Addiction Services Featured in Illinois Medicaid ProposalAddiction treatment and support for long-term recovery are included in a restructured proposal of Illinois' Medicaid program.
Researchers Assess How Autism Traits Could Be Passed GeneticallyWashington University School of Medicine researchers are recruiting 500 grandmothers to assess how autism traits may pass through their genes.
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Possible in St. Charles Co.The St. Charles County Council will take up the prescription drug monitoring program at the Sept. 12 meeting.
Mizzou Researchers Sued for Blinding, Killing Beagles in Failed ExperimentAnother controversy at Mizzou — a rescue organization is suing researchers at the University of Missouri – Columbia who purposely blinded six beagles and then killed them after the project failed.
Transgender Inmate Latest to Push for Hormone TreatmentA transgender inmate is suing the Missouri prison system for refusing to provide hormone therapy as she transitions to a woman, adding her voice to those of prisoners in other states who argue that denying such treatment amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
Wash U Study Finds Excess Weight Linked to More CancersA new study from Washington University School of Medicine finds excess weight is linked to eight more cancer types.
St. Louis Electricians Seek To Help Sick ChildrenUnion members buy toys, will make cash donation to Childrens Hospital
Weight-Loss Methods Yield Similar Results Says SLU StudyWhich works better to improve the cardiovascular health of overweight people: dieting, exercise or a combination of both?
East St. Louis Closes Jail After Sanitation ComplaintAn unidentified officer filed the complaint Monday.
Claim: Doctor Refused to Remove IUD for Religious ReasonsA woman sought care after a fall dislodged her IUD, but a doctor in the Chicago-based Mercy Hospital system refused to remove it.
Women With Dense Breasts Should Be Screened Annually, Study SaysHow often should a woman get a mammogram? A new study says it all depends on her medical history and breast density.
Will EpiPen Price Keep Life-Saving Medicine Out of Reach?The price spike for EpiPen medication - from $100 in 2008 to $500 today - may have some parents struggling to make sure their children who suffer from allergies have one.

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