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N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

Missouri proposes ban on pot companies paying taxes in cash

Arkansas Department of Human Services to shutter 4 offices

  DHS takes temporary control of Lexington Place Healthcare and Rehab; facility still in receivership

Missouri health chief thinks abortion clinic deal possible

  Anxiety, panic disorder medication recalled over potential foreign substance

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  DEA approves vaping pens, e-cigs for Drug Take-Back drop-off

Report: Obesity rising among Arkansas state, school workers

J&J agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices

  First vaping-related death reported in Tennessee

JPD holding E-Cig & Vape ‘take back’

  Lawmakers, hospital officials work to better serve Northeast Arkansas

Trump signs Autism CARES Act

The bill will bring more funding to research.

Tennessee lawmakers split on red flag laws as gun violence survivor pleads for action

Gun control has the Tennessee delegation at odds on Capitol Hill in Washington.

CVS removing Zantac from stores amid cancer worries

The move comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said acid-reducing medicines with ranitidine contain low levels of an impurity that could cause cancer.

Southeast nursing students achieve perfect pass rate on licensure exam

Southeast said this is not the first time their Department of Nursing graduates have received the high score.

4 families sue over Missouri vaccine requirements

  Arkansas Senate leader proposes new vaping tax, regulations

Some young adults may not be immune from the mumps

  Tests of Overton Park lake water find algae toxins that could be harmful to dogs

More than 2,100 seek to operate medical marijuana facilities

About 25,000 pounds of raw beef recalled

Can nicotine help patients suffering from memory loss?

While a cure is the ultimate hope, some are researching ways to delay the start of the disease.

Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout from quitting family planning program

Planned Parenthood and several other providers withdrew from the Title X program rather than comply with a newly implemented rule prohibiting participating clinics from referring women for abortions.

Tyson recalling nearly 40,000 lbs. of chicken patties due to foreign matter contamination

The USDA classifies the health risk as "high."

US makes new push for graphic warning labels on cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed 13 new warnings that would appear on all cigarettes, including images of cancerous neck tumors, diseased lungs and feet with amputated toes.

  Healthy sleep habits are the key to a successful school year, says pediatrician

Hugs and high fives can get any kid’s day going on the right foot, but doctors say sleep is the key to a successful school year.

  World’s first voice box reconstruction performed in Memphis

A team of doctors at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital are making history.

More people are dying from drugs in urban areas than in rural ones, CDC says

The conclusion reverses a trend for most of the last decade, in which there were more drug overdose deaths in rural areas of the country.

Fayette County teen recovering from nearly fatal blood clot likely caused by birth control

A rare complication from birth control nearly took the life of a Fayette County teen.

City of Jonesboro opening cooling centers

The City of Jonesboro is opening cooling centers for the public to use during the excessive heatwave.

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates.

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer’s

People with high genetic risk and poor health habits were about three times more likely to develop dementia versus those with low genetic risk and good habits, researchers reported Sunday.

1st baby in US born from dead donor’s transplanted womb

These transplants were pioneered by a Swedish doctor who did the first successful one five years ago.

Stevie Wonder says he’s getting a kidney transplant in fall

The 69-year-old music legend said he was speaking out to quell rumors and sought to reassure fans that he would be okay.

Southeast Mo. counties pre-file for medical marijuana applications

Several southeast Missouri counties pre-filed for medical marijuana applications.

  Woman dies after contracting flesh eating bacteria

Woman dies after contracting flesh eating bacteria

Fisher-Price recalls over 70k infant sleepers due to risk of death

The company's newest recall marks its exit from selling inclined sleep products completely.

  U.S. measles count reaches 1,077

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday reported 1,077 measles cases this year through June 20, up 33 from the last update.

‘Lactation pod’ to give privacy for mothers at FedExForum

Shelby County and the Memphis Grizzlies are working with Mamava to open "lactation pods" at FedExForum.

Missouri denies clinic’s abortion license

Missouri's health department has declined to renew a license to perform abortions for the state's lone clinic, but the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate can continue to perform the procedure for now

Le Bonheur named Best Children’s Hospital

For the ninth year, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has been named one of the Best Children’s Hospitals in the U.S.

Frozen spinach recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

Sprouts Farmers Market of Phoenix, Arizona recalled frozen cut leaf spinach conventional and organic 16 ounce bags. They were manufactured by National Frozen Foods of Oregon.

  Kroger to begin selling CBD products in 17 states including Kentucky, Indiana

The Kroger Co. is joining the growing list of retailers selling CBD products.

Missouri AG Eric Schmitt expands opioid lawsuit

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has filed a motion to add more claims to Missouri’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and other defendants.

  West Nile discovered in mosquitoes in Shelby County

The mosquitoes were found in the 38115 and 38118 zip codes and are the first traces of the virus to be found in the county in 2019.

Judge says Missouri clinic can keep providing abortions

St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer ruled Friday, just hours before the St. Louis Planned Parenthood clinic’s license to perform abortions was set to expire.

Doctors want office at site of former church on Main Street

Scott McDaniel on behalf of Dr. Spencer Guinn, appeared before the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday to ask for a sidewalk exemption on a new doctor's office they're planning to build.

Planned Parenthood: Missouri’s last abortion clinic may shut down

Planned Parenthood says Missouri's only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week.

Veterans serving veterans at the VA in Poplar Bluff

Libby Johnson and Patricia Hall answered the call to serve our country and returned to service after retirement.

62,000 lbs. of beef products recalled amid E. coli concerns

Aurora Packing Company, Inc., of North Aurora, Ill., is recalling about 62,112 pounds of raw beef products out of concerns that the products may be contaminated with E. coli.

First responders use phone feature to help save lives

First responders use "Medical ID" to get important health information from patients.

  Time runs out on Mo. drug monitoring bill, supporters still fighting

A Missouri bill that will likely not make it across the finish line this year is the ‘Narcotics Control Act,’ but supporters of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program are not giving up the fight.

Planned Parenthood condemns abortion ban approved by Mo Senate

The organization called the bill dangerous and extreme.

  Georgia’s Republican Gov. Kemp signs early abortion ban

The bill will ban abortions at around six weeks of pregnancy.

Shelby County prepares for potential measles cases amid nationwide outbreak

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is holding a news conference Friday morning regarding the county’s preparation efforts amid the measles outbreak.

Heart donor’s family meets recipient at Cardinals game

Donovan Bulger’s family was there to honor him and it turns out the recipient of his heart was also at the game.

  D.O. Day celebrated at Arkansas State University

Medical students listen to professionals

  Have bad breath? You could be making it worse. Here’s how.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, up to 80 million people suffer from halitosis, or chronic bad breath.

Doctor suggests smiling to help heart health

Smiling may reduce stress and benefit our heart health, according to doctors.

GRAPHIC: FDA warns against using ‘vampire plasma’ to reverse aging

The movement to look and feel younger continues to be big business – but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down.

30,000 pounds of ground beef recalled due to extraneous material contamination

These products could be in your freezer.

Experts suggest ‘Tech Training Wheels’ for young children

If a child is too young for a connected device, there are some toys that can act as 'tech training wheels'.

  Special Olympics couple to tie the knot

A surprise proposal took place Saturday morning during a Zumba class at a YMCA.

Apps help fight winter blues

There are apps that can help turn that frown upside down, and help fight the winter blues.

Doctors create quick simple quiz to help others identify heart attack risk factors

One website offered a short and simple quiz to help identify risk factors for a heart attack.

  Ozzy Osbourne hospitalized with flu complications

It was announced last week that the United Kingdom and European leg of Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tours2 tour was postponed because of doctors' orders.

FDA: Six patients reportedly die due to defibrillator malfunction, Stryker recalls

The device reportedly locks up after shock.

Suicide rates among Marines, Navy reached 10-year high in 2018

Many of the cases are young Marines who have not been deployed overseas nor been in combat, a situation that has also been seen in other military branches.

Arkansas judge temporarily blocks abortion billing limits

A judge has temporarily blocked Arkansas regulators from imposing billing restrictions on three abortion providers, citing concerns about the constitutionality of the billing law.

Study finds one workout can have prolonged effects on metabolism

One study found that a single workout can boost a person's metabolis

  Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

After a young man, 23, died in a car accident, his kidney donation saved his father’s life

The 23-year-old's heart, liver and second kidney will be donated to other patients in need.

Arkansas health official resigns over abortion clinic vote

An Arkansas Board of Health member has resigned after the panel ruled that three clinics violated a state law barring them from charging a patient seeking an abortion for related services during the wait period before the procedure.

Man goes through drastic transformation after change in lifestyle

One trainer, who lost a drastic amount of weight, encouraged others to strive towards their goal through a lifestyle change.

Boy, 9, saves grandfather’s life during diabetic episode

The 9-year-old was in the backseat of the car, waiting for his grandfather to start it up and head out for some pizza, when something went wrong.

Couple grateful for Apple watch that alerted them to husband’s irregular heartbeat

The man thought he was experiencing anxiety around traveling for the holidays, but his watch alerted him it was actually something much more serious.

Strips that can test for fentanyl touted for overdose-reduction potential

Street drugs have been known to be laced with the powerful opioid, making overdose an even greater risk.

Woman in her 20s finds life-threatening blood clot

A medical emergency struck a woman in her twenties from Michigan, seemingly out of the blue.

Fitness apps help with new year’s resolutions

It's time for New Year's resolutions, and apps can help with reaching health eating and workout goals.