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KHPA Takes Step In Implementing Medicaid Cuts

Updated: 12/17/2009 - KHPA is publishing its notice of rate reductions in the Kansas Register Thursday. It's the first step in implementing a 10 percent reduction in Medicaid reimbursement rates.

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Stormont Sets Next H1N1 Vaccination Clinic

Updated: 12/15/2009 - Cotton-O'Neil and PediatricCare patients may get the H1N1 vaccine from 8:30 am to Noon Wednesday at Cotton-O'Neil Heart Center, 929 SW Mulvane.

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New Warnings on Dangers of CT Scans

Posted: 12/14/2009 - Radiation doses vary from hospital to hospital, and skyrocketing scans could lead to nearly 30,000 new cancer cases. Here's why, including a video report from Janet Choi.

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Emporia Sets H1N1 Clinic Date

Posted: 12/11/2009 - Lyon County joins in the effort to battle the virus, and people will not separated by target groups in this clinic, either.

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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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