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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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Cost Of Having Baby: $21K For Single Birth, $105k For Twins

Posted: 11/11/2013 - Researchers wanted to determine the medical expenses associated with multiple deliveries when compared to a single birth, noting that multiple pregnancies were on the rise in the United States and worldwide.

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New Rules Improve Mental Health Access For Millions

Posted: 11/08/2013 - An announcement Friday means insurance companies now must provide the same benefit coverage for illnesses of the mind they have long provided for every other kind of illness.

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Study Finds Just 1% Of Fast Food Kids' Meals Are Healthy

Posted: 11/08/2013 - The new report, Fast Food FACTS 2013, looks closely at the nutrition of kid's meals and how they are advertised to children. It tracks changes in these areas that occurred since the group's last report was issued in 2010.

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Obama: "I'm Sorry" Americans Are Losing Insurance

Posted: 11/07/2013 - President Obama offered an apology as the White House tries to combat a cascade of troubles surrounding the rollout of the health care law often referred to as "Obamacare."

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FDA Takes First Step Toward Banning Trans Fats

Updated: 11/07/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday took a step toward potentially eliminating trans fats from the food supply with a preliminary determination they are no longer "generally recognized as safe."

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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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