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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

An Iowa high school science teacher lost 37 pounds and lowered his cholesterol after consuming a McDonald’s-only diet for 90 straight days.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Man Loses 37 Pounds Eating Only McDonald’s For 90 Consecutive Days

An Iowa high school science teacher lost 37 pounds and lowered his cholesterol after consuming a McDonald’s-only diet for 90 straight days.

01/06/2014

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Health Officials Urge St. Louisans To Get Flu Vaccine

As the St. Louis area prepares for more snow and subzero temperatures later this weekend, doctors here continue their plea for more people to get the flu vaccine.

01/03/2014

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