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  • Synthetic pot seen as a public health danger

    Synthetic pot seen as a public health danger

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-08-17 16:35:48 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:35:28 GMT
    (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP). FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 file photo, paramedics and EMT members respond to one of three simultaneous drug overdose victims on the New Haven Green, a city park in New Haven, Conn. Police s...(Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP). FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 file photo, paramedics and EMT members respond to one of three simultaneous drug overdose victims on the New Haven Green, a city park in New Haven, Conn. Police s...
    What is synthetic marijuana and why is it so dangerous?.
    What is synthetic marijuana and why is it so dangerous?.
  • US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

    US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-08-16 19:47:00 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:35:26 GMT
    The new generic version will be sold by Teva Pharmaceuticals. (Source: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)The new generic version will be sold by Teva Pharmaceuticals. (Source: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    US officials approves new generic competitor for emergency allergy medication EpiPen.

    US officials approves new generic competitor for emergency allergy medication EpiPen.

  • Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

    Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-08-15 21:08:28 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 2:08 PM EDT2018-08-20 18:08:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, a smoker extinguishes a cigarette in an ash tray in Sacramento, Calif. If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for anoth...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, a smoker extinguishes a cigarette in an ash tray in Sacramento, Calif. If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for anoth...
    US study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight.
    US study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight.
  • Hepatitis A vaccines different if exposed to virus

    Hepatitis A vaccines different if exposed to virus

    Thursday, August 16 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-08-16 23:48:50 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-08-17 00:56:49 GMT
    Hepatitis A clinics are giving shots to those who might have been exposed to the virus (Source: KAIT)Hepatitis A clinics are giving shots to those who might have been exposed to the virus (Source: KAIT)

    Hep-A shots given at vaccination clinics are different than typical Hep-A prevention shots. 

    Hep-A shots given at vaccination clinics are different than typical Hep-A prevention shots. 

  • FDA recalls thyroid medications

    FDA recalls thyroid medications

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:25:14 GMT

    Their active ingredients weren’t sourced to proper FDA standards. 

    Their active ingredients weren’t sourced to proper FDA standards. 

  • Breakfast foods marketed to children contain cancer-causing weed killer, study says

    Breakfast foods marketed to children contain cancer-causing weed killer, study says

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-08-15 21:20:00 GMT
    EWG determined; Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats, Cheerios, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oats, Great Value Instant Oats, and Back to Nature Classic Granola Clusters all had excessive levels of Glyphosate, according to its study. (Source: Pixabay)EWG determined; Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats, Cheerios, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oats, Great Value Instant Oats, and Back to Nature Classic Granola Clusters all had excessive levels of Glyphosate, according to its study. (Source: Pixabay)

    EWG determined; Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats, Cheerios, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oats, Great Value Instant Oats, and Back to Nature Classic Granola Clusters all had excessive levels of Glyphosate, according to its study.

    EWG determined; Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats, Cheerios, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oats, Great Value Instant Oats, and Back to Nature Classic Granola Clusters all had excessive levels of Glyphosate, according to its study.

  • Hep A outbreak grows; tips on how you can stay healthy

    Hep A outbreak grows; tips on how you can stay healthy

    Friday, June 15 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-06-15 17:28:42 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:09 AM EDT2018-08-14 13:09:16 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    The Arkansas Department of Health says a Jonesboro restaurant worker who tested positive for Hepatitis A was infectious on more days than originally reported.

    The Arkansas Department of Health says a Jonesboro restaurant worker who tested positive for Hepatitis A was infectious on more days than originally reported.

  • Contact lenses could help diabetic patients keep vision longer

    Contact lenses could help diabetic patients keep vision longer

    Monday, August 13 2018 8:40 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:40:09 GMT
    A California researcher has developed a glowing contact lens he believes could help millions of diabetic patients keep their vision longer. (Source: CBS)A California researcher has developed a glowing contact lens he believes could help millions of diabetic patients keep their vision longer. (Source: CBS)

    Millions of people with diabetes live with the dread of eventually losing their eyesight to the disease. Now, a California researcher has developed a glowing contact lens he believes could help millions of patients keep their vision longer.

    Millions of people with diabetes live with the dread of eventually losing their eyesight to the disease. Now, a California researcher has developed a glowing contact lens he believes could help millions of patients keep their vision longer.

  • Southeast MO State offers speech therapy for those with Parkinson's disease

    Southeast MO State offers speech therapy for those with Parkinson's disease

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:02:33 GMT
    Southeast's Center for Speech and Hearing is offering a speech intervention program for those diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. (Source: KFVS)Southeast's Center for Speech and Hearing is offering a speech intervention program for those diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. (Source: KFVS)
    Southeast's Center for Speech and Hearing is offering a speech intervention program for those diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. (Source: KFVS)Southeast's Center for Speech and Hearing is offering a speech intervention program for those diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. (Source: KFVS)

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Center for Speech and Hearing is offering a speech intervention program tailored to individuals with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Center for Speech and Hearing is offering a speech intervention program tailored to individuals with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

  • Report warns of plastic food container dangers

    Report warns of plastic food container dangers

    The American Academy of Pediatrics wants parents to avoid using plastic containers for their children's food. Source: Flickr Creative CommonsThe American Academy of Pediatrics wants parents to avoid using plastic containers for their children's food. Source: Flickr Creative Commons
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    A new report warns of the dangers of using plastic food containers The American Academy of Pediatrics wants parents to avoid using plastic containers for their children's food. 

    A new report warns of the dangers of using plastic food containers The American Academy of Pediatrics wants parents to avoid using plastic containers for their children's food. 

  • Sub sandwiches recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

    Sub sandwiches recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

    Monday, July 30 2018 3:59 AM EDT2018-07-30 07:59:34 GMT
    Monday, July 30 2018 4:24 AM EDT2018-07-30 08:24:18 GMT

    Listeria concerns prompted the recall of packaged sandwiches distributed in 11 states.

    Listeria concerns prompted the recall of packaged sandwiches distributed in 11 states.

  • Ask your doc to get tested: World Hepatitis Day July 28

    Ask your doc to get tested: World Hepatitis Day July 28

    Friday, July 27 2018 4:16 PM EDT2018-07-27 20:16:45 GMT
    Viral hepatitis affects millions of people worldwide (Source: Pixabay.com)Viral hepatitis affects millions of people worldwide (Source: Pixabay.com)
    Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law that gives families of extremely ill children more flexibility in health care. (Source: Pixabay.com)Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law that gives families of extremely ill children more flexibility in health care. (Source: Pixabay.com)

    World Hepatitis Day is July 28. The Illinois Department of Public Health is asking residents to ask their doctor if they should be tested for type A, B or C. 

    World Hepatitis Day is July 28. The Illinois Department of Public Health is asking residents to ask their doctor if they should be tested for type A, B or C. 

  • Salmonella outbreak in raw turkey products, infecting 90 so far, warns CDC

    Salmonella outbreak in raw turkey products, infecting 90 so far, warns CDC

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:40:09 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:40:09 GMT
    The CDC warned the outbreak "might be widespread in the turkey industry." (Source: AP Photo/Petr David Josek)The CDC warned the outbreak "might be widespread in the turkey industry." (Source: AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    The CDC warned the outbreak "might be widespread in the turkey industry."

    The CDC warned the outbreak "might be widespread in the turkey industry."

  • Hepatitis A outbreak reported in TN, 9 other states

    Hepatitis A outbreak reported in TN, 9 other states

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-07-18 00:22:24 GMT
    Tennessee and 11 neighboring states are currently battling a Hepatitis A outbreak. (Source: Pixabay)Tennessee and 11 neighboring states are currently battling a Hepatitis A outbreak. (Source: Pixabay)

    Tennessee and nine neighboring states are currently battling a Hepatitis A outbreak. 

    Tennessee and nine neighboring states are currently battling a Hepatitis A outbreak. 

  • Health official speaks out on how to stop the spread of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

    Health official speaks out on how to stop the spread of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-07-17 18:57:21 GMT
    According to health officials, Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease spreads in the summer and fall, and some parents are taking to Facebook saying their child got it at a local water park. (Source: Sammie Stephenson)According to health officials, Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease spreads in the summer and fall, and some parents are taking to Facebook saying their child got it at a local water park. (Source: Sammie Stephenson)

    According to health officials, Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease spreads in the summer and fall, and some parents are taking to Facebook saying their child got it at a local water park. 

    According to health officials, Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease spreads in the summer and fall, and some parents are taking to Facebook saying their child got it at a local water park. 

  • Hepatitis A cases reach the 60 mark in Arkansas

    Hepatitis A cases reach the 60 mark in Arkansas

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-07-17 00:49:58 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-07-17 00:58:21 GMT
    (Source: Arkansas Department of Health)(Source: Arkansas Department of Health)
    (Source: Arkansas Department of Health)(Source: Arkansas Department of Health)

    The number of Hepatitis A cases continue to rise across Arkansas.

    The number of Hepatitis A cases continue to rise across Arkansas.

  • 1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food each year

    1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food each year

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:03:43 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:03:43 GMT
    The CDC says 1 in every 6 Americans will be sickened by a foodborne illness any given year. (Source: Department of Health and Human Services)The CDC says 1 in every 6 Americans will be sickened by a foodborne illness any given year. (Source: Department of Health and Human Services)
    The CDC says 1 in every 6 Americans will be sickened by a foodborne illness any given year. (Source: Department of Health and Human Services)The CDC says 1 in every 6 Americans will be sickened by a foodborne illness any given year. (Source: Department of Health and Human Services)

    The CDC says 1 in every 6 Americans will be sickened by a foodborne illness any given year.

    The CDC says 1 in every 6 Americans will be sickened by a foodborne illness any given year.

  • FDA recalls heart medications over cancer concerns

    FDA recalls heart medications over cancer concerns

    Saturday, July 14 2018 4:13 AM EDT2018-07-14 08:13:16 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 4:19 AM EDT2018-07-14 08:19:08 GMT

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of several heart drugs that contain a possibly carcinogenic impurity.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of several heart drugs that contain a possibly carcinogenic impurity.

  • Parasite found in McDonald's salads

    Parasite found in McDonald's salads

    Friday, July 13 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-07-14 01:21:04 GMT
    The Illinois Department of Public Health has received confirmation of approximately 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic Cyclospora parasite. (Source: Pixabay)The Illinois Department of Public Health has received confirmation of approximately 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic Cyclospora parasite. (Source: Pixabay)

    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received confirmation of approximately 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic Cyclospora parasite.

    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received confirmation of approximately 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic Cyclospora parasite.

  • Kellogg's Honey Smacks Salmonella outbreak has spread to 100 cases, CDC says

    Kellogg's Honey Smacks Salmonella outbreak has spread to 100 cases, CDC says

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-07-12 23:52:01 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-07-12 23:52:01 GMT
    The CDC reports 30 people have been hospitalized in the outbreak. (Source: CDC)The CDC reports 30 people have been hospitalized in the outbreak. (Source: CDC)

    The CDC reports 30 people have been hospitalized in the outbreak, and children younger than one year old have been infected.

    The CDC reports 30 people have been hospitalized in the outbreak, and children younger than one year old have been infected.

  • Doctors explain the risk of drinking too many diet sodas

    Doctors explain the risk of drinking too many diet sodas

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:25 PM EDT2018-07-11 16:25:11 GMT
    Doctors say there are risks from drinking too much diet soda (Source: Pixabay)Doctors say there are risks from drinking too much diet soda (Source: Pixabay)

    Despite doctor recommendations, plain water is just too boring for most people but bad news for all soda lovers, whether you drink regular or diet, doctors say it's bad.

    Despite doctor recommendations, plain water is just too boring for most people but bad news for all soda lovers, whether you drink regular or diet, doctors say it's bad.

  • Drinking coffee, any kind of coffee, may help you live longer

    Drinking coffee, any kind of coffee, may help you live longer

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-07-03 22:07:29 GMT
    Tuesday, July 3 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-07-03 22:07:29 GMT
    The U.S. National Cancer Institute compiled the information based on the habits of more than 500,000 British volunteers. (Source: Pixabay)The U.S. National Cancer Institute compiled the information based on the habits of more than 500,000 British volunteers. (Source: Pixabay)

    The U.S. National Cancer Institute compiled the information based on the habits of more than 500,000 British volunteers.

    The U.S. National Cancer Institute compiled the information based on the habits of more than 500,000 British volunteers.

  • Human lifespans are increasing, risk of death decreases after age 80, new study says

    Human lifespans are increasing, risk of death decreases after age 80, new study says

    Monday, July 2 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-07-02 21:28:00 GMT
    Monday, July 2 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-07-02 22:03:51 GMT

    A new study shows that human lifespans seem to be increasing, and that the risk of death is lessened for people who reach extreme old age.

    A new study shows that human lifespans seem to be increasing, and that the risk of death is lessened for people who reach extreme old age.

  • The best and worst fast-food breakfasts

    The best and worst fast-food breakfasts

    Thursday, June 28 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-06-28 16:13:23 GMT
    Thursday, June 28 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-06-28 16:13:23 GMT
    About a third of breakfasts are eaten away from home, making the healthfulness of fast-food breakfasts that much more important. (Source: Pixabay, file)About a third of breakfasts are eaten away from home, making the healthfulness of fast-food breakfasts that much more important. (Source: Pixabay, file)

    About a third of breakfasts are eaten away from home, making the healthfulness of fast-food breakfasts that much more important.

    About a third of breakfasts are eaten away from home, making the healthfulness of fast-food breakfasts that much more important.

  • Breakdown: How to identify heat-related illnesses

    Breakdown: How to identify heat-related illnesses

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-06-27 22:51:11 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5 archives)(Source: WMC Action News 5 archives)
    (Source: WMC Action News 5 archives)(Source: WMC Action News 5 archives)

    The intense heat will crank up for the end of the week with some areas seeing heat index values approaching 110 degrees.

    The intense heat will crank up for the end of the week with some areas seeing heat index values approaching 110 degrees.

  • FDA approves first marijuana-based drug

    FDA approves first marijuana-based drug

    Monday, June 25 2018 4:08 PM EDT2018-06-25 20:08:27 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-06-25 20:26:33 GMT

    The drug will be used to treat two rare and severe forms of epilepsy.

    The drug will be used to treat two rare and severe forms of epilepsy.

  • Research shows more white deaths than births in 26 US states

    Research shows more white deaths than births in 26 US states

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:56:34 GMT

    White natural decrease among 30-to-59-year-old whites in these states result from drug-induced deaths, intentional suicide, accidental drug overdose and alcohol deaths, the report stated.

    White natural decrease among 30-to-59-year-old whites in these states result from drug-induced deaths, intentional suicide, accidental drug overdose and alcohol deaths, the report stated.

  • Vaccine may reverse Type 1 diabetes

    Vaccine may reverse Type 1 diabetes

    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:54:12 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:54:12 GMT
    The vaccine helps fight Type 1 diabetes by stopping the immune system from attacking the pancreas. (Source: Pixabay)The vaccine helps fight Type 1 diabetes by stopping the immune system from attacking the pancreas. (Source: Pixabay)

    The vaccine helps fight Type 1 diabetes by stopping the immune system from attacking the pancreas.

    The vaccine helps fight Type 1 diabetes by stopping the immune system from attacking the pancreas.

  • 1st human case of West Nile reported in IL for 2018

    1st human case of West Nile reported in IL for 2018

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-06-20 18:24:37 GMT
    The Dept. of Health reported the first human case of West Nile virus in Illinois in 2018. (Source: Stock image/KFVS)The Dept. of Health reported the first human case of West Nile virus in Illinois in 2018. (Source: Stock image/KFVS)
    The Dept. of Health reported the first human case of West Nile virus in Illinois in 2018. (Source: Stock image/KFVS)The Dept. of Health reported the first human case of West Nile virus in Illinois in 2018. (Source: Stock image/KFVS)

    The Illinois Department of Public Health reported the first confirmed case of West Nile virus in the state for 2018.

    The Illinois Department of Public Health reported the first confirmed case of West Nile virus in the state for 2018.

  • Study: Kitchen towels are risk factor for home-based food poisoning

    Study: Kitchen towels are risk factor for home-based food poisoning

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-06-13 15:55:30 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 2:56 PM EDT2018-06-13 18:56:48 GMT

    According to researchers, 49 percent of the kitchen towels collected in the study had bacterial growth which increased in number with extended family, presence on children and increasing family size. 

    According to researchers, 49 percent of the kitchen towels collected in the study had bacterial growth which increased in number with extended family, presence on children and increasing family size. 

  • Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons from Walmart

    Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons from Walmart

    Friday, June 8 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-06-09 00:32:52 GMT
    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting six cases of Salmonella that match a multi-state outbreak strain due to pre-cut melons.   (Source: Raycom Media)The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting six cases of Salmonella that match a multi-state outbreak strain due to pre-cut melons.  (Source: Raycom Media)
    Medicaid is the joint state and federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled. (Source: Raycom Media)Medicaid is the joint state and federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled. (Source: Raycom Media)

    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting six cases of Salmonella that match a multi-state outbreak strain due to pre-cut melons. 

    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting six cases of Salmonella that match a multi-state outbreak strain due to pre-cut melons. 

  • New funding added to IL dental Medicaid program

    New funding added to IL dental Medicaid program

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 1:05 PM EDT2018-06-06 17:05:38 GMT
    Some new funding will be added to the Illinois dental Medicaid program. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)Some new funding will be added to the Illinois dental Medicaid program. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)
    Some new funding will be added to the Illinois dental Medicaid program. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)Some new funding will be added to the Illinois dental Medicaid program. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    Some new funding will be added to the Illinois dental Medicaid program.

    Some new funding will be added to the Illinois dental Medicaid program.

  • Mosquitoes tests positive for West Nile virus in IL

    Mosquitoes tests positive for West Nile virus in IL

    Friday, June 1 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-06-01 21:09:10 GMT
    The first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2018 has been reported (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)The first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2018 has been reported (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    The first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2018 has been reported according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

    The first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2018 has been reported according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

  • New behavioral unit to open in Dexter, MO

    New behavioral unit to open in Dexter, MO

    Friday, June 1 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-06-01 17:16:38 GMT
    A new behavioral health unit is opening up in Dexter, Mo. (Source: SoutheastHEALTH)A new behavioral health unit is opening up in Dexter, Mo. (Source: SoutheastHEALTH)

    A new adult behavioral health unit opened in Dexter, Missouri.

    A new adult behavioral health unit opened in Dexter, Missouri.

  • New colorectal screening guidelines now for 45-year-olds

    New colorectal screening guidelines now for 45-year-olds

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-05-30 22:33:28 GMT
    Keller stated that there is nothing bad with this new guideline as he said that more people will get screened.  (Source: KFVS)Keller stated that there is nothing bad with this new guideline as he said that more people will get screened.  (Source: KFVS)

    The American Cancer Society has released an updated guideline for colorectal cancer screenings. The new guideline changes recommend that people at the age of 45 should get a screening test. 

    The American Cancer Society has released an updated guideline for colorectal cancer screenings. The new guideline changes recommend that people at the age of 45 should get a screening test.

  • Taytulla birth control pills recalled, could result in 'unintended pregnancy'

    Taytulla birth control pills recalled, could result in 'unintended pregnancy'

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 10:53 AM EDT2018-05-30 14:53:04 GMT
    Wednesday, May 30 2018 10:53 AM EDT2018-05-30 14:53:04 GMT
    The four placebo capsules were placed out of order in the 28-day physicians sample pack. They’re at the beginning of the cycle instead of the end. (Source: Allergan)The four placebo capsules were placed out of order in the 28-day physicians sample pack. They’re at the beginning of the cycle instead of the end. (Source: Allergan)

    The four placebo capsules were placed out of order in the 28-day physicians sample pack. They’re at the beginning of the cycle instead of the end.

    The four placebo capsules were placed out of order in the 28-day physicians sample pack. They’re at the beginning of the cycle instead of the end.

  • Can’t afford your diabetes care?

    Can’t afford your diabetes care?

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-05-18 00:46:08 GMT
    More than 100 million Americans live with diabetes or pre-diabetes according to the CDC, and some can’t afford the testing supplies(Source: Pixabay.com)More than 100 million Americans live with diabetes or pre-diabetes according to the CDC, and some can’t afford the testing supplies(Source: Pixabay.com)
    (Source: Pixabay.com)(Source: Pixabay.com)

    More than 100 million Americans live with diabetes or pre-diabetes according to the CDC, and some can’t afford the testing supplies and medication they need to live healthy lives. 

    More than 100 million Americans live with diabetes or pre-diabetes according to the CDC, and some can’t afford the testing supplies and medication they need to live healthy lives. 

  • Memorial Hospital of Carbondale offers alternative to open heart surgery

    Memorial Hospital of Carbondale offers alternative to open heart surgery

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-05-16 02:14:19 GMT
    The Memorial Hospital of Carbondale is being put on the national map with its new structural heart program (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)The Memorial Hospital of Carbondale is being put on the national map with its new structural heart program (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)
    The Memorial Hospital of Carbondale is being put on the national map with its new structural heart program (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)The Memorial Hospital of Carbondale is being put on the national map with its new structural heart program (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)

    The  Memorial Hospital of Carbondale is being put on the national map with its new structural heart program. 

    The  Memorial Hospital of Carbondale is being put on the national map with its new structural heart program. 

  • Ultraviolet (UV) Awareness Month brings eye protection awareness

    Ultraviolet (UV) Awareness Month brings eye protection awareness

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-05-16 01:46:30 GMT
    It's getting closer to summer and along with the heat comes ultra violet rays from the sun that can not only damage your skin but also your eyes. (Source: Pixabay.com)It's getting closer to summer and along with the heat comes ultra violet rays from the sun that can not only damage your skin but also your eyes. (Source: Pixabay.com)
    Summer is here and it is HOT (Source: Pixabay.com)Summer is here and it is HOT (Source: Pixabay.com)

    It's getting closer to summer and along with the heat comes ultra violet rays from the sun that can not only damage your skin but also your eyes. 

    It's getting closer to summer and along with the heat comes ultra violet rays from the sun that can not only damage your skin but also your eyes. 

  • Nutrition research study shows intermittent fasting helps certain health issues

    Nutrition research study shows intermittent fasting helps certain health issues

    Source: Cell Metabolism websiteSource: Cell Metabolism website
    Source: Cell Metabolism websiteSource: Cell Metabolism website

    A pilot study conducted at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center shows that eating all of your meals by mid-afternoon and fasting the rest of the day improves blood sugar control, blood pressure and oxidative stress, even when people don’t change what they eat.

    A pilot study conducted at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center shows that eating all of your meals by mid-afternoon and fasting the rest of the day improves blood sugar control, blood pressure and oxidative stress, even when people don’t change what they eat.

  • Parents: Teens could be vaping without realizing health risks

    Parents: Teens could be vaping without realizing health risks

    Thursday, May 10 2018 2:04 PM EDT2018-05-10 18:04:46 GMT
    An e-cigarette that's on the rise, the Juul, looks similar to a flash driver and is easy for teens to use without parents or teachers knowing. (Source: KFVS)An e-cigarette that's on the rise, the Juul, looks similar to a flash driver and is easy for teens to use without parents or teachers knowing. (Source: KFVS)
    An e-cigarette that's on the rise, the Juul, looks similar to a flash driver and is easy for teens to use without parents or teachers knowing. (Source: KFVS)An e-cigarette that's on the rise, the Juul, looks similar to a flash driver and is easy for teens to use without parents or teachers knowing. (Source: KFVS)

    While overall smoking has gone down among teens, the Center for Disease Control reports tobacco use overall has remained steady. According to the study, this is because vaping is becoming so common.

    While overall smoking has gone down among teens, the Center for Disease Control reports tobacco use overall has remained steady. According to the study, this is because vaping is becoming so common.

  • Baptist Health Paducah introduces new heart failure monitoring system

    Baptist Health Paducah introduces new heart failure monitoring system

    Thursday, May 10 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-05-10 18:19:35 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Baptist Health Paducah is now offering a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure.

    Baptist Health Paducah is now offering a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure.

  • PINK UP: 'MammVan' saving lives in rural southeast Missouri

    PINK UP: 'MammVan' saving lives in rural southeast Missouri

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 12:26 PM EDT2018-05-09 16:26:29 GMT
    The MammVan made several stops in the Heartland in the month of April. (Source: Amanda Hanson, KFVS)The MammVan made several stops in the Heartland in the month of April. (Source: Amanda Hanson, KFVS)

    The MammVan recently made stops in rural parts of Heartland.

    The MammVan recently made stops in rural parts of Heartland.

  • New technology could help tinnitus sufferers

    New technology could help tinnitus sufferers

    Friday, April 27 2018 3:38 PM EDT2018-04-27 19:38:36 GMT
    New technology could help those who suffer from tinnitus. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)New technology could help those who suffer from tinnitus. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, affects some 50 million Americans.

    Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, affects some 50 million Americans.

  • RECALL: Schnucks, Walmart, Sams recall lettuce sold at stores

    RECALL: Schnucks, Walmart, Sams recall lettuce sold at stores

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:21 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:21:19 GMT
    There is an investigation into a multi-state cluster of E. coli infections linked to chopped romaine lettuce. (Source: Raycom Media)There is an investigation into a multi-state cluster of E. coli infections linked to chopped romaine lettuce. (Source: Raycom Media)

    There is an investigation into a multi-state cluster of E. coli infections linked to chopped romaine lettuce. 

    There is an investigation into a multi-state cluster of E. coli infections linked to chopped romaine lettuce. 

  • Saint Francis offering new Acid Reflux procedure

    Saint Francis offering new Acid Reflux procedure

    Monday, April 16 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-04-16 21:23:27 GMT
    Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau is now offering the LINX Reflux Management System procedure for those who suffer from acid reflux (Source: Raycom Media)Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau is now offering the LINX Reflux Management System procedure for those who suffer from acid reflux (Source: Raycom Media)
    Medicaid is the joint state and federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled. (Source: Raycom Media)Medicaid is the joint state and federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau is now offering the LINX Reflux Management System procedure for those who suffer from acid reflux.

    Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau is now offering the LINX Reflux Management System procedure for those who suffer from acid reflux.

  • 103 cases of Hep. A confirmed since first of the year in KY

    103 cases of Hep. A confirmed since first of the year in KY

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:02 PM EST2018-02-24 00:02:00 GMT
    103 case of Hep. A in KY reported (Source: Raycom Media)103 case of Hep. A in KY reported (Source: Raycom Media)
    Medicaid is the joint state and federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled. (Source: Raycom Media)Medicaid is the joint state and federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Since Jan. 1, the Kentucky Department of Health has confirmed 103 cases of acute Hepatitis A. 

    Since Jan. 1, the Kentucky Department of Health has confirmed 103 cases of acute Hepatitis A. 

  • Southern Illinois non-profit helps lower spread of diseases through used needles

    Southern Illinois non-profit helps lower spread of diseases through used needles

    Monday, April 9 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-04-10 00:24:55 GMT
    Diseases spread from sharing needles are on the rise, and this organization is on the move to help stop that (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)Diseases spread from sharing needles are on the rise, and this organization is on the move to help stop that (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)
    Diseases spread from sharing needles are on the rise, and this organization is on the move to help stop that (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)Diseases spread from sharing needles are on the rise, and this organization is on the move to help stop that (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)

    Diseases spread from sharing needles are on the rise, and this organization is on the move to help stop that

    Diseases spread from sharing needles are on the rise, and this organization is on the move to help stop that

  • Dentist dealing with opioid guidelines

    Dentist dealing with opioid guidelines

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-03-29 02:43:00 GMT
    Another dental medical study shows using Tylenol or ibuprofen was "equal if not superior" to opioids.(Source: KFVS)Another dental medical study shows using Tylenol or ibuprofen was "equal if not superior" to opioids.(Source: KFVS)

    The dentist is a place that often leaves us with some pain or discomfort and sometimes dentists will write you a prescription to deal with the pain. But that could soon change.

    The dentist is a place that often leaves us with some pain or discomfort and sometimes dentists will write you a prescription to deal with the pain. But that could soon change.

  • St. Louis County health officials warn of possible measles exposure at multiple locations

    St. Louis County health officials warn of possible measles exposure at multiple locations

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-03-21 23:08:49 GMT
    This undated image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Feb. 4, 2015 shows an electron microscope image of a measles virus particle, center. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cynthia Goldsmith)This undated image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Feb. 4, 2015 shows an electron microscope image of a measles virus particle, center. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cynthia Goldsmith)

    The St. Louis County Department of Public Health is warning individuals they may have been exposed to measles last week.

    The St. Louis County Department of Public Health is warning individuals they may have been exposed to measles last week.

  • Pinckneyville Community Hospital equipped with 3D mammogram technology

    Pinckneyville Community Hospital equipped with 3D mammogram technology

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-03-13 23:44:04 GMT
    More pictures are taken in each 3D mammogram, meaning patients are exposed to less radiation due to fewer sessions (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS).More pictures are taken in each 3D mammogram, meaning patients are exposed to less radiation due to fewer sessions (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS).
    More pictures are taken in each 3D mammogram, meaning patients are exposed to less radiation due to fewer sessions (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS).More pictures are taken in each 3D mammogram, meaning patients are exposed to less radiation due to fewer sessions (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS).

    New technology at a southern Illinois hospital is making life easier for breast cancer patients in the area.

    New technology at a southern Illinois hospital is making life easier for breast cancer patients in the area.

  • Pink up: Support brings hope to pink warrior

    Monday, March 12 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-03-12 20:57:32 GMT

    For those going through breast cancer treatment, a strong support system can be powerful when it comes to recovery.

    For those going through breast cancer treatment, a strong support system can be powerful when it comes to recovery.

  • "Mamm Van" making stops in the Heartland

    "Mamm Van" making stops in the Heartland

    Sunday, March 11 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-03-12 00:03:32 GMT
    Source: St. Francis Healthcare SystemSource: St. Francis Healthcare System

    The "Mamm Van" will be traveling to a few areas of the Heartland March 27th through March 29th. Saint Francis Healthcare System and the University of Missouri Health Care have partnered up to make it happen. The hospital on wheels provides free in-house screenings for those without health insurance.  

    The "Mamm Van" will be traveling to a few areas of the Heartland March 27th through March 29th. Saint Francis Healthcare System and the University of Missouri Health Care have partnered up to make it happen. The hospital on wheels provides free in-house screenings for those without health insurance.  

  • Flu has hit peak, but Heartland numbers still higher

    Flu has hit peak, but Heartland numbers still higher

    Friday, March 2 2018 8:46 PM EST2018-03-03 01:46:20 GMT
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, some of our Heartland states are starting to see a drop in flu activity level.  (Source: KFVS)According to the Centers for Disease Control, some of our Heartland states are starting to see a drop in flu activity level.  (Source: KFVS)
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, some of our Heartland states are starting to see a drop in flu activity level.  (Source: KFVS)According to the Centers for Disease Control, some of our Heartland states are starting to see a drop in flu activity level.  (Source: KFVS)

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, some of our Heartland states are starting to see a drop in flu activity level.  

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, some of our Heartland states are starting to see a drop in flu activity level.  

  • Children & smartphones: What are the risks?

    Children & smartphones: What are the risks?

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:05 PM EST2018-02-24 04:05:38 GMT

    We are probably all guilty of not being about to put down the phone. And with kids getting their hands on them younger and younger, it is raising the concern of the health risks.  A recent survey by common sense media found nearly half of parents worry that their child is addiction to their cell phone. Mom Jackie Collins often worries about the amount of time her kids are spending glued to their phone. For her teenage son, it's almost like a full time job. "50 hours tot...

    We are probably all guilty of not being about to put down the phone. And with kids getting their hands on them younger and younger, it is raising the concern of the health risks.  A recent survey by common sense media found nearly half of parents worry that their child is addiction to their cell phone. Mom Jackie Collins often worries about the amount of time her kids are spending glued to their phone. For her teenage son, it's almost like a full time job. "50 hours tot...

  • Legionnaires disease confirmed in Chester, IL

    Legionnaires disease confirmed in Chester, IL

    Thursday, February 15 2018 8:02 PM EST2018-02-16 01:02:00 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)(Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)

    A patient of the Chester Mental Health Facility has been confirmed by the Illinois Department of Human Services to have contracted Legionnaires Disease. 

    A patient of the Chester Mental Health Facility has been confirmed by the Illinois Department of Human Services to have contracted Legionnaires Disease. 

  • Health Department warns about Hep A exposure at Corning, AR fast food restaurant

    Health Department warns about Hep A exposure at Corning, AR fast food restaurant

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 6:57 PM EST2018-02-14 23:57:41 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to the Arkansas Department of Health, an employee of Taco Bell in Corning, Arkansas tested positive for Hepatitis A. 

    According to the Arkansas Department of Health, an employee of Taco Bell in Corning, Arkansas tested positive for Hepatitis A. 

  • Healthy immune system key to fighting flu this winter

    Healthy immune system key to fighting flu this winter

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 8:05 PM EST2018-02-14 01:05:56 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Months into the flu season two county health departments in southeast Missouri say that cases of influenza A and B are still staying strong. While getting a flu shot is an essential first step to fighting off both strains of the illness, local nurses say that having a healthy immune system is essential continuing the battle.

    Months into the flu season two county health departments in southeast Missouri say that cases of influenza A and B are still staying strong. While getting a flu shot is an essential first step to fighting off both strains of the illness, local nurses say that having a healthy immune system is essential continuing the battle.

  • Purdue Pharma stops pushing opioids

    Purdue Pharma stops pushing opioids

    Monday, February 12 2018 6:50 PM EST2018-02-12 23:50:49 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    After years of aggressive marketing, makers of the drug Oxycontin, Purdue Pharma have ceased the marketing of the drug

    After years of aggressive marketing, makers of the drug Oxycontin, Purdue Pharma have ceased the marketing of the drug

  • State appeals adding 'pain' as medical marijuana qualifier

    State appeals adding 'pain' as medical marijuana qualifier

    Friday, February 9 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-02-09 22:44:44 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    The Illinois Department of Public Health has appealed a decision adding severe pain as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana.

    The Illinois Department of Public Health has appealed a decision adding severe pain as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana.

  • Saint Francis Medical Center first to use Da Vinci X Surgical System

    Saint Francis Medical Center first to use Da Vinci X Surgical System

    Friday, February 9 2018 2:49 PM EST2018-02-09 19:49:42 GMT
    (Source: Saint Francis Medical Center)(Source: Saint Francis Medical Center)

    Saint Francis Medical Center is the first in the Tri-State area to use the da Vinci X surgical system. 

    Saint Francis Medical Center is the first in the Tri-State area to use the da Vinci X surgical system. 

  • Aggressive flu epidemic set to strike twice this season

    Aggressive flu epidemic set to strike twice this season

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 10:33 PM EST2018-02-08 03:33:34 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    This season the flu has killed more than 50 children and the virus shows no signs of slowing down.

    This season the flu has killed more than 50 children and the virus shows no signs of slowing down.

  • Study: Exposure to chemicals during fracking may cause pre-cancer in mice

    Study: Exposure to chemicals during fracking may cause pre-cancer in mice

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 7:00 PM EST2018-02-08 00:00:47 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Researchers have released a study that found that female mice exposed to mixtures of chemicals used in fracking operations during prenatal development had abnormal mammary glands in adulthood.

    Researchers have released a study that found that female mice exposed to mixtures of chemicals used in fracking operations during prenatal development had abnormal mammary glands in adulthood.

  • World Aids Day 2017: marking 29 years of awareness

    World Aids Day 2017: marking 29 years of awareness

    Friday, December 1 2017 5:34 AM EST2017-12-01 10:34:40 GMT
    (Source: hiv.gov)(Source: hiv.gov)

    It was established by the Ministries of Health from around the world as an effort to initiate social tolerance, greater awareness, and the reduction of the stigma of the disease.

    It was established by the Ministries of Health from around the world as an effort to initiate social tolerance, greater awareness, and the reduction of the stigma of the disease.

  • Hazardous to your health: what you need to know about blue light

    Hazardous to your health: what you need to know about blue light

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 12:18 PM EST2017-11-08 17:18:51 GMT
    (Source: CBS News)(Source: CBS News)

    We're constantly bombarded with blue lights from our phones, televisions, and computers. But, all that blue light at night can be hazardous to your health.

    We're constantly bombarded with blue lights from our phones, televisions, and computers. But, all that blue light at night can be hazardous to your health.

  • Breast cancer in men: what you need to know

    Breast cancer in men: what you need to know

    Monday, October 23 2017 6:21 AM EDT2017-10-23 10:21:06 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    When most people think of breast cancer, they generally think of women. But, the disease doesn't discriminate against men.

    When most people think of breast cancer, they generally think of women. But, the disease doesn't discriminate against men.

  • Pill to prevent HIV available at Jackson Co., IL health department

    Pill to prevent HIV available at Jackson Co., IL health department

    Monday, August 28 2017 9:35 AM EDT2017-08-28 13:35:06 GMT
    PrEP pills (Source: CDC.gov)PrEP pills (Source: CDC.gov)

    The Jackson County Health Department recently received a grant to begin offering a daily pill that reduces the chance of HIV transmission.

    The Jackson County Health Department recently received a grant to begin offering a daily pill that reduces the chance of HIV transmission.

  • 80% by 2018: goal set for colorectal cancer screenings

    80% by 2018: goal set for colorectal cancer screenings

    Thursday, March 30 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-03-30 19:17:03 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Colorectal cancer is the nation's second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths. It's also one of the few cancers that can be prevented.

    Colorectal cancer is the nation's second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths. It's also one of the few cancers that can be prevented.

  • Health insurance deadline: What you need to know

    Health insurance deadline: What you need to know

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 6:46 AM EST2016-12-14 11:46:19 GMT

    The deadline to sign up for health insurance for January 1 coverage is Thursday, December 15, 2016.

    The deadline to sign up for health insurance for January 1 coverage is Thursday, December 15, 2016.

  • Diet pill recalled for unapproved ingredients

    Diet pill recalled for unapproved ingredients

    Tuesday, November 8 2016 3:39 PM EST2016-11-08 20:39:30 GMT

    Lab testing by the Food and Drug Administration prompts Love My Tru Body out of McDonough, Georgia to recall some of its diet pills.

    Lab testing by the Food and Drug Administration prompts Love My Tru Body out of McDonough, Georgia to recall some of its diet pills.

  • Medicare to provide coverage for care for patients with Alzheimer's disease

    Medicare to provide coverage for care for patients with Alzheimer's disease

    Monday, November 7 2016 3:20 PM EST2016-11-07 20:20:07 GMT

    Those living with Alzheimer's Disease and other cognitive impairments now have access to professional help to plan their care and treatment.

    Those living with Alzheimer's Disease and other cognitive impairments now have access to professional help to plan their care and treatment.

  • Jackson Police to offer drug take back event

    Jackson Police to offer drug take back event

    Thursday, October 13 2016 1:21 PM EDT2016-10-13 17:21:02 GMT

    If you have unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs at your house, there's an upcoming opportunity for you to get rid of them for free.

    If you have unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs at your house, there's an upcoming opportunity for you to get rid of them for free.

  • New healthcare service offers 24/7 access to health & wellness

    New healthcare service offers 24/7 access to health & wellness

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 11:11 AM EST2018-01-31 16:11:27 GMT

    A new form of health care is take shape in around the Cape and Jackson area. It not only offers unlimited doctor's visits, but 24/7 gym access.  “It's putting health care back in the hands of the individual,” JD Webster, who works with 180 Healthcare, said. 180 Healthcare is flipping health and wellness on its head. 

    A new form of health care is take shape in around the Cape and Jackson area. It not only offers unlimited doctor's visits, but 24/7 gym access.  “It's putting health care back in the hands of the individual,” JD Webster, who works with 180 Healthcare, said. 180 Healthcare is flipping health and wellness on its head. 

  • Report says MO is one of the sickest states in the country

    Report says MO is one of the sickest states in the country

    Monday, January 29 2018 7:10 PM EST2018-01-30 00:10:19 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Missouri is the second sickest state in the country this week according to one report. 

    Missouri is the second sickest state in the country this week according to one report. 

  • FIGHT FOR HEALTHCARE: Know your rights when out-of-network

    FIGHT FOR HEALTHCARE: Know your rights when out-of-network

    Monday, January 22 2018 11:55 AM EST2018-01-22 16:55:22 GMT
    Tuesday, January 23 2018 5:50 PM EST2018-01-23 22:50:15 GMT

    A Kansas City mother had been fighting her health insurance for months after a single emergency room visit ended up costing her thousands of dollars she says she shouldn’t have to pay. 

    A Kansas City mother had been fighting her health insurance for months after a single emergency room visit ended up costing her thousands of dollars she says she shouldn’t have to pay. 

  • This “Super Green” Smoothie Will Give You the Edge over Flu Season

    This “Super Green” Smoothie Will Give You the Edge over Flu Season

    Friday, January 19 2018 7:20 PM EST2018-01-20 00:20:00 GMT

    Good news: we've scored the recipe for a super green smoothie that has the right ingredients to power you up for the fight against flu season and energize your day.  

    Good news: we've scored the recipe for a super green smoothie that has the right ingredients to power you up for the fight against flu season and energize your day.  

  • Salmonella infections associated with sprouts served at Jimmy John’s in IL

    Salmonella infections associated with sprouts served at Jimmy John’s in IL

    Friday, January 19 2018 4:53 PM EST2018-01-19 21:53:04 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Health officials Illinois have asked that all Jimmy John’s restaurants in the state remove sprouts from their menus.  This is due to two cases of Salmonella infections reported on Dec. 20 and Dec. 26.

    Health officials Illinois have asked that all Jimmy John’s restaurants in the state remove sprouts from their menus.  This is due to two cases of Salmonella infections reported on Dec. 20 and Dec. 26.

  • IDPH: Separate potential measles exposure in IL

    IDPH: Separate potential measles exposure in IL

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:52 PM EST2018-01-17 22:52:39 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting a second confirmed case of measles that is unrelated to the case reported on Jan. 14.

    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting a second confirmed case of measles that is unrelated to the case reported on Jan. 14.

  • Doctors promote higher tax to combat smoking-related deaths

    Doctors promote higher tax to combat smoking-related deaths

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 1:41 PM EST2018-01-17 18:41:16 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    A cancer care executive has told a legislative panel that smoking-related diseases are causing a higher death toll in Kentucky than the epidemic from opioid overdoses.

    A cancer care executive has told a legislative panel that smoking-related diseases are causing a higher death toll in Kentucky than the epidemic from opioid overdoses.

  • Pink UP: Bra shop gives normalcy to warriors in pink

    Pink UP: Bra shop gives normalcy to warriors in pink

    Friday, January 12 2018 3:57 PM EST2018-01-12 20:57:22 GMT

    For women facing breast cancer, Ann’s Bra Shop is more than just a bra shop, but a place for healing the soul.

    For women facing breast cancer, Ann’s Bra Shop is more than just a bra shop, but a place for healing the soul.

  • Doc: Getting the flu shot is the best way to prevent the virus

    Doc: Getting the flu shot is the best way to prevent the virus

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 6:50 PM EST2018-01-09 23:50:26 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    The nasty flu season is here whether we like it or not, and many are trying to figure out how to avoid the popular viral infection.

    The nasty flu season is here whether we like it or not, and many are trying to figure out how to avoid the popular viral infection.

  • FDA requires new food labels highlighting important nutrition facts

    FDA requires new food labels highlighting important nutrition facts

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 6:30 PM EST2018-01-09 23:30:01 GMT
    Example of a 2016 nutrition label ( Credit:KMOV)Example of a 2016 nutrition label ( Credit:KMOV)

    Shoppers will begin to see new food labels on package food as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is implementing a new nutrition label for packaged foods that will The new labels will highlight specific areas that displays the information that ‘matters the most’. T

    Shoppers will begin to see new food labels on package food as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is implementing a new nutrition label for packaged foods that will The new labels will highlight specific areas that displays the information that ‘matters the most’. T

  • Tips to avoid the flu

    Tips to avoid the flu

    Monday, January 8 2018 9:59 PM EST2018-01-09 02:59:09 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    It’s the same tips we've heard our whole life, the flu shot is the best way and then keeping your hands clean also helps you stay healthy.
    Southeast Health is seeing more cases this year and they're coming later.

    It’s the same tips we've heard our whole life, the flu shot is the best way and then keeping your hands clean also helps you stay healthy.
    Southeast Health is seeing more cases this year and they're coming later.

  • The flu is peaking in Illinois

    The flu is peaking in Illinois

    Monday, January 8 2018 9:39 PM EST2018-01-09 02:39:33 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    State records show that the flu season in Illinois appears to be peaking early this year.

    State records show that the flu season in Illinois appears to be peaking early this year.

  • Ste. Genevieve County, MO sees record amount of flu cases

    Ste. Genevieve County, MO sees record amount of flu cases

    Monday, January 8 2018 3:37 PM EST2018-01-08 20:37:13 GMT

    The flu outbreak has reached residents in Ste. Genevieve County with record breaking numbers. 

    The flu outbreak has reached residents in Ste. Genevieve County with record breaking numbers. Recently, the county hit over the 100 mark for reported flu cases in just one week alone. 

  • breaking

    Marshall Co., KY inmate escapee found and arrested

    Marshall Co., KY inmate escapee found and arrested

    Sunday, January 7 2018 12:56 PM EST2018-01-07 17:56:00 GMT

    Kentucky State Police have located and arrested a Marshall County Jail inmate who escaped on Thursday, December 7.

    Kentucky State Police have located and arrested a Marshall County Jail inmate who escaped on Thursday, December 7.

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