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Mumps still spreading at University of Missouri despite vaccines

A campuswide announcement at the University of Missouri in Columbia links the majority of the mumps cases to students in Greek organizations.

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What is mumps and how does it spread?

Although vaccines have nearly eliminated this once common childhood disease in the U.S., mumps is still a concern throughout much of the undeveloped world, and has had several recent outbreaks stateside. Carrie Bohenick, MD, a pediatrician at Akron Children's Hospital Pediatrics, discusses the painful swelling of glands and other more serious symptoms of this viral infection.

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Shawnee Mission Birth Center raises awareness of skin-to-skin newborn care

Shawnee Mission Birth Center started a Kangaroo-A-Thon on November 17 - dubbed World Prematurity Day - to promote the importance and the benefits of Kangaroo care, also called skin-to-skin care. The two-week program ended on Thursday Dec. 1 after over 15 families and their premature babies have logged a total of 150 hours. The Medical Director at the Shawnee Mission hospital NICU Jodi Jackson said Kangaroo care helps premature babies regulate temperature and respirations with the person holding.

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What you can do at home to prevent cold and flu

In the midst of cold and flu season, you’re often greeted with sniffles and sneezes everywhere you go. Washing your hands and stocking up on orange juice are great starting points, but there’s more you can do at home to decrease your chances of falling ill; take these steps to keep yourself and your family in good health.

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Hope to prevent Alzheimer's disease?

Researchers at the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center, 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Fairway have established the facility as one of the top research centers in the nation dedicated to attacking Alzheimer's disease. At KU, the focus is Alzheimer's prevention, delaying or stopping the disease by looking precisely into how exercise, experimental medications, and diet (especially a Mediterranean diet) may boost of the metabolism of the body to fight or protect against the disease.

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Concussion science above and below the neck

ChiMing Huang turned 70 before he turned entrepreneurial. His startup, SeudoSkull, has developed a concussion sensor powered by artificial intelligence and is striving to prevent traumatic brain injuries by working above and below a football player’s neck.

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What is a concussion or TBI?

Learn exactly what a concussion is and why it is so important to allow your brain to fully recover. Traumatic brain injuries contribute to "a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability" each year, according to the CDC. In 2010, 2.5 million TBIs occurred either as an isolated injury or along with other injuries.

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What is mumps and how does it spread?

Although vaccines have nearly eliminated this once common childhood disease in the U.S., mumps is still a concern throughout much of the undeveloped world, and has had several recent outbreaks stateside. Carrie Bohenick, MD, a pediatrician at Akron Children's Hospital Pediatrics, discusses the painful swelling of glands and other more serious symptoms of this viral infection.
Akron Children's Hospital
What is mumps and how does it spread? 2:00

What is mumps and how does it spread?

Shawnee Mission Birth Center raises awareness of skin-to-skin newborn care 1:58

Shawnee Mission Birth Center raises awareness of skin-to-skin newborn care

Hope to prevent Alzheimer's disease? 3:31

Hope to prevent Alzheimer's disease?

What is a concussion or TBI? 0:31

What is a concussion or TBI?