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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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CPR Now "Hands Only"

Posted: 04/03/2008 - American Heart Association makes new recommendations for CPR

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Advice for Disposing of Outdated Meds

Updated: 08/28/2008 - With concern over pharmaceuticals showing up in the water, a pharmacist explains why flushing old meds may still be the best option

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Resting Easy with Baby

Posted: 03/13/2008 - A few tricks can help parents get the rest they need when a new baby joins the family

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Leg Veins Need Attention

Posted: 03/03/2008 - Condition more common than heart disease can affect leg veins - and there's now a new way to treat it

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Study Reveals Issues with Women, BP

Updated: 02/21/2008 - A new study shows women may not be getting the message when it comes to heart disease and a set of numbers they need to know

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Faster, Safer Route to Rx

Updated: 01/24/2008 - On-line program can get patients their prescriptions safer, more quickly

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