St. Louis Department of Health http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis County boosts anti-mosquito efforts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-boosts-anti-mosquito-efforts <p>A big jump in human cases of West Nile Virus in Illinois, Texas and Arkansas is prompting St. Louis County to boost its spraying to combat mosquitoes.</p><p>"An extra team of vector control employees will spray strategic areas in the early morning hours this week to reduce the number of breeding adult mosquitoes and knock down any that may be carrying West Nile Virus," Vector Control Operations Manager Drew Hane said. That team is a supplement to evening and overnight spraying efforts.</p><p>The county health department is urging residents to take the following steps:</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 19:38:54 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4448 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County boosts anti-mosquito efforts Health Department: Teen birth rate down in St. Louis, follows national trend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/health-department-teen-birth-rate-down-st-louis-follows-national-trend <p>A new release out from the St. Louis Department of Health today says teen birth rates are down in the city of St. Louis. Here are a few by-the-numbers details for you from the Department:</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:25:48 +0000 Alex King 3469 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Health Department: Teen birth rate down in St. Louis, follows national trend Morning headlines: Thursday, October 27, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-october-27-2011 <p><strong>World Series Game 6 tonight at Busch after being postponed due to rain</strong></p><p>Last night, Major League Baseball officials postponed Game 6 of the World Series because of the rainy forecast. The Texas Rangers and the Cardinals will play tonight at Busch Stadium starting at 7:05 CST.</p><p>Texas leads the Series 3-2. If Game 7 is necessary, it will be played tomorrow night at Busch.</p><p><strong>E. coli outbreak in St. Louis County</strong></p> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:22:43 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2344 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, October 27, 2011 Mo. included in four recalls http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-included-four-recalls <p>Consumers in Missouri and Illinois are being asked to check their pantries, refrigerators and freezers for four products that have been recalled by their producers.</p><p>According to information distributed by the St. Louis Department of Health, the recalls include:</p> Tue, 04 Oct 2011 13:27:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2178 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. included in four recalls Morning headlines: St. Louis County's anti-smoking campaign, new safeguards at Lincoln County prison, Express Scripts new facility http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-st-louis-countys-anti-smoking-campaign-new-safeguards-lincoln-county-prison <ul><li>St. Louis county will&nbsp;begin it's anti-smoking campaign next week, just as the the countywide <a href="http://library3.municode.com/default-test/template.htm?view=browse&amp;doc_action=setdoc&amp;doc_keytype=tocid&amp;doc_key=280812aae7c7746015218f21356f8d85&amp;infobase=11512">smoking ban </a>is about to take effect Jan. 2. <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_accf5ec9-8c19-592a-acd1-ae0a853c9059.html">The Post-Dispatch says </a>in March&nbsp;the county was awarded a $7.6 million federal stimulus grant to fight smoking. The county's first effort will be a 15 month, $2 million media campaign urging people to stop smoking and to explain the ins and outs of the forthcoming ban. Dr. Delores Gunn, director of the <a href="http://www.stlouisco.com/doh/">St. Louis County health department </a>says that until now, Missouri has been 48th in the nation on spending for smoking prevention and cessation programs.</li></ul><blockquote><p>"We spend $400 million a year in Medicaid in Missouri to treat illnesses related to smoking and secondhand smoke." -Dr. Delores Gunn in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.</p></blockquote><ul><li><a href="http://www.express-scripts.com/">Express Scripts </a>is planning to announce today that it will build a third office building at its headquarters complex in north St. Louis county. The company says the project will increase its economic impact in the region, which was more than $986 million in 2010. Express Scripts says it will also release an independent academic study on its economic impact in Missouri.</li><li>The <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_accf5ec9-8c19-592a-acd1-ae0a853c9059.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports </a>that nearly $190 dollars in safeguards have been installed at the Lincoln County jail. This after two federal prisoners escaped last month. Among the new safeguards is a new camera system. The <a href="http://www.lcsdmo.com/homepage.html">Sheriff's department </a>hopes the changes will allow them to resume housing federal prisoners. John Wesley Jones, a suspect in the multimillion-dollar ATM Solutions robbery in St. Louis, and Corey Durand Cross escaped through a drop ceiling. They were recaptured within days of the jail break.</li></ul><p> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 15:22:50 +0000 Julie Bierach 144 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: St. Louis County's anti-smoking campaign, new safeguards at Lincoln County prison, Express Scripts new facility