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KNSS News
October 30, 2019 - 3:12 pm
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Jim Carroll released the following statement after the Trump Administration unveiled FindTreatment.gov , a substance abuse treatment locator. The tool, which can be accessed at FindTreatment.gov, allows Americans to find substance...
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KNSS News
October 25, 2019 - 12:28 pm
Sedgwick County Health Department has received reports of influenza (flu) and other respiratory viruses causing illness among residents of Sedgwick County. Although an increase in flu cases usually starts in December, now is the time to get your flu shot to protect yourself and your family...
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Steve McIntosh
October 25, 2019 - 10:28 am
Kansas First District Representative Dr. Roger Marshall has unveiled a Republican plan to change the nation's healthcare system. Marshall says Kansans tell him their most common concern is the cost of healthcare and "the system is broken". Marshall tells KNSS News President Trump told him to "take...
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KNSS News
October 24, 2019 - 1:03 pm
A Republican-dominated Senate committee has endorsed a plan for expanding government-funded health care for poor and working-class Kansans, despite concerns that it raises tobacco taxes and doesn't have a work requirement for participants. The Medicaid expansion proposal written by Kansas Senate...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo, a Yolo! brand CBD oil vape cartridge sits alongside a vape pen on a biohazard bag on a table at a park in Ninety Six, S.C. More than 50 people around Salt Lake City had been poisoned by the time the outbreak ended early last year, most by a vape called Yolo!, the acronym for "you only live once." (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)
KNSS News
October 21, 2019 - 9:17 am
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Some of the people rushing to emergency rooms thought the CBD vape they inhaled would help like a gentle medicine. Others puffed it for fun. What the vapors delivered instead was a jolt of synthetic marijuana, and with it an intense high of hallucinations and even seizures...
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FILE - This Aug. 29, 2018, file photo shows an arrangement of prescription oxycodone pills in New York. U.S. health officials are again warning doctors against abandoning chronic pain patients by abruptly stopping their opioid prescriptions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services instead urged doctors Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, to share such decisions with patients. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
KNSS News
October 10, 2019 - 11:19 am
U.S. health officials again warned doctors Thursday against abandoning chronic pain patients by abruptly stopping their opioid prescriptions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services instead urged doctors to share such decisions with patients. The agency published steps for doctors in a six...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks with reporters outside of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration Wednesday, Oct. 9, proposed to overhaul decades-old Medicare rules originally meant to deter fraud and abuse, but now seen as a roadblock to coordinating better care for patients. The rules under revision were intended to counter self-dealing, as well as financial kickbacks among service providers such as hospitals, clinics and doctors. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
KNSS News
October 09, 2019 - 9:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed overhauling decades-old Medicare rules originally meant to deter fraud and abuse but now seen as a roadblock to coordinating better care for patients. The rules under revision were intended to counter self-dealing and financial...
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KNSS News
October 09, 2019 - 8:53 am
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Jim Carroll announced nearly $13 million in discretionary funding to help states and law enforcement respond to the drug crisis and curb drug trafficking through several existing and new initiatives. ONDCP will distribute more than...
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KNSS News
October 08, 2019 - 7:54 pm
Kansas has seen a big jump in syphilis cases over the past five years and a spike in the number of infants born with the sexually transmitted disease. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that Kansas reported 152 cases of primary and secondary stage syphilis in...
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In this Sept. 29, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a campaign event at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Sanders' campaign said Wednesday the Democratic presidential candidate has had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and that he’s canceling events and appearances "until further notice." (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
KNSS News
October 02, 2019 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' campaign said Wednesday that the Democratic presidential candidate had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and was canceling events and appearances "until further notice." The 78-year-old Vermont senator experienced chest discomfort during a campaign event...
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