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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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New Alzheimer's Research Findings Unveiled in Hawaii

Posted: 07/15/2010 - Experts on Alzheimer's are sharing their findings on the disease this week, to combat it in the 21st century. They say Alzheimer's will continues to affect the lives of more Americans.

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Panel: Diabetes Drug Avandia to Stay on Shelves

Posted: 07/14/2010 - An FDA panel's recommendation is released, despite worries the former blockbuster diabetes drug is riskier than some of the older medications. Critics say Avandia increases patients' risks of heart attacks.

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The "Airbag" That Could Save Motorcyclists

Posted: 07/13/2010 - It's like an airbag contained in a jacket for motorcycle riders. And it may be welcome news, after nearly 5,000 motorcyclists died in crashes last year in the U.S.

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Farm Bureau Helps Critically Low Blood Supply

Updated: 07/13/2010 - Farm Bureau teamed up with Community Blood Center for "Red Day." the event gave free shirts and lunch to people who donated blood to the critically low supply.

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Small Businesses Get Schooled In Health Reform

Posted: 07/13/2010 - The Topeka Independent Business Association and Washburn University's Small Business Development Center were among those sponsoring the "Health Insurance 101: The New Law and Your Small Business" panel discussion.

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Tylenol, Motrin Recall is Expanded

Posted: 07/09/2010 - This week's recall includes certain types of Children's Tylenol as well as adult-strength Benadryl, Motrin IB, Tylenol Extra Strength, Tylenol Day & Night and Tylenol PM. They can be detected through the product's "musty, moldy smell."

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RSV Vaccine Being Tested In Topeka

Posted: 07/08/2010 - Stormont-Vail is among 50 clinical trial sites for an RSV vaccine that could be given to all infants.

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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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