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Spike In West Nile Virus Cases Warrants Attention

Posted: 09/27/2012 - As of late September, Kansas health officials report 31 probable and confirmed cases of West Nile virus, including one death. The state had one confirmed case in all of 2011.

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Balloon Release Offers Hope

Updated: 09/25/2012 - Topeka's Valeo Recovery Center held a balloon release event to mark the 23rd observance of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

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Ashley's Final Message Leaves Lessons

Posted: 09/20/2012 - The family of 19-year-old Ashley Umscheid hopes her death in a texting-related accident, will serve as a lesson to others to put down the phone while behind the wheel.

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Worrisome Levels of Arsenic Found in Rice

Updated: 09/19/2012 - The study surveyed more than 60 different rice products ranging from infant cereals to rice pasta and rice drinks and found “worrisome” levels of inorganic arsenic in most of the products. Others suggest, however, the levels are not cause for concern.

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Changing Brain Offers Hope For Healing

Posted: 09/13/2012 - New research shows positive and negative interactions with the environment can cause physical changes to the brain.

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New Process Takes Load Off Heart Patients

Updated: 09/06/2012 - Aquapheresis is thought to be a better way to help congestive heart failure patients shed the water and salt they often retain.

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U.S. Warns Nearly 40 Countries About Hantavirus

Posted: 09/05/2012 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says up to 10,000 people are at risk. Virus causes a rare lung disease that kills about a third of those infected.

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One-Third Of America's Adults Have High Blood Pressure

Posted: 09/05/2012 - Sixty-seven million Americans - about one-third of the country - have high blood pressure, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released Tuesday. However, only half of them have are actively working to control it.

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Author Judy Blume Had Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Posted: 09/05/2012 - Author Judy Blume, famous for her young adult novels "Forever," "Blubber" and "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret," announced on her blog that she underwent a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

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State Launches KanCare Website

Updated: 09/04/2012 - The new website www.kancare.ks.gov answers questions about the state's new Medicaid program.

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Kansas Launches New Website, Detailing KanCare

Posted: 09/04/2012 - The new KanCare site contains information and material from KDHE’s former KanCare Web page plus more content to assist Medicaid consumers and service providers during the system's transition.

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Rally Advocates For Childbirth Rights

Posted: 09/03/2012 - Advocates with Topeka's "National Rally for Change" say they want hospitals to review their birth-specific policies and procedures.

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