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Fred Bodimer

fred bodimer1 Fred BodimerFred Bodimer joined KMOX in 1982 after graduating from the University of Missouri at Columbia, School of Journalism. Bodimer is the Health and Religion editor for KMOX News and executive news producer for The Mark Reardon Show, Total Information PM, Total Information AM Saturday and The Hancock and Kelley Show.

Over the past two decades at KMOX, Bodimer has interviewed the Reverend Dr. Billy Graham, the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Raymond Burke, Cardinal Justin Rigali and coordinated the station’s award wining coverage of Pope John Paul the Second’s visit to St. Louis in 1999. He also is the religion editor for CBS News…and for 15 years wrote, produced and anchored AP Radio’s World of Religion syndicated weekly news program. Bodimer also anchors the regular features “The Week in Religion,” “Report on Religion,” “The Week in Health” and “Sixty Seconds to Better Health.”

During his time at KMOX, Bodimer has won numerous awards including “The Edward R. Murrow” award for outstanding continuous coverage of the clergy sex abuse scandal, “The Wilbur Award,” “The Angel Award,” and “The Missouri Broadcasters Award” for best religion news coverage. Over the years, Bodimer has produced for some of the station’s legendary names including Anne Keefe and Bob Hardy.

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File photo of a person using a tanning bed. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

New Tanning Booth Restrictions for Teens Signed into Law

Anyone under 17 in Missouri will soon need signed parental consent before using a tanning booth, bed or other tanning device at a business.

06/06/2014

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Shigellosis Hits St. Louis Hard

A nasty intestinal disease continues to hit parts of the St. Louis area.

06/06/2014

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STUDY: Breast Cancer Chemo May Lead to Heart Failure

A local cardiologist says there are some serious heart risks that come with chemotherapy.

06/05/2014

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Common Pregnancy Hormone Helps Reduce MS Symptoms in Women

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine took part in this study giving the female hormone estriol to a small group of women with reoccurring MS.

06/04/2014

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Financial Impact of Affordable Care Act Hits Uninsured Patients

Barnes Jewish Hospital has started charging co-pays to uninsured patients, no matter how poor.

06/04/2014

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Two Archbishops with Local Ties in Running for Chicago Cardinal’s Successor

Current Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory and current Omaha Archbishop George Lucas are being named as possible successors.

06/03/2014

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Chemo Drug Extends Life of Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer

A cheap chemotherapy drug tested in St. Louis has been found to extend life for more than a year for men with whose prostate cancer has spread.

06/03/2014

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CDC Warns Missourians of Lone Star Tick, Heartland Virus

Health experts are again warning the public about a relatively new tick-borne disease that has now claimed two lives—one in Oklahoma, the other in Tennessee.

06/02/2014

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City Releases Obesity Reduction Plan

Mayor Slay wants to lower the obesity rate by 5 percent in the city by 2018.

05/30/2014

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Why Are Drug Users Switching to Heroin?

A new Washington University study attempts to find out why drug abusers are switching to heroin.

05/29/2014

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