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No Link Between Gum Disease And Heart Disease

Posted: 04/19/2012 - Brushing your teeth and going to the dentist might reduce your risk for developing gum disease but according to a top heart society, it probably won't help your chances against heart disease.

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Optimism Protects Against Heart Attack And Stroke

Posted: 04/19/2012 - Stay positive - it just might save your life. New research shows being a positive-thinking person can lead to protective benefits for the heart. The study found people with a positive look at life had a reduced risk for heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular events.

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Kansas Medication Disposal Program Announced

Posted: 04/19/2012 - The purpose of the disposal program is to make collection centers available statewide for the disposal of uncontrolled medications generated by households, long-term care facilities and hospice care facilities.

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Depression And Baby Sleep: Vicious Cycle

Posted: 04/17/2012 - There's a fascinating new parenting study out that caught our eye at The Chart. It involves the sleep habits of babies and toddlers.

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Weighing Sugar's "Toxic" Impact

Updated: 04/12/2012 - New research shows sugar can increase bad cholesterol and cause cellular changes that increase cancer risk.

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Germs And Kids

Posted: 04/12/2012 - It's understandable that parents want to keep their children's environments clean, especially when kids are young. Moms wash bottles in hot water, clean pacifiers that fall on the ground, and take dirty things out of their kids' mouths. But overall, when it comes to germs, most people have it backward: With relatively few exceptions, they are good for our kids

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WHO: Dementia Cases Worldwide To Triple By 2050

Updated: 04/12/2012 - Cases of dementia - and the heavy social and financial burdens associated with them - are set to soar in the coming decades as life expectancy and medical care improve in poorer countries, the World Health Organization says.

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Being Nice May Be In Your Genes

Updated: 04/12/2012 - Being a nice person isn't just because of how your mother raised you: It might be coded into your genes.

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Closer To Using Asprin For Cancer Prevention

Updated: 04/12/2012 - A new report in the journal Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology suggests that we could be inching closer to using aspirin as part of clinical guidelines in cancer prevention.

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Study: Secret To Weight Loss Not Fad Diets, Pills

Posted: 04/10/2012 - A study in the April 10 online issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine showed not only that obese Americans can and do lose weight, but that using the tried and true methods of eating less fat and exercising more are most effective.

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Mom's Weight May Be Risk Factor For Autism

Posted: 04/09/2012 - A mother's weight and diabetic condition may increase the risk of her unborn child developing a neurodevelopmental disorder, such as autism, according to a new study published in this week's journal Pediatrics.

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Rabies on the Rise in Kansas

Posted: 04/02/2012 - With 13 animals testing positive for rabies in Kansas since Jan. 1, health officials here anticipate an increase in the number of rabid animals this year compared to last year.

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Governors Battle to Rescue "Pink Slime" Production

Posted: 03/30/2012 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, South Dakota Lt. Gov. Matt Michels and Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy, toured this South Sioux City, Neb., where the beef product is made. (AP Photo)

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