As they grow and develop, children who were born at least 10 weeks before their due dates are at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder and anxiety disorders. They also have a higher risk than children who were full-term babies for other neurodevel…

In the online weight loss community, there are countless pictures of the “sugar shot” – men and women in grocery store or warehouse chain isles posing with food products representing how much weight they have lost. Lynnette Moore posted her own sugar shot recently – 63 pounds off and counting.

Although uterine fibroids are not cancer, the burden of disease and its impact on quality of life are stunning. Uterine fibroids affect 50-80 percent of women; almost two out of every three women you know maybe suffering from them. Yet, a recent Harris Poll survey indicates that nearly 28 pe…

The introduction of plant-based foods to a diet is a common-sense approach to healthy eating, but many people don’t like the taste of vegetables, bitter greens, in particular. But give that broccoli a chance. Doing so won’t just change your mind; it will actually change the taste of those fo…

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In 2014, Briant K. Mitchell’s BKM Fitness Bootcamp had outgrown what would soon become the abandoned and overgrown Florissant’s Jamestown Mall site. He and his wife Felicia moved BKM’s bustling business to Ferguson in May 2014, just three months before unarmed teenager Mike Brown was shot an…

With the first big extreme heat wave smothering the St. Louis area in mid-July, health advisors in Missouri and Illinois urge residents to take precautions to avoid heat-related and possible life-threatening medical emergencies. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dang…

Since February, patients in Illinois have been able to swap their opioid prescriptions for marijuana. And many are doing just that. They’re part of a program designed to let patients who might not qualify for the state’s regular medical marijuana program exchange an opioid prescription, like…

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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…