A doctor goes over a patient''s x-ray, screening for colon cancer. There is no single cause of colon cancer. Cancer of the colon and rectum accounts for 15% of cancer deaths. (Photo by American Cancer Society/Getty Images)

Colorectal Cancer is America’s No. 2 Killer

Only 1 in 3 people between the ages of 50 and 75 consider getting screened. Colon cancer specialists encourage more.


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Pre-Hypertension Patients Still At Risk For Stroke

Recent St. Louis University shows that patients with pre-hypertension are not completely safe from the risk of stroke.


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Study Finds ADHD Drug Usage On The Rise

Express Scripts’ study finds trend of increases for ADHD drugs.


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Study: Not Enough Cancer Doctors in Rural America

Study shows more cancer cases, but not enough doctors.


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The Biggest Pregnancy Myths Debunked by Expert Linda Geddes

Simon & Schuster author Linda Geddes explores and debunks common baby and pregnancy myths here.



Reaction To Blood Test That Could Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

A local expert shares her reaction to the news about a blood test that could detect Alzheimer’s Disease before it happens.


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College Students: Get Your Meningitis Vaccine

Students living on college campuses could be required to get vaccinated against bacterial meningitis under legislation endorsed by a Missouri Senate committee.


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Pedestrian Deaths on the Decline

Mirroring a national report, pedestrian deaths in both Missouri and Illinois are on the decline.



Bad Weather Impacts Blood Supply

Bad weather has taken a toll on local blood supplies at the Red Cross.


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EPA Asked Let U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Clean Up Radioactive Waste

The Pattonville School Superintendent joins the Missouri Delegation in making that request


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A 28-foot-long, 12-foot-wide  fiberglass Idaho potato on a flatbed truck, pulls into a lot next to the worlds largest Ketchup bottle in Collinsville, Illinois on August 28, 2013. The one-and-only gigantic Idaho Russet is stopping in more than 50 cities to help raise awareness and funds for Meals on Wheels, a non-profit organization that delivers more than one million meals each day to homebound seniors.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gigantic Idaho Russet Stops in Collinsville

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