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Too Much Exercise May Be Bad For The Heart

Posted: 05/20/2014 - People in a recent study who did the most strenuous daily exercise were more likely to die of a heart attack or stroke than people who engaged in more moderate activity.

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Study: Don't Delay Measles Vaccine

Posted: 05/19/2014 - New research found that in the first year of life, there is no relationship between the recommended vaccine schedule and seizures. But delaying the measles vaccine until after a child is 15 months old may raise his or her seizure risk.

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Report: Pancreatic Cancer Second Most Deadly By 2030

Posted: 05/19/2014 - Lung cancer is already the top killer overall, but pancreatic and liver cancer will surpass the cancers currently considered the second and third leading causes of death, researchers say.

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CDC: First Case Of MERS Infection Transmitted Inside The U.S.

Posted: 05/19/2014 - The first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome believed transmitted within the United States has been identified in an Illinois man, a doctor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday.

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With Health, Not Being Perfect Is OK

Updated: 05/16/2014 - This journey is different. I do not consider this an attempt to lose weight but rather to improve my health and become stronger.

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Two Big Meals May Be Better Than Six Small Ones

Posted: 05/16/2014 - You've probably heard that eating multiple small meals throughout the day is a good way to stave off hunger and keep your metabolism revved up while trying to lose weight. But a new study could change your diet strategy.

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St. Francis Shows Off Next Phase Of ER Renovations

Posted: 05/13/2014 - St. Francis Health Center officials showed off the nearly-complete second phase of an ER expansion Tuesday. It includes a new public entrance, patient registration and waiting area, and more exam rooms. Staff will begin using the area Wednesday.

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ER Visits For Traumatic Brain Injury Spike 30 Percent

Posted: 05/13/2014 - The rate of emergency room visits for traumatic brain injury increased by 30 percent between 2006 and 2010, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Second U.S. Case Of MERS Confirmed

Updated: 05/13/2014 - There is a second confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome imported into the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday.

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Local Teen Makes Pitch For Masks After Softball Scare

Posted: 05/08/2014 - Protective face masks are not required for Kansas high school softball players, but getting smacked in the face by a ball has Santa Fe Trail sophomore Peyton Workman making the pitch for their value.

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Dropping Birth Rates Threaten Global Economic Growth

Posted: 05/07/2014 - The financial crisis that followed the collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers in 2008 did more than wipe out billions in wealth and millions of jobs. It also sent birth rates tumbling around the world.

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Pakistan Launches New Polio Vaccination Efforts

Posted: 05/06/2014 - Pakistan launched a new immunization initiative after the World Health Organization issued a statement warning about the growing number of incidences of polio, which they say is linked to Taliban insurgency in the region.

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Vibrating Capsule May Relieve Constipation

Updated: 05/07/2014 - Researchers from Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center's department of gastroenterology and hepatology presented their findings this week as part of the Digestive Disease Week convention in Chicago.

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Capper's Life-Changing Work Earns Chamber Small Business Nod

Updated: 05/05/2014 - An organization that dates back to Christmas night 1920 is among nonprofit organizations nominated for a Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award. Easter Seals Capper Foundation opens the world for children and adults with disabilities.

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Schools Seek More Changes To Healthier Lunch Rules

Posted: 05/05/2014 - As part of a new effort to improve school lunches, starting next school year, pasta and other grain products in schools will have to be whole-grain rich, or more than half whole grain. That includes rolls, biscuits, pizza crust, tortillas and even grits.

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Baby Gates Not As Safe As Parents Think

Posted: 05/05/2014 - A new study says nearly 2,000 U.S. kids get emergency room treatment each year from injuries resulting from falling through or climbing on baby gates.

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