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OIG outlines issues at Kansas VA outreach clinics

Posted: 07/09/2014 - The Office of Inspector General for the Veterans Affairs Department has released its recommendations for improvements at the six community-based outpatient clinics across Kansas overseen by the Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita.

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Health plans must cover help quitting tobacco

Posted: 07/07/2014 - Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is urging Kansans who smoke or chew tobacco to check if their insurance plans cover programs to help them quit.

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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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