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Cotton-O'Neil Enrolling In Type 2 Diabetes Trial

Posted: 02/24/2011 - A clinical trial is enrolling adults who've had Type 2 diabetes at least six months, currently taking medications, but not insulin, and are unable to get good control of their condition.

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Oral Sex Now Main Cause Of Oral Cancer

Posted: 02/23/2011 - Scientists say that 64 percent of cancers of the oral cavity, head, and neck in the U.S. are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which is commonly spread via oral sex.

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Supreme Court Rejects Vaccine Lawsuit

Posted: 02/22/2011 - In a 6-2 decision, the justices said Congress had effectively shut the courthouse door to vaccine lawsuits in 1986, when it created a special vaccine court designed to compensate victims of vaccine injuries.

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Eye Docs Set Sights On "See To Learn" Week

Posted: 02/22/2011 - "See to Learn Week" is a project of the Eye Care Council where the state's 250 member optomotrists offer free vision assessments to 3-year olds.

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Young Heart Patient Makes Strides

Updated: 02/17/2011 - An Auburn Elementary 3rd grader is living proof of the strides made in treating heart disease in children.

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School Immunization Requirements Change

Posted: 02/15/2011 - The Shawnee County Health Agency is alerting parents about the changes in the state's immunization requirements. It's crucial to know before the next school year this fall.

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Program Promotes Breastfeeding For NIC Babies

Posted: 02/10/2011 - Stormont joined the "100,000 Babies Campaign" last March. The goal is to increase positive outcomes for NIC families, including increasing instance of breastfeeding.

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Flu Shots Recommended Before Peak Hits

Updated: 02/03/2011 - Health experts say flu will likely peak in Kansas in the next couple weeks, so now is the time to get your influenza vaccine if you haven't already done so.

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Why You Should Wear "Red" on Friday

Updated: 02/03/2011 - Former First Lady Laura Bush is joining thousands of supporters encouraging all of us to wear some red today! Here's why, in the fight to lower the staggering statistics of women who are dying of heart disease.

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Senate Votes Down Health Care Repeal Measure

Posted: 02/02/2011 - With a Democratic president and Republicans 13 votes short of the 60 votes they would need to break a filibuster in the Senate, the odds of the health care reform law being overturned legislatively in the next two years are essentially zero.

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