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Dreamstime
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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Dreamstime
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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Dreamstime
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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Dreamstime
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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Dreamstime
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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Dreamstime
January 19, 2018 - 1:47 pm
Owners and advocates of long-term care providers in Kansas say they're being squeezed financially on several fronts. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that advocates told the House Health and Human Services Committee Thursday that Kansas providers face grave financial hardships due to low...
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Steve & Ted
January 18, 2018 - 8:50 am
Healthcare ethics consultant and author Fernando Gutierrez joins us to talk about America's nursing homes.
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DreamsTime
January 17, 2018 - 2:11 pm
Unless there are visible stains on your carpet, it can be easy to forget just how dirty your floor can be. Researchers have found that when babies crawl, they “kick up” lots of dirt, skin and bacteria, and since their nose and mouths are closer to the ground babies breathe in a larger concentration...
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SIPA USA
January 17, 2018 - 8:52 am
Steve and Ted talk about the President's clean bill of health with Fox's Todd Starnes
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Lauren Hoffman
January 09, 2018 - 1:21 pm
Hospitals across the country are facing a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags. A manufacturer for the product in Puerto Rico was affected by Hurricane Maria in September which has stalled production. According to The Wall Street Journal , "the availability of saline IV bags has plummeted" and "...
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