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Oral Sex Now Main Cause Of Oral Cancer

Posted: 02/23/2011 - Scientists say that 64 percent of cancers of the oral cavity, head, and neck in the U.S. are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which is commonly spread via oral sex.

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Supreme Court Rejects Vaccine Lawsuit

Posted: 02/22/2011 - In a 6-2 decision, the justices said Congress had effectively shut the courthouse door to vaccine lawsuits in 1986, when it created a special vaccine court designed to compensate victims of vaccine injuries.

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Eye Docs Set Sights On "See To Learn" Week

Posted: 02/22/2011 - "See to Learn Week" is a project of the Eye Care Council where the state's 250 member optomotrists offer free vision assessments to 3-year olds.

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Young Heart Patient Makes Strides

Updated: 02/17/2011 - An Auburn Elementary 3rd grader is living proof of the strides made in treating heart disease in children.

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School Immunization Requirements Change

Posted: 02/15/2011 - The Shawnee County Health Agency is alerting parents about the changes in the state's immunization requirements. It's crucial to know before the next school year this fall.

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Program Promotes Breastfeeding For NIC Babies

Posted: 02/10/2011 - Stormont joined the "100,000 Babies Campaign" last March. The goal is to increase positive outcomes for NIC families, including increasing instance of breastfeeding.

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Flu Shots Recommended Before Peak Hits

Updated: 02/03/2011 - Health experts say flu will likely peak in Kansas in the next couple weeks, so now is the time to get your influenza vaccine if you haven't already done so.

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Why You Should Wear "Red" on Friday

Updated: 02/03/2011 - Former First Lady Laura Bush is joining thousands of supporters encouraging all of us to wear some red today! Here's why, in the fight to lower the staggering statistics of women who are dying of heart disease.

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Senate Votes Down Health Care Repeal Measure

Posted: 02/02/2011 - With a Democratic president and Republicans 13 votes short of the 60 votes they would need to break a filibuster in the Senate, the odds of the health care reform law being overturned legislatively in the next two years are essentially zero.

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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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