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St. Francis Shows Off Next Phase Of ER Renovations

Posted: 05/13/2014 - St. Francis Health Center officials showed off the nearly-complete second phase of an ER expansion Tuesday. It includes a new public entrance, patient registration and waiting area, and more exam rooms. Staff will begin using the area Wednesday.

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ER Visits For Traumatic Brain Injury Spike 30 Percent

Posted: 05/13/2014 - The rate of emergency room visits for traumatic brain injury increased by 30 percent between 2006 and 2010, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Second U.S. Case Of MERS Confirmed

Updated: 05/13/2014 - There is a second confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome imported into the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday.

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Local Teen Makes Pitch For Masks After Softball Scare

Posted: 05/08/2014 - Protective face masks are not required for Kansas high school softball players, but getting smacked in the face by a ball has Santa Fe Trail sophomore Peyton Workman making the pitch for their value.

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Dropping Birth Rates Threaten Global Economic Growth

Posted: 05/07/2014 - The financial crisis that followed the collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers in 2008 did more than wipe out billions in wealth and millions of jobs. It also sent birth rates tumbling around the world.

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Pakistan Launches New Polio Vaccination Efforts

Posted: 05/06/2014 - Pakistan launched a new immunization initiative after the World Health Organization issued a statement warning about the growing number of incidences of polio, which they say is linked to Taliban insurgency in the region.

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Vibrating Capsule May Relieve Constipation

Updated: 05/07/2014 - Researchers from Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center's department of gastroenterology and hepatology presented their findings this week as part of the Digestive Disease Week convention in Chicago.

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Capper's Life-Changing Work Earns Chamber Small Business Nod

Updated: 05/05/2014 - An organization that dates back to Christmas night 1920 is among nonprofit organizations nominated for a Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award. Easter Seals Capper Foundation opens the world for children and adults with disabilities.

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Schools Seek More Changes To Healthier Lunch Rules

Posted: 05/05/2014 - As part of a new effort to improve school lunches, starting next school year, pasta and other grain products in schools will have to be whole-grain rich, or more than half whole grain. That includes rolls, biscuits, pizza crust, tortillas and even grits.

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Baby Gates Not As Safe As Parents Think

Posted: 05/05/2014 - A new study says nearly 2,000 U.S. kids get emergency room treatment each year from injuries resulting from falling through or climbing on baby gates.

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Patients Regrow Muscles With Pig Bladder Tissue

Posted: 04/30/2014 - A process of implanting cells from connective tissue of a pig's bladder causes the body to regenerate stem cells at the injury site, which repairs scar tissue and helps the person to regain muscle strength and movement.

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Review Finds Medical Marijuana Effectively Treats MS Symptoms

Posted: 04/29/2014 - For the first time, the American Academy of Neurology said medical marijuana is an effective treatment for some symptoms of multiple sclerosis. It concluded spasm, muscle tightness and pain can all be helped.

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Could Google Glass Help Doctors Save Lives?

Posted: 04/29/2014 - Almost 400,000 patients die each year from preventable medical errors and some advocates believe Google Glass paired with certain applications could transform the way doctors record and read medical records, reducing errors.

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WWE Makes Clay Center Boy's Wish Come True

Updated: 04/28/2014 - Eight-year-old Luke Hauserman is fighting leukemia. He and his family were special guests of John Cena for Monday's WWE "Raw" show in St. Louis, shown live on the USA network.

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