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Flu Numbers Continue To Rise Throughout Missouri

“Influenza is notoriously unpredictable,” Curtis Allen with the Centers for Disease Control said.



Binge Drinking Among Women On The Rise Nationally And Locally

“We have seen an increase in the last several years in frequency of young women, specifically,” abuse counselor Dan Duncan said.


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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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Few West Nile Cases Reported in Missouri

The CDC says more than 1,100 human infections have been reported in 40 states


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Local Hepatitis Researcher Applauds New CDC Regulations

The CDC is now calling for a one-time voluntary blood test for all baby boomers, anyone born between 1945 and 1965.


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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.


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Opinion: Republicans Advances War On Women

Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.



Tobacco Control Programs Receiving Little Aid

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows how much or rather how little money Missouri and Illinois spend on their tobacco control programs.



Baby Boomers Encouraged To Get Tested For Hepatitis C

A local liver disease specialist applauds the Centers For Disease Control recommendation that all baby boomers should get a blood test to see if they have Hepatitis C.


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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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