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Florida Judge Strikes Down Health Care Reform

Posted: 01/31/2011 - .S. District Judge Roger Vinson on Monday accepted without trial the states' argument that the new health care law violates people's rights by forcing them to buy health insurance.

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Breast Implants May Be Linked to Rare Cancer

Posted: 01/26/2011 - A cancer, known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma, attacks lymph nodes and skin and has been reported in the scar tissue which grows around a breast implant.

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Kansas Okayed To Join Health Care Lawsuit

Posted: 01/19/2011 - A federal judge in Florida ruled Wednesday that Kansas and five other states may join the group of states challenging the health care reform law as unconstitutional.

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Free Dental Clinic Planned In Hutchinson

Posted: 01/17/2011 - The Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation's Kansas Mission of Mercy Dental Project is set for Friday and Saturday, January 21 and 22, at the state fairgrounds in Hutchinson.

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Topekans in for Sodium Reduction Initiative

Posted: 01/17/2011 - A major effort is underway to get us to "cut down on the salt" or take it out of our diets completely. Information will be released on Tuesday in a conference at Topeka Country Club.

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Simple Steps Prevent Falling

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among older adults, but it's a concern for people of any age when they're in the hospital.

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Blood Donors Save Lives

Posted: 01/06/2011 - A hospital trauma room knows firsthand the importance of blood donations.

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Meals On Wheels Given Free Van

Posted: 01/04/2011 - Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties were handed keys to a 2007 Nissan Quest van Tuesday. Capital City Nissan donated the van, valued at around $13-thousand dollars.

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CDC Reports Flu Activity Picking Up

Posted: 12/30/2010 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says five states had widespread reports of flu last week, up from zero two weeks earlier.

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Probable Carcinogen in Tap Water of 31 Cities

Posted: 12/20/2010 - The Washington Post reported Monday, analysis of drinking water finds "hexavalent chromium," a chemical which was at the center of the Erin Brockovich case. This time, the highest levels are found in Norman, Oklahoma.

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State Health Officer Echoes Dangers Of Smoking

Posted: 12/13/2010 - Titled "How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease," a Surgeon General's report reinforces how tobacco smoke, including second-hand smoke, damages cells and inflames tissues.

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Virginia Judge Rules Health Care Mandate Unconstitutional

Updated: 12/13/2010 - A Virginia federal judge on Monday found a key part of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care reform law unconstitutional -- setting the stage for a protracted legal struggle likely to wind up in the Supreme Court.

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