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Governor: H1N1 Virus Is Serious Threat

Updated: 03/11/2011 - Up to 40% of Kansans could end up getting infected with the H1N1 flu, estimates show. Fears over just how fast the flu will spread this fall led to a state summit on the virus Monday.

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Kansas Leaders Holding Summit On H1N1 Flu

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Kansas government, emergency management and health officials are continuing their discussions and planning for the next round of H1N1 flu in the state.

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County To Get H1N1 Update

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Sedgwick County Commissioners are set to get an update on the H1N1 virus at their staff meeting on Tuesday.

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KU: 47 With H1N1 Symptoms

Updated: 03/11/2011 - The university has 47 suspected cases of the virus, and university officials are asking its 27,000 students to take action to avoid it.

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Rising Numbers Of Teens Abusing ADHD Drugs

Posted: 08/24/2009 - The study in the August edition of Pediatrics says calls to poison control centers about teens abusing attention-deficit drugs have soared 76% over eight years. Four deaths were among cases evaluated in the study.

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FDA Approves First Drug For Infantile Spasms

Posted: 08/21/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat infantile spasms, a rare disorder that can cause hundreds of seizures per day in children less than a year old.

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Kansans Brace For Flu Virus

Updated: 03/11/2011 - State officials have announced they will meet next week to prepare for a potential resurgence of H1N1 flu.

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What's Going Around

Updated: 08/20/2009 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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Gardasil Study Raises Questions

Posted: 08/19/2009 - A new report from the Journal of American Medical Association raises questions about the side effects of Gardasil, the vaccine given to prevent the HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer.

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FDA Warns Johnson & Johnson On Antibiotic Tests

Posted: 08/19/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration is warning Johnson & Johnson that it did not properly monitor two tests in people of its antibiotic drug candidate ceftobiprole, which is intended to treat complicated skin infections like MRSA.

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Government: Growth In Women Who Drink And Drive

Updated: 08/19/2009 - The government says the number of women arrested for drunken driving has increased nearly 30% during the past decade, representing a dangerous trend for Americans on the nation's roads.

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Judge Sides With Merck On Singulair Patent

Posted: 08/19/2009 - A federal judge in New Jersey rules in favor of drugmaker Merck in a patent fight with a company wanting to make a generic version of Merck's top-selling drug.

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Government Enlists Employers' Help to Contain Flu

Updated: 03/11/2011 - Government officials are calling on U.S. businesses to help manage the H1N1 flu this fall by getting vaccines to vulnerable workers and encouraging employees with symptoms to stay home.

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Study: Ibuprofen Is Best for Kids With Broken Arms

Posted: 08/18/2009 - Kids with a broken arm do better on a simple over-the-counter painkiller than on a more powerful prescription combination that includes a narcotic, a surprising study finds.

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KDHE Urges Seasonal Flu Vaccine For All

Posted: 08/18/2009 - The annual seasonal flu vaccine is coming early this year, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says it’s a good idea to get it soon, before the expected rush for the new pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine.

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