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Smoking Ban In Kansas?

Updated: 09/03/2009 - Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson says he will push for a statewide smoking ban next year

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Officials: Pfizer To Pay Record $2.3 Billion Penalty

Posted: 09/02/2009 - People familiar with a record settlement to be announced Wednesday say Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drugmaker, will pay a $2.3 billion civil penalty in connection with illegal prescription drug promotions.

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FDA Panel Wants More Data On Genzyme Cancer Drug

Posted: 09/01/2009 - A panel of cancer experts has issued a negative review of a leukemia drug from Genzyme, saying more data is needed to establish its safety for older patients.

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Report: Tips on Creating Fat-Fighting Communities

Posted: 09/01/2009 - Where you live matters when it comes to children's waistlines, says a report that finds lots of options localities could and should use to fight child obesity — from easy bike paths, to luring healthier stores, to taxes on junk food.

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H1N1: 10 Things You Need to Know

Updated: 03/11/2011 - Since it first emerged in April, the global H1N1 flu epidemic has sickened more than 1 million Americans and killed about 500. It's also spread around the world, infecting tens of thousands and killing nearly 2,000.

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20 Become Ill At KC Area Restaurant

Updated: 08/31/2009 - Health officials are trying to determine what may have caused more than 20 people to become ill at a Lenexa restaurant.

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Three Men Charged With Defrauding Seniors

Posted: 08/30/2009 - Three men have been accused of defrauding thousands of senior citizens across the country through an alleged prescription drug scheme.

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FDA: Problems With Genzyme Study Of Leukemia Drug

Posted: 08/28/2009 - Federal regulators are questioning whether Genzyme's leukemia drug should be approved for older patients based on limited studies conducted by the biotech drugmaker.

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Local Doctor Offers Twist To Health Care Reform

Updated: 08/27/2009 - Park City Doctor George Watson says each American should own his own health care insurance policy instead of a government owned one like President Obama is proposing.

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What's Going Around

Updated: 08/27/2009 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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Many Diabetic Foot Amputations Are Preventable

Posted: 08/26/2009 - It costs $1,400 to cover the oozing sore on the diabetic's foot with a piece of artificial skin, helping it heal if patients keep pressure off that spot.

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Prostate Cancer Hormone Drugs Risky For Some Men

Posted: 08/25/2009 - A new study finds that a hormone treatment that helps shrink or control prostate tumors also increases the risk of death in older men who've had serious heart problems.

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Republicans Offer Seniors Health 'Bill Of Rights'

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Republicans are targeting older Americans who worried about President Barack Obama's health overhaul plans, by unveiling a "seniors' health care bill of rights."

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