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File photo of a mock methamphetamine lab. (Photo by Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

Franklin County Meth Lab Busts Down, But It’s Not All Good News

After busting 163 meth labs a decade ago, Franklin County investigators are on a pace to bust fewer than 20 this year. But, the head of the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit says that doesn’t mean fewer people are using methamphetamine.

09/19/2014

Blake Shelton, Shakira

Shakira and Blake Shelton to Perform Together at the ACM Awards

The two artists will perform their duet “Medicine” live during the 49th annual ACM Awards this Sunday.

03/31/2014

Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Report Reveals Drastic Differences in Area Hospital Care

Healthgrades’ Evan Marks says they looked at the mortality rates of area hospitals when it comes to certain procedures and conditions and found some big differences.

10/24/2013

The Joint Commission is urging hospitals to do more to prevent surgical instruments from being left inside a patient. (Getty Images)

Report: Too Many Surgical Implements Are Left Behind In Patients

The Joint Commission is urging surgeons and hospitals to cut down on the number of medical objects accidentally left in patients.

10/19/2013

Jeannie Gore (R) lost a son to a heroin overdose. She attended a Heroin Kills rally in St. Louis on Saturday, May 19, 2012 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Heroin Abuse Group Focuses on Doctors, Junior High

Over the last six-and-a-half years, 1,645 people in the St. Louis area have died of heroin overdoses, a figure the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse calls “pretty horrifying.”

07/23/2013

Health-Care

Psychiatry “Bible” Undergoing Long-Awaited Update

Will help define was is, and isn’t, covered by insurance.

05/11/2012

e.coli

E. coli Cases Reported in Central Missouri

The cases were found in Boone, Howard, Cooper and Camden counties.

04/12/2012

Ticks 1

Two Possible Cases of Tick Disease in County

The Saint Louis County Health Department has no record of two cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. However, Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services does.

04/02/2012

Handshake 2, Getty Images, photo by Jon Riley

Lawsuit Over Express Scripts – Medco Deal

The acquisition drew opposition from independent pharmacists immediately after it was announced last July.

03/30/2012

Medical Records & Stethoscope

Mercy Killings or Something Else at Chillicothe Med Center

Police to conduct another investigation into claims in several lawsuits that a respiratory therapist caused the deaths of at least seven patients.

03/26/2012

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