Washington University is hosting a conference tomorrow afternoon on public health challenges in the 21st century.
Melissa Jonson-Reid directs Wash U's Brown Center for Violence and Injury Prevention.
She says one challenge the conference will take on is the problem of violence in St. Louis, and the role local public health professionals can play in addressing it.
Giving women free access to contraception can dramatically reduce abortion rates.
That's the finding of a new study out today from Washington University School of Medicine.
Researchers gave more than 9,000 St. Louis-area women free birth control for three years.
Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 10:24 am
To protect children against whooping cough, doctors recommend five shots of vaccine before they turn 7.
But what happens after that? How long does the protection last?
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