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Via Christi Updates Name, Logo

Posted: 10/01/2009 - Via Christi Health System announced today that it is updating its name and logo as part of a positioning initiative that supports the health system’s efforts to transform the delivery of health care.

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What's Going Around

Updated: 10/01/2009 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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Work Begins On National E-Health Record Network

Posted: 09/30/2009 - More and more Americans' medical histories are being stored on computer databases instead of in paper files, which experts say improves care and saves cost.

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Congress Examines Supplements With Steroids

Posted: 09/29/2009 - The re-regulation of dietary supplements is on the mind of an influential lawmaker because steroids and other banned substances are finding their way into over-the-counter bodybuilding products.

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Kids Not Getting Fruits And Veggies

Posted: 09/29/2009 - Health officials say only 13 percent of U.S. high school students get at least three servings of vegetables a day...

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Enrollment In Avastin Breast Cancer Study Halted

Posted: 09/25/2009 - Roche says several cases of patients with heart failure symptoms prompted a halt to enrollment in a National Cancer Institute sponsored study of its blockbuster drug Avastin.

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KDHE Announces 2 More H1N1 Deaths

Updated: 03/11/2011 - The TSA has announced an award of nearly $6.9 million to Wichita Mid-Continent Airport for the construction of an inline baggage screening system at the new airport terminal designed to enhance TSA’s efforts to strengthen security at airports.

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FDA Panel Backs Reformulated OxyContin Pill

Posted: 09/24/2009 - Federal health advisers are recommending approval for a new version of the painkiller OxyContin that is designed to be harder to abuse.

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Kan. Lawmakers Want AG Review Of Medicaid Decision

Posted: 09/24/2009 - Three Republican legislators in Kansas want the attorney general to review a state agency's decision that gave extra Medicaid funds to a service provider tied to the state Democratic Party's chairman.

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KDHE Reports 2 More H1N1 Flu Deaths In Kan.

Updated: 03/11/2011 - State health officials say two people from northeast Kansas have died from H1N1 flu, the state's third and fourth deaths linked to the virus.

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What's Going Around

Updated: 09/24/2009 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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Wyeth Sues FDA To Block Rival Generic Antibiotic

Posted: 09/23/2009 - Drugmaker Wyeth is suing the Food and Drug Administration to block the sale of a generic rival to its intravenous antibiotic Zosyn, claiming the generic is not an equivalent product and could harm critically ill patients.

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FDA Ban On Flavored Cigarettes Takes Effect

Posted: 09/22/2009 - The ban is one of the first visible effects of a new law giving the FDA wide-ranging authority to regulate the tobacco industry. It includes cigarettes with candy, fruit and clove flavors.

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FDA Awards $2 Million In Grants For Kids' Medical Devices

Posted: 09/21/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration is awarding $2 million to spur the development of medical devices for children, who face increased risks during surgery because so few implants are designed for their smaller frames.

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