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Event Will Help Families With Difficult Decisions - In Advance

Posted: 04/14/2014 - National Health Care Decision Day is observed April 16th. On that day in Topeka, information tables staffed by health professionals will be available from 10 am to 2 pm at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library as well as inside the main entrance at Stormont-Vail.

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New Drug Offers Promise For Hep C Cure

Posted: 04/10/2014 - Merch reports a 12-week regimen of its new drug therapy -- a compound of MK-5172 and MK-8742v -- has a cure rate of 98 percent.

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Grandma's Brain Benefits From Time With The Little Ones

Posted: 04/09/2014 - A new study finds post-menopausal women who spend time taking care of grandkids lower their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive disorders - as long as it's not too much time!

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Despite Declines, CDC Says Too Many Young Teens Having Babies

Posted: 04/08/2014 - Overall, rate of births per 1,000 teens aged 15 to 17 years declined 63 percent in past two decades from 38.6 in 1991 to 14.1 in 2012, the last year the CDC recorded data on teen births. Still, the CDC is expressing concerns.

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Aspirin May Prevent Preeclampsia In Pregnant Women

Posted: 04/07/2014 - An independent, volunteer panel of health experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that advises government health agencies on medical guidelines found low-dose aspirin every day lowered the risk of preeclampsia in high-risk pregnant women by 24 percent.

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Study Shows Severe Childhood Obesity On The Rise In U.S.

Posted: 04/07/2014 - A new report finds 17.3 percent of children ages 2 to 19 were obese in 2011 to 2012. Among this group, 5.9 percent of children met the guidelines for class 2 obesity, while 2.1 percent of children met class 3 guidelines.

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Project Couture Contest Adds Glam To Cancer Fundraiser

Updated: 04/03/2014 - Voting is open for Project Couture, a fun fashion competiton added to the this year's Couture for Cancer. Details were revealed on 13 News at 4. Couture for Cancer is coming up April 12th.

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FDA Approves First Hay Fever Tablet

Posted: 04/02/2014 - Oralair tablets are to be taken daily starting four months before grass pollen season to reduce allergic reactions to the five most common U.S. grass types: Kentucky bluegrass, orchard, perennial rye, sweet vernal and Timothy.

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13's Rob Peppers Joins Recognition Of Parkinson's Awareness Month

Posted: 04/01/2014 - Resolutions on the House and Senate floor applauded the Governor's proclamation of April as "Parkinson's Awareness Month." Lawmakers were joined by people who are living with the disease, including long-time WIBW-TV meteorologist Rob Peppers.

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Mad Dash For Healthcare Causes Roadblock For Users

Updated: 03/31/2014 - In the days leading up to Monday evening's deadline, health care navigators with the Shawnee County Health Agency signed up several hundred Kansans, but with a nationwide dash to beat the 11 p.m. local time deadline, they saw little success Monday.

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The Skinny On Diet Soda And The Heart? Study Shows No Love Lost

Posted: 03/31/2014 - A new study shows women who drank diet soda were 30 percent more likely to experience a cardiovascular event and 50 percent more likely to die from a disease associated with heart problems than women who rarely -- or never -- drank artificially flavored beverages.

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UN Report Shows Climate Change Already Impacting Food Supplies

Posted: 03/31/2014 - A review of scientific research conducted since 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report definitively concludes that the effects of climate change are already impacting everything from global safety to food supplies.

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