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Why McDonald's May Drop Health Care for its Workers

Posted: 09/29/2010 - The people who manage the golden arches are concerned about the federal requirement over the percentage of premiums that must be spent on benefits. McDonald's says the new health law threatens coverage for many workers.

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Flu Bug May Bite Early

Updated: 09/23/2010 - With early signs of flu-like symptoms, health officials say it's a reminder to get your flu vaccine as soon as possible.

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Pertussis, Whooping Cough, Is Back

Posted: 09/23/2010 - No longer an illness of a distant past, the state of California is reporting more than 4,200 cases this year, including 9 deaths reported there.

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Similac Infant Formula Recalled

Posted: 09/22/2010 - Abbott, the maker of Similac brand, initiated a voluntary recall Wednesday of certain Similac-brand, powder infant formulas.

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Flu Shot Clinic Opens

Posted: 09/22/2010 - Tallgrass Immediate Care's flu clinic is open three times a week, from 1 to 5 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 3 to 7 pm on Wednesday.

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Shawnee Co. Health Agency Schedules Flu Clinic

Posted: 09/22/2010 - The clinic will be held on Tuesday, October 19 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m in the Exhibition Hall. The shots will be $30. The agency recommends everyone six months and older receive a flu shot.

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Step Up for Down Syndrome

Updated: 09/21/2010 - One Topeka youth has been picked to be on the big screen in Times Square this weekend.

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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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