Key West officials take step toward banning some sunscreens

Officials in Key West took the initial steps toward banning the sale of sunscreens containing two ingredients that some consider harmful to coral reefs

Music and memory program planned for Tennessee nursing homes

The Tennessee Arts Commission is providing a music and memory program in more than 140 nursing homes across the state

KSP Angel Initiative program helps people fight their drug addiction

Since March of 2018, more than half a dozen people have been helped by one Kentucky State Police post, to fight their drug addiction.

Americans now more likely to die of accidental opioid overdose than in a car accident

For the first time in U.S. History, Americans are now more likely to die of an accidental opioid overdose than in a motor vehicle accident, according to a new report by the National Safety Council.

Study shows opioid addiction can start at the dentist

A recent study states some teens and young adults get their first exposure to opioids at the dentist. The study also states 80 percent of people aged 13 to 30 who had their wisdom teeth removed filled an opioid prescription.

Law allows use of sunscreen at Illinois schools without doctor’s note

Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation into law that would allow the use of sunscreen on children at school without a doctor’s note.

SNAP benefits will continue through February in Illinois, Missouri

The United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service announced that February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will be funded through the end of February.

ADH: Possible case of Hepatitis A exposure at Cheddar’s

Hep A case pops up in Jonesboro

Study criticizes high costs of air ambulances in Missouri

A state report says sick or injured Missourians who need air ambulance services often face steep medical bills, even if they have insurance

Time for Hepatitis A Booster

The impact of Hepatitis A is still being seen in Region 8, with one possible exposure already this year.

Study: Average MO smoker spends more than $1M on smoking over lifetime

A report released by WalletHub says the average smoker in Missouri spends more than $1 million on smoking over a lifetime.

Fetal heartbeat: New abortion-related fight in Kentucky

Already mired in three lawsuits challenging abortion restrictions, Kentucky lawmakers ratchet up stakes with new bill to ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected

Lupin Pharmaceuticals recalls injections due to visual gray material

If injected, the drug could cause vein irritation/phlebitis or pulmonary embolic events that could result in permanent impairment of body function or damage to body structures, such as the lungs and vascular system.

Community creates magic for pediatric cancer patients

The local chapter of the Magic Yarn Project hopes to make over 120 yarn wigs for children battling cancer.

RSV spreads throughout the Heartland

A local pediatrician says RSV is common this time of year and can put kids in the hospital.

Flu activity level raised to ‘widespread’ in KY

The commonwealth’s activity level has been raised to ‘widespread.'

10th flu related death reported in Arkansas

Nearly two-thirds of Arkansas counties saw flu cases, with 40 positive PCR flu tests during the last week of the year.

New rule requires hospitals to post prices online; hospital leaders say it’s misleading

According to local hospital leaders, although it’s transparent, it’s also misleading.

Thousands of Arkansas residents lose Medicaid coverage due to new work requirements

Nearly 17,000 people lost healthcare coverage in 2018 for failing to comply with Arkansas's new Medicaid work requirements, according to analysis of state data.


MO Gov. Parson to issue executive orders, restructure four state agencies

  IL residents hope for property tax reform under the new Democratic administration

Experts say Illinois’ property taxes are one of the highest in the nation. Newly-elected Governor JB Pritzker pledges to reform Illinois’ current tax system in his first speech as governor on Monday, Jan. 14.