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5:45 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Kinlen Named To Head Larned State Hospital

The interim superintendent of Larned State Hospital has been given the position on a permanent basis. 

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1:05 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

VA, KU Medical Center Expanding Health Care Access

The Veterans Administration and the University of Kansas Medical Center plan to provide more telemedicine access for Kansas veterans.

Officials from the VA and the medical center said Tuesday the effort will allow veterans to access mental health care without traveling great distances to a VA facility.

The effort began two years ago as a pilot program between the VA and the Kansas Medical Center facility in Garden City. Contracts are being worked out to first expand the access to two more facilities in rural Kansas.

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5:17 am
Thu November 8, 2012

KanCare Enrollment Packets To Be Mailed

Kansans whose health insurance is provided through the Medicaid and HealthWave programs will begin receiving a very important mailing in the next few days.

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8:12 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Kansas Births, Abortions Decline In State

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says in its annual vital statistics report that the number of abortions declined 4.6 percent from 2010 to 2011.

That continued a trend of declining abortions that began in 1996. And the number of births dropped to 13.8 live births per 1,000 residents, the lowest number recorded since the state started tracking births in 1912.

There were 39,628 babies born in 2011 in Kansas, compared with 40,439 in 2010.

Health
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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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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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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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.

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