Health

Health
10:56 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Insurers, Employers Playing Larger Role In Combating Obesity

Obesity is costly for both individuals and insurers.
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Recent reports and actions by state and national government indicate doctors, insurers and employers will play a large role in combating the nation’s obesity epidemic.

At a routine doctor visit you usually know what to expect. The doctor or nurse will take your height, your blood pressure, listen to your heart, weigh you - and increasingly calculate your BMI.

Body Mass Index, the standard, yet not always accurate, measurement of body fat, can let a person know if they are overweight or obese.

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Health
12:44 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Girls Learn About Running, Life

Eighty three girls who have been training for 10 weeks will run a 5K Saturday morning, which will begin at the Boathouse in downtown Wichita.

The runners have been part of a program sponsored by the non-profit Girls On The Run of Sedgwick County, which came to Wichita last February and does more for these girls than just teach them how to race.

Incorporated into the training routines are lessons to help young girls deal with real world, difficult situations like bullying.

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Health
1:13 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Talk to Highlight Intervention in African War Zones

Dr. Rebecca Golden Timsar will present a talk on Doctors without Borders in African war zones Thursday evening on the WSU campus.
Director of the Museum of Anthropology at WSU Jerry Martin says Dr. Timsar has spent time in areas of conflict in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and India.

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Health
1:18 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Medicaid Summit To Discuss Possible Program Changes

The WSU Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs is holding a Medicaid policy summit Thursday to discuss potential changes to the program that provides medical services to poor, disabled and elderly citizens.

The summit will be held in the ballroom on the third floor of the Wichita State Rhatigan Student Center from 2-5 p.m.

Medicaid is a central policy concern for the state of Kansas, with a nearly $3 billion budget.

World AIDS Day
5:03 am
Thu December 1, 2011

Living With HIV In Wichita

Thursday is World AIDS Day and this year marks 30 years of the global fight against the disease. This morning we complete a week-long series featuring the voices of Kansans who research, treat, fight and educate others about HIV and AIDS.  Today we hear from Dawn, a wife and mother living with the disease who found out she was pregnant and HIV positive on the same day.  There is an event to acknowledge the local and national history of HIV, celebrate the advances in care, and remember those who have been lost, Thursday evening beginning at 6:30. 

World AIDS Day
5:00 am
Wed November 30, 2011

More On KMUW's Series On AIDS, HIV

An HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon.
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Thursday is World AIDS Day and this year marks 30 years of the global fight against the disease. This morning we continue a week-long series featuring the voices of Kansans who research, treat, fight and educate others about HIV and AIDS.  Today we hear from Cody Patton, executive director of Positive Directions. Positive Directions is a social service agency that provides support services to those living with HIV and outreach education to the community.  There is an event to acknowledge the local and national history of HIV, celebrate the advances in care, and remember those who have been

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World AIDS Day
6:35 am
Mon November 28, 2011

Thursday Is World AIDS Day

Thursday is World AIDS Day and this year marks 30 years of the global fight against the disease. This morning we start a week-long series featuring the voices of Kansans who research, treat, fight and educate others about HIV and AIDS. Today we hear from Teresa Romey, the Ryan White Part D Case Manager at the KU School of Medicine Wichita.

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