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Can Neck Measure Indicate Body Fat Better Than BMI?I

Posted: 07/06/2010 - The BMI, which measures weight relative to height, doesn't accurately calculate body fat. It deems athletes or muscular people to be obese and underestimates body fat in older people.

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40 Million H1N1 Vaccine Doses to be Incinerated

Posted: 07/01/2010 - It was one of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius first major duties when she took over.. producing enough swine flu vaccines to protect millions of Americans. Now millions of those doses have expired.

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Topeka Hospital Earns ECHO Distinction

Updated: 06/25/2010 - Topeka's Stormont-Vail Echocardiology Labs recently earned accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Labs.

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GAO Reports on Medicare Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Posted: 06/23/2010 - Medicare is such a high-risk program, because its complexity and size make is vulnerable to fraud, waste and abuse, leading to overpayments, underpayments and improper payments.

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Cartoon Characters Attract Kids To Junk Food

Updated: 06/21/2010 - Shrek, Dora the Explorer, and other animated TV and movie stars beloved by children have been moonlighting as junk-food pitchmen in recent years. And they're good at it.

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Uninterrupted Sleep Important To Good Health

Posted: 06/16/2010 - Dr. Shawn Magee says just one night of poor sleep or even one hour less than your usual routine is enough to make a measurable difference in how alert you are, how you perform and how you do on tests.

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Overeaters' Anonymous To Meet This Weekend

Posted: 06/16/2010 - Overeaters who want to break the cycle of their eating behavior can begin the healing process at Topeka's Holidome Friday through Sunday.

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AG Six, Aging's Kennedy Warn of More Medicare Scams

Posted: 06/15/2010 - Attorney General Six, Secretary of Aging Martin Kennedy are again warning seniors of Medicare “donut hole” fraud schemes. Here's the number to call if you have concerns or questions.

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Training Set For Volunteers To Help Cancer Patients

Posted: 06/10/2010 - A free "Look Good…Feel Better" training and recertification session will take place from 10 am to 1:30 pm Monday, June 14, at the Cotton-O’Neil Cancer Center, 1414 SW 8th St., Topeka.

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Cleanup Crew Workers Starting to Get Sick

Posted: 06/07/2010 - More than 75 workers near the site of the pill are being treated for symptoms of illnesses associated with not wearing protective gear around the gushed oil.

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Breast Cancer Vaccine Showing Promise

Posted: 05/31/2010 - For younger women with a heightened risk of breast cancer, the vaccine may be an option to consider instead of prophylactic radical mastectomies.

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NAMI Offers Resources For Veterans

Posted: 05/31/2010 - NAMI says traumatic brain injury, depression and other mental illnesses are major concerns in the veteran population. Because of this, NAMI has created the Veterans Resource Center.

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Stormont-Vail Gets High Marks For Heart Echos

Posted: 05/26/2010 - The Stormont-Vail Echocardiography Lab, with locations in the hospital, at the Cotton-O'Neil Heart Center and at Medical Arts Clinic in Emporia, was granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories.

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Roberts Disputes Secretary's Medicare Claims

Posted: 05/26/2010 - Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about a mailing bearing her name that was sent to Medicare beneficiaries.

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Red Cross Returns with Lifesaving Water Safety Classes

Posted: 05/25/2010 - Nearly half the people surveyed by the Red Cross, said they survived a frightening "near drowning" experience. Here's how kids (and adults) can keep their heads above water on pool safety this summer.

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More States Racing to Ban K-2

Posted: 05/24/2010 - Poison centers nationwide have reported 352 cases of people sickened by the substance in 35 states, according to USA Today.

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