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First Positive Test for West Nile Virus in Illinois in 2015

The department reports St. Clair County Health Department employees collected a positive mosquito batch Tuesday in O'Fallon.

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Missouri & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Mo. Lawmaker’s Pharmacist License on Probation

Rep. Lynn Morris (R-Ozark) is no stranger to state disciplinary action

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Missourians Rank 9th in Obesity

As far as the states go, Missouri continues to put on pounds. The Show-Me State is ranked the 9th heaviest state this year. Compare that to 14th in 2014 and 20th in 2013.

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Illinois Survey Supports Tax on Sugary Drinks

The Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity wants to raise taxes on sweet tea, sports drinks and other sugary beverages in the state.

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3 Species of Poisonous Snakes in St. Louis

Dan Zarlenga, with the Missouri Department of Conservation, says the state has five species of poisonous snakes, and three of them are in the St. Louis area.

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Department of Health Prompts Prevention Initiative

Preventing illnesses before they begin is the goal of the new St. Louis County Director of Public Health.

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2 Horses in Illinois Diagnosed with Equine Herpes Virus

Horses shows have been called off in Illinois to stop the spread of infection after agriculture officials said two horses from a northeastern Illinois stable tested positive earlier this month for the equine herpes virus.

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Illinois Residents Hold on to Cannabis ID Card Applications

Illinois health officials warn residents who are applying to get an ID card for medical cannabis, to hold on to their applications.

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Study: Time Matters in Treatment of Stroke Victims

Two studies show improvements in the ER and ambulances possibly cutting down critical time for stroke victims.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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