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Helping Older Loved Ones Age Gracefully

Updated: 12/29/2011 - Stormont-Vail HealthCare's Senior Diagnostic Unit sees firsthand what can be a touchy issue for families - dealing with the changes and challenges of getting older.

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Teen Loses Cancer Battle Days After Giving Birth

Posted: 12/28/2011 - A day after giving birth, Jenni Lake's family learned that her decision to forgo treatment for tumors on her brain and spine so she could carry the baby would have fatal repercussions.

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Medicare Doctors, Fed Up With Washington

Posted: 12/21/2011 - Dr. Robert Wergin, who's a family physician in Nebraska, is one of thousands who say a 27.4% cut to his Medicare payments would devastate his practice.

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Stormont-Vail, USD 501 Announce Partnership

Updated: 12/15/2011 - Topeka's USD 501 and Stormont-Vail HealthCare signed a deal Thursday for Stormont to pay $675,000 for 10.3 acres at USD 501's Kanza Science and Education Park to establish a health care career path.

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MDA CEO Announces Retirement

Posted: 12/12/2011 - Gerald Weinberg, 82, announced he'll retire as President and CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Association at the end of the year.

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ADHD Needs Attention

Posted: 12/08/2011 - Many kids lose focus from time to time but if interferes with their school or home life, it could be a sign of ADHD.

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Study Ranks Worst Breakfast Cereals For Kids

Posted: 12/07/2011 - A new report from the consumer watchdog, Environmental Working Group, says some cereals have more sugar than Twinkies and chocolate chip cookies.

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Safety Tips to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted: 11/29/2011 - The Topeka Fire Department and the National Fire Protection Association wishes to remind our community about a few safety tips, concerning Carbon Monoxide (CO).

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Kansas Marking World AIDS Day Thursday

Posted: 11/29/2011 - The goal of the organizations this year is "Getting to Zero – Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination. Zero AIDS-Related Deaths." Here are the events helping them with their mission.

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Some Pediatricians Okay With Delays in Vaccinations

Posted: 11/28/2011 - A new survey suggests quite a few doctors go along with parents requests to postpone shots for their young kids, despite standing recommendations they stick to a strict schedule.

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200-Pound Child Placed in Ohio Foster Care

Posted: 11/27/2011 - An 8-year-old elementary school student who weighs more than 200 pounds has been taken from his family and placed into foster care in Cleveland.

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A Wayward Son Carries On

Posted: 11/23/2011 - Kerry Livgren, founding member of the group "Kansas" and writer of "Dust in the Wind," is making a remarkable recovery from a massive stroke more than two years ago.

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Topeka Hospital Gets New Regional VP

Posted: 11/22/2011 - Theresa Lewis, FACHE, PMP, has been selected as the regional vice president of Physician Services for St. Francis Health Center, Topeka, and two other facilities affiliated with the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System.

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Why Thanksgiving Can Actually Darken Your Mood

Posted: 11/22/2011 - The BPS Research Digest blog reported the results of a study in which 772 volunteers engaged in one of three positive psychology exercises every day for a week, and then followed up to see how the exercises affected the volunteers' moods.

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