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What’s the Difference Between Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Doctors?

Doctors are in increasingly short supply these days, so it’s not uncommon for patients to spend more time with physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) than their actual MD. This trend ...

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Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy Available for Limited Time

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)’s Bureau of Health Promotion is encouraging Kansas residents who want to quit using tobacco products to take advantage of the opportunity to ...

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Joanna Gaines has book-themed baby shower

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“Fixer Upper” star Joanna Gaines’ baby boy is on the way, and he’s sure to be immersed in literature from an early age if the HGTV star’s book-themed baby shower is any indication. ...

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GRACE FOR TODAY – Life Lessons from a Little One

I write today after four weeks of many ups and downs with a sick little one. Four weeks that eventually landed us in the hospital for six long days and many sleepless ...

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Miss Kansas 2018 is passionate about awareness and help for mental illness

2018 Miss Kansas winner Hannah Klaassen used tap-dancing to calm her nerves, and in her pursuit of a dream to become a role model for others. “Absolutely shocked and overwhelmed, and excited ...

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Sunburn-causing melanoma avoided with sunscreen

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If you’re wondering whether it’s worth the trouble and expense to use sunscreen, consider this: Only one blistering sunburn you get as a child or adolescent doubles your risk for skin cancer ...

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Three Kansas City area Thai restaurants get approval as ‘authentic’

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Ever been to a foreign country or heard missionaries talk of other cultures? Often times, in addition to the local people, the thing that impresses missionaries and most people when they travel ...

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Memory care finds unique rural setting for mom and dad

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A rural setting with city amenities may sound too good to be true but some future senior residents of Baldwin City, Kan. will find just that in a new senior living opportunity ...

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Why unhealthy food Is cheap and plentiful

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Every health-conscious person will tell you the reasons why the U.S. food market is such a mess. It’s fast food and corporate farming; we need to get back to local food and ...

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Pregnant with a diagnosis of cancer, she ignored her doctor’s advice

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Stacey Johnson, of Leawood, was pregnant when she got the news no woman wants to hear. She had breast cancer. The mom of a two-year-old little girl sought the trusted advice of ...

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Does the Kansas Constitution guarantee the right to life or the right to abortion?

A state court has ruled that the Kansas ban of dismemberment abortion of a living unborn child violates our State constitution. In response, the legislature will consider putting a proposed constitutional amendment ...

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Summer twist on the grill: ginger beef 

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Want a change in flavor for the steaks off the grill? Instead of BBQ why not try ginger beef? Ginger beef can be served hot, warm or cold but is often eaten ...

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Kansas City-developed ‘toolkit’ educating African men and boys about HIV

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In sub-Saharan Africa, “more than half of the men under the age of 35 do not know their [HIV] status and are not on treatment,” said Dr. Sean Cavanaugh of the Office of ...

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The Creation of Hope: My journey through the darkness of mental illness

By Mark Brenneman May is Mental Health month in America, and what better time to look at the positive side of those that struggle with mental illness. There is so much negative ...

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Orange juice linked to cancer

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Hold the orange juice. That’s the recommendation of research just released that shows staple of American breakfasts can increase your risk of developing melanoma. Melanoma cancer is the deadliest type of skin ...

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