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Lt. Gov. Receives Humanitarian Award

Posted: 04/09/2013 - Overland Park Regional Medical Center says it chose Dr. Jeff Colyer for the Frist Humanitarian Award because of his public service and philanthropic efforts.

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Carnitine Chemical May Explain Link Between Red Meat, Heart Disease

Posted: 04/08/2013 - Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic have discovered it's not the saturated fats or cholesterol from a fatty steak that's triggering heart problems, but a chemical process involving gut bacteria and a compound found in meat called carnitine.

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Lead Poisoning Rates Rise In U.S.

Posted: 04/05/2013 - The government last year lowered the threshold for lead poisoning, so now more children are considered at risk.

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Topeka's Run For Life Set For Saturday

Posted: 04/04/2013 - The 18th annual Run for Life is Saturday, April 6, at Washburn University. Checkin and a health fair will be held in Lee Arena.

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Stormont Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Posted: 04/04/2013 - Stormont-Vail Health Care is offering free skin cancer screening from 8 am to noon on Saturday, April 20th. You do need an appointment. Just call HealthConnections at 785-354-5225 to schedule.

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New York Sex Advice App For Teens Prompts Mixed Reaction

Posted: 04/02/2013 - An app funded by New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene offers free information on where to get condoms and other birth control and where to find free pregnancy, HIV and STD testing.

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KDHE: Proposed Bill Would Not Quarantine HIV Patients

Posted: 03/29/2013 - KDHE is responding to concerns a measure meant to improve safety for emergency responders, corrections and health care workers would allow people with HIV and AIDS to be quarantined.

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HIV Test Urged For 7,000 Oklahoma Dental Patients

Posted: 03/28/2013 - The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry said Thursday that state and county health inspectors went to Dr. W. Scott Harrington's practice after a patient with no other known risk factors tested positive for both hepatitis C and the virus that causes AIDS.

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74 Genetic Errors Identified As Markers For Increased Cancer Risk

Posted: 03/27/2013 - Scientists working on the Collaborative Oncological Gene-Environment Study (COGS) revealed that they have discovered 74 new single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are linked to increased occurrences of breast, prostate and ovarian cancer.

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Study: Kansas Could See Rise In Health Claims Costs

Posted: 03/27/2013 - Kansas legislators from both parties said Wednesday they're not surprised some costs could rise under the 2010 federal health care law championed by President Barack Obama.

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Over 3 Hours Of TV A Day May Make Kids More Antisocial

Posted: 03/26/2013 - British researchers looked at a representative sample of over 11,000 kids born between 2000 and 2002, and found those who watched television longer than three hours per day were more likely to develop antisocial behaviors such as fighting, stealing or bullying.

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Social Isolation May Shorten Lives Of Seniors

Posted: 03/26/2013 - A new study shows older men and women who are apart from their family and friends had a 26 percent higher death risk during a seven year period who were the most social.

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Kansas Study Suggests Thick Shoes Change Foot Strike

Posted: 03/26/2013 - A new University of Kansas study finds that the extra padding found in conventional running shoes may be changing the way runners strike the ground and could eventually lead to injury.

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