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Jury awards $4.7B in baby powder cancer lawsuit

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A jury has awarded nearly $4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer in ...

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Half of Kansas at high risk for West Nile Virus

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for northcentral, southcentral, and southwest Kansas. Northeast, southeast, and northwest Kansas are at ...

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Signs That It’s Time for a Senior to Move to Assisted Living

Few people are keen on moving from their homes to senior living communities. However, in some cases, this move is the best option for keeping an aging loved one safe and mentally ...

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10 Steps to Help Prevent Cancer

Nearly 4 out of 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and it remains the second-leading cause of death for Americans, but nearly half of all cancer cases can ...

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7 reasons to enjoy guilt-free rest on Sundays

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Recently, my wife and I were at a Catholic thrift store we frequent, and posted prominently by the entrance was a large sign announcing that beginning in January, the store would now ...

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The Importance of the Home Health Aide

When children and families are away and seniors are alone, home health care agencies provide valuable services, such as helping seniors stay safe and assisting them to complete their daily tasks and ...

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Walk with Purpose! Walking for Weight Loss, Fitness, Cardio

Walking is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to stay physically fit. It can be done indoors (many malls and public buildings offer walking routes) or outdoors. Before starting a ...

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Media pushes false story on breastfeeding to attack President

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A front-page New York Times article claimed that, at a World Health Assembly in May, the United States opposed a resolution to encourage breastfeeding. “U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health ...

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Coffee drinkers live longer?

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While Starbucks shutters storefronts across the nation, coffee itself may be getting a boost from recent studies. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who ...

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Kansas among states with highest suicide rates, Missouri close behind

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A new report examining suicide rates highlights the problem in Kansas and Missouri. Kansas ranks high along with a dozen states with the greatest percentage increase in suicides. Missouri is not far ...

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The Top 10 Reasons to Exercise Regularly

We all know that exercise is important. However, it does more for your health than many people realize. By exercising regularly you’ll support several areas of your overall wellness that your future ...

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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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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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Have you been in one of these locations where measles has been reported?

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Measles may be spreading across the nation just as doctors had feared. Locally, from fast food restaurants to one of the area’s largest churches, known sites continue to be named (see the ...

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Hope, health and healing

I’ve learned that diet change isn’t enough. Ouch. That’s tough to hear, considering that simple diet changes are tough for so many of us today in a culture of convenience, junk foods, ...

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4 Smart Ways to Avoid Unhealthy Eating When Traveling

No one wants to come home from a holiday vacation packing extra pounds in addition to great souvenirs and fond memories. Yet even the most dedicated, healthy eater can find it difficult ...

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