Health News

August 15, 2018 - 2:18 pm
Two nurse midwives are trying to overturn a Kansas law prohibiting them from practicing without physician oversight after they lost the ability to deliver babies at a hospital. Kara Winkler and Julie Gorenc have filed a federal lawsuit saying that requiring nurse practitioners to practice under a...
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This undated photo provided by the National Cancer Institute shows Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., winner of the 2018 Albany Medical Center's Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. (Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 7:34 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three scientists will share a $500,000 medical prize for their studies of the immune system that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases. The recipients of the annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research were announced...
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In this Aug. 7, 2018 photo, a doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago. According to a study released on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, first-time mothers at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to start on its own. Their babies fared better, too. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
August 08, 2018 - 5:15 pm
Move over, Mother Nature. First-time moms at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to start on its own, a big study found. Their babies fared better, too. The results overturn the longtime view that inducing...
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Dr. Sanjay Sharma, professor of cardiology at St. George's University of London, speaks during an interview on Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018 about a study he led which found procedures that can help identify athletes who are at risk for heart-problems. He said the British soccer program will start re-checking players' hearts at ages 18, 20 and 25. (AP Photo/Robert Stevens)
August 08, 2018 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Every so often a seemingly healthy young athlete suddenly collapses and dies of cardiac arrest. What kind of heart check-up is best at finding players at risk? Experts debate whether it's time to add routine EKGs to the pre-sports check-up. Now a study of more than 11,000 top teen...
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July 24, 2018 - 5:30 am
Pepperidge Farm is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish Crackers because of fears they could potentially have salmonella. The company on Monday took the action after one of its ingredient suppliers notified it that whey powder used in a seasoning may be contaminated. The products were...
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Kansas Department of Health and Environment
July 20, 2018 - 1:37 pm
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for northcentral, southcentral, and southwest Kansas. Northeast, southeast, and northwest Kansas are at moderate risk for WNV infections. West Nile virus can be spread to...
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July 12, 2018 - 5:32 am
All Medicare beneficiaries, including over a half-million Kansans, will be getting new cards in the next few weeks. Julie Brookhart with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says the new cards will have new identification numbers, replacing Social Security numbers. It should reduce the...
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July 11, 2018 - 10:00 am
Officials say fireworks injured more than 130 people in Kansas during the week of the Fourth of July. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the injuries were reported by emergency departments throughout the state. Sedgwick County had the most injuries, with 38, followed by Shawnee...
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July 06, 2018 - 4:44 am
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment puts out blue-green algae warnings on a fairly regular basis during the summer. What is the danger of blue-green algae? Veterinary toxicologist Steve Ensley with Kansas State says the danger is a specific type of cyanobacteria. “The blue-green algae...
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July 03, 2018 - 6:54 am
Though some people like fireworks, a lot of dogs don't. Susan Nelson, a vet with Kansas State University, says a lot of dogs are lost around the 4th. "Make sure you have your dogs inside and secured during times when you have fireworks going off," said Nelson. Nelson says if your dogs are really...
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