Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Shows Doctors Need to Address Obesity in ChildrenA new St. Louis University study says doctors need to do a better job addressing weight issues in hospitalized children.
Experts: Missouri Lacks Key to Prevention of Heroin UseSpringfield Police took possession of more than three times that amount heroin in 2014, compared to 2013.
CDC Adds E-Cigarettes to Anti-Smoking Campaign"Many children are using e-cigarettes and getting hooked on nicotine."
Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to 4 DeathsHealth officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.
Risk of Ebola Cases in St. Louis is 'Very Low,' Expert SaysThe 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?
Officials: MERS Did Not Spread to Illinois ManHealth officials are backtracking on an earlier report that a mysterious Middle East virus had apparently spread to an Illinois man from a traveler he'd met in a business meeting.
Oklahoma: Man Dies After Acquiring Heartland VirusAn Oklahoma man has died after acquiring the Heartland virus, making him the second person in the U.S. to die after coming down with the illness, state health officials said Tuesday.
Mercy Hospital to Offer Midwife OptionThe St. Louis-area's leading hospital for delivering babies will soon offer an option for midwife-led births, part of a growing trend as more women seek natural childbirth.
[VIDEO] How To Avoid Stomach Bugs On Cruise ShipsA 10-day get-a-way can turn into a cruise to hell if noroviruses spread on cruise ships.
STD Rates Among St. Louis-Area Teens Astoundingly HighMelba Moore, St. Louis City Health Commissioner, said her department wants to do more to education young people about protection.
More Mothers Are Breastfeeding, CDC FindsIn the study released on Wednesday more than 3 in 4 mothers, almost 77 percent, try to breastfeed their newborns from 2000 to 2010.
CDC: Heartland Virus Carried By TicksThe Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that the Heartland Virus is borne by ticks.

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