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- 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.
- Barnes and Wash U Hospitals are Top 10 in the Nation It's the 23rd year in a row that Barnes-Jewish has made the list of top hospitals in the country.
- Study: Loneliness Causes Risk for Alzheimer's Disease A new study finds that loneliness can impact your memory as you get older.
- Columbia Clinic to Resume Providing Abortions in August Missouri's only other abortion clinic is in St. Louis.
- SLU Professor Searches for a Less Addictive Pain Killer Dr. Daniel Salvemini was awarded nearly $400 thousand to continue her research.
- USDA: Many Factors Considered Amid Animal Disease Outbreaks Missouri was one of three states who had to kill mass quantities of birds due to bird flu earlier this year.
- You Can Now Research a Surgeon's Track Record Consumers Checkbook analyzed the medical records of four million major operations for its database.