<![CDATA[Health & Fitness News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 CST Health & Fitness 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Butter isn’t bad for you, study finds http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article86683677.html#storylink=rss The study says butter is a middle-of-the-road food, neither good nor bad for you

There is no link between butter consumption and increased risk of heart disease

The study shows butter could actually prevent type 2 diabetes, but those findings need to be tested more

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FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86393487.html#storylink=rss Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus.

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US medical schools expand training to curb painkiller abuse http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86361402.html#storylink=rss At first, the woman tried to hide her painkiller problem. She told the doctor that she still had pain from her past pregnancy, and that she just wanted a refill on her pain medication.

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Kansas City foundation gives grants for gardens and more http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article86206962.html#storylink=rss Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City announced seven new grants

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New weight-loss device lets you eat all you want then drain the food out of your stomach http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85919662.html#storylink=rss AspireAssist ‘removes approximately 30 percent of the calories consumed,’ the FDA says

Twenty to 30 minutes after eating, the patient opens a valve and uses a connecting device to drain the stomach contents into a toilet

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Kansas, Missouri health officials watch for local Zika bites http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article84906042.html#storylink=rss There are four confirmed cases in Kansas and seven in Missouri

None of the Missouri or Kansas patients contracted the virus locally

Risk would be elevated if an infected local mosquito bit a Missourian or a Kansan

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Jackson County aims to track opioid drug abuse http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article84828417.html#storylink=rss Missouri is the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program

All nine Jackson County legislators support a monitoring program

Kansas City and Independence are not included but are urged to join in

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Boxing program helps Parkinson’s patients roll with the punches http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article84733417.html#storylink=rss Rock Steady Boxing program at In Your Corner Fitness is for people with Parkinson’s disease

Boxing can decrease tremors and improve balance

The program has been used successfully elsewhere

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One Zika virus case confirmed in Johnson County http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article84603502.html#storylink=rss County health department said the virus was acquired by a traveler

Contraction risk in Kansas City area remains low

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The fates of teens with mental illness rest on getting help early http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article84417602.html#storylink=rss Most people with mental illness experience it first as teens or young adults

But they may not seek help for several years

Relief efforts are hurt by a lack of Medicaid for young people who are often uninsured

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Cellphones and cancer? Press 1 if you’re skeptical http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article84369002.html#storylink=rss Preliminary findings from radiation tests are reigniting an old debate

Experts question the methods of federal research on rats

Best advice? Use wired earpieces, hands-free devices during calls

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Should we fear our phones? http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article84252867.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:13:50 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article84252867.html A healthy pregnancy can't be judged by a belly http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article84139642.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:37:39 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article84139642.html University of Kansas Hospital meets fundraising challenge for cancer services http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article83667337.html#storylink=rss Annette Bloch pledged a $10 million gift and challenged the university hospital to match it

The money would go to support cancer services in the Cambridge North Tower

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Yes, you can be obese and undernourished, too http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article83754967.html#storylink=rss Malnutrition means not getting enough of the right foods

Almost 2 billion of 5 billion adults worldwide are obese or overweight

Nearly 800 million people suffer from calorie deficiency

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KC doctor among those urging postponement or relocation of Rio Olympics because of Zika http://www.kansascity.com/sports/olympics/article83568397.html#storylink=rss Director of Bioethics Center at Children’s Mercy is “worried” about health threat

World Health Organization counters that precautions are being taken to minimize risk

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Doctor’s plan for full-body transplants raises doubts, even in daring China http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article83268862.html#storylink=rss It is the kind of thinking that has experts around the world alarmed at how far China is pushing ethical and practical limits of science

Such a transplant is impossible, at least for now, according to leading doctors and experts, including some in China

They point to the difficulty of connecting nerves in the spinal cord. Failure would mean the death of the patient.

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Lead paint is still a huge problem in Kansas City neighborhoods http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article83244522.html#storylink=rss Some Kansas City neighborhoods have worse lead poisoning than the water pipe crisis in Flint, Mich.

Despite prevention programs, Kansas City may not eliminate the threat for decades

Kansas authorities have largely given up, leaving Kansas City agencies to help in urgent cases

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Learn how seemingly microscopic amounts of lead can be harmful to children http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article83205812.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 13:15:47 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article83205812.html Mom of six describes how lead in paint changed her family's life http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article83204657.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 13:15:37 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article83204657.html Children's Mercy Hospital steps up to assist lead poisoning issue in Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article83206607.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 13:18:25 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article83206607.html After death of unborn son, a rare courtroom victory in medical malpractice case http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article82946017.html#storylink=rss Johnna Hughes sued after her son, Chayden, was born dead in 2010 during her medical emergency

Most malpractice cases are mediated or settled out of court, but her lawsuit went to trial

Juries usually side with doctors, but Hughes won $2.5 million

Defense lawyers plan to appeal

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A rare winning verdict for Chayden http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article81368692.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 08:19:49 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article81368692.html Kansas City's lead poisoning problem http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article82927577.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 22:28:59 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article82927577.html Two new Zika cases are confirmed in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article82834622.html#storylink=rss The cases bring Missouri’s total to six

The mosquito-borne virus was not contracted locally

One patient had recently traveled to Puerto Rico, the other to the Dominican Republic

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Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City awards $2.65 million in grants http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article82568262.html#storylink=rss Twenty-three organizations get health-related funding

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New stroke treatment saves lives at St. Luke’s and KU Hospital http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article82630812.html#storylink=rss A procedure that uses “nets” to pull out brain clots is being used with greater frequency

Gladstone executive Kurt Hinrichs quickly and fully recovered after clot retrieval technology saved his life in 2014

St. Luke’s Health System is now part of a 1,000-person study of stroke treatment

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Doctors are using a highly effective procedure to treat ischemic strokes http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article82584577.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:00:04 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article82584577.html ArtMakers helps those living with mental illness http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article82178392.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 21:20:36 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article82178392.html Second Johnson County death is attributed to new drug http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article81561207.html#storylink=rss The drug, known as U-47700, is not illegal in Kansas

But authorities are working to change that

It can be harmful if inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin

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