Health News

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
July 20, 2018 - 1:37 pm
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for northcentral, southcentral, and southwest Kansas. Northeast, southeast, and northwest Kansas are at moderate risk for WNV infections. West Nile virus can be spread to...
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July 12, 2018 - 5:32 am
All Medicare beneficiaries, including over a half-million Kansans, will be getting new cards in the next few weeks. Julie Brookhart with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says the new cards will have new identification numbers, replacing Social Security numbers. It should reduce the...
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July 11, 2018 - 10:00 am
Officials say fireworks injured more than 130 people in Kansas during the week of the Fourth of July. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the injuries were reported by emergency departments throughout the state. Sedgwick County had the most injuries, with 38, followed by Shawnee...
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July 06, 2018 - 4:44 am
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment puts out blue-green algae warnings on a fairly regular basis during the summer. What is the danger of blue-green algae? Veterinary toxicologist Steve Ensley with Kansas State says the danger is a specific type of cyanobacteria. “The blue-green algae...
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July 03, 2018 - 6:54 am
Though some people like fireworks, a lot of dogs don't. Susan Nelson, a vet with Kansas State University, says a lot of dogs are lost around the 4th. "Make sure you have your dogs inside and secured during times when you have fireworks going off," said Nelson. Nelson says if your dogs are really...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Library/National Archives/MCT/Sipa USA
June 28, 2018 - 2:34 pm
Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was paraplegic after contracting polio and worried about appearing vulnerable to the American public, seen walking with cane and aide of bodyguard in rare video released by the FDR Presidential Library. Watch the latest video at
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June 28, 2018 - 9:52 am
A suburban Kansas City chiropractor has surrendered his medical license as a state board investigates sexual abuse reports. The Kansas City Star reports that the Overland Park, Kansas, chiropractor made the decision to surrender his license last week after it was suspended on an emergency basis in...
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Ted Woodward
June 27, 2018 - 3:21 pm
The Wichita Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention has launched a campaign, creating awareness of Safe Havens. The campaign is among many efforts the Coalition has to reduce child abuse and neglect in Sedgwick County. Safe Havens are provided under a 2013 Kansas law, the newborn protection act, which...
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June 18, 2018 - 2:10 pm
An appeals court has ruled that a Kansas law prohibiting lawsuits based on "wrongful birth" claims is constitutional. The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled on the law protecting doctors from malpractice suits if they withhold or fail to provide information about fetal abnormalities that might cause the...
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