(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 study showing how owning a dog may increase your lifespan. SLU Care cardiologist Dr. Michael Lim at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital tells us exactly what this new research found.
We also talk about a new study that finds a lack of sleep could increase our risk for cancer and early death. We get the details from Dr. Thomas Siler, a sleep medicine physician with SSM Health Sleep Services and Medical Director at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles.
Plus, we talk with a breast surgeon for SSM Health Medical Group — Dr. Aislinn Vaughan — about October being Breast Cancer Awareness month.
And our co-host — Dr. Fred Buckhold, a general internist at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, explains why sexually transmitted diseases remain up in the St. Louis area and what needs to be done to address the issue.
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