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Lawrence Runs Up List Of Fittest Cities

Posted: 03/28/2014 - Lawrence came in 24th on the Top 25 list from The Active Times. The rankings are based on 15 health and wellness measures.

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Global Health Success: India To Be Certified Free Of Polio

Posted: 03/27/2014 - India is to be certified polio-free by the World Health Organization after going three years without an endemic case of polio. The eradication of polio in India is one of the biggest achievements in global health efforts.

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Hospital-Acquired Infections Rampant In U.S.

Posted: 03/26/2014 - On an average day, 1 in 25 patients has at least one infection contracted from a hospital visit, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Extra Time To Enroll For Health Care

Posted: 03/25/2014 - The Obama administration is granting more time for people to apply for health care if they started the process but were unable to complete it before the March 31 deadline.

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Air Pollution Named A Top Global Killer

Posted: 03/25/2014 - A World Health Organization reports says air pollution is the cause of about one in eight deaths and has now become the single biggest environmental health risk.

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When Moms Exercise, So Do Kids

Posted: 03/24/2014 - Researchers found a direct correlation in physical activity levels among mothers and their children. A child engaged in more physical activity if their mother made exercise a higher priority.

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California Restaurateurs Fight The Bare-Hands Ban

Posted: 03/24/2014 - A California state law that requires chefs and bartenders to use gloves or utensils during food and drink preparation took effect in January but won't be enforced until July.

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E-asy Way To Quit? Study Says E-Cigs Won't Help

Posted: 03/24/2014 - A new research letter published March 24 in JAMA Internal Medicine found those who tried e-cigarettes were no more likely to quit than those who hadn't.

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Autism Coverage Bill Moves Through Kansas House

Updated: 03/23/2014 - Legislators are making progress on a measure that would mandate that insurance companies provide health coverage and treatment for Kansas children diagnosed with autism.

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"Water Births" May Not Help Mom Or Baby, Could Be Risky

Posted: 03/20/2014 - In a report released Thursday, a distinction is made between using birthing pools or tubs to help pregnant women relax during labor and actually delivering the baby while immersed in water.

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Rigid Parenting Style Linked To Obese Kids

Posted: 03/20/2014 - Kids with demanding parents who are rigid about rules, stingy with affection and won't discuss limits are far more likely to be obese than children whose parents practice a more balanced parenting style

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New Statin Guidelines Shift Millions More Toward Treatment

Posted: 03/19/2014 - The first independent look at the impact of new statin guidelines issued in November shows they dramatically shift more people toward treatment. Supporters say they reveal the true scope of heart risks in America.

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