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It took a temporary restraining order from a St. Louis judge to keep abortion services operating at Planned Parenthood last week, as Missouri’s battle for the facility’s license moved from the statehouse in Jefferson City to downtown streets and to the courthouse, as women’s reproductive hea…

PECaD, the Program for Elimination of Cancer Disparities and Siteman Cancer Center, will hold a community town hall at the Florissant Valley Branch of the St. Louis County Library on Monday, June 10 at 9 a.m. to discuss the new Siteman outpatient center under construction in Florissant, and …

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Moving from childhood to adolescence into adulthood brings its own milestones, freedoms and responsibilities of growing up. For a young person with a chronic or an inherited health condition, such as sickle cell anemia, the transition can be overwhelming going from pediatric care to adult he…

The American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas will kick off its Sound the Alarm Mission Campaign 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at 388 Hazelwood Logistics Center Drive, Hazelwood, Missouri. There will also be opportunities to sign up for a free smoke alarm installation, and to sig…

It was once almost unheard of to have conversations around the topics of suicide in the black community. However, recently it seems to be a frequent subject of discussion. Not only have I lost a patient as a result of suicide but I have also known people within my personal circle who have lo…

St. Louis, like the rest of the country, is seeing the effects of too much contamination in recycling. China has stopped accepting recycling from the U.S., and recycling companies are working to find alternative solutions. The biggest contaminant? Plastic bags. 

Community Women Against Hardship will host its 15th annual noncompetitive walk/run and Health Fair at Tower Grove Park Saturday, May 18, with registration at 8 a.m. Walkers and runners can register for 1K, 3K or 5K. A physician will be available to discuss concerns at the event. 

Even though it has been around for centuries, hookah smoking is not a less harmful alternative to smoking cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking tobacco in hookahs or other water pipes results in inhaling toxic chemicals, often at levels exceeding ci…