<![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 Database shows University of Kansas Medical Center doctors got $116,000 in free meals in 2014 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article29751649.html#storylink=rss A database of medical industry payments to physicians and teaching hospitals shows the industry in 2014 provided food and beverages for 558 physicians who listed KU Medical Center as their primary business address. The medical school is investigating whether these physicans violated its rules. Some physicians have questioned the accuracy of the data.

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NYC health official expects more Legionnaires' disease cases http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29745139.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:48:06 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29745139.html Charity Hospital replacement opens Saturday in New Orleans http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29737045.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:48:12 CDT By CAIN BURDEAU ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29737045.html Mumps outbreak in Columbia may be up to 15 cases http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article29573446.html#storylink=rss The health department in Boone County has launched an investigation to determine the origin and cause of a mumps outbreak that may have affected 15 people so far in Columbia. Seven of the first cases were University of Missouri students ages 20 to 23, a health department official said.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:01:25 CDT

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Eli Lilly: Experimental Alzheimer's drug shows some benefit http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article28190389.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:20:07 CDT By LAURAN NEERGAARD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article28190389.html Hospital gardens bloom with a healing power for the spirit as well as the body http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/article28057519.html#storylink=rss Many hospitals and medical facilities have installed gardens and green spaces to help patients during their recoveries. And several notable such gardens are in the Kansas City area, including at Liberty Hospital and Shawnee Mission Medical Center. They offer “just a very peaceful place to go” during troubled times.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:59:11 CDT

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Health officials kill proposal to curb mercury dental fillings http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article28061824.html#storylink=rss A Food and Drug Administration proposal to issue warnings on the possible dangers posed by mercury in dentistry fillings was quietly tabled in 2011. The proposal and its rejection put the Obama administration in the awkward position of concealing for over three years a safety communication potentially affecting millions of Americans.

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Study: Women with a mild memory problem worsen twice as fast as men http://www.kansascity.com/living/article28051534.html#storylink=rss Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women

Duke researchers want to know why women’s cognitive scores fell faster

Possibilities include higher rates of surgeries and amyloid plaques

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:08:18 CDT

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Kansas and Missouri call for investigation of Planned Parenthood amid questions about aborted fetuses http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article28056052.html#storylink=rss At least eight states, congressional leaders and numerous Republican presidential hopefuls have now called for investigations into whether Planned Parenthood clinics have violated laws that prohibit the sale of aborted fetal tissue and organs. The action came after the release of two undercover videos.

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Pfizer is expanding its vaccine portfolio, developing others http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article28013083.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:12:05 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article28013083.html Europe approves Amgen's first-in-class cholesterol drug http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article28004773.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:30:33 CDT By MATTHEW PERRONE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article28004773.html Overland Park’s Kelli Poles finds new life through ABC’s ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article27513061.html#storylink=rss Kelli Poles of Overland Park recently lost 123 pounds as a participant in the ABC reality show “Extreme Weight Loss.”  And her work toward a healthier life is just beginning. “I have made huge steps, but I’m not, by any means, done. This is a life-long journey of dealing with all of this,” she says.

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Republicans pushing for medical research funds, including in Kansas, take flak from the right http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26891032.html#storylink=rss Some Republicans in Congress wanting to increase medical research spending — some of which would go to the University of Kansas Medical Center — face criticism from budget hawks. With grant funding in his eastern Kansas district at stake, U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder has become one of the funding bill’s most vocal co-sponsors.

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Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:54:09 CDT

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Overland Park Regional Medical Center opens new cancer treatment facility http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article26867146.html#storylink=rss The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center will bring together medical oncology, surgical breast oncology, gynecologic oncology, outpatient cancer therapies, genetic counseling, specialized oncology and other services. Midwest Breast Care will be adjacent to the facility.

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Medicare proposes paying doctors for end-of-life counseling http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article26833729.html#storylink=rss After years of debate about whether the government should encourage end-of-life planning, Medicare is now proposing to reimburse doctors for having conversations with patients about whether and how they would want to be kept alive if they become too sick to speak for themselves.

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Obamacare saved women $1.4 billion on birth control, analysis says http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article26824405.html#storylink=rss Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania examined health insurance claims from one of the country’s largest private insurers in 2012 (pre-Obamacare) and 2013 (post-Obamacare). They found that spending on the pill quickly fell 39 percent — from $33 to $20, on average. Spending on IUDs plummeted 68 percent, from $262 to $84. The total savings: $1.4 billion.

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Correction: Heroin Abuse story http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29839549.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:43:09 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29839549.html FDA lays out extra steps to clean scopes linked to outbreaks http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29940318.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:43:07 CDT By MATTHEW PERRONE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29940318.html Panda Bai Yun is not pregnant, San Diego Zoo officials say http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29949120.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:26:59 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29949120.html More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29924041.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:23:07 CDT By ALAN FRAM ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29924041.html Medicine Bow Wind Farm gets technological upgrades http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29947953.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:17:34 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29947953.html Bellmawr man is state's first confirmed West Nile virus case http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29944497.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:42:11 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29944497.html IAAF denies allegations of not following up suspicious tests http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29936655.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:28:07 CDT By NESHA STARCEVIC ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29936655.html Freshman GOP Rep. Curbelo diagnosed with whooping cough http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29935464.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:13:07 CDT By ANDREW TAYLOR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29935464.html UPMC to post satisfaction surveys, star ratings of doctors http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29933589.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:08:07 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29933589.html CVS earnings rise despite no tobacco fix http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29926165.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:03:06 CDT By TOM MURPHY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29926165.html University of Michigan reopens medical library without books http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29924353.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:43:09 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29924353.html Seeds of change: A farm grows in Chester http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29938914.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:42:07 CDT By CAITLIN MCCABE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29938914.html Court rejects German guru's appeal in child neglect case http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29936781.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:27:05 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29936781.html Shire offers to buy Baxter drug spinoff for $30 billion http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29928151.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:27:14 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article29928151.html