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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.

02/01/2013

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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.

12/04/2012

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Missouri Lagging Behind In MMR Immunizations

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

09/07/2012

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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.

08/30/2012

Salmonella outbreak

A Dozen Cases of Salmonella Confirmed in Missouri

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

08/21/2012

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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.

08/14/2012

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Parents Delay Immunizations Risking Kids Health

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

06/20/2012

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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.

04/10/2012

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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.

04/04/2012

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E. coli Found in Boon County

Three people in Boone County have confirmed cases of E. coli infection.

11/04/2011

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