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Kansas Officials Update Disabled Waiting List

Posted: 11/05/2012 - Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan announced Monday the list was cut to 2,197 people, reducing it by about a third after workers validated the names of those seeking services.

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Do Flu Shots Reduce Risk of Heart Disease?

Posted: 10/30/2012 - Studies are showing that the flu shot may reduce the risk of heart-related disease and death by 50%. The shots may prevent bouts of flu that aggravate unstable plaques in the heart. Larger-scale studies are needed to confirm the findings.

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Group Discusses Dental Needs

Updated: 10/31/2012 - The Kansas Dental Project is proposing the state approve licensing a mid-level provider called a Registered Dental Practitioner. The person would have training between a hygenist and a full-fledged dentist.

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6 Cases Of Hepatitis Confirmed At Hays Hospital

Posted: 10/26/2012 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Wednesday that six of 474 patients who had contact with David Kwiatkowski at a Hays hospital have a hepatitis C strain linked to him.

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St. Francis Blesses Newly-Renovated NICU

Posted: 10/24/2012 - St. Francis Health Center's state-of-the-art Level 2 neo-natal intensive care unit received a blessing Wednesday to mark completion of its renovations.

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CDC Advises All Pregnant Women To Get Whooping Cough Vaccine

Posted: 10/24/2012 - All pregnant women should receive a Tdap vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. The combined vaccine protects against whooping cough (pertussis), tetanus and diphtheria.

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Leader In Northeast Kansas Health Care Honored

Updated: 10/25/2012 - A key leader in establishing Stormont-Vail's Level III Neo-Natal Intensive Care unit will be honored Wednesday night by the Stormont-Vail Foundation.

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Beans May Be Beneficial For People With Diabetes

Updated: 10/24/2012 - Research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine on Oct. 22 shows that subjects who consumed one cup of beans daily for three months were able to lower their blood sugar and blood pressure from their original levels.

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Kids Hit The Road To Get Fit

Posted: 10/22/2012 - The students at Sheldon Head Start logged an entire mile Monday for the "Junior Gait Keepers" program.

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Kansans Drop Off 2.5 Tons Of Old Medications

Posted: 10/18/2012 - Kansas law enforcement took in more than 2.5 tons of unused or expired medications during a national day designed to take such medications out of circulation.

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WIBW Remembers Two Young Heroes

Posted: 10/17/2012 - Two children who served as ambassadors for their respective health conditions, six-year-old Luke Savage and ten-year-old Dawson Brunkow, recently passed away.

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233 Now Infected In Growing Meningitis Outbreak

Posted: 10/16/2012 - Up to 14,000 patients may have been exposed to contaminated injections linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak that were sent to 76 facilities in 23 states.

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