(KMOX) — The most recent edition of Health Matters Presented by SSM Health provides KMOX listeners with an in-depth look at several hot button medical issues.
One of the big topics discussed in this week's show is a new cancer-fighting vaccine. Our co-host Dr. Fred Buckhold — a SLU Care general internist at SSM Health Saint Louis University — says it shows promise — but there is much more testing to be done.
We also talk about a new flu study underway at Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development where volunteers are actually given the influenza virus so researchers can study how the body deals with the virus. The goal is to create a universal flu vaccine that could last longer than just one year.
Plus, we talk with Dr. Nancy Bauer, a pediatric hospitalist at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital about seeing an increase in the number of children being brought in to the ER suffering from exposure to fentanyl.
And during this Breast Cancer Awareness Month — we talk with Heather Salazar, the founder of the Pink Ribbon Girls — which has teamed up with many local SSM Health hospitals to provide help and support to women with breast and gynecological cancers.
Listen to this weekend's show, here: