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- Illinois Health Department Being 'Vigilant for Ebola' Now that the first case of Ebola has been confirmed in the U.S., Illinois health officials are trying to reassure residents of that state that they are safe.
- Chances for Free Flu Shots are Coming Up On Saturday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and St. Mary's Health Center will offer free flu shots in its first ever drive-thru flu shot clinic.
- Expert: Falling is Number One Reason Seniors Sent to Nursing Homes More than one in every three people age 65 or older will suffer a fall this year, with roughly 1.6 million ending up in the ER.
- What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later? With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?
- Local Expert Praises Obama Response to Ebola President Obama's decision to send military troops and medical advisors to West Africa to help contain the Ebola epidemic is drawing praise from a local infectious diseases specialist.
- Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.
- Enterovirus Cases Falling, but Number of Children Infected Still Large Local hospitals continue to see dozens of children being treated for the severe respiratory illness hitting the Midwest hard. At St. Louis Children's Hospital, the numbers are falling - but they're still huge.
- What to Look For in Detecting Serious Respiratory Illness A nasty cold-type virus is hitting children hard in several midwestern states, including Missouri, where state health officials have confirmed three local cases.
- West Nile Virus Reported in St. Louis County A 59-year-old man from St. Louis County has been hospitalized with West Nile virus in the area's first case of 2014.
- Lawmaker Challenges Birth Control Ruling A Missouri lawmaker is upset because his state-provided group health insurance requires abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and birth control.
- Thyroid, Kidney Cancers Up in Kids But Still Rare Children's kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years, and though the diseases are rare, experts wonder if the rising rates could be related to obesity.
- Report: Missouri Ahead of Illinois in Reducing Child Obesity Numbers Missouri is doing a better job than Illinois when it comes to tackling obesity in kids, according to a new report.
- Expert: Is a Low-Carb Diet Better Than a Low-Fat Diet? A new study finds the best diet for weight loss and heart health may be a low-carb diet.
- Health Officials Say Respiratory Virus is Hitting Kids in Both St. Louis, Kansas City Areas The Missouri Health Department is issuing a warning about a respiratory illness that is hitting kids on both sides of the state.
- Missouri Seeks to Get More Local Food into Schools Missouri is offering grants to help get more locally produced food into school meals and snacks.