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New program educates moms before baby arrives

Posted: 08/13/2015 - Stormont-Vail recently received a grant worth nearly $100,000 from the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund and Kansas Health Foundation to initiate an OB nurse navigator program.

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Report: America's uninsured rate falls below 10%

Posted: 08/12/2015 - The total number of Americans without insurance dropped from 36 million last year to 29 million in the first three months of 2015, the lowest rate of uninsured Americans since 1972.

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Spicy foods may help you live longer, says a new study

Posted: 08/05/2015 - Hot, hot, hot foods are the focus of new research released this week, which suggests eating fiery ingredients such as chili peppers may do more than burn your tongue. These foods may help you live longer.

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Topeka's SLI Celebrates Grant

Posted: 07/27/2015 - Sheltered Living, Inc. is celebrating a $4500 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation's Recognition Grant Program.

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Studies: Better sleep may be important for Alzheimer's risk

Posted: 07/27/2015 - To sleep, perchance to... ward off Alzheimer's? New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's disease, by spurring a brain-clogging gunk that in turn further interrupts shut-eye.

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Website makes data on surgeon performance public

Posted: 07/15/2015 - The consumer advocacy group Consumers' Checkbook launched the website SurgeonRatings.org, which provides open access to detailed government records on patient outcomes after surgery.

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Breast cancer treatment tied to weight gain

Posted: 07/15/2015 - Women who have had breast cancer treatment that includes chemo gain more weight than cancer-free women of the same age up to five years later, according to a new study.

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