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

Illinois Transplant Patient Getting Anti-Rabies Shots

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that four people received donated organs from a man unknowingly infected with rabies.


Three young hedgehogs eat cat food in Berlin, on October 1, 2012. (WOLFGANG KUMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Hedgehog Alert! Prickly Pets Can Carry Salmonella

In the last year, 20 people were infected by a rare but dangerous form of salmonella bacteria, and one person died in January.


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Flu Season Is The Earliest In 10 Years

The early nature of the cases, as well as the specific strings we are seeing, suggest this could be a bad flu year.


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Missouri Lagging Behind In MMR Immunizations

Health officials say many parents still aren’t convinced vaccinations are safe.


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New Virus Found in Missouri Farmers

The CDC is calling it the Heartland Virus and it hit two farmers just north of St. Joseph in 2009.


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A Dozen Cases of Salmonella Confirmed in Missouri

People who recently bought cantaloupes grown in southwestern Indiana are being advised to throw them out.


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Missouri Losing the Battle of the Bulge

Missouri made it into the top 12 obese states with 30-point-3 percent of the population unable to turn down that second corn dog.



Parents Delay Immunizations Risking Kids Health

Some reports suggests parents are worried about the safety of so many shots so quickly after birth.


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Teen Birth Rates Drop in Missouri and Illinois

The rate for teenage moms reached its lowest point since record-keeping began in 1940.


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Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads Hitting Home

A record number of people are dialed into the state’s anti-smoking quit line during March.





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