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VFW Magazine: Get Vaccinated to Prevent Shingles
About one in three Americans will develop shingles in his or her lifetime. VFW Magazine talked Dr. Todd Fristo about the importance of getting vaccinated and who is most at risk.
KSHB: Kansas raises awareness for Birth Defects Prevention Month
January is Birth Defects Prevention Month. KSHB talked to Dr. Tara Chettiar about what mothers can start doing to help have a healthy baby before they become pregnant.
KMBC: Saint Luke's first baby of 2020 arrives at Saint Luke's North Hospital
Saint Luke's delivered one of the very first babies of the New Year in the Kansas City area. Baby Nola's proud parents talked to KMBC about the happy surprise.
Hedrick Medical Center Medical Staff Announces New Scholarship Opportunity
The scholarship will be named the Harkness Scholarship, after Dr. James A. Harkness, a former Chillicothe physician and Chief of Staff at Hedrick Medical Center.
KMBC: Best of 2019: Baby born early graduates from NICU at Saint Luke's East Hospital
As the year comes to an end, KMBC highlighted its favorite stories from 2019, including one story about a special graduation walk for one baby who beat the odds. 
Kansas City Business Journal: 5 questions with Saint Luke's cardiologist that co-led groundbreaking new study
Dr. John Spertus talks to the Kansas City Business Journal about his new groundbreaking ISCHEMIA study and how precision medicine will change the business of cardiology.
FOX4: Health officials see rise in flu cases across Kansas City
The U.S. is experiencing the earliest flu season in 15 years, and local health officials are seeing a rise in the number of cases. FOX4 talked to Dr. Ryan Gallagher about how to protect yourself and when you should go to the hospital.
FOX4: Michigan man now able to spend more time with family after heart transplant at Saint Luke's
One man is grateful to be alive, thanks to the gift of a life-saving heart transplant at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute. FOX4 talked to Gary Pitsch about why he chose to travel all the way to Kansas City for a new heart.
Saint Luke’s Security Officer Brings the Joy of Christmas to Smallest, Most Vulnerable Patients
Each December, Sgt. Anthony Cook trades out his security uniform for a special red and white suit to bring some holiday cheer to families in the NICU.