I anchor the 5pm and 10pm newscasts at KSDK in my hometown of St. Louis, Mo.

Tonight: Implant could be the answer to the opioid epidemic

ksdk.com — Opioid addiction rates are at an all-time high. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, nearly 2.5 million Americans are addicted to opioids, like heroin and prescription painkillers. Right now, the Food and Drug Administration is considering a device that could help opioid addicts fight their disease.

Sunday: Two heroes saving babies lives

ksdk.com — They are two special people taking care of St. Louis' sickest infants. She cares for premature babies in the hospital room while he takes care of them in the operating room. Together, they're saving lives in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), but they're not just partners at workthey're also partners at home.

Talking to your kids about sexual abuse

ksdk.com — Local child abuse experts say most children don't speak up about sexual abuse. In fact, 74% of child sexual abuse victims end up disclosing by accident. Social worker, Dorothy Haskell, says to start the conversation with your child, ask if they know a particular sexual abuse suspect that has you alarmed.

Cracking the Secret Codes Kids Use on Social Media

wltx.com — And in the a high tech world where smartphones take the place of face to face conversations, parents know it's hard to keep track of kids on social media. Officer Neupert says it's what parents don't know that can be an even bigger problem.

Cracking the secret codes kids use on social media

12news.com — Social media, it's hard to find a tween or teen who doesn't use it. But did you know there's a secret code they use to communicate? A code that's main objective is to "KPC" - Keep Parents Clueless. Five On Your Side's Ann Allred is helping parents crack the secret code.

Cracking the secret codes kids use on social media

11alive.com — ST. LOUIS -- Social media, it's hard to find a tween or teen who doesn't use it. But did you know there's a secret code they use to communicate? A code that's main objective is to "KPC" - Keep Parents Clueless. Five On Your Side's Ann Allred is helping parents crack the secret code.

Zapping nerves offers major pain relief

ksdk.com — Monday night at 10 p.m., 5 On Your Side's Anne Allred introduces us to a new non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that is said to offer relief to patients suffering joint pain. A new non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure offers relief to patients who suffer from severe joint pain.

Cracking the secret codes kids use on social media

ksdk.com — The days of passing notes in class are gone. Today's kids text, tweet and send pictures to communicate. It can be a challenge for parents to keep up with technology, let alone making sure their kids are save on social media. One reason is that tweens and teens are using a different language to communicate.

Exhausted Parents Turn to “Baby Whisperer”

ksdk.com — Handling a newborn can be exhausting! But what if you had a little help to get your baby back on track with a decent sleep schedule? Parents rejoice! NewsChannel 5 reveals the lady that's known to work wonders Today at 4pm. Read or Share this story: http://www.ksdk.com/story/life/2015/11/23/what-is-a-baby-concierge/76262450/

Bankruptcy or death: The high cost of fighting cancer

ksdk.com — KSDK - One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer. But because of medication costs, a recent study found that up to 20 percent of cancer patients don't take the prescriptions they need. The Mayo Clinic recently published a letter signed by 118 leading oncologists in the country.
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May 26, 2016

@GusGusFunBus that's my daughters exact stats- so glad to hear inspiration from you about your child

May 08, 2016

NICU dream team-taking care of premature babies-plus, they're married! Watch tonight @ksdknews 10pm @BarnesJewish https://t.co/Dx6WfDfGYQ

May 07, 2016

Thankful & totally grossed out by @DanaDeanKSDK when she gave me a manual snot sucker for the baby... I had no idea! https://t.co/Z6DqS9UH6H


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