One-Fourth of U.S. Cancer Deaths Linked with 1 Thing: SmokingThe rate is highest among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.
Third New Case of Legionnaires' Disease at Quincy Veterans' HomeState officials have confirmed a third new case of Legionnaires' disease in a Quincy veterans' home since an outbreak there last year killed 12 people and sickened 54.
CDC: Less than Half of All Doctors Clean Their Hands Before an ExamDr. Clifford McDonald says not to be afraid to ask your doctors if they cleaned their hands before your exam.
CDC Confirms First Zika Case in MissouriThere is no further information about where in Missouri the person lives at this time.
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.