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Schools Take Steps To Address Concussions

Posted: 08/16/2012 - Baseline concussion testing is helping Topeka-area schools know when it's safe for a student-athlete to return from a head injury.

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Hepatitis C Outbreak Could Boost Regulation Bill

Posted: 08/15/2012 - The American Society of Radiologic Technologists says the David Kwiatkowski case could give momentum to federal legislation requiring medical imaging and radiation therapy workers to meet standards.

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Med Tech's Arrest Shows Flaws In System

Updated: 08/14/2012 - David Kwiatkowski is charged in New Hampshire with tampering with needles and infecting at least 31 people with hepatitis C, a potentially life-threatening virus.

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Red Cross Drives Blood Donations, Ride Excitement

Posted: 08/13/2012 - The Red Cross held a blood drive at the Red Cross office on SW 17th Street, east of Washburn. The event was a chance for the Capital Area Chapter to promote its Ride for the Red fundraiser, coming up Sept. 8.

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Rep. Jackson Suffers From Bipolar Disorder

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic. Jackson's wife recently said he was suffering from depression. Jackson has not been on Capitol Hill for the past three months.

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CDC: Nearly 30 Percent Of Adult Kansans Are Obese

Updated: 08/13/2012 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that 29.6 percent of Kansans were classified as obese in 2011. That's up slightly from the 2010 rate of 29.4 percent.

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Record Summer Heat Producing More Spiders

Posted: 08/12/2012 - Record high temperatures and rapid expanding drought across the country are resulting in an increase in spiders and other bugs.

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The Pink Heals Tour Ready for Thursday Action

Posted: 08/08/2012 - The Topeka Fire Department, and Topeka Fire Fighters Local 83 and other local departments are hosting the "Pink Heals Tour" on Thursday, the 9th. Here are the times and locations for the life-saving tour.

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West Nile Virus Cases Spike In America

Posted: 08/05/2012 - The United States is experiencing its biggest spike in West Nile virus since 2004, with 241 cases of the disease reported nationwide this year so far, including four deaths, health officials said.

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New Tools Speed Trauma Care

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Dr. William Sachs, medical director at Stormont-Vail's Trauma Center, says being on the cutting edge of patient care is important. These days, many of those cutting-edge tools help to speed care.

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New Health Care Benefits For Women Begin

Posted: 08/01/2012 - New health care benefits kick in Wednesday requiring coverage of preventive services and screenings largely affecting women -- another facet of the Obama administration's controversial health care law.

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Seaman District Urges Parents To Monitor Kids Immunizations

Posted: 07/31/2012 - As the new school year approaches, Seaman District USD 345, is asking parents to make sure their children are fully vaccinated against all diseases, even if a particular immunization isn't required for school attendance.

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Shared Appointments Showing Success For Diabetes Patients

Posted: 07/30/2012 - Shared medical appointments are office visits attended with other patients with the same disease. Some providers at Cotton-O'Neil Diabetes Center recently began offering the approach to their patients.

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Healthy People Should Skip EKG Screening, Say New U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines

Posted: 07/30/2012 - An EKG, or ECG, is a simple, non-invasive test that measures electrical activity from the heart. Information picked up from an EKG may determine how fast a heart beat is, or whether it has a steady or problematic rhythm. An irregular EKG could detect a major heart problem, including heart attacks, arrhythmias and heart failure.

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