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Red Light, Green Light: Food Choice Made Easier

Posted: 01/07/2014 - Massachusetts General Hospital's cafeteria got an overhaul. Healthy items were labeled with a "green light," less healthy items were labeled with a "yellow light," and unhealthy items were labeled with a "red light."

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Paleo Diet Ranks Last On Best Diets List

Updated: 01/07/2014 - Followers of the Paleo Diet may go prehistoric on U.S. News & World Report this week. The publication has ranked the controversial diet last on its "Best Diets Overall" list for 2014.

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Kidney Stones: 'Worse Than Childbirth'

Posted: 01/06/2014 - founder Jeff Bezos was recently flown off the Galapagos Islands on an Ecuadorian navy helicopter, authorities there said, after the CEO was struck by renal colic .

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Concussion Recovery In Kids May Be Slowed By Homework, Video Games

Updated: 01/06/2014 - Researchers found kids and adolescents who immersed themselves in tasks that required cognitive activity after a concussion -- including homework, video games and reading -- had longer recoveries than young people who limited these types of activities.

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Hormone Shows Promise At Negating Marijuana's High Effect

Posted: 01/03/2014 - A study published in Science on Jan. 3 shows that pregnenolone, a hormone that is a building block for other steroid hormones like androgens and estrogen, can mitigate the effects of the active ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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Study Finds Medicaid Expansion Increased Emergency Room Visits

Posted: 01/02/2014 - The latest research indicates that expanding Medicaid improves mental health and leaves patients more financially stable in the first two years. But it increases spending for hospitals, primary care and prescriptions.

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Flu Bug Picking Up Steam In Northeast Kansas

Updated: 01/02/2014 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued an alert to health care providers this week, warning of a sharp increase in influenza-like illness in Kansas.

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First Day Hike Draws Crowd In Topeka

Posted: 01/01/2014 - A gathering at Kaw River State Park in Topeka was just one of several First Day Hikes hosted Wednesday by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

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Nutrition Facts On Your Vending Machine

Posted: 12/28/2013 - Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law.

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New Procedure Makes 911 Even Faster Option For Heart Help

Updated: 12/26/2013 - Recent studies show the severity of symptoms does not necessarily correlate with the severity of the heart attack and, by not taking the initial signs and symptoms seriously, people could delay treatment.

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Silent Killer | Brownback Declares Radon Awareness Month

Posted: 12/20/2013 - Kansas officials are launching a campaign to get residents to test their homes for radon gas. Gov. Sam Brownback signed a proclamation Friday designating January as Kansas Radon Action Month.

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