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6:06 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Fluoride: Wichita's Big Question

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Wichita voters will consider adding fluoride to the city water supply when they go to the polls on Nov. 6, and both sides have waged heavy campaigns over the hotly contested issue.

Wichita’s history with the fluoride debate runs long and deep.

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Health
5:56 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Working For Small Biz May Be Hazardous To Your Health

A new report from a health care think tank says workers at small firms are far more likely to lack health insurance- and miss out on needed health care- than their peers at bigger companies.

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6:01 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Small Kansas Hospital Tops Magazine's List Of Best Healthcare Workplaces

Wamego City Hospital CEO and staff members, attend Modern Healthcare's 2012 Best Places to Work awards ceremony in Nashville.

Wamego City Hospital is the best healthcare workplace in America, according to this year's rankings from a hospital industry magazine. 

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5:57 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Generic Drugs Help Spare Families from High Medical Costs

A study in this month's issue of the journal, Health Affairs, says the number of American families spending more than ten per cent of their income on health care has remained steady-in spite of the recession. 

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Health
6:46 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Colyer Touts KanCare, Offers No New Details

Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer was the featured speaker Thursday at a forum in Overland Park, aimed at building support for the administration's effort to remake the Kansas Medicaid program.

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Health
6:50 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Fewer Children In Kansas Are Uninsured

The past couple of years Kansas has done a good job of providing health insurance for children.

Health
6:02 am
Mon October 22, 2012

KHF Awards $1.5 Million To KU School Of Public Health

Fundraising efforts to establish a school of public health at the University of Kansas have received a big boost from the Kansas Health Foundation.

 

Health
6:13 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Frequent ER Patients Not Abusing The System

Several studies released this week dispel the notion that large numbers of patients who make frequent trips to the emergency room are abusing that high-cost form of health care.

Health
6:23 am
Tue October 9, 2012

KU Hospital Now Using GPS Cardiac Technology

Doctors at the University of Kansas Hospital are now using a type of GPS technology to guide heart catheters.

Health
2:42 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Dr. George Tiller’s Former Clinic Sold

The clinic formerly operated by the late Dr. George Tiller in Wichita has been purchased by a group that intends to reopen it as a medical facility for women.

Trust Women Foundation Inc. Executive Director Julie Burkhart says her Wichita-based nonprofit bought the clinic in late August. An attorney for Dr. Tiller’s widow also confirmed the sale.

Burkhart is a former Tiller employee. She has said in the past that she was involved in efforts to open a new clinic in Wichita.

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