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St. Louis firefighter Sidney Jordan uses a blow torch to ignite sparklers as the department discusses the dangers of using consumer firewroks, during the fourth of July weekend celebration, at a press conference in St. Louis on July 1, 2015. The fire department says sparklers, usually given to children by their parents, burn between 1200-2000 degrees, with hundreds of injuries reported each year.  Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Fireworks May Result in Increased ER Visits

Local emergency rooms will deal with a lot of fireworks injuries for the next few days.

07/02/2015

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Local Plastic Surgeons Fixing a Fashion Trend of the Young

It’s an extreme fashion statement – ear gauging – where instead of just having a small pierced ear, a hoop-like hole is pierced into the earlobe.

02/17/2015

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Study: Electronic Cigarette Use Up 60 Percent Among Middle, High Schoolers

America’s cardiologists are growing increasingly worried about electronic cigarettes.

08/27/2014

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Death of 13-Year-Old Athlete Prompts Closer Look at Rare Heart Conditions in Teenagers

A local cardiac surgeon says the sudden death of a 13-year-old O’Fallon, Illinois boy during basketball practice last week at school is rare, but happens more often than it should.

08/25/2014

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Local Hospitals Say They’re Ready Should Anyone Show Up With Ebola-Like Symptoms

If someone with Ebola-like symptoms shows up at a local hospital, how prepared are they to handle the potentially contagious case?

08/06/2014

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Study: Stroke Cases Declining in U.S.

A local cardiologist welcomes a new study that finds the downward trend in stroke cases is continuing across the United States.

07/17/2014

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Hospitals See Increase in ER Visits after Obamacare

Officials with St. Anthony’s Medical Center say they saw record patient volumes in their Emergency Department in March, April and May.

06/19/2014

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Doctor: E-Cigarettes Shouldn’t Be Used Long Term

While science is still being gathered on the potential dangers of e-cigarettes, what are smokers who want to quit supposed to do?

05/01/2014

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New Wireless Defibrillator Safer Than Traditional Device

New wireless defibrillator can be safer than original device. Saint Louis University expects to implant 25 this year.

02/03/2014

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You’re More Likely to Die from a Heart Attack After Hours, Study Says

Researchers found that patients who showed up at the hospital during off hours were 5 percent more likely to die within 30 days of the heart attack.

01/28/2014

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