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CDC: Missouri is Lagging Behind in Measles Vaccinations

The CDC’s Dr. Melinda Wharton says Missouri is one of 13 states to have a measles vaccination rate below 90 percent.

08/29/2014

A member of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) puts on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital, on July 23, 2014 in Conakry. A Liberian man has been hospitalised in Lagos with Ebola-like symptoms, but it is not yet clear if he is infected with the killer virus, Nigerian officials said on July 24. Ebola first emerged in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is named after a river in that country. AFP PHOTO / CELLOU BINANI        (Photo credit should read CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Risk of Ebola Cases in St. Louis is ‘Very Low,’ Expert Says

The Ebola outbreak in Africa is worsening, causing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a special warning. But how likely is this deadly disease to show up in the U.S. or in St. Louis?

07/31/2014

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Study: Missouri Prescribes More Painkillers Than Illinois

A new federal study finds it is a lot easier to get painkillers from your doctor in Missouri than in Illinois.

07/03/2014

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MERS Virus: How Worried Should We Be?

CBS News Medical Contributor Dr. Holly Phillips says it’s not something to worry about on the day-to-day.

05/20/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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Report: Foodborne Illnesses on the Rise

Just over 19,000 people got sick last year from eating contaminated foods.

04/18/2014

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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether it’s a business trip, vacation with family or a solo venture, there’s nothing much worse than feeling under the weather or having an upset stomach from unhealthy foods. Here are 10 tips to stay healthy while traveling.

03/18/2014

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Millions Receiving Antibiotic-Resistant Illnesses

“Antibiotics, when they’re used appropriately, are life-saving drugs but when they’re used inappropriately that’s when we run into the problems,” SLU physician Nirav Patel says.

09/18/2013

File photo of a needle being filled with a vaccine. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CDC: 64 Percent of Mo. Toddlers Fully Vaccinated

Missouri is above the national average for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine as well as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A vaccines.

09/17/2013

A nurse uses a syringe to prepare an injection of the combined Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination at an MMR drop-in clinic. (Photo: GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images)

Measles Outbreaks Worry Health Officials

New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control show there are more cases of measles this year in the United States than any other year since 1996.

09/13/2013

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