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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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Florida Judge Strikes Down Health Care Reform

Posted: 01/31/2011 - .S. District Judge Roger Vinson on Monday accepted without trial the states' argument that the new health care law violates people's rights by forcing them to buy health insurance.

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Breast Implants May Be Linked to Rare Cancer

Posted: 01/26/2011 - A cancer, known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma, attacks lymph nodes and skin and has been reported in the scar tissue which grows around a breast implant.

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Kansas Okayed To Join Health Care Lawsuit

Posted: 01/19/2011 - A federal judge in Florida ruled Wednesday that Kansas and five other states may join the group of states challenging the health care reform law as unconstitutional.

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Free Dental Clinic Planned In Hutchinson

Posted: 01/17/2011 - The Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation's Kansas Mission of Mercy Dental Project is set for Friday and Saturday, January 21 and 22, at the state fairgrounds in Hutchinson.

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Topekans in for Sodium Reduction Initiative

Posted: 01/17/2011 - A major effort is underway to get us to "cut down on the salt" or take it out of our diets completely. Information will be released on Tuesday in a conference at Topeka Country Club.

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Simple Steps Prevent Falling

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among older adults, but it's a concern for people of any age when they're in the hospital.

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Blood Donors Save Lives

Posted: 01/06/2011 - A hospital trauma room knows firsthand the importance of blood donations.

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Meals On Wheels Given Free Van

Posted: 01/04/2011 - Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties were handed keys to a 2007 Nissan Quest van Tuesday. Capital City Nissan donated the van, valued at around $13-thousand dollars.

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CDC Reports Flu Activity Picking Up

Posted: 12/30/2010 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says five states had widespread reports of flu last week, up from zero two weeks earlier.

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