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Topeka Doctor Earns Top Honor

Posted: 06/16/2011 - Dr. Robert Jacoby is humble about the new plaque that sits behind his office desk, proclaiming him 2011 Kansas Family Physician of the Year.

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FDA Changes Rules For Sunscreen Labels

Posted: 06/14/2011 - The FDA's revised standards for sunscreen labels are built around new required tests to determine the ability of a product to block both ultraviolent A and B rays.

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Nominations Wanted For Health Champion Awards

Posted: 06/14/2011 - The Governor’s Council on Fitness is taking nominations for the Kansas Health Champion Award. One individual and one organization will be selected and honored by the Governor at the State Fair in September.

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Kansas AG Backs Second Health Care Reform Challenge

Posted: 06/06/2011 - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt joined with 13 other states to file a brief recently in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals outlining constitutional objections to the so-called “individual mandate” provision in the health care law.

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Study Links Mobile Phone Use And Cancer

Posted: 05/31/2011 - Experts reviewed possible links between cancer and the electromagnetic radiation associated with mobile phones (cellphones), microwaves, and radar.

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County's "Summer Scorecard" Promotes Activity for Kids

Posted: 05/27/2011 - Memorial Day Monday is the starting day for Scorecard activities, all the way through almost the end of July. Learn how this program can keep your kids fit over those hot summer months!

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Easing Fears Of Mammograms

Posted: 05/26/2011 - Medical experts say talk of pain associated with mammograms is often exaggerated.

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Kansas is Test Market for New Tobacco Product

Posted: 05/26/2011 - Next Tuesday's observance of World No Tobacco Day brings a reminder about the dangers of candy-scented tobacco sticks that are being marketed here.

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Topekans Commit To Cure For Arthritis

Updated: 05/26/2011 - Around 300 people attended the annual Commitment to a Cure breakfast Thursday at the Ramada Hotel. The event raises awareness of and funds for the Arthritis Foundation.

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Therapy Puts Chill On Brain Injuries In Babies

Posted: 05/19/2011 - A process called total body hyothermia, or total body cooling, could slow the process of brain damage in babies who suffer oxygen deprivation by slowing the brain's metabolism.

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Paralyzed Man Stands Up Thanks To New Therapy

Posted: 05/19/2011 - Electrical stimulator implant allows man to move his legs without input from brain -- therapy could fundamentally change treatment of paralysis

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Study: Breast Feeding Beats Bratty Behavior

Posted: 05/10/2011 - A new study by British scientists shows that babies who are breast-fed for at least four months are less likely to develop major behavior problems in childhood.

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