<![CDATA[Health & Fitness News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST Health & Fitness 60 Tattoo artist offers free nipple tattoos to mastectomy patients http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article20150250.html#storylink=rss Inspired by wife Rachael Frederick’s battle with breast cancer, Brett Murdock, a tattoo artist at Waldo’s Darkside Tattoo on Wornall Road, wants to use his talents to help mastectomy patients after reconstructive surgery. “I became a tattoo artist because I wanted my art to matter,” he says. “I wanted to make the world a little bit brighter, I guess.”

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For children, adults with muscular dystrophy, research at KU holds new hope http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article20104104.html#storylink=rss The University of Kansas Medical Center has become a leading research center for investigation of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and a host of other neuromuscular diseases.  Each week, patients from across the region arrive at the KU Clinical Research Center, although in one instance they came from around the globe.

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Kansas City native Jeffrey Statland leads research into rare neuromuscular dystrophy http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article20125035.html#storylink=rss The University of Kansas Hospital last summer hired neurologist Jeffrey Statland, a Kansas City native who is one of the top researchers into the rare genetic disorder facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, or FSHD.

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Jean Nidetch, evangelist for Weight Watchers, dies at 91 http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article19914414.html#storylink=rss “I was a fat housewife married to an overweight bus driver raising two very overweight kids with a fat group of friends and an overweight poodle,” Jean Nidetch once confessed, describing her life before she started a support group that would become one of the best-known weight-loss programs in the world.

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German measles officially eliminated in North, South America http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article19879887.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:24:17 CDT By MIKE STOBBE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article19879887.html U.S. calls for lower fluoride levels in water because of splotchy teeth http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article19730709.html#storylink=rss The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years. Some people are getting too much fluoride because it is also now put in toothpaste, mouthwash and other products, health officials said Monday in announcing the change.

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Well-meaning but erroneous online medical advice can be deadly http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article19393869.html#storylink=rss Well-meaning but potentially dangerous medical misinformation is spreading online and through social media, endangering people who don’t go far enough to check it out. The most famous recent source of bad advice, according to a group of prominent physicians, is Mehmet Oz.

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10 ways to reboot your health this spring http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article19387290.html#storylink=rss Most resolutions are made in January, but spring might be the best time for renewal. Here are 10 ways to reboot your health before summer, from free yoga classes to health cooking classes, garden sales and fun runs.

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CDC eyeing bird flu vaccine for humans, though risk is low http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article19232487.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:28:04 CDT By STEVE KARNOWSKI ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article19232487.html Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article19112277.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:58:04 CDT By JUAN A. LOZANO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article19112277.html Lee’s Summit police detective with flesh-eating infection fights for survival, doctor says http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article19051125.html#storylink=rss Lee’s Summit Police Detective Joshua Ward, a 34-year-old married father of three, has had five surgeries in five days to rid him of necrotizing fasciitis caused by group A streptococcus, an infection that has a fatality rate as high as 60 percent if it reaches vital organs. He is in the intensive care unit of St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City.

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Free medical clinic at Bartle Hall helps hundreds in the journey toward better health http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article18868803.html#storylink=rss There were 1,300 patient appointments for Saturday’s safety-net clinic, which was organized by the Kansas City CARE Clinic and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. The one-day event was not designed as a Band-Aid. Patients were given three-month supplies of free prescription medications and referrals to safety-net clinics and social services available in Kansas City.

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At least 1,000 are expected to attend free health clinic Saturday at Bartle Hall http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article18631245.html#storylink=rss A similar two-day clinic at Bartle Hall in December 2009 drew more than 2,000 people. Some patients were diagnosed with dangerously high blood pressure. Others had pneumonia. At least one was rushed to an emergency room with a possible heart attack.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:18:27 CDT

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Four more test positive for tuberculosis as officials investigate infection of Olathe Northwest student http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article18534656.html#storylink=rss Health officials last month tested 304 students and staff members after an Olathe Northwest High School student was found to have an active and potentially contagious case of the disease. Those tests revealed that 27 people had the inactive form of tuberculosis, which is not contagious. About 70 additional people were tested at the high school earlier this month, with four testing positive for the infection.

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Life insurer John Hancock will lower premiums for policyholders who track their health http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article17871710.html#storylink=rss John Hancock Life Insurance will discount premiums by as much as 15 percent for policyholders who track — and do well on — such things as daily exercise, annual health screenings and flu shots. New customers will also receive a Fitbit fitness tracker to monitor their every step.

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Broad new push for health is urged for Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article17171030.html#storylink=rss The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City are announcing an ambitious initiative called Healthy KC aimed at improving health and well-being wherever people live, work or play. The initiative will promote exercise, discourage smoking and bring healthy eating to “food deserts.”

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