(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 concerned vaping-related lung illnesses. Our new co-host — Dr. Fred Buckhold, a SLU Care general internist at SSM Health Saint Louis University — says he doesn't think health officials are overreacting to the hundreds of illnesses possibly linked to electronic cigarettes.
We also talk about the need to get a flu shot. SSM Health primary care physician Dr. Kristina Anderson tells us about some upcoming free flu vaccination clinics in the St. Louis area.
Plus, we talk with SLU Care pediatric allergy and immunology physician Dr. Bradley Becker at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital about a new peanut allergy treatment.
And since September was Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we visit with Dr. John Bedwinek, an oncologist at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital Lake Saint Louis, to find out about the latest in screening and treatments.
Listen to this weekend's show below: