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Group Urges Mammograms At 40, Not 50

Posted: 07/20/2011 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued guidelines calling for annual mammograms starting at age 40.

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Panel Sparks Debate Over Government Coverage For Birth Control

Posted: 07/19/2011 - A panel from the Institute of Medicine on Tuesday gave the Health and Human Services Department a list of eight services for women it said should qualify as preventive care, including contraception, HIV screening and support for breast-feeding mothers.

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First Double Leg Transplant Performed

Posted: 07/11/2011 - A surgical team in Spain led by the same man who carried out the country's first face transplant has completed the world's first double leg transplant.

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Fireworks Spark ER Visits

Posted: 07/05/2011 - Topeka emergency rooms saw several people with fireworks-related injuries.

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KS Health Policy Authority Officially Moves To KDHE

Posted: 07/01/2011 - KDHE Secretary Dr. Robert Moser said he looks forward to continuing the KHPA’s work to promote healthy choices by Kansans while incorporating a new Division to enhance efforts aimed at improving Medicaid and other health care programs.

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Avastin as Breast Cancer Fighter Tests FDA's Ability to Say "No"

Posted: 06/29/2011 - Callous bureaucrats are trying to "steal away their hope." That's the way several dozen protesters outside the Food and Drug Administration's headquarters saw it. The ultimate decision rests with FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.

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Victory For Obama - Judges Uphold Health Law

Posted: 06/29/2011 - A Republican-appointed judge joined with a Democratic appointee for the 2-1 majority in a victory for Pres. Obama's signature domestic initiative.

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Wamego City Hospital Earns Award

Posted: 06/24/2011 - The Kansas Association of Community Action Program recently honored Wamego City Hospital for its efforts in the community.

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Breast Implants Deemed Safe, Not Problem-Free

Posted: 06/22/2011 - The FDA says preliminary data does not indicate that silicone-gel filled breast implants cause breast cancer, reproductive problems, or connective tissue disease

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Topeka Doctor Earns Top Honor

Posted: 06/16/2011 - Dr. Robert Jacoby is humble about the new plaque that sits behind his office desk, proclaiming him 2011 Kansas Family Physician of the Year.

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FDA Changes Rules For Sunscreen Labels

Posted: 06/14/2011 - The FDA's revised standards for sunscreen labels are built around new required tests to determine the ability of a product to block both ultraviolent A and B rays.

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Nominations Wanted For Health Champion Awards

Posted: 06/14/2011 - The Governor’s Council on Fitness is taking nominations for the Kansas Health Champion Award. One individual and one organization will be selected and honored by the Governor at the State Fair in September.

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