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Adults Skipping Screening For Colon Cancer

Posted: 11/05/2013 - The CDC's Vital Signs report, published Nov. 5 on the agency's website, found one in three adults between the ages of 50 and 75 are not getting tested despite the medical guideline screening recommendations for their age groups.

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Reser's Expands List Of Recalled Items

Updated: 11/04/2013 - In a news release dated Sunday, Reser's Fine Foods said it has expanded its October 22nd recall related to Listeria contamination.

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Kansas Confirms First Influenza Cases Of Season

Posted: 11/01/2013 - The Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment said Friday that it has confirmed the first two influenza cases in the state for the 2013-14 season. Both patients were adults in the Wichita area.

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Documents Show Health Care Enrollments Off To Very Slow Start

Posted: 10/31/2013 - While no one in the administration has said how many policies have been purchased in the new health insurance marketplace, early enrollment figures are contained in notes from twice-a-day "war room" meetings convened within CMB after the website failed on Oct. 1.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Kansas Explains Health Policy Decisions

Posted: 10/31/2013 - BCBS spokesperson Mary Beth Chambers confirms that about 35 percent of the company's approximately 27,000 individual contracts - or around 9450 customers - did not meet requirements to be grandfathered under the Affordable Care Act.

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Community Keeps Clay Center Boy Battling Cancer "Tiger Tough"

Updated: 10/30/2013 - Some of the boys in Mr. Foster's second grade class at Lincoln Elementary School in Clay Center are still adjusting to their newly-shaved hairdos, but they wouldn't have it any other way. They did it to support a classmate battling cancer.

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FDA Recommends Reclassifying Vicodin As Harder Drug

Posted: 10/24/2013 - The FDA has proposed reclassifying hydrocodone combination pills, such as Vicodin (which combines hydrocodone with acetaminophen), from a Schedule III drug to a Schedule II drug, which will make the meds harder to obtain.

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Arrival Of Health Care Reform Forcing Insurers To Drop Some Customers

Posted: 10/24/2013 - The president's health care law raises the standards for insurance policies, which many consider to be a good thing. But hundreds of thousands of Americans whose policies don't meet the new standards are being told that their health plans are being cancelled.

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