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Shawnee Co. Sets Next H1N1 Clinic

Posted: 12/09/2009 - The Shawnee Co. Health Agency will hold its next H1N1 vaccination clinic at Shawnee Heights High School.

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Stormont-Vail Widens H1N1 Criteria

Posted: 12/04/2009 - Stormont-Vail and Cotton-O'Neil are opening their H1N1 vaccinations to all patients over 6 months of age.

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Kansas Medicaid Call Center To Close

Posted: 12/04/2009 - The state's customer service call center for Medicaid will close effective Feb. 1. The center serves Medicaid’s 25,000 providers and 315,000 beneficiaries.

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Chair Of Task Force Defends Guidelines For Mammograms

Posted: 12/02/2009 - The chairman of a task force that issued controversial recommendations for breast cancer screenings addressed a House subcommittee Wednesday, saying that costs did not influence the group's guidelines.

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Model's Death Highlights Plastic Surgery Risks

Posted: 12/02/2009 - Following the death of a former Miss Argentina after complications arising from plastic surgery, questions are being raised about the risks of cosmetic surgery.

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CDC: Fewer States Seeing Widespread Flu Activity

Posted: 11/30/2009 - Only 32 states are currently reporting widespread H1N1 flu activity in the United States, down from 48 states three weeks ago, federal health officials said Monday.

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Health Conference Scheduled

Posted: 11/30/2009 - The Cultivating Healthy Kansans conference will take place Tuesday in Topeka.

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Oral Cancers In Women Rising, HPV Sometimes A Factor

Posted: 11/30/2009 - Pat Folsom, 54, knows the importance of preventive medicine. As a health care worker, she goes for scheduled checkups. So when she went in for a routine dental exam last year, she didn't expect more than a cleaning, maybe a filling. But her dentist found something more serious.

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Cancer Screenings Under Scrutiny

Posted: 11/20/2009 - It's been a confusing week for women. On Monday, it started with breast cancer. A federal advisory board made a controversial recommendation that women begin routine mammograms at age 50, rather than at 40.

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Sebelius to Couric: Recommendation Won't Set Policy

Updated: 11/18/2009 - The former Kansas governor and now Health and Human Services Secretary tells Couric on the "CBS Evening News" a panel's recommendation on mammograms at 50 should change insurer's policies on paying for the procedures.

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FDA Announces Warning on Plavix

Posted: 11/18/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration also says Plavix users should avoid combining it with Prilosec or its OTC variety.

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Kansas Health Report Rankings Released

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Obesity's on the rise, but Kansas' health report card show a continuing drop in smoking and binge drinking. Here's what else the report shows.

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