High School fitness

Illinois Lawmaker Takes Aim At Capitol Food, Fitness Habits

State Rep. Don Moffitt is forming a “fitness caucus” at the Capitol to encourage fellow lawmakers, others to shed some pounds and eat healthier.


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Medicaid Expansion In Missouri Could Mean 24,000 New Jobs

The Department of Economic Development projects the new jobs would bring in $9.9 billion in new wages.


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Electronic Cigarette Poisoning Impacts Children

Nearly half of electronic cigarette poisoning cases in the area involve young children.


Sneezing, cold, flu

Missouri Reports Widespread Flu

Missouri continues to report its influenza status as widespread despite plummeting numbers of new flu cases.


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Ill. Senate Eyes Tax on Soft Drinks

An Illinois lawmaker wants a soda tax as part of an effort to promote healthy living.


A pamphlet for the Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, sits on a table at a branch of the Metopolitan Family Health network, on Oct. 3, 2013 in Jersey City, N.J. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mo. Republicans Push For More ACA Regulations

Missouri Republican Lawmakers are pushing for more regulations on navigators for the Affordable Care Act.



Teenage Filmmaker Focuses Lens on Classmates’ Rx Drug Abuse

A film focused on exposing teen prescription drug abuse will be screened in St. Louis.


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Highland Teen Visiting Mizzou Died of Enlarged Heart

Medical examiner’s report released on Gregory Holthaus case



STL Cold Weather Overflow Shelter Reopens

Human services director has some numbers on what it takes to care for people brought in from winter’s wrath.



A Broken Heart Can Be Deadly

Suffering from a broken heart is no joke.


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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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