Tag: health

Stop the suck: Saint Louis County Department of Public Health lists ways to protect yourself from ticks this summer season

Photo by John Tann As temperatures continue to rise in the area, St. Louis County health officials have released information that hopes to put you and your family out of the way of ticks who could be carrying diseases, such as Lyme disease. Saint Louis County Department of Public Health warns that Lyme disease can be carried by the insects, and once latched on could spread to a person who the tick is feeding on. Typical […]

Las Vegas based group fitness and yoga studio opens in Clayton

A rapidly-expanding exercise franchise that focuses on their brand of innovative fitness and yoga classes has officially opened its first Midwest location in Clayton. TruFusion, which is based in Las Vegas, has opened their 17,000 square feet Clayton studio on 7447 Forsyth Blvd, featuring a blend of yoga, cycle, Pilates, boxing and bootcamp classes that allows customers to customize their experience based on their interests and fitness level, with their membership and access to unlimited classes under […]

RELEASE: Rates of autism continue to rise, new data indicate

Many children still diagnosed late, after age 4 By Jim Dryden New statistics indicate rates of autism in children have continued to increase. However, the rates have increased only modestly, suggesting  there may be a leveling off. Still, researchers found that many children aren’t getting diagnosed until age 4 or older. The older a child is at diagnosis, the harder it is for health-care professionals to intervene and change the trajectory of autism spectrum disorder. […]

RELEASE: Brain scans may help diagnose neurological, psychiatric disorders

There are no laboratory tests to diagnose migraines, depression, bipolar disorder and many other ailments of the brain. Doctors typically gauge such illnesses based on self-reported symptoms and behavior. Now, a new study shows that a kind of brain scan called functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI) – which shows how brain regions interact – can reliably detect fundamental differences in how individual brains are wired. As such, the technique potentially could be used to distinguish healthy […]

RELEASE: How highly contagious norovirus infection gets its start

Virus infects rare intestinal cells in mice; findings point to therapeutic strategy Norovirus – the highly contagious gastrointestinal illness best known for spreading rapidly on cruise chips, in nursing homes, schools and other densely populated spaces – kills an estimated 200,000 people annually, mostly in the developing world. There’s no treatment or vaccine to prevent the illness, and scientists have understood little about how the infection gets started. Now, researchers at Washington University School of […]

RELEASE: Learn How to Prepare a Healthy, Hearty Breakfast on Budget April 18 and 19 at Two Metro Transit Centers in North County

ST. LOUIS, MO: Metro Transit riders and area residents will learn how to prepare a hearty breakfast on a budget using fresh ingredients available from the Link Market on April 18 and April 19.  The food demonstrations at Metro Transit locations in North St. Louis County are part of the Link Market fresh food kiosk program’s focus on nutrition and healthy eating. A nutritionist from the University of Missouri Extension will demonstrate how to make […]

RELEASE: Concordance Healthcare Solutions Announces Co-CEO/Presidents Retirements and New Leadership Appointments

ST. LOUIS, April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Concordance Healthcare Solutions LLC, one of the largest, independent, healthcare distributors in the U.S., today announced that Co-CEO/Presidents Roger Benzand Tom Harris have elected to retire. Benz will retire at the end of 2018 and Harris in mid-2019. At the time of Benz’s retirement, Harris will step into the role of CEO Emeritus until his mid-year departure. Upon their departures, both will continue to serve on the Senior Advisory Board and the following leadership promotions […]

RELEASE: Antibiotic use increases risk of severe viral disease in mice

People infected with West Nile virus can show a wide range of disease. Some develop life-threatening brain infections. Others show no signs of infection at all. One reason for the different outcomes may lie in the community of microbes that populate their intestinal tracts. A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that mice are more susceptible to severe West Nile disease if they have recently taken antibiotics that change the […]

One St. Louis County Council member hopes to bring awareness to the county’s opioid epidemic

The opioid crisis has been a constant topic within the United States and not just in big cities but also in the country’s schools and neighborhoods, now a St. Louis County councilman wants to help educate area parents in order to stop the spread of the epidemic. St. Louis County Councilman Mark Harder, who represents District 7, has been visiting various school districts within the area trying to get the message out to parents that […]

RELEASE: New Missouri health data resource unveiled

  ST. LOUIS, MO (March 21, 2018) – Community health improvement stakeholders and the public now have access to a unique tool to identify health factors and outcomes at the local level, with the launch of exploreMOhealth.org. The site, which is a product of a partnership among Missouri Foundation for Health, Missouri Hospital Association Health Institute, and the University of Missouri Extension Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems, includes the state’s county health dataset, combined with […]