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KMBC: Braymer, Missouri, bus driver gets big homecoming after 266 days battling COVID-19
A Braymer, Missouri, bus driver, Phil has finally been discharged from Saint Luke's Rehabilitation Institute following a long battle with COVID-19. 
KSHB: COVID-19 patient gets surprise sendoff after 10 months in the hospital

Phil, a COVID-19 survivor is going home after nearly ten months in hospitals. He was surprised with a special send-off as he was discharged from

KMBC: Kansas City doctors push people to get flu shots as pandemic continues
Dr. Todd Fristo, family medicine physician at Saint Luke's Physician Group, talks about the importance of the flu vaccine this year. 
Health News You Can Use: Palliative Care & COVID-19
With the COVID pandemic, there has been a big increase in demand for palliative care in Kansas City and across the country.
KBIA: Missouri OBGYNs Are Worried About Rise in Severe Complications, Stillbirths in COVID-19 Positive Mothers
KBIA talked to Dr. Rebecca Hamel about the risks expecting mothers face with COVID-19 and why all women who are pregnant or hoping to become pregnant should get the vaccine as soon as possible. 
KMBC: Kansas City woman finds relief for chronic low back pain with implant procedure
KMBC talked to Dr. Jeffrey Foster about the innovative procedure that helped Linda find pain relief.
KSHB: Saint Luke's OBGYN pleads with expecting mothers to get vaccinated as many end up in ICU
KSHB talked to Dr. Rebecca Hamel about why pregnant mothers should get vaccinated as soon as possible with increased risks due to the emergence of the delta variant.
Today Online: How much exercise do we need to live longer?

To increase our chances for a long life, we probably should take at least 7,000 steps a day or play sports such as tennis, cycling, swimming, joggi

Healio: PRESERVED-HF: Dapagliflozin improves HFpEF symptoms at 12 weeks
Dapagliflozin improved symptoms and physical limitations in patients with heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction, according to results from the PRESERVED-HF trial.