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Synthetic Marijuana Linked To Kidney Damage

Posted: 02/14/2013 - Sixteen people who smoked synthetic marijuana were hospitalized with kidney problems last year in six states, including Kansas. All recovered but five of them needed dialysis.

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Analysis Shows Medicaid Expansion Would Cost KS $1.1B Over 10 Years

Posted: 02/08/2013 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released a study showing Medicaid costs would increase $1.1 billion over the next 10 years if the state expands the program as allowed under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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New Vaccine Recommendation Targets Pregnant Women

Posted: 02/07/2013 - New immunization guidelines released in January direct moms-to-be to get a dose of the vaccine after 20 weeks of pregnancy and before they deliver. Plus, the recommendation is to get the vaccine during each pregnancy.

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Tug-Of-War Can Be Dangerous Game

Updated: 02/05/2013 - Edith Rodriguez and Pablo Ocegueda, students in South El Monte High School in South El Monte, Calif., were playing tug-of-war during a lunchtime spirit week activity when their fingers were severed by the rope.

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Too Much TV Time May Cut Men's Sperm Counts

Posted: 02/04/2013 - A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine on Feb. 4 showed that men who watched more than 20 hours a week of TV had almost half the sperm count of men who didn't watch TV at all.

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Some Triaminic and TheraFlu Products Recalled

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Some products being recalled because child caps failed to function properly. Consumers should stop using the recalled products, U.S. consumer agency says, and little of the recalled products likely remain in stores or in homes.

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New Report Debunks Obesity Myths

Posted: 01/30/2013 - A new study, however, says some long-held recommendations for winning the battle of the bulge are nothing more than myths.

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FDA Panel Votes For More Restrictions On Vicodin

Posted: 01/25/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration's panel of drug safety specialists voted to subject hydrocodone drugs to the same restrictions as narcotics like oxycodone and morphine.

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States Rethink Mental Health Cuts After Shootings

Posted: 01/23/2013 - About 30 states have reduced mental health spending since 2008, when revenues were in steep decline, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In Kansas, funding has gone down 12 percent.

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Junior Seau's Family Sues NFL Over Brain Injuries

Posted: 01/23/2013 - A wrongful death lawsuit, filed Wednesday in California Superior Court in San Diego, over Junior Seau's death blames the NFL for its "acts or omissions" that hid the dangers of repetitive blows to the head.

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Melamine In Soup Bowls May Seep Into Our Bodies

Posted: 01/22/2013 - Taiwanese researchers found measurable levels of the chemical additive in the urine of study group members eating out of a melamine bowl as opposed to a ceramic bowl.

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