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PHOTO: Dr. Corey Iqbal holds 1-month-old twins Kerlin and Orlando Morales-Botello, the first patients at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., to undergo a state-of-the-art procedure to treat a potentially fatal complication while in-utero. Photo courtesy of J. Salazar.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – When a family is expecting twins, the joy is multiplied, but so are the potential complications. That's why one Missouri hospital is now leading the way with a potentially life-saving procedure performed before the babies are born. Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome is a ...Read More

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PHOTO: October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the three "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" events across the state this weekend are expected to raise $800,000 to help fight the disease. Photo courtesy of American Cancer Society.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Breast cancer awareness means more than just sporting a pink ribbon; it means knowing what the risk factors are and taking steps to reduce those within one's control. That's the message from cancer experts, who urge Missourians to take charge of their breast health. Kansas City ...Read More

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PHOTO: This Halloween, signs displaying teal pumpkins and real pumpkins painted teal will indicate houses that are handing out allergy-safe, non-food items, in an effort to include more children in the fall festivities. Photo credit: Nancy Gregory, Food Allergy Research and Education.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A bag of Halloween candy isn't all treats for the one in 13 U.S. kids who suffer from food allergies, which is why one group is working to make this year's holiday a little less tricky. Veronica LaFemina, vice president of communications with "Food Allergy Research and Educatio...Read More

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PHOTO: Through Project RISE, young adults with disabilities are able to gain hands-on work experience, both in paid and volunteer positions, throughout Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Photo courtesy of K. Smith.

KANSAS CITY - From guest services to human resources, education, and transportation, dozens of young adults are proving that disabilities don't mean they can't find or keep a job. They are part of an innovative program at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Kathy Smith is the program manager fo...Read More

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PHOTO: Today's high-tech vehicles offer many enhanced features like navigation systems and back-up cameras, and safety experts encourage older Missourians to take a refresher course to make sure they know how to use the tools properly. Photo credit: Chrissie Klinger/Morguefile.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While many Missourians think of "driver's ed" as something for teenagers, experts say a refresher course makes good safety and financial sense for those who have had their driver's licenses for several decades. Mary Tillman, state coordinator of the AARP Missouri Driver Safety Pr...Read More

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PHOTO: Every October, hundreds of products are sold bearing breast cancer awareness ribbons, but is awareness enough to eradicate the disease? Photo credit: SDRandCo/

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – From bagels to bags, pizza boxes to pajamas, 'tis the season when pink ribbon products pile up on store shelves across Missouri. But one group says if the goal is to one day eradicate breast cancer, it's important to "Think Before You Pink." Karuna Jaggar, executive d...Read More

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GRAPHIC: Proximity to a high-risk chemical facility is part of the school day for 19.6 million kids who attend schools in so-called vulnerability zones, according to a new report. Image courtesy of Center for Effective Government.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Schools are supposed to be a safe place to learn, but a new report finds that hundreds of thousands of Missouri kids attend schools inside what chemical companies call a "vulnerability zone." The level of risk associated with a particular chemical facility has to do with the q...Read More

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PHOTO: Booster seats can reduce injuries during a car crash by 45 percent, but a new survey finds a majority of parents move their children to seat belts before they're big enough. Photo credit: M. Shand.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Kids often want to act like grownups, but experts say having children ride in cars the way mom and dad do is something that should be put off as long as possible. A new study from Safe Kids Worldwide found that the majority of parents are moving their children to seat belts be...Read More

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