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5 Ways To Fight The Flu

Updated: 01/10/2014 - It seems like the flu is everywhere this year. The CDC said it saw widespread flu activity in 35 states, including Kansas, last week, up from 25 states the previous week.

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Family Honors Legacy Of Loved One Lost To Cancer

Updated: 01/10/2014 - Lisa Chapman lost her battle against breast cancer last September at the age of 36. Her cousin wanted to find a way to teach her own children how they could recognize Lisa's legacy.

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Just 1 In 4 Young Teens Meet Fitness Guidelines

Posted: 01/08/2014 - The results are based on about 800 kids who self-reported their activity levels and had physical exams as part of the 2012 National Youth Fitness Survey.

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Racism May Cause African-American Men To Age Faster

Posted: 01/08/2014 - Research conducted on African-American men showed that those who experienced the greatest amounts of discrimination and showed the strongest negative attitudes against their own racial group had shorter telomere lengths, a sign of cellular aging.

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Red Light, Green Light: Food Choice Made Easier

Posted: 01/07/2014 - Massachusetts General Hospital's cafeteria got an overhaul. Healthy items were labeled with a "green light," less healthy items were labeled with a "yellow light," and unhealthy items were labeled with a "red light."

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Paleo Diet Ranks Last On Best Diets List

Updated: 01/07/2014 - Followers of the Paleo Diet may go prehistoric on U.S. News & World Report this week. The publication has ranked the controversial diet last on its "Best Diets Overall" list for 2014.

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Kidney Stones: 'Worse Than Childbirth'

Posted: 01/06/2014 - Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos was recently flown off the Galapagos Islands on an Ecuadorian navy helicopter, authorities there said, after the CEO was struck by renal colic .

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Concussion Recovery In Kids May Be Slowed By Homework, Video Games

Updated: 01/06/2014 - Researchers found kids and adolescents who immersed themselves in tasks that required cognitive activity after a concussion -- including homework, video games and reading -- had longer recoveries than young people who limited these types of activities.

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Hormone Shows Promise At Negating Marijuana's High Effect

Posted: 01/03/2014 - A study published in Science on Jan. 3 shows that pregnenolone, a hormone that is a building block for other steroid hormones like androgens and estrogen, can mitigate the effects of the active ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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Study Finds Medicaid Expansion Increased Emergency Room Visits

Posted: 01/02/2014 - The latest research indicates that expanding Medicaid improves mental health and leaves patients more financially stable in the first two years. But it increases spending for hospitals, primary care and prescriptions.

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Flu Bug Picking Up Steam In Northeast Kansas

Updated: 01/02/2014 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued an alert to health care providers this week, warning of a sharp increase in influenza-like illness in Kansas.

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First Day Hike Draws Crowd In Topeka

Posted: 01/01/2014 - A gathering at Kaw River State Park in Topeka was just one of several First Day Hikes hosted Wednesday by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

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