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Study: Medicare Prescription Drug Program Working

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Medicare's prescription drug plan is a success -- sort of. A new Kaiser Family Foundation study shows Medicare Part D has largely met its main goal of making livesaving medicines more affordable to seniors.

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What's Going Around

Updated: 07/23/2009 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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FDA: Electronic Cigarettes Contain Toxic Chemicals

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Federal health officials say they have found cancer-causing ingredients in electronic cigarettes, despite manufacturers' claims the products are safer than tobacco cigarettes.

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U.S. Government Calls For Volunteers To Test H1N1 Flu Shots

Posted: 07/22/2009 - The government is calling for several thousand volunteers to roll up their sleeves for the first H1N1 flu shots, in a race to test whether a new vaccine really will protect against the virus before its expected to rebound in the fall.

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Cancer Group Sues, Says Hot Dogs Need Warnings

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Hot dogs may be as American as baseball and apple pie, but a national cancer-awareness group says they're hazardous to your health and should carry warning labels.

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Australia Starts 1st H1N1 Flu Vaccine Trials

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Two biotechnology companies report they're injecting hundreds of adult volunteers with trial vaccines in the southern city of Adelaide.

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President Obama May Have To Wait For Health Care Passage

Updated: 07/22/2009 - President Barack Obama continues to keep a sharp focus on his proposed health care overhaul with a prime time news conference tonight, amid growing resistance to the plan in his own party.

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President Obama Won't Reject Health Care Surtax

Posted: 07/21/2009 - President Barack Obama is declining to take a surtax off the table in the escalating debate over how to pay for a new health care system that would cover millions of uninsured people.

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H1N1 Case Confirmed In Ness County

Posted: 07/20/2009 - A case of the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus was confirmed today in a Ness County adult. This is the first case of the virus identified in Ness County.

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Doctors, Eli Lilly And Co. Lead In Health Lobbying

Posted: 07/20/2009 - The country's largest doctors' group and one of the nation's biggest pharmaceutical companies have reported spending more money than other health care organizations on lobbying in the second quarter of this year.

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New Program To Tackle Diabetes Among Young Indians

Posted: 07/20/2009 - A special curriculum aimed at tackling the growing prevalence of diabetes among American Indian children has been developed by health officials, tribal leaders and educators from across the country.

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