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Innovative Nursing Homes Honored

Posted: 09/10/2009 - The Department on Aging selected eight nursing homes as PEAK award winners for 2009. Representatives of those facilities were invited to the governor's office Thursday.

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Obama Outlines Health Reforms

Posted: 09/09/2009 - President Barack Obama told a joint session of Congress that health reform will not increase the deficeit and he continued to defend a public option for getting all Americans health coverage.

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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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