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What's Going Around

Posted: 05/28/2009 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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Health Insurer Suggests Ways To Save Government $500 Billion

Posted: 05/27/2009 - A major health insurer says the government can save big money on health care by sending patients to cheaper, more efficient doctors, reducing hospital visits by the elderly and cutting down on unnecessary care.

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Big NFL Players Are Prone to High Blood Pressure

Posted: 05/27/2009 - Supersized pro football players are prone to high blood pressure but fare better on some other health measures than more average-sized men, new NFL-sponsored research shows.

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Test For Early Alzheimer's in Late Development

Posted: 05/27/2009 - A research institute devoted to Alzheimer's and related diseases has teamed up with a major maker of diagnostic tests to speed development of what could be the first test to detect Alzheimer's in its early stages.

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US Cancer Death Rate Drops Again in 2006

Posted: 05/27/2009 - The U.S. cancer death rate fell again in 2006, a new analysis shows, continuing a slow downward trend that experts attribute to declines in smoking, earlier detection and better treatment.

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Kansas Now Has 74 Confirmed Cases Of H1N1 Flu

Posted: 05/26/2009 - The state Department of Health and Environment said Tuesday that four additional cases of the virus had been confirmed, two each in Riley and Geary counties.

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Lawyer Challenging Reported Pfizer Settlement

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. is facing opposition as it tries to settle claims that its 1996 meningitis drug study in Nigeria led to 11 children's deaths and left others severely injured.

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Questions Raised From End Of Stair-Climbing Wheelchair

Updated: 05/26/2009 - The nation's first stair-climbing wheelchair hit the market with a bang but disappeared with a whimper, a casualty of price that raises a big question: How much will society agree to pay for high-tech help for the disabled?

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H1N1 Influenza Discovered in Gove County

Updated: 05/23/2009 - H1N1 Flu virus discovered in Gove County. The patient is reportedly from Colorado and contracted the virus outside of Kansas.

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H1N1 Flu Cases Hit 69 In Kansas

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Kansas health officials say the H1N1 flu virus is circulating at Fort Riley, based on the number of cases in Geary and Riley counties.

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H1N1 Flu Genes Circulated Undetected

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Researchers say gene segments in the H1N1 flu have been circulating undetected for at least a decade. This comes from a team of experts who have sequenced the genomes of more than 50 samples of the H1N1 virus.

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