<![CDATA[Health & Fitness News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/ Read local and national health and fitness news, articles and opinions provided by The Kansas City Star and KansasCity.com in Kansas City, MO. en-us Copyright 2014 The Kansas City Star Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:43:47 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:43:47 CDT Health & Fitness 60 Correction: Meningitis Outbreak story http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article4546011.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:48:12 CST http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article4546011.html Study: Removing clot helps limit stroke disability http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article4558876.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:57:28 CST http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article4558876.html As the use of e-cigarettes rises among teens, 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