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In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

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...

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Missouri & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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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.

A pensioner holds his walking stick on September 8, 2014 in Walsall, England. Britain is facing multiple problems stemming from an increase in the elderly proportion of its population, including increasing health care costs, strains on its social security system, a shortage of senior care workers and challenges to the employment market.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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.

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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?

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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