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October 22, 2017 - 1:39 am
Kansas lawmakers are considering whether or not insurance companies should be required to pay health care providers the same amount for telemedicine services as for in-person visits. A committee studying the issue is expected to make recommendations to the Legislature before its 2018 session begins...
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October 20, 2017 - 3:34 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have seized camel milk in Kansas that prosecutors allege falsely claim unproven health benefits. The Kansas City Star reports that legal action was filed Thursday in federal court seeking forfeiture of the seized products. Prosecutors allege the California...
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October 17, 2017 - 10:44 am
More than 33,000 people died from opioids in the United States in 2015 and overdoses have quadrupled since 1999. We take a look at the opioid epidemic by the numbers. Watch the latest video at
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October 16, 2017 - 7:02 pm
The federal government has given Kansas permission to operate its private Medicaid system for another year. State officials announced Monday afternoon that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has given the state until Dec. 31, 2018 to operate the KanCare system. The program was set to...
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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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