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Nutrition Facts On Your Vending Machine

Posted: 12/28/2013 - Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law.

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New Procedure Makes 911 Even Faster Option For Heart Help

Updated: 12/26/2013 - Recent studies show the severity of symptoms does not necessarily correlate with the severity of the heart attack and, by not taking the initial signs and symptoms seriously, people could delay treatment.

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Silent Killer | Brownback Declares Radon Awareness Month

Posted: 12/20/2013 - Kansas officials are launching a campaign to get residents to test their homes for radon gas. Gov. Sam Brownback signed a proclamation Friday designating January as Kansas Radon Action Month.

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FDA: Anti-Bacterial Soaps May Not Curb Bacteria

Updated: 12/16/2013 - After more than 40 years of study, the federal government said Monday it has no evidence that the anti-bacterial chemicals used in countless common soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs.

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New Drug, Study Method Show Breast Cancer Promise

Posted: 12/13/2013 - A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.

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Feds Try To Smooth Bumpy Health Care Transition

Posted: 12/12/2013 - HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius also announced a one-month extension of a special insurance program created by the law for people who cannot get coverage because of health problems

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Health Experts Say Now Is Perfect Time For Flu Shot

Updated: 12/12/2013 - This is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Health experts say the colder weather and the upcoming holiday season make this an ideal time to protect yourself against influenza.

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NYC Requires Flu Shots For All Daycare, Preschool Children

Posted: 12/11/2013 - New York City’s Board of Health voted unanimously Wednesday to require all children under 5 attending daycare or preschool in NYC to receive a flu vaccine before Dec. 31 each year, right before flu season peaks.

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Kansans Slow To Embrace Health Marketplace In Nov.

Posted: 12/11/2013 - New figures show that Kansans remained slow to embrace a federally run online health insurance marketplace in November even though the pace of enrollments in health plans increased.

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Kansas Anti-Tobacco Funding Lags Behind

Updated: 12/09/2013 - Public health groups say Kansas is among the states spending less than recommended on programs to stop people from smoking.

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Does Smoking Pot Cause Man Boobs?

Updated: 12/06/2013 - Gynecomastia, otherwise known as man boobs (or moobs for short), is a condition that affects approximately 33% to 41% of men between the ages of 25 and 45.

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Women Go Red To Raise Awareness Of Heart Health

Posted: 12/06/2013 - The American Heart Association's held its tenth-annual Go Red for Women luncheon Friday, turning the downtown Ramada's Grand Ballroom into a sea of shades of the title color.

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Heart Attack Survivor On Mission To Save Women's Lives

Posted: 12/05/2013 - Deborah Rose has always been driven to reach out to help others, but a heart attack scare inspired the retired Kansas National Guard brigadier general to pursue a new mission.

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Measles Poses Threat To U.S. Despite "Elimination"

Posted: 12/05/2013 - A new research paper published in JAMA Pediatrics on Dec. 5 shows that measles was "eliminated" in the U.S. from 2000 through at least through 2011. However, in 2013, there at least 175 cases and counting.

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