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Some With HIV in Missouri to Lose Health Insurance in 2018The Department of Health and Senior Services announced that nearly 100 HIV patients in Missouri will no longer have access to a comprehensive health insurance plan effective Jan. 1 as a result of high costs.
Surgeon Admits To Burning Initials Into Patients' LiversThe 53-year-old - who was a noted liver, spleen, and pancreas transplant surgeon - reportedly carried out the etchings in front of other doctors and was forced to resign from his position in 2014.
Mother Arrested For Son's 323 Hospital Visits, 13 Surgeries, Report SaysPhysicians believe the woman's behavior fits the disorder known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a condition in which a person exaggerates or imagines medical problems to gain attention.
Missouri Ranks Low for Smoking PreventionMissouri ranks second to last when it comes to funding programs that prevent kids from smoking and helping smokers quit.
Research Finds Doctor's Age Can Affect PatientsAge may not be the first thing you consider about a potential new doctor, but it may affect your treatment.
Governor Calls for St. Louis Veterans Home Leadership Change"When bureaucrats fail (and) when they hurt people, they need to be fired,'' said Greitens, who announced Monday that the state's other homes for veterans will be investigated as well.
MIT Researchers Land Deal For Needle-Free Drug Injector, Stage Set For Market ReleasePRIME uses a "single-use, disposable vessel, which has a tiny nozzle at its tip" that fires a pressurized spray to penetrate the skin, instead of piercing the skin with traditional needles.
New Sleep Study Center Opens in O'Fallon If you or someone you know snores or gets sleepy after lunch, they likely need a sleep study.
Radiation Tests at NGA West Site; Mo. Coalition For Environment Calls For Work To Be HaltedLab report says radiation is within normal levels -- environmental group disagrees.
Birth Control Containing Estrogen Linked to Breast Cancer RiskIt comes out to one more case of breast cancer a year for every 7700 women using birth control with hormones.
School Closed for Flu Day in LitchfieldSo many students are out with the flu and flu-like symptoms that the Litchfield School District cancelled classes for Thursday and Friday.
3 Plead Guilty to Fraud Scheme Using Unredacted Accident ReportsTerri Owens was one of a group of SLMPD officers Dr. Mitchell Davis and his wife, Gallina, paid cash to get unredacted accident reports.

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