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New Virus Found in Missouri, Linked to Ticks

Posted: 08/30/2012 - For two farmers in northwestern Missouri, the severe illness that followed a tick bite led epidemiologists on a journey to a new viral discovery.

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Cantaloupe From Indiana Confirmed as Source of Salmonella Outbreak

Posted: 08/29/2012 - A DNA test has revealed that cantaloupe from Chamberlain Farms in Owensville, Indiana is the source of at least some of the salmonella outbreak that sickened people in 21 states and killed two Kentucky residents, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

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9 More Tests In Hays Negative For Hepatitis C

Posted: 08/29/2012 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says 474 people were potentially exposed to hepatitis C when David Kwiatkowksi worked at the Hays hospital from May to September 2010.

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Safe Kids Hosting Child Safety Seat Check Tuesday

Updated: 08/22/2012 - Safe Kids of Shawnee County, along with Community Action is presenting the child safety seat event Tuesday at the Dillon's store on SW 29th Street. This event could help save your child's life!

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Schools Take Steps To Address Concussions

Posted: 08/16/2012 - Baseline concussion testing is helping Topeka-area schools know when it's safe for a student-athlete to return from a head injury.

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Hepatitis C Outbreak Could Boost Regulation Bill

Posted: 08/15/2012 - The American Society of Radiologic Technologists says the David Kwiatkowski case could give momentum to federal legislation requiring medical imaging and radiation therapy workers to meet standards.

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Med Tech's Arrest Shows Flaws In System

Updated: 08/14/2012 - David Kwiatkowski is charged in New Hampshire with tampering with needles and infecting at least 31 people with hepatitis C, a potentially life-threatening virus.

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Red Cross Drives Blood Donations, Ride Excitement

Posted: 08/13/2012 - The Red Cross held a blood drive at the Red Cross office on SW 17th Street, east of Washburn. The event was a chance for the Capital Area Chapter to promote its Ride for the Red fundraiser, coming up Sept. 8.

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Rep. Jackson Suffers From Bipolar Disorder

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic. Jackson's wife recently said he was suffering from depression. Jackson has not been on Capitol Hill for the past three months.

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CDC: Nearly 30 Percent Of Adult Kansans Are Obese

Updated: 08/13/2012 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that 29.6 percent of Kansans were classified as obese in 2011. That's up slightly from the 2010 rate of 29.4 percent.

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Record Summer Heat Producing More Spiders

Posted: 08/12/2012 - Record high temperatures and rapid expanding drought across the country are resulting in an increase in spiders and other bugs.

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The Pink Heals Tour Ready for Thursday Action

Posted: 08/08/2012 - The Topeka Fire Department, and Topeka Fire Fighters Local 83 and other local departments are hosting the "Pink Heals Tour" on Thursday, the 9th. Here are the times and locations for the life-saving tour.

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