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October 15, 2017 - 2:57 am
Federal regulators have ordered Via Christi Health in Wichita to suspend a senior care program because of "severe" deficiencies. Via Christi HOPE, is designed to help senior citizens in Sedgwick County stay in their homes by offering a complete health care plan involving primary care, specialists...
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September 22, 2017 - 11:10 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A spokeswoman says former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas is hospitalized for low blood pressure. Dole spokeswoman Marion Watkins said in an email Friday that the 94-year-old former Kansas senator has been hospitalized since...
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September 21, 2017 - 2:50 pm
Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year usually between October and May. According to the Sedgwick County Division of Health a vaccination (flu shot) is still the best way to protect yourself and your family from becoming ill with the flu. The...
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September 10, 2017 - 11:32 am
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Fake fingers are bringing some national attention to Johnson County Community College. Health care students at the community college use plastic fingers that hold liquid to simulate drawing blood for glucose testing. The Kansas City Star reports it's the first product...
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September 02, 2017 - 2:31 am
The Trump administration has announced sharp cuts to programs that promote health care enrollment under the Affordable Care Act for next year. Advertising will face a 90% decrease from 100 million spent on sign-ups for 2017 to only ten million for 2018, according to Health and Human Services...
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August 16, 2017 - 2:35 pm
OSAWATOMIE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials say a state mental hospital that has suffered from years of neglect and staffing shortages has passed an inspection, moving it closer to being able to receive federal reimbursements. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Kansas Department for Aging and...
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July 26, 2017 - 2:29 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A fake naturopathic doctor accused of operating medical clinics in four states has pleaded guilty. Federal prosecutors say 60-year-old Isabel Kesari Gervais pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding patients in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover in 2015. Authorities say Gervais used...
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June 11, 2017 - 11:43 am
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former Olathe Northwest High School student who had active tuberculosis says he wants to raise awareness about the potentially fatal disease that is still relatively rare in the state. Tests discovered that Zee Pinkerton had the disease two years ago when he was a senior...
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Lauren Hoffman
June 05, 2017 - 3:31 pm
Every parent's worst nightmare is losing a child. Just imagine if you could hear their heartbeat just one more time? Last month, Anna Lewis of North Carolina met the organ transplant recipient of her son's heart. For 48-year-old Greg Robbins of Roanoke Rapids, it was a life or death situation...
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June 04, 2017 - 6:52 pm
OSAWATOMIE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are struggling with short-term and long-term problems as they try to determine the future of the Osawatomie State Hospital and the people treated there. The hospital lost its federal Medicare certification more than a year ago after a patient was accused of...
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