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Refusing Surgery, Man Drops Nearly 280 Pounds

Posted: 01/25/2012 - Bryan Ganey, near collapse from being out of breath, refused weight loss surgery because he never wanted to return to the hospital. Ganey dropped 130 pounds in the first six months, then 140 more over a year.

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How Soon Is Sex Safe After A Heart Attack?

Posted: 01/19/2012 - For the first time, the American Heart Association tried to answer questions about sex life after a heart attack with a new set of guidelines.

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Parkinsons Patients Learn To Think Big

Updated: 01/12/2012 - A new therapy at Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital in Topeka is helping people with Parkinsons disease think "big" to regain movement.

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Red Wine Researcher Flagged For Fake Data

Posted: 01/11/2012 - UConn officials said their internal review found 145 instances over seven years in which Dr. Dipak Das fabricated and falsified data.

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Can Nicotine Patches Slow Down Dementia?

Posted: 01/09/2012 - A study published today in the journal "Neurology," finds using a nicotine patch may help symptoms of mild cognitive impairment and memory loss.

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2012 Medicare Debate: All About Baby Boomers

Posted: 01/02/2012 - Surprising similarities emerge from competing Medicare policy prescriptions by President Barack Obama and leading Republicans such as Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.

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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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