health

May 07, 2018 - 9:48 am
Teenager regained consciousness after fracturing his skull. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
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March 25, 2018 - 11:57 am
A bill that would require nursing facilities to get written permission from residents or their guardians before administering antipsychotic drugs faced stiff opposition from groups representing doctors, hospitals and skilled nursing homes during debate in the Kansas Legislature. The U.S. Food and...
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March 18, 2018 - 7:54 pm
The state has suspended a Wichita group boarding home’s license after a federal agency said it suspected the foster care children living there were being sexually and pjhysically abused. The Kansas Department for Children and Families licensing division began investigating the home on November 17...
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March 17, 2018 - 10:13 am
The Johnson County Health Department says eight measles cases have been confirmed in the eastern Kansas county. The department said Thursday that seven of the cases were reported at a child care facility. The other case was associated with the center but was seen at a doctor's office and is being...
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March 09, 2018 - 10:20 am
The record number of deaths in Oklahoma this flu season has now surpassed 200. The Oklahoma State Department of Health says 228 people have died due to the flu since Sept. 1, up from 194 a week ago. A record number of more than 4,200 residents have been hospitalized with the illness. The number of...
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March 02, 2018 - 11:15 am
The worst of the nation's nasty flu season is finally over. U.S. health officials said Friday that the flu season apparently peaked in early February and has been falling since then. The number of people going to the doctor with symptoms of the flu has continued to decline. Deaths from the flu or...
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February 25, 2018 - 10:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Advocates for seniors in Kansas say that several changes made to streamline the Medicaid application and renewal process have actually made it difficult for the state's elderly population. Kansas moved to a new computer system in 2015 for applying for Kansas Medicaid, otherwise...
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February 11, 2018 - 1:44 am
With the flu hitting Wichita hard, local company Steri-Clean is trying to help fight the viruses. Steri-Clean employee Mark Elpers usually spends his time on different clean-up projects, because his business primarily deals with crime scenes, trauma and incidents of hoarding. Now, however, he's...
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January 26, 2018 - 9:35 am
A cardiologist has alleged a pervasive practice by some Wichita hospitals and doctors to fraudulently perform lucrative procedures not medically necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of heart patients. The federal lawsuit filed by Dr. Mazen Shaheen was unsealed Thursday after the Justice...
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January 23, 2018 - 12:48 pm
In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor. Trump's move has been widely criticized as threatening the Affordable Care Act's...
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