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Broken Heart Syndrome More Common In Women

Posted: 11/17/2011 - A new study shows that severe emotional distress, such as the kind experienced after a breakup or the death of a loved one, can cause what doctors call "broken heart syndrome" - especially in women.

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KDHE: Diabetes Treatment Costs Kansans $1.5B A Year

Posted: 11/15/2011 - The Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment says, from 2000 through 2010, the number of Kansas adults diagnosed with diabetes increased from 5.9 percent to 8.4 percent - a 42 percent increase.

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Salt Or Not For Heart Health?

Posted: 11/09/2011 - Previous research has shown that cutting back on salt lowers blood pressure, so it has long been assumed that reducing sodium would also prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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Topeka Grows Clinical Research Efforts

Updated: 11/03/2011 - Launched seven years ago, Cotton-O'Neil Clinical Research now has 60 physicians enrolling in more than 150 active trials. They recently signed up their 3000th study participant.

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New Cystic Fibrosis Drug Shows Promise

Posted: 11/02/2011 - Called ivacaftor, the drug targets the so-called G551D mutation. That's a mutant gene found in four percent of people with cystic fibrosis, which underlies the condition.

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Riley County Offers Memory Screenings

Posted: 10/28/2011 - Mercy Regional Health Center and the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center are teaming up to offer memory screenings on November 14. The date coincides with National Memory Screening Day.

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Lyon Co. Sets Rx Drug Take Back Event

Posted: 10/27/2011 - Flint Hills Community Health Center and the Lyon County Health Department will host Operation Rx Take Back from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, Oct. 29.

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Radio Host Warns Parents Over Gay Hospital Workers

Posted: 10/26/2011 - On a recent broadcast, conservative Christian radio host Linda Harvey urged parents to "think long and hard" about whether kids should be cared for by hospital workers who "proclaim a homosexual lifestyle."

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St. Francis Offers Free Men's Health Event

Posted: 10/26/2011 - St. Francis hosts the "Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer" from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday, Nov. 5, at St. Francis Sports Medicine, 800 SW Fairlawn Rd.

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Panel Recommends HPV Vaccine For Boys

Posted: 10/25/2011 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which advises the CDC, voted unanimously to recommend routine use of Gardasil in 11- and 12-year-old boys.

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