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Shawnee County Preps For Largest Workout

Posted: 09/16/2013 - he 4th annual Shawnee County's Largest Workout will get moving Tuesday, Sept. 17at Washburn University's Yager Stadium.

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Diaper Depot Fills Gap For Expensive Necessity

Updated: 09/06/2013 - The Junior League of Topeka's Diaper Depot was formed to address what health experts say is a big concern for a child's physical and emotional well-being - a struggle to afford an adequate diaper supply.

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Changes Aim To Beef Up Flu Vaccine

Updated: 09/05/2013 - The Centers for Disease Control says 90 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths in the United State are in people ages 65 and older. To give them a better shot at protection, a high-dose flu vaccine is now available.

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13 People Now Believed Exposed To Deadly Brain Disease

Posted: 09/05/2013 - Patients may have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease at hospitals in Cape Cod and New Hampshire. Medical equipment that may have been contaminated was used for patients' surgery, officials say.

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Eight Patients Being Monitored For Deadly Brain Disease

Posted: 09/05/2013 - Contaminated surgical equipment leads to concerns for 8 patients. The patients may have been exposed to proteins that cause Creutzfedt-Jakob disease, but the risk of infection is "very low."

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NYC Concert Deaths Put Spotlight On New Drug "Molly"

Posted: 09/02/2013 - MDMA, or "molly" -- a more pure, more potent form of ecstasy that police say claimed the lives of 23-year-old Rochester, N.Y., native Jeffrey Russ and 20-year-old Olivia Rotondo of Providence, R.I.

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Conjoined Twins Separated In Dallas Hospital

Posted: 08/30/2013 - Six-week-old boys, Owen and Emmett Ezell, are in stable condition after being separated in a delicate nine-hour operation. They were born on July 15, joined from just below the breast bone to just below the belly button.

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CDC: Nearly 9 Millon Americans Use Prescription Sleep Aids

Posted: 08/29/2013 - Americans aged 80 and older and those in their 50s were more likely to have taken a sleeping pill or sedative in the last month, the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Women reported greater use than did men.

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How Exercise Can Help You Ward Off Cancer

Posted: 08/29/2013 - According to one cancer researcher, physical activity can curb your obesity risk, which in turn can reduce your odds of a life-threatening cancer.

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Hospital Takes Steps To Make Surgery Safer

Posted: 08/29/2013 - Of 33 Kansas facilities, Topeka’s Stormont-Vail HealthCare was among 11 hospitals receiving the top two ratings in a recent Consumer Reports rating of surgical safety.

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