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Study Finds Too Much Exercise Could be CounterproductiveA new study found that white men who exercised at least 7 and a half hours a week were more likely to experience a buildup of plaque in the arteries.
Ex-East St. Louis Linebacker Sues, Says Has Brain DamageHunt says he complained to coaches about concussion symptoms during a 2008 game but was sent back to play.
Do Fish Suffer From Depression, Too? Experts Say YesAccording to researchers, fish depression is a very real thing, and the condition is being used to find a treatment for humans suffering from the disorder.
Illinois State's Attorney May Expand Opioid Crisis LawsuitHe says he may expand that lawsuit.
Flu Season Officially Underway as Numbers Slowly GrowA slow start to this year's flu season.
Opioid Deaths Reportedly Down In State With Legal MarijuanaThe number of overdose deaths has fallen by more than 6 percent since the state legalized recreational pot in 2014.
Local Specialist Share Prevention Tips for Breast Cancer AwarenessOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness month, prompting local specialists to remind women about prevention tips.
Toddler Denied Kidney Transplant After Father Violates ProbationThe toddler's Georgia hospital says the father's latest trip to prison has caused them to re-evaluate performing the life-saving transplant.
Teal Pumpkin Project Offers Safe Halloween AlternativeThe pumpkin is a sign that residents are giving out non-food or allergen-free treats to trick-or-treaters.
Broccoli May Be Key To A Healthy Gut, Study FindsA diet filled with broccoli may help patients cope with digestive issues such as leaky gut and colitis.
Barnes-Jewish Performs Milestone 5,000th Kidney TransplantA local transplant surgeon reflects on more than five decades of kidney transplants at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
St. Louis Again Leading the Nation in STDsJames Clark with the group Better Family Life says people need more access to condoms and testing for STDs.

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