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Thousands May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis at Springfield Restaurant

As many as 5,000 people might have been exposed to Hepatitis A at a Red Robin restaurant in Springfield.

05/22/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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Lawmakers Demanding Answers After Obamacare Contractor Reportedly Paid Employees To Do Nothing

Several U.S. lawmakers are demanding answers after some Missouri media outlets reported that employees at a center processing applications for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul were paid to do nothing.

05/16/2014

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Study: Obese Women Less Likely To Breast Feed

According to a new study, obese mothers are not likely to breast-feed.

04/30/2014

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Governor Quinn Wants New Medicaid Controls

A review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who had already died.

04/19/2014

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Can Diet Soda Kill You?

A new study finds women who drink two or more diet sodas a day are 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack, and 50 percent more likely to die.

04/02/2014

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5 New Cases of Heartland Virus

People are getting sick from tick bites from the Lone Star tick, a small brown tick identified by a white mark in the middle of its back.

03/31/2014

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New Wireless Defibrillator Safer Than Traditional Device

New wireless defibrillator can be safer than original device. Saint Louis University expects to implant 25 this year.

02/03/2014

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ObamaCare To Cover Breast Cancer Prevention Drugs

St. Louis University Hospital breast surgeon, Dr. Teresa Schwartz, says she’s happy to see the new guidelines.

01/22/2014

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