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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 video.foxnews.com
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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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August 30, 2018 - 4:38 pm
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued public health warnings for some Kansas lakes for the upcoming weekend and week. If a lake is under a public health warning for blue-green algae,...
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A single candle and a few flowers were left on the grass outside the Jacksonville Landing Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, as the facility prepared to reopen after Sunday's mass shooting there Sunday during a Madden Championship Series video game competition at the Good Luck Have Fun video game bar inside Chicago Pizza. The shooter David Katz from Baltimore, MD left three people dead, including himself and many more wounded in the crowded competition space. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 3:36 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The young man who opened fire at a Florida video game tournament had shown abundant signs he was struggling with a mental disorder: He was prescribed an anti-psychotic drug as an adolescent and had been hospitalized at least twice for mental illness. Yet David Katz landed at the...
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This Monday, Aug, 20, 2018 photo provided by the rapper Drake shows him posing with Sofia Sanchez, at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. Drake surprised her after she recorded a video of herself dancing to the rapper's "In My Feelings" and invited him to her birthday party. Sanchez is awaiting a heart transplant. (OVO/Drake via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 6:48 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago girl has received a heart transplant just days after she danced her way into a hospital visit from Drake. Surgeons performed the transplant on 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez on Monday at Chicago's Lurie Children's Hospital. The Canadian rapper visited Sofia there after...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2016, file photo, Vinnie Paul of HELLYEAH performs at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, Ky. Medical examiners found that Vinnie Paul, the 54-year-old co-founder and drummer of the metal band Pantera, died of natural causes including heart disease. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg announced Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, that Paul, whose full name was Vincent Paul Abbott, died June 22 at home in Las Vegas from cardiomyopathy, or an enlarged heart. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
August 27, 2018 - 6:43 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners found that Vinnie Paul, the 54-year-old co-founder and drummer of the metal band Pantera, died of natural causes including heart disease. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg announced Monday that Paul, whose full name was Vincent Paul Abbott, died June 22 at home...
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