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July 02, 2017 - 1:34 am
TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism has issued a public health warning for eight Kansas lakes due to a blue-green algae breakout. KSN-TV reports that activities such as boating and fishing are usually considered safe...
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July 01, 2017 - 12:58 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has agreed to pay $133,000 to woman who filed a federal lawsuit after being attacked by a patient while working at a state mental hospital. Gov. Sam Brownback and top legislative leaders approved the settlement Friday. It still must be reviewed by a federal judge. Patient...
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June 30, 2017 - 3:10 pm
Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a “good base tan.” She used to slather on the baby oil while using a large reflector to bake away. Aunt Muriel’s mantra when the inevitable burn and peel appeared: Beauty has its price. Was she ever...
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June 22, 2017 - 2:40 pm
The nation’s second-largest health insurer announced Wednesday it plans to pull out of ObamaCare exchanges in Indiana and Wisconsin next year. Read more
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June 22, 2017 - 2:10 pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top republican lawmakers released their long-awaited healthcare bill Thursday morning, touting the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” as a major improvement over Obamacare that will help expand health coverage and reduce costs. Read more
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June 22, 2017 - 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Four Republican senators say they are not ready to vote for the GOP health care bill, putting the measure in jeopardy. The four are Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky. They say in a statement that they are open to negotiation...
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June 14, 2017 - 4:34 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - Summertime is prime time for mosquito borne illnesses like West Nile Virus. Last week a Barton County man tested positive for West Nile. Amie Worthington with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says mosquito season is just starting. Historically, the largest...
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June 11, 2017 - 12:51 am
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The owner of a Missouri hemp oil supplier says he's making a special product line for Kansas after police seized the supply of a retailer because it contained trace amounts of the high-inducing agent in marijuana. The Kansas City Star ( http://bit.ly/2r9mHIu ) reports that CBD...
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