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Nasty Stomach Bug Becoming Far More Common

Posted: 02/26/2015 - A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem.

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Is Sugar As Addictive As Cocaine?

Posted: 02/25/2015 - Americans have a long-standing love affair with sugar, but cardiologist James O'Keefe, of St. Luke's Cardiovascular Consultants, says it goes one step further.

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Appeals Court Tosses Aggravated Assault Conviction Over HIV

Posted: 02/24/2015 - The attorney for a Kansas airman says a ruling by the nation's highest military court that reversed his client's conviction for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV will effectively end such prosecutions in the armed forces.

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MELISSA'S BLOG: Heart to Heart

Posted: 02/23/2015 - As February's Heart Month nears a close, Melissa shares two stories that carry an important message.

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Hand-Washing Dishes Could Help Protect Kids From Allergies

Posted: 02/23/2015 - A new study to lend support for the so-called "hygiene hypothesis" finds children are less likely to have allergies if they live in homes where dishes and food utensils are washed by hand rather than in a dishwasher.

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Spending Time In Sauna May Help You Live Longer

Posted: 02/23/2015 - A new study links long, hot sauna baths with benefits including fewer deaths from heart attacks, strokes, various heart-related conditions and other causes.

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Dietary Recommendations Offer New Advice On Eggs, Coffee, Sugar

Posted: 02/19/2015 - Recommendations Thursday from a government advisory committee call for an environmentally friendly diet lower in red and processed meats. But the panel would reverse previous guidance on limiting dietary cholesterol.

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'Nightmare' Superbug Kills 2 In Los Angeles

Updated: 02/19/2015 - The term "nightmare bacteria" does not bode well for the infected. That's what CDC epidemiologists call carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae which kills up to half the patients who contract them.

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St. Francis CEO Takes Job In KC

Updated: 02/18/2015 - Robert Erickson, CEO at St. Francis Health in Topeka since 2010, accepted a new position as CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Whooping Cough Confirmed At Wichita Heights High School

Updated: 02/12/2015 - There's a confirmed case of whooping cough at a Wichita high school. The principal at Wichita Heights says they're following District 259 and KDHE protocol to prevent an outbreak of this contagious disease.

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Stoned Driving on the Rise

Posted: 02/11/2015 - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration survey, conducted in 2013 and 2014, found that the number of drivers with marijuana in their systems grew by nearly 50 percent since 2007.

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