The St. Louis County Health Department is encouraging people in high risk groups to get vaccinated against pneumonia this flu season. Officials are concerned the new swine flu strain could lead to more pneumonia cases than normal.
The department recommends children five years and younger and adults older than 65 get vaccinated. It is making the recommendations in accord with the Centers for Disease Control.
Poplar Bluff, Mo. – A town hall forum on health care that U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill held Monday in southeastern Missouri started with a standing ovation from the overflow crowd. But almost immediately, the event was punctuated with shouts and jeers.
The Democrat spent much of her time in Poplar Bluff trying to reassure wary constituents that the federal government will not run roughshod over the nation's health care system.
St. Louis, MO – Schnucks Markets is opening Culinaria Tuesday on the ground floor of the Ninth Street Garage at the corner of 9th and Olive Streets. The 27,000 square foot facility is the first of its kind downtown since 1985.
Kevin Farrell with the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis says the new store is a big step for the downtown region - and it's 12,000 residents.
Clinical trials of a vaccine for swine flu began at St. Louis University Monday. The Center for Vaccine Development is one of eight U.S. sites testing dosage amounts and whether the vaccine can be given along with a yearly flu shot.
Lead investigator Dr. Sharon Frey said initial results could be available in a few weeks and a vaccine could be ready by early fall.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Partisan rancor continues to surround the selection of agents to run Missouri's motor vehicle offices, despite efforts to reshape the process and remove the politics.
For decades, governors from both parties have used license offices to reward allies and campaign donors. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has pledged to change that and is using competitive bidding instead. But that has not eliminated the controversy.
St. Louis – Protesters are demanding justice for a man who claims he was injured during a melee that erupted at Democratic Congressman Russ Carnahan's health care forum last week.
Six people were arrested after the event Thursday in Mehlville, including a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter.
Kenneth Gladney of St. Louis claims members of the Service Employees International Union attacked him. However members of the union, which supports President Obama's health care plans, say the politically conservative Gladney initiated the fight.