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CDC investigating heart inflammation following COVID-19 vaccine

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss a higher than usual number of cases of heart inflammation reported following COVID-19 vaccinations. The CDC has identified 226 reports of a heart condition called myocarditis following the shots in...
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New virus death cited in county

WOOD RIVER — One new COVID-19 related death was reported late Thursday by the Madison County Health Department. According to the MCHD, the deceased was a man in her 50s. The death was also reported Wednesday by the Illinois Department of Public Health. To date, 504 people in the county...
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'You did it, Illinois'

WOOD RIVER — After nearly 16 months of COVID-19 precautions, closures and often evolving regulations, on Friday the Riverbend — and the rest of Illinois — will fully reopen. “You did it, Illinois,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday. “As we take this next step forward, let’s do so with a...
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East Alton mom joins effort to help children with Down syndrome

An East Alton mom is raising funds for the Step Up For Down Syndrome walk on Sunday (June 13) in St. Louis’ Forest Park. Kylie Rice was 12 weeks pregnant when she found out her daughter Cambria would be born with Trisomy 21, the most common of three types of Down syndrome. The presence of an extra chromosome causes developmental delays in Down syndrome children.

White House Launches Challenge, SIUE Commits to Action

EDWARDSVILLE – Continuing its unwavering commitment to preserving the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and surrounding community members, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has joined the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge. SIUE is among nearly 300 colleges and universities participating in the growing initiative, launched by the Biden Administration in...

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Offers Tips for Preventing and Recognizing Heatstroke

O’FALLON – With the expected high temperatures this weekend and people start to get back to typical summer activities like swimming, yard work, golf and many others all need to be cautious of the possibility of heatstroke. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital recommends taking the following measures to prevent heatstroke, which could cause serious complications or death:
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Get a whiter smile in just five minutes with Power Swabs

ST. LOUIS — If your teeth are yellowing due to coffee, tea, red wine, or smoking, this one’s for you. Power Swabs works in just five minutes to give you that whiter smile you always wanted. If you call right now, you can take advantage of Power Swabs’ amazing 40%...
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St. Louis County looks at incentivizing COVID vaccines with $100 gift cards

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. — From marijuana, to beer, and even guns, municipalities across the country are now offering incentives to motivate people to get a COVID vaccine. St. Louis County councilwoman Sholanda Webb is behind an idea to give $100 in gift cards to people who are on the fence about getting the shot. She said the cards could come from grocery stores, gas stations, or local businesses. Nearly $800,000 in federal funds from the American Recovery Plan Act would help fund the gift card rollout, meaning thousands of people could get the late incentive.