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KCTV: Saint Luke's launches Cancer Diagnostic Center to get patients to treatment quicker
Dr. Timothy Pluard explains how Saint Luke’s has redesigned the cancer diagnostic process to better meet the needs of patients. 
Saint Luke's Health System Joins Thousands of Top U.S. Hospitals to Encourage Everyone to #MaskUp
Growing numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths are troubling; facemasks can slow the trend
KSHB: Fighting the pandemic and promising COVID-19 vaccines

The battle against the COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying as health officials beg the community to follow public health measures.

Health News You Can Use: Pregnancy in the Pandemic
On this week's Health News You Can Use we talk with Dr. Devon Ramaeker, Saint Luke's Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist, about COVID-19, pregnancy during the pandemic, and what expecting families need to know.
KSHB: Doctors worried by sharp rise in COVID-19 cases
Doctors and public health officials are alarmed at the surge of positive cases of COVID-19 in the Kansas City metro area.
Hedrick Medical Center Urges Residents to Wear Masks, Social Distance
Hedrick Medical Center is urging all residents in the Chillicothe, Missouri area to wear masks and socially distance from others when in public as the number of positive cases in Missouri reaches an all-time high.
The Beacon: Older adults in Kansas City are facing increased anxiety, depression during the pandemic
Amid the pandemic, many seniors are dealing with increased loneliness and depression. The Beacon talked to Dr. Kadie Harry and Saint Luke's Bishop Spencer Place about what they are seeing and how to help your loved ones.
KMBC: Pregnancy during a pandemic
Dr. Devon Ramaeker, Saint Luke's Maternal-Fetal Medicine physician, talks to KMBC about pregnancy during the pandemic and what expecting families should do. 
New Research Finds Promising Therapy to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
A new study co-authored by Saint Luke’s cardiologist James O’Keefe, MD suggests that therapies to block a hormone called TNF can greatly reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.