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Topeka Grows Clinical Research Efforts

Updated: 11/03/2011 - Launched seven years ago, Cotton-O'Neil Clinical Research now has 60 physicians enrolling in more than 150 active trials. They recently signed up their 3000th study participant.

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New Cystic Fibrosis Drug Shows Promise

Posted: 11/02/2011 - Called ivacaftor, the drug targets the so-called G551D mutation. That's a mutant gene found in four percent of people with cystic fibrosis, which underlies the condition.

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Riley County Offers Memory Screenings

Posted: 10/28/2011 - Mercy Regional Health Center and the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center are teaming up to offer memory screenings on November 14. The date coincides with National Memory Screening Day.

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Lyon Co. Sets Rx Drug Take Back Event

Posted: 10/27/2011 - Flint Hills Community Health Center and the Lyon County Health Department will host Operation Rx Take Back from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, Oct. 29.

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Radio Host Warns Parents Over Gay Hospital Workers

Posted: 10/26/2011 - On a recent broadcast, conservative Christian radio host Linda Harvey urged parents to "think long and hard" about whether kids should be cared for by hospital workers who "proclaim a homosexual lifestyle."

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St. Francis Offers Free Men's Health Event

Posted: 10/26/2011 - St. Francis hosts the "Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer" from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday, Nov. 5, at St. Francis Sports Medicine, 800 SW Fairlawn Rd.

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Panel Recommends HPV Vaccine For Boys

Posted: 10/25/2011 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which advises the CDC, voted unanimously to recommend routine use of Gardasil in 11- and 12-year-old boys.

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Tainted With Listeria, Lettuce is Recalled

Posted: 10/14/2011 - American consumers are already on high alert over cantaloupes that carry the bacteria, killing nearly 20 people. Now these brands of lettuce are being recalled by a Pittsburgh company.

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Too Much Vitamin E Tied To Prostate Cancer

Posted: 10/11/2011 - Almost 150 men in the vitamin E group were diagnosed with prostate cancer compared to 113 in the placebo group, suggesting the vitamin E supplements were tied to a 17 percent increased risk for prostate cancer.

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Marian Clinic Earns Bal Jeffrey Award

Updated: 10/06/2011 - For all they do, Stormont-Vail is honoring Marian Clinic with its 2011 Bal Jeffrey Award, given for significant contributions to health care.

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Seminar In KCK To Focus On VA Health Care Eligibility

Posted: 10/05/2011 - A seminar on VA health care enrollment and eligibility is being held from 4:30 to 6 pm Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Community Based Outpatient Clinic at the Bethany Medical Building, 21 N. 12th St., Suite 110, Kansas City, Kansas.

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Groups Offer Free Depression Screenings

Posted: 10/05/2011 - Flint Hills Community Health Center in Emporia and Valeo Behavioral Health Care in Topeka are offering free depression screenings Thursday for National Depression Screening Day.

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