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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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Texting "IRISH" to Help MDA This Year

Posted: 03/02/2010 - Buying shamrocks to help Jerry's kids has been an annual tradition for MDA for years. Now in the wake of texting donations, the Muscular Dystrophy Association can receive text donations, $5 at a time!

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Democrats Face Health Care Hurdles Amid Talk Of Reconciliation

Posted: 03/01/2010 - Washington (CNN) -- While Democrats have recently threatened to use a parliamentary procedure to pass the health care reform bill, it is unclear whether their caucus will even have enough votes to take the first step.

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Program Steers Driving Decisions

Posted: 02/25/2010 - A computer program can help people judge whether they might have to put the brakes on driving.

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Health Care Summit: More Pomp than Pith?

Posted: 02/25/2010 - The summit began with bipartisan handshakes and smiles, and a request from the president that both parties try to find areas of agreement

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Boehner Lines Up GOP Docs To Fact Check Health Care Summit

Posted: 02/24/2010 - Washington (CNN) -House Republicans will have a truth squad standing by to fact check during Thursday's televised bipartisan White House health care summit, House Minority Leader John Boehner announced Wednesday. And Boehner's truth squad has an unusual characteristic – more than half of the fact-checking team is made up of doctors.

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