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Kansas Officials Note Health Worries With Storm

Posted: 02/21/2013 - State Emergency Management Director and Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli said Thursday the concern is that people will overexert themselves, have slip-and-fall accidents or suffer frostbite.

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Drug Overdose Deaths Up For 11th Consecutive Year

Updated: 02/19/2013 - In 2010, the CDC reported, there were 38,329 drug overdose deaths nationwide. Medicines, mostly prescription drugs, were involved in nearly 60 percent of overdose deaths that year, overshadowing deaths from illicit narcotics.

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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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