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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

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Study: People With Poor Smell More Likely To Die Within 5 Years

According to a new study out of the University of Chicago, a fading sense of smell in older Americans may be the biggest predictor of impending death.

10/05/2014

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What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?

With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?

09/18/2014

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St. Louis Working Toward Reducing Obesity with Jump N2 Shape

Last May, KMOX told you about St. Louis city’s goal of reducing obesity by 5 percent by the year 2018. Health department officials now are saying more than 700 people have signed up for one of their fitness programs.

09/12/2014

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

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Report: Missouri Ahead of Illinois in Reducing Child Obesity Numbers

Missouri is doing a better job than Illinois when it comes to tackling obesity in kids, according to a new report.

09/05/2014

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Expert: Is a Low-Carb Diet Better Than a Low-Fat Diet?

A new study finds the best diet for weight loss and heart health may be a low-carb diet.

09/03/2014

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What Robin Williams’ Death Tells Us About Parkinson’s Disease

Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.

08/14/2014

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Local Group Concerned by Federal Decision Not to Publicly Report Hospital Errors

A local health advocacy group is concerned about changes made by the federal government to stop publicly reporting when hospitals make life-threatening mistakes while treating patients.

08/07/2014

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

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