Rollout of medical marijuana will take several months
Nov08

Rollout of medical marijuana will take several months

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri has joined the long list of states allowing medical marijuana, but it’ll likely be late next year at the earliest before people with cancer, HIV and other serious ailments will be able to obtain it. Missouri became the 31st state to approve medical marijuana when voters on Tuesday approved Amendment 2 . Voters likely expedited the implementation process by rejecting two competing medical marijuana...

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Black Health Exams Matter
Oct18

Black Health Exams Matter

WELLS GOODFELLOW – As Breast Cancer Awareness activities wind down this month, health experts warn African-American women to continue to be diligent with self-exams and testing. A 2018 report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology showed that although black women and white women get cancer at about the same rate, African-American women are 20 to 40 percent more likely to die from the disease. This has prompted the...

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Making Sure Bikes are Shared North Too
Oct11

Making Sure Bikes are Shared North Too

JEFFVANDERLOU – When Lime Bikes made their big debut at the intersection of N. Grand and Page this spring, the bikes and scooters appeared to be there on accident.  Five or six of the neon yellow and green bikes were lined up and many prospective bikers were unsure of how these bikes got into the neighborhood.  At that time, the question was simple: can we ride them? “The target neighborhoods are areas of the city where...

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North City Urgent Care Center May Close
Sep14

North City Urgent Care Center May Close

HAMILTON HEIGHTS — The owner of North City Urgent Care fears the health care facility may have to close its doors after five years in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood. According to owner Dr. Sonny Saggar, the north side clinic sees only a handful of patients a day, which he says isn’t enough to make a profit, despite being one of the few health care clinics in north city. South St. Louis, in comparison, has more than a...

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