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KDHE Healthy Homes to Exhibit at Fiesta Mexicana

Posted: 07/09/2012 - A lead-based paint remediation program is now in operation in Shawnee County. Fiesta fans can take a few minutes to learn about it, during this week's events.

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Kansas To Review Acquisition Of Medicaid Contractor

Posted: 07/09/2012 - Kansas awarded one of three contracts to manage its $2.9 billion-a-year Medicaid program to an Amerigroup subsidiary two weeks ago. Amerigroup is being acquired by WellPoint Inc.

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Mystery Illness is Killing Cambodian Kids

Posted: 07/06/2012 - 74 cases have been identified, Cambodia's Ministry of Health says. Children suffered swelling in their brains and died because lungs failed

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Radio Show Tackles Women's Health Issues

Posted: 07/06/2012 - "Kansas Live" hosts Jamie Slack and Roger Heaton focused on heart disease, diabetes and much more during their Friday program on WIBW-AM 580.

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Task Force Suggests Guidelines For Gender Identity Disorder

Posted: 07/05/2012 - Mental health experts say Bono and people like him have Gender Identity Disorder (GID). “People with GID are distressed with the sense that they were born in the wrong body”, says Dr. William Byne, chair of the American Psychiatric Association Task Force that recommended forming the guidelines.

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Having Kids Cuts Risk For Common Cold By 52 Percent

Posted: 07/05/2012 - Parents may feel like they're always getting sick from a bug their child picked up at school, but a new study has found the opposite. Research from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh finds that being a parent may actually boosts a person's protection against the common cold.

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3 Die in Kansas City, Millions Baking in U.S. Heat Wave

Posted: 06/29/2012 - Kansas City authorities are probing 3 deaths that may be heat-related. One-third of the U.S. population was under some kind of heat warning Friday. The scorching conditions are expected to stretch into next week in some places.

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FDA Approves Anti-Obesity Drug

Posted: 06/27/2012 - Some people who suffer from chronic weight issues may soon get some help from a pill. Here's how.

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Burlington Builds Home From The Heart

Updated: 06/27/2012 - Construction launched this week in Burlington on a home for a young lady with a form of muscular dystrophy. The effort brought dozens of community members, who shunned the sweat to build from the heart.

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Safe Kids Kansas Urges Parents to Practice Summer Fire Safety

Posted: 06/26/2012 - Fireworks send 3,000 children under the age of 15 to emergency rooms each year in the U.S. Sparklers, viewed by parents as relatively harmless for children, cause serious burn injuries at this time of the season.

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Global H1N1 Death Toll May Be 15 Times Higher

Posted: 06/25/2012 - The actual number of deaths from the 2009 H1N1 pandemic might have been more than 15 times higher than previously thought, according to a study released on Monday.

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Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donors

Posted: 06/25/2012 - The Red Cross says its blood supply has reached emergency levels, leaving about half the readily available blood products on hand today than this time last year.

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A Deadly Flu Virus Could Become Airborne

Posted: 06/22/2012 - Mutant bird flu would be airborne, scientists say. Here's what it takes to make a deadly virus transmissible through the air: as few as five genetic mutations, according to a new study.

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Take Steps to Protect from Pertussis

Updated: 06/21/2012 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the state has confirmed 56 cases already this year. It recorded 52 in all of 2011.

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Seattle Cancer Survivor Allowed To Swim Topless

Posted: 06/21/2012 - Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Christopher Williams announced he was giving breast cancer survivor Jodi Jaecks an exception to the department's clothing policy.

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