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State abruptly delays Medicaid health home service

Posted: 07/03/2014 - Kansas health officials delayed a new Medicaid service a day before it was scheduled to begin because it did not have enough contractors to cover the entire state.

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What's Going Around

Posted: 07/03/2014 - Common conditions seen at Via Christi Clinic locations.

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Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

Posted: 07/01/2014 - The government's health care fraud watchdog says the Obama administration has been struggling to clear up data discrepancies that could potentially jeopardize coverage for millions under the health overhaul.

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Measles cases increase in Kansas and USA

Updated: 06/26/2014 - Although measles cases have increased in Kansas and the United States from last year, there are no reports of measles in Sedgwick County.

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Mosquitoes that transmit new virus found in Kansas

Updated: 06/23/2014 - Health officials say mosquitoes that can transmit a new mosquito-borne virus have been found in Kansas, though there haven't been confirmed cases of the virus among people.

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CDC probes lab workers' possible anthrax exposure

Posted: 06/19/2014 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some of its staff in Atlanta may have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria because of a safety problem at one of its labs.

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First Oklahoma case of chikungunya virus confirmed

Posted: 06/19/2014 - The Oklahoma Department of Health says a Tulsa County resident has tested positive for the chikungunya virus, the first confirmed case of the disease in the state.

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California sugary drink warning label effort fails

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A legislative committee has rejected a bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks, effectively killing the legislation.

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Wichita VA official: No patients on list harmed

Updated: 06/06/2014 - The director of the Veterans Affairs medical center in Wichita says none of the 385 patients on an unauthorized waiting list for care were harmed because of it.

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Obamacare errors could force some to repay money, lose coverage

Posted: 06/04/2014 - Some of the more than 2 million Americans who signed up for insurance through HealthCare.gov could be at risk of losing their coverage or be forced to repay part of all of their premium subsidy because of discrepancies with their applications.

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AP: 385 vets on Wichita VA waiting list

Updated: 06/04/2014 - An official with the Wichita Veterans Affairs medical center says 385 veterans were on an unauthorized list of those waiting for care, some for more than 90 days.

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