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Topeka's St. Francis Earns Top Quality Mark

Posted: 09/14/2011 - St. Francis is one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

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Cargill Issues 2nd Turkey Meat Recall

Posted: 09/12/2011 - Cargill's recalling 185,000 pounds of ground turkey meat products. Last month, the company recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey products.

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Free Prostate Cancer Screenings Offered

Posted: 09/08/2011 - Free prostate cancer screenings are being offered from 8 am to noon, Saturday, September 17th at Topeka's Cotton-O'Neil Cancer Center.

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Study Says Breast-Feeding Moms Are More Aggressive

Posted: 09/08/2011 - The study suggests that the act of nursing blunts women's physiological reaction to perceived threats, tamping down fear and giving them extra courage to defend themselves and their babies.

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More Than 90 Charged in Medicare Fraud Case

Posted: 09/07/2011 - People in 8 cities, including doctors and nurses, arrested. Charges include phony schemes involving psychotherapy. AG Eric Holder says the plots reaped nearly $300 million.

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Treadmills: Danger At Our Feet

Posted: 09/05/2011 - The Consumer Product Safety Commission says treadmills sent an estimated 19,000 people to the emergency room in 2009, including almost 6,000 children.

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Why Our Brains Respond to Animals, Creepy or Cute

Posted: 09/01/2011 - The brain "seems to be specialized in alerting us to things that are emotionally important to us — either positive or because they're scary," a scientist says.

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Not Too Early To Think Flu Shots

Posted: 08/25/2011 - This year, the CDC recommends flu shots for everyone six months and older, rather than prioritizing certain groups

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"Supermoms" More Likely To Be Depressed

Posted: 08/22/2011 - A provocative new study suggests working moms who try to be "supermoms" are more likely to be depressed than their counterparts who embrace the idea that they can't do it all.

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City Shuts Down Cancer Patient's Garage Sales

Updated: 08/19/2011 - A Salem, Ore. woman battling cancer set up garage sales in her backyard - but the local government shut her down, saying they violated city ordinances.

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Black Hat Hacker Exposes Insulin Pump Threat

Posted: 08/05/2011 - A threat intelligence analyst tested to see if he could hack into wireless medical devices, such as his own insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor.

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Study Suggests Antidepressants Are Overprescribed

Posted: 08/05/2011 - More and more doctors are prescribing the drugs for patients who aren't suffering from depression or any other mental illness, according to a provocative new study.

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Red Wine May Stave Off Sunburn

Posted: 08/02/2011 - Spanish scientists discovered that grapes contain compounds that block chemical changes in the body associated with causing skin damage.

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Insurers Must Offer Women Free Birth Control

Posted: 08/01/2011 - The decision to require birth control coverage is part of a broad expansion of coverage for women's preventive care under the Affordable Care Act.

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