Child Passenger Safety Seat Day is Saturday in Mayfield, KY

To kick off the safety seat week, on Saturday, Sept. 22 the Mayfield Police and Fire Departments are hosting a Child Passenger Safety Seat Day event.

104 cases of Hepatitis A reported in Butler County

104 cases of Hepatitis A has been reported in Butler County since Sept. 2017.

Canadian marijuana imports OK’d by US for California study

Congress is considering whether to increase the amount of marijuana grown in the U.S. for research. But in the meantime, scientists at the University of California San Diego have received rare federal permissions to import the drug.

Opioid addiction treatment clinic to open in Cape Girardeau, MO

Restart Recovery is a new outpatient treatment center to tackle opioid addiction.

Low-dose aspirin increases risk of bleeding, study says

According to the studies, healthy people appear to be wasting their money by taking aspirin every day.

Medical emergency volunteer orientation set for Sept. 18 in Jackson Co., IL

An orientation for the Jackson County Medical Reserve Corps is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Hospital offering lung cancer screenings during expo in Paducah, KY

Baptist Health Paducah is offering lung cancer screening assessments at the Big Boy Toy Expo at the Paducah Expo Center on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Free vaccinations for Hep A in IL

People living in Illinois can now get free vaccinations for Hepatitis A.

GRAPHIC: ‘Black, hairy tongue’: Yes, this really happens

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine said a 55-year-old woman developed the tongue condition as a side-effect to treatment of a wound infection she developed after sustaining severe leg injuries in an auto accident.

Southwest passengers going through Houston may have been exposed to measles

The infected patient from north Texas traveled through Houston several times last month on Southwest and sat in waiting areas between flights.

Recognizing the signs of esophageal cancer

Forrest General Cancer Center Radiation Oncologist Sophy Mangana said something as common as acid reflux can be a sign of esophageal cancer.

Are you flu season ready?

Doctors recommend flu shots for everyone but especially for people over 65 and children.

Eastern Congo has new Ebola case in city of 1.4 million

Congo health officials say that a case of Ebola has just been discovered in Butembo, a city of 1.4 million people about 60 kilometers from Beni

Early results boost hopes for historic gene editing attempt

Early results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it's too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed

Small Business reacts to Missouri’s new meat law

Missouri is the first state in the nation to start regulating labels on meat substitutes that are made from plants or grown in labs.

New advice on kids' concussions calls for better tracking

New children's concussion guidelines recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis

Healthy, easy snacks for back to school power

Grocery store aisles are littered with chips candy soda but dietitians disapprove of those things replacing the nutrients kids need.

Trouble sleeping? Ditch the sleep aids and try these foods

If you have trouble sleeping, chances are you’ve tried the natural sleep aid, melatonin. But did you know certain foods will actually help your body produce melatonin?

First West Nile death confirmed in IL for 2018

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human West Nile virus-related death.

US sets record high STD rates in 2017, CDC says

The CDC released its data at the National STD Prevention conference in Washington, D.C. It analyzed STD cases reported for 2013 and preliminary data for 2017.

IDPH moves to lower lead level danger for children

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) wants to lower the level at which public health interventions are initiated for children.

New IL healthcare bill to help children

A new bill signed by Governor Bruce Rauner which affects children considered "medically fragile, technology dependent."

Hospital: Now 37 cases of Salmonella diagnosed in Perry County, MO

The number of cases of Salmonella in Perry County, Missouri increased after it was first detected on Monday, August 6.

Southeast MO State offers speech therapy for those with 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.

Pink Up: Heartland Woman beats cancer three times

Sherry Cannon is a wife, mother, friend and breast cancer survivor.

Cape Girardeau man celebrates 55th birthday with 55 miles

Usually, on your birthday you want to spend the day relaxing, but one Cape Girardeau man decided this year, to celebrate his 55th birthday he would put his body to the test.

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

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.

$200K grant to improve children mental healthcare in southern IL

The Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation recently gave Centerstone of Illinois a $200,000 grant to improve mental healthcare for children in the southern Illinois area.

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

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.

K-9 officers get cooling vests from Carbondale, IL animal hospital

The Carbondale Police Department is giving a big thank you to the staff at Strigel Animal Hospital for a special donation.

Pink Up: Weight and Breast Cancer

Some research shows women who are overweight or obese before menopause have a 20-40 percent lower risk of breast cancer than those who are lean.

  Pink Up - Myth busters

There is so much information out there about breast cancer and sometimes it's hard to separate fact from fiction. So, we went to straight to the experts to find out the truth.

Pink Up - Pajama Party

When you are fighting cancer, every single day can be a celebration. One more day to live, one more day to fight and hopefully one day closer to beating it. This month the celebration continued at St. Francis Medical Center in the form of a pajama party for survivors. ?Dancing, massages, manicures and new hair styles...for many women this adds up to a great night. For these women, this celebration is a bit sweeter. "Our purpose is to help women stand together when they hav...

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

The MammVan recently made stops in rural parts of Heartland.

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

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

Pink up - April newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up. Breast cancer is the second leading cancer killer in U.S. women. Take the time today and on the 12th of every month to do a self-exam. As part of Pink Up this month, we're taking a look at how the "mamm van" is saving lives in rural part of southeast Missouri.  During it's most recent tour, 42 women were screened over a three day period. Amanda Hanson will share the details in this month's pink up report on the Breakfast Show and Hear...

Pink up: Support brings hope to pink warrior

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

Pink up - March newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up. Breast cancer is the second leading cancer killer in U.S. women. Take the time today and on the 12th of every month to do a self-exam. As part of Pink Up this month, we're taking a look at how a strong support system can be a powerful resource for those going through breast cancer treatment. Naray Moore is "pinking it up" for his aunt who was diagnosed with breast cancer only a few months ago. He's selling t-shirts, buttons, bags, and ...

"Mamm Van" making stops in the Heartland

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.

Pink Up: Students support teacher battling cancer

A little deed can go a long way, just ask some elementary and middle schoolers making a difference for their teacher who is battling cancer for the second time.

IDPH: Separate potential measles exposure in IL

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.