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New crosswalk designed to boost safety in Jefferson City

Councilman in Jefferson City are set to decide who the bid will go to for the Dunklin crosswalk project at tonight's meeting. Although public works officials say it's one of the small projects they are working on, they say it's extremely important because it invovles the safety of pedestrians.

Enterovirus

CDC

List of states with Enterovirus D68 grows

Indiana and Montana have joined the growing list of states with confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, health officials say.

Four children in Lake County were sickened by Enterovirus D68 and were treated at University of Chicago Hospital, according to a...

Measles

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Measles at Seattle airport investigated

Travelers who passed through the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport earlier this month may have been exposed to the highly contagious measles virus, local health officials say.

Yusuke Kirimoto

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From 'sumo wrestler' to distance runner

Yusuke Kirimoto was always overweight. When he visited his relatives in Japan, they would jokingly say, "the sumo wrestler is back." Their comments were meant to be funny, but Kirimoto still felt the sting.

Happy senior couple

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5 ways to think yourself well

There wasn't anything that could bring singer Pharrell Williams down in his hit song "Happy." Turns out he was on to something.

Enterovirus patient

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Enterovirus D68 confirmed in New York

More than a dozen cases of Enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in New York state, according to officials.

"EV-D68 is causing cases of severe respiratory illness ... sometimes resulting in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma," the NY...

Prescription Doctor

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Doc: Cancer-stricken employee laid off for benefits

A Pennsylvania oral surgeon who laid off a cancer-stricken employee had good intentions -- aiming to help the woman get unemployment benefits and focus on her treatment -- but now he is getting threats and verbal attacks on social media, according to...

Ebola virus

CDC

What if Ebola was airborne?

Today, the Ebola virus spreads only through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood and vomit. But some of the nation's top infectious disease experts worry that this deadly virus could mutate and be transmitted just by a cough or a sneeze.

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Doctors Without Borders, Liberia, Ebola outbreak

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Health centers can't keep up with Ebola

The number of new Ebola cases is growing faster than the ability of health officials to handle them, the head of the World Health Organization said Friday.

Cigarette in hand, smoking

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'Magic mushrooms' help smokers quit

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health. Remember, correlation is not causation -- so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.

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