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Officials: MERS Did Not Spread to Illinois Man

Health 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.

05/28/2014

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Oklahoma: Man Dies After Acquiring Heartland Virus

An 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.

05/28/2014

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Mercy Hospital to Offer Midwife Option

The 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.

04/10/2014

The Royal Caribbean cruise ship 'Explorer of the Sea' returns to port after over 600 people became violently sick during a cruise on January 29, 2014 in Bayonne, New Jersey. The ship was three days into a 10 day trip when passengers were hit by a stomach bug that spread quickly. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

[VIDEO] How To Avoid Stomach Bugs On Cruise Ships

A 10-day get-a-way can turn into a cruise to hell if noroviruses spread on cruise ships.

01/31/2014

STD Rates Among St. Louis-Area Teens Astoundingly High

Melba Moore, St. Louis City Health Commissioner, said her department wants to do more to education young people about protection.

01/13/2014

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More Mothers Are Breastfeeding, CDC Finds

In the study released on Wednesday more than 3 in 4 mothers, almost 77 percent, try to breastfeed their newborns from 2000 to 2010.

08/01/2013

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CDC: Heartland Virus Carried By Ticks

The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that the Heartland Virus is borne by ticks.

07/23/2013

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Middle-Aged Women Experiencing Increase in Death from Painkiller Overdose

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says approximately 18 women die everyday from a painkiller overdose.

07/03/2013

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CDC: Number of C-Sections No Longer Increasing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of C-sections have halted and women, who are having the procedure, are waiting till they are closer to the due date.

06/28/2013

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Illinois Could Repeal AIDS Notification Requirement For Schools

The “universal precaution,” as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health, is to simply assume everybody could carry a blood-borne illness.

03/18/2013

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