information to them, they actually have to think their way through and treat the actual mannequin, just like you do in the field," says EMS supervisor Chris Thompson.
- Disease List for Illinois Medical Marijuana Could Grow Dozens of conditions and diseases can qualify a patient to use medical marijuana in Illinois' new pilot program, but the list doesn't include post-traumatic stress disorder, arthritis or migraines conditions some other states allow.