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How To "Avoid a Brain Wreck"

Posted: 03/05/2012 - St. Francis is promoting a national call to action aimed at keep brain health at the top of our minds.

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Vein Clinic Helps Man Heal Stubborn Wound

Updated: 03/01/2012 - For seven years, Flint Blankenship lived with a wound on his foot that wouldn't heal. Things turned around when he was referred to Topeka's Cotton-O'Neil Vein Clinic.

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Judi Dench: I'm Not Going Blind

Posted: 02/21/2012 - Actress Judi Dench says she does not want reports of her macular degeneration diagnosis to be overblown.

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Does Tylenol Make Asthma Worse for Kids?

Posted: 02/20/2012 - The rise in asthma has closely paralleled the increased use of acetaminophen. There are no scientific studies proving the medication causes asthma, but Dr. John McBride says it may make asthma worse in kids who already have it.

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Young Survivor Is Full Of Heart

Posted: 02/16/2012 - Brody Keil underwent heart surgery at 14 months old due to complications from a condition called Marfans Syndrome.

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McDonald's Phasing Out Gestation Stalls For Pigs

Posted: 02/14/2012 - McDonald's said it will phase out pig farmers who use sow gestation stalls, which the Humane Society of the U.S. likens to "iron maidens." The pork industry doesn't see it that way.

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KDHE Supports Million Hearts Initiative

Posted: 02/14/2012 - The state's health department will join in February's effort to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S.

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Screening Gives Babies Fighting Chance

Updated: 02/10/2012 - Kansas screens every newborn for 29 genetic conditions that, with intervention, can save children from a lifetime of problems.

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HPV vaccine now recommended for all boys, CDC says

Posted: 02/03/2012 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices said in its 2012 recommendations, that the human papillomavirus vaccine should be "routine" for all boys aged 11 to 12 years old.

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Hospitals Get With The Guidelines For Healthy Hearts

Posted: 02/02/2012 - The American Heart Association "Get with the Guidelines" program helps doctors and hospitals sort through the various treatment options and procedures for heart attack patients.

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Immunization Bill Unlikely To go to vote in House

Posted: 02/02/2012 - State Rep. Brenda Landwehr of Wichita says she doesn't intend to have the House Health and Human Services Committee work a bill that would expand exemptions allowed for parents who don't want their children to be immunized

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