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KDHE Announces New H1N1 Testing Procedures

Posted: 09/02/2009 - KDHE says it's no longer accepting specimens from everyone who sees a doctor with symptoms of H1N1. The state will continue testing samples from hospitalized patients.

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Governor Talks Fitness

Posted: 09/01/2009 - The Governor's Council on Fitness talked about improving the health of Kansans with Gov. Mark Parkinson and KDHE Secretary Rod Bremby.

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New Equipment Helps Rehab

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The Biodex machine can help patients recover from joint injury or surgery.

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FDA Warns About Stolen Insulin

Posted: 08/26/2009 - The FDA says stolen vials of Levemir may still be on the market and could be dangerous for people to use.

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KU Reports Several Cases Of H1N1, Campus Still Open

Updated: 08/24/2009 - The University of Kansas is reporting several cases of H1N1 cases on campus and warns that a strong recurrence of the flu virus is expected this fall and winter. Video Included

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Making ER Visits Easier

Posted: 08/20/2009 - Remembering a few things can make it a little easier next time you have to take your child to the emergency room.

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Health Officials Encourage Early Flu Shots

Posted: 08/18/2009 - With concerns over H1N1, state health officials are encouraging people to get their seasonal flu vaccine early. An H1N1 vaccine isn't expected to arrive in Kansas until October.

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FDA Approves Saphris To Treat Schizophrenia And Bipolar Disorder

Posted: 08/14/2009 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Saphris tablets (asenapine) to treat adults with schizophrenia, a chronic, severe and disabling brain disorder, and to treat bipolar I disorder in adults, a serious psychiatric disorder that causes shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function.

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Women Travel To Indiana To Donate Breast Tissue

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Chris Baker and Robin Colgrove are making the 460-mile trip from Kansas City to Indianapolist to undergo a simple procedure to remove a small portion of their breast tissue for a research project.

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Groups Tout Benefits of Breastfeeding

Updated: 08/06/2009 - During Breastfeeding Awareness Week, health professional are touting the benefits breast milk can give babies, such as improved immunity and brain development.

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New Strain Of Swine Flu Infects Riley County Child

Posted: 08/06/2009 - KDHE says a Riley County child was infected with H3N2, a swine flu strain not related to the H1N1 pandemic. The child suffered mild flu symptoms and has recovered.

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Psychologists Repudiate Gay-To-Straight Therapy

Posted: 08/05/2009 - The APA is urging therapists to consider multiple options _ that could range from celibacy to switching churches _ for helping clients whose sexual orientation and religious faith conflict.

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Seasonal Flu Vaccine Shipping Early, Demand Up

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Some drug companies say flu vaccines are moving out early because of expectations of increased demand brewed by H1N1 virus fears and the need to clear the deck for making the swine flu vaccine.

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20 Whooping Cough Cases In 2 Kansas Counties

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Twenty cases of the highly contagious disease whooping cough, also called pertussis, were reported since June in Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties.

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Educational Campaign Urges FAST Action for Stroke

Posted: 07/30/2009 - An education campaign urges people to think FAST to remember the signs of a stroke. It has to do with signs that affect the face, arms and speech to encourage immediate response time.

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Topeka Clinic Studying New Approach To Easing Pain

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Cotton-O'Neil is participating in clinical trials on medications that target nerve growth factor, a substance found to be more prevalent in people with chronic pain. The new meds suppress NGF, thereby easing the pain.

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Scientists Find HIV's 'Missing Link' In Ill Chimps

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Scientists believe they have found a "missing link" in the evolution of the virus that causes AIDS. It bridges the gap between the infection that does no harm to most monkeys and the one that kills millions of people. That link is a virus that is killing chimpanzees in the wild at a disturbingly high rate, according to a study in Thursday's journal Nature.

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Sorting Out Acetaminophen Fact From Fear

Posted: 07/16/2009 - The FDA is considering new warnings for the popular painkiller acetaminophen, but health workers say if people read labels and use it as directed it is still a valuable medicine.

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