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Scientists Say Universal Flu Vaccine May Be Available In 5 Years

Updated: 09/23/2013 - Scientists discovered that people who had a type of virus-killing immune cell called CD8 T cells were more likely to avoid serious illness during the deadly pandemic. The discovery could help in developing a universal flu vaccine.

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CarFit Aims To Keep Senior Drivers Safe On The Streets

Posted: 09/18/2013 - AAA, AARP, KDOT and Stormont-Vail's Healthwise 55 are teaming up to offer the CarFit program Tuesday, Sept. 24. It takes place from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the KDOT parking lot at SW 7th and Van Buren. The assessments are free, but an appointment is needed. Call 785-296-0845.

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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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