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What's Going Around

Updated: 08/13/2009 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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'Sick' Rooms, Flu Shots Urged For Kan. Schools

Posted: 08/12/2009 - State Health Director Jason Eberhart-Phillips also said Tuesday that every school should have a "sick" room to isolate students who appear to be infected with the H1N1 virus.

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Studies: New Osteoporosis Drug Cuts Fracture Risk

Posted: 08/11/2009 - A first-of-its-kind osteoporosis drug lowers the risk of bone fractures as well as or better than current medicines, studies in older women and men with prostate cancer suggest.

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Aspirin Shows Promise For Colon Cancer Patients

Posted: 08/11/2009 - Score another win for the humble aspirin. A study suggests colon cancer patients who took the dirt-cheap wonder drug reduced their risk of death from the disease by nearly 30 percent.

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"Sick Rooms" Urged For Kansas Schools

Posted: 08/11/2009 - The State Health Director said that every school should have a "sick" room to isolate students who appear to be infected with the H1N1 virus.

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FDA Scrutinizes Infection Risk With Amgen Drug

Posted: 08/11/2009 - Food and Drug Administration officials say patients taking a highly anticipated osteoporosis drug from Amgen are more likely to develop infections than those taking placebo.

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President Turns To Web To Boost Health Overhaul

Posted: 08/10/2009 - The White House has turned to its favorite tool — the Internet — to tell the public that President Barack Obama's proposed overhaul of the nation's health care system will not result in rationing of care, euthanasia or an end to Medicare.

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Officials: 9 Sick From Calif. Beef Problem

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Health officials in California and Colorado say at least nine people have reported illnesses tied to recalled ground beef that may be tainted with salmonella.

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Education Sec'y: Schools Key To Combating H1N1

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the nation's schools will be a focal point of efforts to protect this fall against the spread of the H1N1 virus.

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Early Flu Shot Season May Come With 3 Jabs

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Instead of just one dose of flu vaccine, doctors are recommending as many as three separate shots. They say most people will need one shot for the regular seasonal flu and probably two others to protect against the new H1N1 flu.

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Feds To Issue New H1N1 Flu Advice To Schools

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Government health officials are announcing new H1N1-flu guidelines this morning, in an effort to help schools avoid the panic and confusion of last spring's outbreak.

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Schools Prepare For H1N1 Virus

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Wichita schools prepare for the H1N1 flu virus by working with local and state health departments.

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Uncommon Swine Flu Detected In Kansas

Updated: 08/06/2009 - A Riley County child has been infected with a strain of swine influenza not commonly seen in humans, but has fully recovered following a mild illness.

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WHO: H1N1 Flu Vaccine On Track

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The World Health Organization says vaccine manufacturers are on track to start delivering the first batches of H1N1 flu vaccine in September.

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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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