Health News

March 21, 2019 - 3:43 pm
A modified version of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan for expanding Medicaid in Kansas has cleared the House with bipartisan support. The House's 69-54 vote Thursday sends an expansion bill to the Senate. Its future there is uncertain. Republican legislative leaders oppose Medicaid expansion...
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March 20, 2019 - 11:38 pm
News study says daily pot smokers are 3 times more likely to have a psychotic episode; Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in. Watch the latest video at
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FILE - This July 23, 2018 file photo shows packets of buprenorphine, a drug which controls heroin and opioid cravings, in Greenfield, Mass. On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the nation’s top medical advisers said medications which are proven to successfully treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S., despite an epidemic of fatal overdoses tied to heroin, painkillers and related drugs. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
March 20, 2019 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S., the nation's top medical advisers said Wednesday. Only a fraction of the estimated 2 million people addicted to opioids are getting the medications, according to a report by the National Academies of...
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Timothy Ray Brown poses for a photograph, Monday, March 4, 2019, in Seattle. Brown, also known as the "Berlin patient," was the first person to be cured of HIV infection, more than a decade ago. Now researchers are reporting a second patient has lived 18 months after stopping HIV treatment without sign of the virus following a stem-cell transplant. But such transplants are dangerous, cannot be used widely and have failed in other patients. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)
March 05, 2019 - 5:00 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A London man appears to be free of the virus that causes AIDS after a stem cell transplant, the second success including the "Berlin patient," doctors reported. The therapy had an early success with Timothy Ray Brown, a U.S. man treated in Germany who is 12 years post-transplant and...
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March 01, 2019 - 9:29 pm
Democrats unveil plan to bring total government control to health care; reaction and analysis from former Sen. Schumer aide Chris Hahn. Watch the latest video at
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February 28, 2019 - 8:29 pm
The operator of a children's psychiatric hospital in Hays has agreed to stop co-mingling patients needing short and long-term care to comply with federal requirements. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services gave the KVS Wheatland Hospital until April 1 to separate its psychiatric...
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Yale University researcher Benjamin Chan, who studies viruses that attack bacteria, holds bacteriophage treatment for patient Ella Balasa, of Richmond, Va., at Osborn Memorial Laboratories, in New Haven, Conn., Thursday Jan. 17, 2019. Bacteriophages were discovered a century ago but largely shelved when easier-to-use antibiotics came along. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 26, 2019 - 10:40 am
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Bacteria lodged deep in Ella Balasa's lungs were impervious to most antibiotics. At 26, gasping for breath, she sought out a dramatic experiment — deliberately inhaling a virus culled from sewage to attack her superbug. "I'm really running out of options," said Balasa, who...
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February 15, 2019 - 5:52 am
With health care costs rising and U.S. life expectancy declining for the third year in a row, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report this week on 2019’s Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in America and a city in Kansas did well. “Overland Park, Kansas, actually did pretty...
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February 11, 2019 - 9:03 am
One man who went into cardiac arrest while playing hockey considers it a miracle on the ice that he was skating with a an emergency room doctor who helped save his life. Watch the latest video at
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First lady Melania Trump speaks at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum, in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 07, 2019 - 10:55 am
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Melania Trump, addressing an anti-drug conference, says "recovery is possible." The first lady traveled to Maryland on Thursday to address the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's annual youth leadership forum. Her signature "Be Best" campaign focuses on a number of...
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