Centers for Disease Control http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri childhood vaccination rates still below average http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-childhood-vaccination-rates-still-below-average <p>Missouri is still near the bottom of the pack when it comes to childhood vaccination rates.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/stats-surv/nis/default.htm#nis">results of the CDC's annual National Immunization Survey</a> show about 68 percent of children under age 3 got <a href="http://health.mo.gov/living/wellness/immunizations/">all the required vaccinations </a>in 2011. That's about the same as in 2010, and up from 56 percent in 2009.</p><p>In Illinois, vaccination rates fell from about 75 percent in 2010 to about 72 percent in 2011.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 19:40:43 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4520 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri childhood vaccination rates still below average Mo. jumps 11 spots in toddler immunization rankings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-jumps-11-spots-toddler-immunization-rankings-still-has-long-way-go <p>Missouri is doing a better job of getting toddlers vaccinated for childhood diseases.</p><p><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/stats-surv/imz-coverage.htm">Results of the CDC&rsquo;s National Immunization Survey</a> show Missouri rose from last in the rankings in <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5936a2.htm">2009</a> up to 39<sup>th </sup><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6034a2.htm?s_cid=mm6034a2_e&amp;source=govdelivery">last year</a>.</p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 20:46:47 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1979 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. jumps 11 spots in toddler immunization rankings Study: Fewer smokers in the Show-Me state http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/study-fewer-smokers-show-me-state <p><em><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kcur/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1844020/KCUR.News/Fewer.Missourians.Lighting.Up">Reporting from KCUR&#39;s Elana Gordon used in this report</a>.</em></p> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 22:18:06 +0000 KCUR 1929 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Study: Fewer smokers in the Show-Me state Morning headlines: Monday, June 20, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-june-20-2011 <p><strong>St. Louis Industrial Fire Forces Evacuations Near Hampton</strong></p><p><strong><em>Updated 4:35 p.m. - </em></strong>All three firefighters were released from the hospital around noon.</p><p>A five-alarm fire&nbsp;in the 2100 block of Clifton at&nbsp;Chemisphere Corp., a solvent distributor, was reported at about 2:30 this morning, and was under control by 6 a.m.</p><p>St. Louis Fire Captain Dan Sutter said a few minor injuries were reported&nbsp;.</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:31:49 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1460 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, June 20, 2011 Landline use falling by the wayside in Mo., Ill. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/landline-use-falling-wayside-mo-ill <p>If you use a cellphone instead of a landline, you aren&rsquo;t alone. More people are dropping their landlines in exchange for a cellphone-only existence.</p><p>The federal <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention </a>released <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr039.pdf">estimates </a>today showing a two year increase in Missouri and Illinois households making the switch to cellphones.</p><p><strong>In Missouri:</strong></p> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 20:55:55 +0000 Ettie Berneking & The Associated Press 996 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Landline use falling by the wayside in Mo., Ill.