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Pedal Power To Help Dialysis Patients

Posted: 09/22/2011 - Medical Director Dr. Scott Solcher and CEO Stan Langhofer embark on their 3rd annual "Tour de Dialysis" Sept. 30, 2011. The 100-mile bike ride will raise money for their Patient Assistance Fund, so patients can get needed care.

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ALS Clues Uncovered By Gene Study

Posted: 09/21/2011 - Researchers discovered a genetic mutation they think is responsible for the debilitating neurological disorder also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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Kids Surviving Cancer More Often Than Ever

Posted: 09/20/2011 - Since the mid-1970s, the survival rate for most childhood cancers has climbed from 58 percent to 80 percent, compared to just 68 percent for adults.

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KDHE Continues Cantaloupe Concern

Posted: 09/20/2011 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in the Rocky Ford region of Colorado could carry Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause serious illness.

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UN to Take On Non-Communicable Diseases

Posted: 09/19/2011 - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Monday's discussion a "landmark meeting." United Nation vows to reduce diabetes, heart disease, cancer.

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Kansas Included in Cantaloupe Recall

Posted: 09/15/2011 - Nearly a dozen and a half states are part of a new food safety recall. Consumers are being warned there may be listeria in whole Rocky Ford cantaloupes.

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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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