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Rural Hospitals Get Tech Boost

Posted: 09/14/2010 - The Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. was awarded $1,140,000 to assist rural hospitals in converting to electronic medical records.

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Kansas Agency Learns From Flu Season

Posted: 09/07/2010 - Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips, state health officer for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, says the agency is following federal recommendations by urging all Kansans to get vaccinated.

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Stormont Strives To Speed Up Emergency Care

Posted: 08/26/2010 - As Stormont-Vail's expanded emergency department surpasses its one-year anniversary, they've reduced the wait to less than five minutes.

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Bedbugs Bite In NYC

Posted: 08/25/2010 - The pest control company Terminix today released a list of the 15 most bedbug-infested cities. NYC topped the list.

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Drinking Water Before Meals Helps Weight Loss

Posted: 08/23/2010 - Obese dieters who drank two 8-ounce glasses of water before breakfast, lunch and dinner lost five pounds more than dieters who didn't increase their water intake in a recent study.

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Study Links Bladder Cancer, Processed Food

Posted: 08/23/2010 - When consumed in large quantities and over a long period of time, the preservatives in processed foods increase the risk for bladder cancer, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer.

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Obama Stem Cell Regulations Temporarily Blocked

Posted: 08/23/2010 - The nonprofit group Nightlight Christian Adoptions contends that the government's new guidelines will decrease the number of human embryos available for adoption.

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Second Iowa Firm Recalls Eggs

Posted: 08/20/2010 - Iowa's Hillandale Farms said Friday that it was recalling its eggs after laboratory tests confirmed illnesses associated with them.

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Heart Care Takes Team Approach

Posted: 08/12/2010 - Topeka's Stormont-Vail earned accreditation for both chest pain and heart failure from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

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Program Gives Kids Dose Of Protection

Posted: 08/05/2010 - The Vaccines for Children program ensures all kids get their immunizations, regardless of their ability to pay. Topeka's PediatricCare is now an authorized site for it.

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Finding Support For Grieving Infant Loss

Posted: 07/29/2010 - The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group helps people through the very real pain of losing a child to miscarriage or stillbirth.

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Topeka Hospital Focuses On Young Adults

Posted: 07/22/2010 - Stormont-Vail HealthCare recently created the Young Adult Center, a unit that targets the needs of those aged 15 to 25.

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Drugging Kids For Parents' Relief Called Abusive

Posted: 07/22/2010 - Drugging children with over-the-counter or prescription medications can have unintended consequences, said the author of a research published Thursday, who likened the practice to child abuse.

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Red Cross Courses Can Help Families Prepare

Posted: 07/21/2010 - Seven of 10 of us have been hit with a summer emergency. That could be anything from an insect bite to heatstroke. Here's how to play it safe until we get through this hot summer.

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Feds Bust 36 in Medicare Fraud Scams

Medicare Fraud

Posted: 07/16/2010 - AG Eric Holder says the fraud spanned five states; and totaled more than $250 million in losses to the government.

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Surgical Robot Hits The Mall

Posted: 07/16/2010 - St. Francis Health Center will show off its da Vinci surgical robot from 1 to 4 pm Sunday at West Ridge Mall.

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