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H1N1 Fears Prompt Libraries To Pull Puppets

Updated: 11/18/2009 - The latest victim of the H1N1 flu season is a fuzzy pile of toys at libraries in and around Minneapolis. The Hennepin County Library announced it is in the process of eliminating puppets from the public areas in each of its 41 branches.

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Breast 'Awareness' Trumps Self-Exams, Docs Say

Updated: 11/18/2009 - A vacation to Washington nearly a decade ago led to a life-changing revelation for Kathi Cordsen. Passing by a breast cancer awareness event, her mother blurted it out: Her doctor had just confirmed that she had breast cancer.

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Flu Activity High In Kansas

Posted: 11/16/2009 - KDHE's latest report shows more than five percent of patients seeking care in outpatient clinics are reporting flu-like symptoms.

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Under 50? Wait on that Mammogram

Posted: 11/16/2009 - A government panel says the benefits of those earlier screenings do not outweigh the risks.

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Free Health Screenings Offered

Updated: 11/15/2009 - The Sunflower Lion Club of Topeka and the Highland Park United Methodist Church are offering free screenings Sunday.

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Yoga Helps Even Little Ones Channel Energy, Emotion

Posted: 11/13/2009 - Gigi reaches up into her sun salutation. She steps back into her high lunge and kicks her legs straight into plank pose, a push-up she holds without wobbling for 10 seconds before looking up impatiently at her yoga teacher.

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Topeka H1N1 Clinic Pulls the Evening Shift

Updated: 11/12/2009 - After a slow response last Thursday, Shawnee County health volunteers offered H1N1 vaccinations from 3 to 7 Thursday night at the Expocentre.

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Respirator Or Face Mask? Best H1N1 Protection Still Debated

Posted: 11/07/2009 - A preliminary report suggesting that N95 respirators -- filtering devices worn over the mouth and nose -- protect against swine flu better than surgical face masks seems to be incorrect, researchers revealed during a meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

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More H1N1 Vaccine, But More Pediatric Deaths

Posted: 11/06/2009 - Federal health officials said Friday that 38 million doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine are available for states to order, 11 million more than a week ago, but the disease continues to affect children disproportionately.

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