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New Neighborhood Provides Health Information

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library will open a new Health Information Neighborhood, consolidation info on health topics, special computers and other features in one area. It's made possible thru a grant awarded to Stormont-Vail's Library Services.

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Planning Can Make Eating on the Go Healthier

Posted: 09/11/2008 - When eating on the run, look for smaller portion sizes, grilled instead of fried, and salads instead of fries. Cotton-O'Neil dietitian Sabrina Bublitz also suggests planning ahead and packing a cooler with healthy sandwiches and fruit when you know you'll be away from home.

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Helping Kids Overcome Back-to-School Butterflies

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Mental health professionals say most kids will need some time to transition back into the school routine. Parents can do things to help out - and should look out for signs their child is having a little more trouble with the change.

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Program Gives Nurses Critical Career Preview

Updated: 08/28/2008 - Stormont-Vail launched the Student Nurse Tech program in its Critical Care unit this summer. It gives student nurses full-time, one-on-one contact with a registered nurse in the ICU, so they can see if the environment is one in which they can foresee a career.

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Moms Need Support to Stick with Breastfeeding

Posted: 08/07/2008 - Health officials say most women are getting the message that breastfeeding is best for babies, but many don't stick with it the recommended six months to a year. They say American society needs to support women in their efforts.

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Stork's Cradle Gives Babies Healthy Start

Posted: 07/31/2008 - A program offered by the March of Dimes and Stormont-Vail Foundation gives moms-to-be incentives to follow healthy habits during pregnancy and after giving birth. It's called Stork's Cradle.

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Stormont-Vail Among First in Country to Use Newly-Approved Stent

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The new Xience drug-eluting stent earned FDA approval in early July. Topeka's Stormont-Vail HealthCare was among the first in the country to use it. It's coated with a new drug that reduces the risk the stent will abruptly close and renarrow the artery.

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Physicals Part of Back-to-School Routine

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Back to school time is a good time to take your child for an annual physical. It not only makes sure their health is ok and their development is normal, it can also spot problems that might interfere with learning.

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Rehab Patients Turn to Wii

Posted: 07/03/2008 - Physical and occupational therapists are turning to the Wii to help their patients. They use the games to work on balance, coordination and visual issues. They say it also helps keep patients and their families interested in therapy.

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Raising the Cholesterol You Want to Have

Updated: 06/26/2008 - When it comes to cholesterol, some you want, some you don't. A high HDL cholesterol level can lower your risk for heart disease, while a high LDL leve will increase your heart disease risk. Certain foods and regular exercise will boost your HDL.

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Twist on Texting Gives Voice to the Deaf

Posted: 06/19/2008 - A device called the UbiDuo uses two keyboards with a wireless connection to allow a hearing and non-hearing or non-speaking person to communicate by typing back and forth. Topeka's Stormont-Vail HealthCare recently purchased one for use in the hospital.

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Childhood Obesity Still Needs Attention

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Health experts caution against getting too excited over a recent report showing childhood obesity reports have levelled off in recent years. They say obesity rates are still high, and adults need to help kids trim down.

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Topeka Clinic Participates in Crohn's Trial

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Topeka's Cotton-O'Neil Digestive Health Center is taking part in a clinical trial, looking at whether adult stem cells, taken from healthy adult donors, can bring relief to people with Crohn's disease. Crohn's is an inflammation in the intestinal tract.

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Help is Available for People Living with Mental Illness

Updated: 06/04/2008 - Mental illness can be difficult to treat, but people living with it can lead full lives if they keep searching for the right help. Partial hospital programs are an option that offers intense therapy.

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Proposed Guidelines Would Screen Truckers for Sleep Apnea

Posted: 05/22/2008 - The DOT is considering new guidelines that would require commercial drivers meeting certain criteria to be screened for sleep apnea. If diagnosed, they'd have to be treated for a week in order to get their license. A seminar on the issue is slated for 11 am, May 30th, in Topeka.

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Workplace Injuries on the Rise in Kansas

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Kansas saw a four-percent increase in workplace injuries in 2007, but paying attention to your surroundings and using proper techniques can cut the changes you'll become part of the statistics.

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Vaccines-Autism Link Worth a Study, Doctor Says

Updated: 08/28/2008 - The former head of the National Institutes of Health says the government is moving too quickly in dismissing the potential link between autism and the mercury packed into some childhood vaccines.

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Advance in Open Heart Surgery Marks Milestone

Updated: 08/28/2008 - 55 years ago this week, a surgeon and his nurse used a machine to stop a patient's heart, but keep the patient alive. Today, perfusionists operate the heart / lung machine - using the machine to circulate blood through the patient's body while the heart is stopped for surgery.

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Expanded Screenings on Tap for Kansas Babies

Posted: 05/01/2008 - NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly visits Kansas to lend his support to expanded screenings for newborns starting July 1. Stormont-Vail Pediatric Hospitalist Dr. Steven Crouch says the move will ensure more newborns have better lives.

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Topeka Doctor Offers Reassurances about Organ Donation

Posted: 04/24/2008 - About 1000 Kansans are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Dr. Kevin Dishman of Stormont-Vail HealthCare doesn't want people to be scared off from making the decision to donate a loved-ones organs.

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Top 25 Worst Cities for Allergies

Posted: 04/23/2008 - There's a reason why you're making so many trips to the drugstore for allergy medicines. Anybody living in these 25 cities is having a hard time stopping their sneezing! Are any major cities in the Midwest on this list?

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When Allergies Aren't Allergies

Posted: 04/17/2008 - How to find relief from the symptoms of the season - and how to tell when they might be a condition other than allergies

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