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Bubonic plague reported in Michigan

Posted: 09/14/2015 - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday that a person in that state had the bubonic plague, one of what is now 14 such cases reported nationwide in 2015.

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This is why even kids on a tricycle need a helmet

Posted: 09/14/2015 - For the past decade, we've drilled into children that when they ride a bike, they need to wear a helmet. Now scientists say it may be too late: Tricycle riders should be wearing them, too.

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Here's how to calculate your heart's age

Posted: 09/01/2015 - About 69 million Americans are not as young at heart as they believe they are, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

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Kansas Statehouse going gold for childhood cancer

Posted: 08/28/2015 - Gov. Sam Brownback signed a proclamation Friday declaring September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. He'll light the Statehouse in gold in a special event Sept. 1.

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Here's why your health insurance could go up over 25%

Posted: 08/26/2015 - Kansas residents who buy health insurance on their own could see their premiums increase up to 25.4 percent next year under new rates approved by the state's Insurance Department this week.

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Topeka bans e-cigarettes in some public places

Updated: 08/18/2015 - An ordinance banning electronic cigarettes in enclosed public places breezed through the City Council Tuesday night. Council members voted, 7-2, to extend its ban on indoor smoking to include vaping.

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'Female Viagra' gets FDA approval

Posted: 08/18/2015 - A 2002 study found that up to one-third of adult women might experience hypoactive sexual desire disorder, a technical term for when women lack sexual desire or fantasy.

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Mutant drug resistant lice are probably coming!

Updated: 08/19/2015 - Head lice are a lousy part of the school year or summer vacation for an estimated 6 to 12 million children in the United States every year. Infestations can lead to itchy scalp, irritability and poor sleep.

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