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Swimmers use tubes in the wave pool at the Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Swimmers use tubes in the wave pool at the Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Diarrhea-causing parasite on the rise at public pools, CDC warns

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Beware of contaminated pool water. The CDC is warning of a parasitic diarrhea-causing infection linked to pools and water playgrounds.

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No fruit juice for kids under 1, pediatricians advise

Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it's advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. More>>

New legislation could relieve pressure, burnout among physicians

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Across all practices, more than half of American doctors admitted to feeling at least one symptom of burnout, according to a study by the Mayo Clinic.  

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Rare deadly tick-borne disease Powassan could be on the rise

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Summer is nearly here, and it's bringing fears of a rare tick-borne disease called Powassan. This potentially life-threatening virus is carried and transmitted by three types of ticks, including the deer tick that transmits Lyme disease.

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St. Clair Health Dept advises preparation to combat West Nile Virus

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With the warmer temperatures of Spring and Summer, comes outdoor fun and mosquitoes. 

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Stem cells offer hope for autism

Gracie Gregory smiles beneath her brilliant blue eyes. She's sitting on her mother's lap, next to her older sister, Ryleigh, who boasts about Gracie being "very sweet and kind." (Photo: CNN) Gracie Gregory smiles beneath her brilliant blue eyes. She's sitting on her mother's lap, next to her older sister, Ryleigh, who boasts about Gracie being "very sweet and kind." (Photo: CNN)

Gracie Gregory smiles beneath her brilliant blue eyes. She's sitting on her mother's lap, next to her older sister, Ryleigh, who boasts about Gracie being "very sweet and kind."

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SLU study predicts St. Louis will be hot Zika area

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New research shows the risk for Zika could be unusually high in the St. Louis area this year. Researchers at St. Louis University say the recent unseasonably warm temperatures and rain could add to the risk.

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Family physician wants others like him to aid in fight against drug addiction Video included

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A family physician believes those in his position should be trained to fight the battle of drug addiction. 

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SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

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Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet?

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9 deaths and rare cancer linked to breast implants, FDA says

In this Dec. 11, 2001 file photo, a silicone gel breast implant is shown at Mentor Corp. manufacturing facility in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, file) In this Dec. 11, 2001 file photo, a silicone gel breast implant is shown at Mentor Corp. manufacturing facility in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, file)
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Nine deaths have been reported to the US Food and Drug Administration, stemming from a rare cancer that is associated with breast implants. 

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Woman loses several fingers, toes to rare strep throat infection

Shelby Smith lost six fingers and two toes after surviving a rare, life-threatening case of strep throat. (Source: WATE via CNN) Shelby Smith lost six fingers and two toes after surviving a rare, life-threatening case of strep throat. (Source: WATE via CNN)
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A Tennessee woman feels lucky to be alive after surviving a rare strain of strep throat, which led to the amputation of several of her fingers and toes.

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It's National Drink Wine Day!

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it's February 18, and that means it's National Drink Wine Day. According to the nationaldrinkwineday.com, "National Drink Wine Day was started to celebrate and spread the love of wine. 

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Number of local flu cases continues to rise Video included

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The number of flu cases continue to both rise locally and surge nationally

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Pro-life versus Pro-choice activists rally in St. Louis

Pro-life supporters gathered outside of Central West End Planned Parenthood on Saturday. (Credit:KMOV) Pro-life supporters gathered outside of Central West End Planned Parenthood on Saturday. (Credit:KMOV)
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ST.LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - People from all over the country rallied on Saturday as a call to stop the federal government from funding Planned Parenthood. 

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They thought he was fat, but he had a 130-lb. tumor

Roger Logan had been plagued with massive abdominal growth. He is expected to make a full recovery. (Photo: CNN) Roger Logan had been plagued with massive abdominal growth. He is expected to make a full recovery. (Photo: CNN)

It looked like fat. 57-year-old Roger Logan's abdomen was so large the growth hung over his lower body like a boulder. It felt like fat.

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Flu spreads across 40 states

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    (CNN) -- Health officials across the United States are still urging people to get their flu vaccines as the virus continues to spread in 40 states and Puerto Rico and has been associated with 15 pediatric deaths, seven of them reported in the week ending January 28.

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Norovirus cases may rise in February, CDC claims

Brace yourselves. The norovirus may be on the rise in February, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) claims. (Photo: CDC) Brace yourselves. The norovirus may be on the rise in February, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) claims. (Photo: CDC)

Brace yourselves. The norovirus may be on the rise in February, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) claims.

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Children experiencing arthritis from spending too much time using technology Video included

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A local orthopedic surgeon is noticing a physical problem developing with kids using technology that stems beyond issues with communicating with people without using technology.

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Study: Firefighters twice as likely to be diagnosed with cancer

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As though the job of a firefighter was not difficult enough, a study is showing the job comes with a higher risk of cancer-related deaths.  In 2010, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a multi-year study that looked at the causes of death and diagnoses of more than 30,000 firefighters from 1950 to 2010. The study released it's data this year, and found that a firefighters are twice as more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than the general population.  ...

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University of Missouri mumps outbreak passes 200-cases mark Video included

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The number of confirmed and probable mumps cases at the University of Missouri has grown to 228. 

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Diet pill recalled for unapproved ingredients

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

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New report shows STD rates in St. Louis at record high

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Sexually transmitted diseases are at a record high nationwide, but a new report shows St. Louis is a city at the top of the list. 

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Birth control linked to depression, new study says

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Taking hormonal birth control might be associated with an increased risk for depression compared with those who don't use contraception, according to the study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry last week.

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Cause of Crohn’s Disease possibly found Video included

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A new study could reveal the cause of Crohn's Disease.

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Flu season is right around the corner

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Even though flu season doesn't peak until January and February, doctors are recommending people get a flu shot soon. 

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Late season flu surge in St. Louis region

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Overall it's been a mild flu season, but health officials in the city and county say they've been seeing a late season surge. 

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Prizes, free STD screenings being offered by Get Tested STL

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The City of St. Louis Health Department, along with the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health are raffling off prizes, like Beyonce concert tickets, this Saturday.  What do you have to do to be eligible for this raffle? Get screened for HIV.  

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Vape juice posing danger for toddlers

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AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -  Your home may contain an appealing substance to toddlers that in return an put their lives at risk.   

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FDA: Don't eat raw cookie dough or indulge in cake batter Video included

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The Food and Drug Administration says don't eat it. It can make you and your kids sick. The reason: flour.

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