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13's Rob Peppers Joins Recognition Of Parkinson's Awareness Month

Posted: 04/01/2014 - Resolutions on the House and Senate floor applauded the Governor's proclamation of April as "Parkinson's Awareness Month." Lawmakers were joined by people who are living with the disease, including long-time WIBW-TV meteorologist Rob Peppers.

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Mad Dash For Healthcare Causes Roadblock For Users

Updated: 03/31/2014 - In the days leading up to Monday evening's deadline, health care navigators with the Shawnee County Health Agency signed up several hundred Kansans, but with a nationwide dash to beat the 11 p.m. local time deadline, they saw little success Monday.

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The Skinny On Diet Soda And The Heart? Study Shows No Love Lost

Posted: 03/31/2014 - A new study shows women who drank diet soda were 30 percent more likely to experience a cardiovascular event and 50 percent more likely to die from a disease associated with heart problems than women who rarely -- or never -- drank artificially flavored beverages.

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UN Report Shows Climate Change Already Impacting Food Supplies

Posted: 03/31/2014 - A review of scientific research conducted since 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report definitively concludes that the effects of climate change are already impacting everything from global safety to food supplies.

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Lawrence Runs Up List Of Fittest Cities

Posted: 03/28/2014 - Lawrence came in 24th on the Top 25 list from The Active Times. The rankings are based on 15 health and wellness measures.

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Global Health Success: India To Be Certified Free Of Polio

Posted: 03/27/2014 - India is to be certified polio-free by the World Health Organization after going three years without an endemic case of polio. The eradication of polio in India is one of the biggest achievements in global health efforts.

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Hospital-Acquired Infections Rampant In U.S.

Posted: 03/26/2014 - On an average day, 1 in 25 patients has at least one infection contracted from a hospital visit, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Extra Time To Enroll For Health Care

Posted: 03/25/2014 - The Obama administration is granting more time for people to apply for health care if they started the process but were unable to complete it before the March 31 deadline.

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Air Pollution Named A Top Global Killer

Posted: 03/25/2014 - A World Health Organization reports says air pollution is the cause of about one in eight deaths and has now become the single biggest environmental health risk.

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When Moms Exercise, So Do Kids

Posted: 03/24/2014 - Researchers found a direct correlation in physical activity levels among mothers and their children. A child engaged in more physical activity if their mother made exercise a higher priority.

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California Restaurateurs Fight The Bare-Hands Ban

Posted: 03/24/2014 - A California state law that requires chefs and bartenders to use gloves or utensils during food and drink preparation took effect in January but won't be enforced until July.

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E-asy Way To Quit? Study Says E-Cigs Won't Help

Posted: 03/24/2014 - A new research letter published March 24 in JAMA Internal Medicine found those who tried e-cigarettes were no more likely to quit than those who hadn't.

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Autism Coverage Bill Moves Through Kansas House

Updated: 03/23/2014 - Legislators are making progress on a measure that would mandate that insurance companies provide health coverage and treatment for Kansas children diagnosed with autism.

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