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How Secure Will Your Medical Records Be?

Posted: 03/29/2010 - Many security experts fear that Americans' patient information will be vulnerable to unauthorized access and distribution with perpetrators being outside hackers or IRS insiders.

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Kansas To Let Pharmacies Give Flu Shots To Kids

Posted: 03/26/2010 - A bill signed by the Governor Friday makes an exception to an existing law that lets adults be vaccinated by pharmacists, their assistants and interns.

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Labelling Menus to Win the Obesity Battle

Posted: 03/25/2010 - For people trying to watch their weight, eating out presents a challenge. Menu-labelling will empower Kansans to take responsibility for their own health.

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A Kinder Cut For Colon Surgery

Posted: 03/25/2010 - Minimally invasive techniques for colon procedures mean a faster recovery for patients.

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President Signs Health Care Bill

Updated: 03/23/2010 - President Barack Obama signed sweeping health care legislation into law in a White House ceremony Tuesday.

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FDA Expresses Concerns Over Rotarix Vaccine

Posted: 03/22/2010 - The Food and Drug Administration is recommending health care practitioners temporarily suspend use of the Rotarix vaccine for rotavirus immunization in the United States.

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Consuming Kids: Commercializiing Childhood

Posted: 03/22/2010 - Are you concerned about corporations that target their advertising message to your children? Wait till you view the documentary being shown Tuesday night at the Topeka-Shawnee County Health Agency.

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Obama Rips Insurers In Final Health Care Push

Posted: 03/19/2010 - FAIRFAX, Virginia -- (CNN) -- President Barack Obama made a final, urgent public plea for health care reform Friday, slamming private insurers and accusing his plan's opponents of spreading lies and distortions.

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Pepsi to Stop Global Sales of Sugary Soft Drinks

Posted: 03/16/2010 - Pepsi's full calorie, sugary sweet soft drinks are off the market from schools in more than 200 countries, but it'll still take two years to clean the product off the school shelves.

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Health Agency: "Check Your Stock"

Posted: 03/11/2010 - Daylight saving time changes are good times to check your family "stockpiles" of food and water.

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St. Francis Shows Off Da Vinci

Posted: 03/10/2010 - The new da Vinci surgical robot will be on display at 9 am Thursday in St. Francis Health Center’s first floor lobby.

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Ceremonies Set To Sign Smoking Ban

Posted: 03/10/2010 - A ceremony is set for 10 am Friday at the Statehouse for the Governor to put his name on the Kansas Clean Indoor Air Act.

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Declaring War on Soft Drinks

Posted: 03/08/2010 - A soda tax targeting adult soft drink consumption is the next front in the battle against the nation's obesity among young and old.

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Feeling Down? Talk more

Posted: 03/07/2010 - Small talk is part of everyday life, but it’s the substantial, meaningful conversations that may make you happy. That’s one possibility suggested in a new study examining how conversation connects to happiness.

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St. Francis Selects New President and CEO

Posted: 03/05/2010 - Robert J. Erickson has been named president and chief executive officer of St. Francis Health Center. He will join St. Francis March 25.

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Topeka Health Facility In The Spotlight

Posted: 03/03/2010 - The Cotton-O’Neil Cancer Center was recently showcased in Real Estate & Construction Review, a trade publication for the design and construction industry.

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Crohn's Disease Foundation Fights for Cure

Posted: 03/03/2010 - The Crohn's Foundation is launching a new campaign, called "Take Steps," with Americans walking at 100 different sites around the country.

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