Fireworks May Result in Increased ER Visits Local emergency rooms will deal with a lot of fireworks injuries for the next few days.
Local Plastic Surgeons Fixing a Fashion Trend of the YoungIt'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.
Study: Electronic Cigarette Use Up 60 Percent Among Middle, High SchoolersAmerica's cardiologists are growing increasingly worried about electronic cigarettes.
Death of 13-Year-Old Athlete Prompts Closer Look at Rare Heart Conditions in TeenagersA 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.
Local Hospitals Say They're Ready Should Anyone Show Up With Ebola-Like SymptomsIf someone with Ebola-like symptoms shows up at a local hospital, how prepared are they to handle the potentially contagious case?
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.
Hospitals See Increase in ER Visits after ObamacareOfficials with St. Anthony's Medical Center say they saw record patient volumes in their Emergency Department in March, April and May.
Doctor: E-Cigarettes Shouldn't Be Used Long TermWhile science is still being gathered on the potential dangers of e-cigarettes, what are smokers who want to quit supposed to do?
New Wireless Defibrillator Safer Than Traditional DeviceNew wireless defibrillator can be safer than original device. Saint Louis University expects to implant 25 this year.
You're More Likely to Die from a Heart Attack After Hours, Study SaysResearchers 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.
Local Expert Warns of Kidney Concerns With Crossfit WorkoutIn some cases the workouts have led to rhabdomyolysis, a shutdown of the kidneys due to their inability to process the body's bi-products.
New Breast Cancer Treatment Awaiting FDA ApprovalThe new drug, called Perjeta, is designed to shrink breast cancer tumors before surgery in the 20 percent of women with tumors fueled by the HER2 positive protein.