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Report Shows STD Decline in St. Louis, Still Leads at No. 1St. Louis city communicable disease specialist Becki Davis says STDs know no borders.
Missouri Abortion Licensing Law Splits GOP, Health OfficialsThe Missouri health department and Republican lawmakers disagree over what state law requires to license certain abortion clinics.
First Positive Test for West Nile Virus in Illinois in 2015The department reports St. Clair County Health Department employees collected a positive mosquito batch Tuesday in O'Fallon.
Meningitis Death in Madison CountyElizabeth Schreck, 30, of Durham, Missouri, was in Highland last week for a cake decorating seminar when she felt symptoms, complaining of a headache as well as neck and back pain.
Capitol Perspectives: Protecting the Public from JournalistsThe day after the November elections, Gov. Jay Nixon provided the most detailed explanation yet as to why his administration blocks reporters from talking with agency directors and experts.
What to Look For in Detecting Serious Respiratory Illness A nasty cold-type virus is hitting children hard in several midwestern states, including Missouri, where state health officials have confirmed three local cases.
Pool Inspectors Hit the Streets Today, Three Days After OpeningHealth department says it was -- and is -- safe to go in the water.
Cupcake Bill Could Protect Small Businesses
Ferguson Woman Found Dead in Unairconditioned HomeSt. Louis County has reported its first heat-related death this summer.
West Nile Positive Mosquitoes Found in Metro EastThe Madison County Health Department says West Nile positive mosquitoes have been found in Bethalto, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon and Meadowbrook.
Alderman's Plan Calls for Condom Distribution in Barber Shops, SalonsHealth Commissioner Melba Moore is in favor of a bill that would lift old restrictions on condom distribution in St. Louis.
El Maguey in West County Not Expected To Open This Weekend A St. Louis County health official says the sewage leak was one of the worst he's seen in a while.
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