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Kansas Weighs Regulating Health Care 'Navigators'

Updated: 03/11/2014 - The Kansas Senate has given first-round approval to new regulations for counselors who help consumers navigate the federal online health insurance marketplace.

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Kansas Lags Behind Target In Health Enrollments

Posted: 03/11/2014 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported Tuesday that about 29,300 Kansas residents had chosen health insurance plans through the marketplace by March 1.

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FDA Approves Electrical Headband To Prevent Migraines

Posted: 03/11/2014 - The Cefaly device is a battery-powered plastic band worn across the forehead. Using an adhesive electrode, the band emits a low electrical current to stimulate nerves associated with migraine pain.

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Mother Of Three Loses 110 Pounds

Posted: 03/10/2014 - Alanna Gerwitz-Stern hadn't worked out a day in her life. She never watched what she ate, either. But after having her first son, Jacob, in December 2009, she couldn't seem to shake the baby weight.

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Vitamin D Shines Light On Breast Cancer Survival

Posted: 03/07/2014 - Researchers reported in the March 6 issue of Anticancer Research that patients with high levels of Vitamin D in their blood were twice as likely to survive breast cancer than women with low levels of the nutrient.

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Cancer Robbed Me Of My Health; Now I'm Taking It Back

Updated: 03/07/2014 - Jamil Nathoo is one of six CNN viewers selected to be a part of the Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge program. Follow the "Sassy Six" on Twitter and Facebook as they train to race the Nautica Malibu Triathlon with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on September 14.

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CrossFit For Kids: Is It Safe?

Posted: 03/05/2014 - CrossFit is a fitness regimen that focuses on strength and conditioning through aerobic exercise and weight lighting in high-intensity intervals. It's gained popularity with adults and, now, some gyms are targeting the approach for kids.

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Alzheimer's May Kill As Many People As Heart Disease, Cancer

Posted: 03/05/2014 - Heart disease and cancer are the first and second leading causes of death among Americans. However, researchers say the numbers are based on what is reported on death certificates, which could under-represent Alzheimer's-related deaths.

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Efforts Debunking Autism, Vaccine Links May Be Backfiring

Posted: 03/03/2014 - Vaccines are doing their job, but a study found that public health campaigns touting vaccines' effectiveness and debunking the links between autism and other health risks might actually be backfiring.

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Genetic Mutation May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes

Posted: 03/03/2014 - A study that analyzed the genomes of 150,000 patients found that people who had a rare mutation in the SLC30A8 gene had a 65 percent lower chance of developing Type 2 diabetes compared to those with perfect copies.

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That Dying Patient Could Have Been Me

Updated: 02/28/2014 - There I am, a respiratory care coordinator at the hospital, taking care of a man who weighs more than 400 pounds.

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