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Texan gets measles after Wichita softball event

Posted: 11:25 AM - A Texan has been diagnosed with measles after attending a softball tournament in Kansas where health officials later warned of possible exposure to the virus.

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Measles cases up to 11 in Sedgwick County, 14 statewide

Updated: 07/22/2014 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Sedgwick County Health Department said the cases involved an adult who had not been vaccinated, and an infant too young to be vaccinated.

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5 things to know about caffeine powder

Posted: 07/19/2014 - The sudden death of a healthy high school senior in Ohio has increased attention on unregulated caffeine powder and the ease of taking a toxic dose. Here's a look at five things to know about the substance:

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Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

Posted: 07/19/2014 - The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has focused attention on unregulated caffeine powder, leading federal health authorities to warn consumers to stay away from the substance.

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What's Going Around

Posted: 07/17/2014 - Common conditions seen at Via Christi Clinic locations

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Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage

Posted: 07/16/2014 - Senate Republicans have blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies that object on religious grounds.

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2 measles cases reported in Sedgwick County

Posted: 07/10/2014 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Sedgwick County Health Department said the cases involved an adult who had not been vaccinated, and an infant too young to be vaccinated.

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What's going around

Posted: 07/10/2014 - Common conditions seen at Via Christi Clinic locations

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OIG outlines issues at Kansas VA outreach clinics

Posted: 07/09/2014 - The Office of Inspector General for the Veterans Affairs Department has released its recommendations for improvements at the six community-based outpatient clinics across Kansas overseen by the Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita.

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Health plans must cover help quitting tobacco

Posted: 07/07/2014 - Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is urging Kansans who smoke or chew tobacco to check if their insurance plans cover programs to help them quit.

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State abruptly delays Medicaid health home service

Posted: 07/03/2014 - Kansas health officials delayed a new Medicaid service a day before it was scheduled to begin because it did not have enough contractors to cover the entire state.

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