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CDC: Fewer States Seeing Widespread Flu Activity

Posted: 11/30/2009 - Only 32 states are currently reporting widespread H1N1 flu activity in the United States, down from 48 states three weeks ago, federal health officials said Monday.

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Health Conference Scheduled

Posted: 11/30/2009 - The Cultivating Healthy Kansans conference will take place Tuesday in Topeka.

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Oral Cancers In Women Rising, HPV Sometimes A Factor

Posted: 11/30/2009 - Pat Folsom, 54, knows the importance of preventive medicine. As a health care worker, she goes for scheduled checkups. So when she went in for a routine dental exam last year, she didn't expect more than a cleaning, maybe a filling. But her dentist found something more serious.

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Cancer Screenings Under Scrutiny

Posted: 11/20/2009 - It's been a confusing week for women. On Monday, it started with breast cancer. A federal advisory board made a controversial recommendation that women begin routine mammograms at age 50, rather than at 40.

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Sebelius to Couric: Recommendation Won't Set Policy

Updated: 11/18/2009 - The former Kansas governor and now Health and Human Services Secretary tells Couric on the "CBS Evening News" a panel's recommendation on mammograms at 50 should change insurer's policies on paying for the procedures.

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FDA Announces Warning on Plavix

Posted: 11/18/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration also says Plavix users should avoid combining it with Prilosec or its OTC variety.

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Kansas Health Report Rankings Released

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Obesity's on the rise, but Kansas' health report card show a continuing drop in smoking and binge drinking. Here's what else the report shows.

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H1N1 Fears Prompt Libraries To Pull Puppets

Updated: 11/18/2009 - The latest victim of the H1N1 flu season is a fuzzy pile of toys at libraries in and around Minneapolis. The Hennepin County Library announced it is in the process of eliminating puppets from the public areas in each of its 41 branches.

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Breast 'Awareness' Trumps Self-Exams, Docs Say

Updated: 11/18/2009 - A vacation to Washington nearly a decade ago led to a life-changing revelation for Kathi Cordsen. Passing by a breast cancer awareness event, her mother blurted it out: Her doctor had just confirmed that she had breast cancer.

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Flu Activity High In Kansas

Posted: 11/16/2009 - KDHE's latest report shows more than five percent of patients seeking care in outpatient clinics are reporting flu-like symptoms.

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Under 50? Wait on that Mammogram

Posted: 11/16/2009 - A government panel says the benefits of those earlier screenings do not outweigh the risks.

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Free Health Screenings Offered

Updated: 11/15/2009 - The Sunflower Lion Club of Topeka and the Highland Park United Methodist Church are offering free screenings Sunday.

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