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October 19, 2018 - 7:17 pm
Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach favors having a private company rebuild and operate the state mental hospital in eastern Kansas. Democrat challenger Laura Kelly and independent candidate Greg Orman say the state should set up smaller, regional care centers instead. Kobach is the...
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October 16, 2018 - 7:23 pm
The state of Kansas has recorded the first flu deaths of the season. Health officials say as of Monday, two deaths are being attributed to influenza. The Wichita Eagle reports that pneumonia has been the direct cause of death in another 38 cases, and the flu or pneumonia has been contributing...
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October 15, 2018 - 8:58 pm
The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry's main trade group said drug companies are only willing to disclose the prices on their websites, not in commercials, and they'll start doing...
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September 27, 2018 - 1:21 pm
Spearfisher recovering in a South Florida hospital after being flown from the Bahamas following shark attack. Watch the latest video at
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September 24, 2018 - 1:10 pm
The Sedgwick County Division of Health (SCDOH) says that vaccination (flu shot) is still the best way to protect yourself and your family from becoming ill with the flu, and will begin offering flu shots on October 1, 2018. Influenza is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, tourists ride classic convertible cars on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File
September 13, 2018 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As American authorities search for answers into mysterious "health attacks" that began two years ago in Havana, U.S. and Cuban officials on Thursday renewed efforts to determine the method and motive behind incidents that have left some diplomats with brain injuries. Talks at the...
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September 12, 2018 - 6:16 pm
A Missouri boy, 10, is recovering after he was attacked by insects and tumbled from a tree, landing on a meat skewer that penetrated his skull from his face to the back of his head. Doctors called Xavier Cunningham's survival "miraculous." Medical News Network via AP Xavier's harrowing experience...
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September 06, 2018 - 10:18 am
'Gilligan's Island' star Dawn Wells, who was known for her iconic role as Mary Ann Summers on the popular series, is reportedly seeking financial help from her fans following an 'unexpected accident that required hospitalization for two months.' Watch the latest video at
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File - In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, firefighters keep watch the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest in Lake Elsinore, Calif. Researchers have expanded a health-monitoring study of wildland firefighters after a previous study found season-long health declines and deteriorating reaction times. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
September 02, 2018 - 5:50 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Randy Brooks' son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer? To Brooks, a professor at the University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources who deals with wildland firefighting, it was more of a command. His son, Bo Brooks, is a...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2015, file photo, a man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Microsoft says it’s requiring its U.S. suppliers to offer their employees at least 12 weeks paid leave to care for a new child. The company announced the new parental leave policy Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 30, 2018 - 5:54 pm
Microsoft will begin requiring its contractors to offer their U.S. employees paid leave to care for a new child. It's common for tech firms to offer generous family leave benefits for their own software engineers and other full-time staff, but paid leave advocates say it's still rare to require...
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