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CDC: Two Million More Kids Diagnosed With ADHD Since 2004

Updated: 11/22/2013 - New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals an additional two million kids have attention attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder compared to stats collected nearly a decade earlier.

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Smokers Go Cold Turkey For A Free Turkey

Updated: 11/21/2013 - Smokers who handed over their cigarettes and lighters at the grocery store were rewarded with a full-sized, frozen turkey.

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Eating Nuts May Lead To Longer Life

Posted: 11/20/2013 - Researchers found hat people who ate nuts frequently over 30 years were less likely to die during the study period than those who skipped the high-protein snack.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Not Be So Sudden

Posted: 11/20/2013 - A study of 567 middle-aged men between ages 35 and 65 that had out-of-hospital cardiac arrests found that 53 percent had symptoms up to a month before their heart stopped beating.

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Obese Pilots To Be Grounded If They Have Sleep Apnea

Posted: 11/20/2013 - A new medical bulletin released to aviation medical examiners by Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Fred Tilton says pilots with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher will need to go for screening for sleep apnea.

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Midland Care Offering Free Memory Screenings Tuesday

Posted: 11/18/2013 - The National Memory Day Screening Initiative is offering confidential memory screenings at Midland Care Connection. Screenings will be held from 10 am to 2 pm Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Midland Care's campus, 200 SW Frazier Circle in Topeka.

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Princeton Mulls Unapproved Meningitis Vaccine To Stop Campus Outbreak

Posted: 11/18/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration last week approved importing the vaccine Bexsero for possible use on the Princeton campus, where 6 students and a visitor have been diagnosed with a type B strain since March. The school is deciding whether to give it to students.

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Study Reveals High Rate Of Painkiller Prescription

Posted: 11/15/2013 - Research published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine on Nov. 13 shows that more than 50 percent of patients who did not undergo a surgical procedure were prescribed an opioid.

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Blue Cross, Kansas Commissioner Reviewing Health Care Change

Updated: 11/14/2013 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas said Thursday it's waiting for more federal guidance about Pres. Obama's decision to let insurance companies continue offering health plans that would otherwise be canceled.

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HHS: At Least 106,185 Enrolled Thru HealthCare.Gov So Far

Posted: 11/13/2013 - The Dept. of Health and Human Services announced its first numbers for enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. In Kansas, just 371 residents selected a plan through the federal marketplace.

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Singing Show Tunes May Help People With Dementia

Updated: 11/13/2013 - Seniors' brains may be brought to life with the sound of music. New research shows that singing show tunes may be able to help dementia patients regain some cognitive skills.

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New Treatment Guidelines For High Cholesterol Push High-Dose Statins

Posted: 11/12/2013 - The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association unveiled new treatment guidelines for high cholesterol on Tuesday. The updated regulations are aimed at people who are at high risk for heart disease caused by atherosclerosis.

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Warning Labels On Cold Medicines Curbed Kids' ER Visits

Posted: 11/11/2013 - A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published on Nov. 11 in Pediatrics showed that fewer kids went to the ER after manufactures added warning labels to the medicine bottles.

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