Saint Louis, MO Health


Onion recall impacts St. Louis supply chain

ST. LOUIS – Onions are a key part of the menu at The Fountain on Locust. “Most of our soups which is kind of what people will drive hours for, have onions somewhere in the recipe,” Danni Eickenhorst, the owner of the Fountain on Locust said. “We’ve definitely been impacted by this onion recall.”

Saint Louis Closet Co. Donates $3,219.00 To The Bennett Project, Providing Support For Children With Pediatric Cancer

MAPLEWOOD – Saint Louis Closet Co. donated $3,219.00 to The Bennett Project through their monthly giveback effort, Closets for a Cause . This donation will assist the company’s mission to provide support for children with pediatric cancer and their families throughout the St. Louis region. This amount is a direct result of a percentage of gross sales made throughout September 2021. Saint Louis Closet Co. has currently donated $63,195.65 to multiple local nonprofits. This month, Continue Reading
St. Louis American

Alzheimer’s Association to hold 2021 Walk to end Alzheimer’s disease

More than six million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease, which is a leading cause of death in the nation. More than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Alzheimer’s Association will hold the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on...

Godfrey Women’s Club Christmas Carousel on again after year off due to COVID-19

The Godfrey Women’s Club Christmas Carousel is back but will be a little different than in previous years. Due to the pandemic it will not be held at Lewis & Clark Community College. This year’s location is 96 Northport Drive, Alton, in the former Dora’s Spinning Wheel building across from Sherwin-Williams. The dates for this year’s shopping experience will be Thursday, Nov. 4; Friday, Nov. 5; and Saturday, Nov. 6. Shopping hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
West Newsmagazine

Mask mandate prevails in Chesterfield public buildings

An effort to allow citizens and employees to choose whether or not to wear a mask inside city buildings has fallen flat in Chesterfield. Chesterfield City Council member Aaron Wahl (Ward 2) made the recommendation at the body’s Oct. 18 meeting. He started off by saying, "This is not a political statement."

SIUE’s Santos Uses Research To Support The Fight Against Malaria

EDWARDSVILLE – The World Health Organization’s endorsement of the use of the RTS'S malaria vaccine in children is groundbreaking in the fight against the deadly disease, even in spite of its modest effectiveness rate. That’s why the vaccine will be part of a broader arsenal of malaria prevention tools including one Ellen Santos, PhD, assistant professor in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Department of Applied Health, is working to improve.

Missouri Minute: White House announces COVID vaccine plan for kids; group looks to block St. Louis taxing district

Smaller needles will be going into smaller arms as early as next month if all goes according to a White House plan laid out Wednesday. Federal officials announced the roadmap to vaccinating the country’s 5- to 11-year-olds, with formal approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine expected as soon as a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meeting in early November. The news comes as regulators authorize mixing and matching boosters, allowing vaccine recipients to get a booster of a different vaccine than their original shot. Health experts are hoping for fewer infections as colder weather and flu season arrive. In St. Louis, a group has filed a lawsuit to block a downtown district from imposing its annual tax. Opponents of the Downtown Community Improvement District say the tax, which collects more than $3 million per year from downtown property owners to fund beautification and safety, is “unlawful and outrageous.” Meanwhile, low-income homeowners in Kansas City are dealing with a whole different beast. Some homeowners complain that even minor code violations can land them in court with fines. Low-income residents often lack the funds to make the fixes that the city requires, and fines induce further financial burden.

Pandemic economic recovery is still years away for low- and moderate-income families

The economic disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic are far from over for many low- to moderate-income families and organizations that serve them. That’s according to the results of a nationwide survey conducted by the Federal Reserve System’s community development function, led by experts from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’s Institute for Economic Equity.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

How to treat sinusitis without antibiotics

Q: When I get a cold, I often have sinus pressure. How do I know when it’s time to see my doctor for an antibiotic?. A: In previous times, a sinus infection meant a trip to the doctor for antibiotics. But we now know that strategy is usually a waste of time. Most cases of sinusitis are associated with viral infections, which are bulletproof to antibiotics.