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Rapid Tests Often Wrong About H1N1 Flu

Updated: 08/06/2009 - The government's first study of how well rapid tests diagnose H1N1 flu finds they're wrong at least half the time.

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Back Treatment For Elderly No Better Than Fake One

Posted: 08/06/2009 - A common treatment that uses medical cement to fix cracks in the spinal bones of elderly people worked no better than a sham treatment, the first rigorous studies of the popular procedure reveal.

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Seasonal Flu Vaccine Shipping Early, Demand Up

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Some drug companies are shipping flu vaccines weeks ahead of schedule. The companies say vaccines are moving out early because of expectations of increased demand brewed by H1N1 virus fears and the need to clear the deck for making the swine flu vaccine.

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FDA: Arthritis Drugs Pose Cancer Risk To Children

Posted: 08/04/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration is adding stronger warnings to a group of best-selling arthritis drugs because they can increase the risk of cancer in children and adolescents.

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Robotic Surgical System To Move To St. Joseph

Posted: 08/04/2009 - On Saturday, Aug. 15, Via Christi’s da Vinci Robotic Surgical System will be moved to the St. Joseph campus — a move being made as part of a reconfiguration of services to better serve patients and the employees and physicians providing their care.

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FDA Approves New Diabetes Drug Onglyza

Posted: 07/31/2009 - Federal health regulators have approved a potential blockbuster diabetes drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb and partner Astrazeneca.

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GOP Senator Downs Hopes for Health Care Bill

Posted: 07/30/2009 - A key Republican senator involved in bipartisan talks on health care says there's no way a breakthrough will happen before lawmakers' August recess.

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ABC News Expands Medical Coverage, Hires CDC Doctor

Posted: 07/30/2009 - Dr. Richard Besser, who was acting director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when the H1N1 flu epidemic began, will join the network as senior health and medical editor.

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What's Going Around

Updated: 07/30/2009 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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House Republicans Unveil $700B Health Care Plan

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Even as Democrats in the House report a deal that could bring a September vote on a health care reform plan, Republicans there are unveiling a plan of their own.

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