Public health

A GOP lawmaker in Missouri introduced a bill that requires pregnant women to receive written consent from the father of the child before an abortion can be performed – or in exceptional cases of “legitimate rape.” Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

Abortion and Teen Pregnancy Numbers Drop in Illinois

In Illinois, more than 40,000 pregnancies were ended surgically in 2013, down about 2.5 percent compared to 2010.

06/08/2015

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Meningitis Death in Madison County

Elizabeth 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.

04/22/2015

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Colorectal Cancer is America’s No. 2 Killer

Only 1 in 3 people between the ages of 50 and 75 consider getting screened. Colon cancer specialists encourage more.

03/14/2014

Planned Parenthood, Jeff City

Abortion Rights and Religious Advocates Clash in State Capitol

Sen. John Lamping, said every business should have a right to choose what health care coverage it provides to its employees.

02/14/2012