<![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 Genome sequencing holds tremendous promise for infants, but issues abound http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article21973176.html#storylink=rss Genome sequencing can diagnose critically ill infants and discover genetically based conditions that routine blood tests cannot detect. But it is fraught with technical and ethical issues that have some scientists questioning whether every baby should have its genome sequenced and what information children and parents should receive about the results.

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Bird flu outbreak leads food industry to prepare for cuts in the egg supply http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article21636954.html#storylink=rss With avian flu devastating a significant portion of the nation’s egg-laying hens, major food companies and restaurant chains are bracing for shortages and scouting the country to find alternative supply sources.

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Health advocates in Kansas City, Kan., seek to counter junk food marketing http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article21405987.html#storylink=rss The Health for All Food Retail and Restaurant Initiative aims to improve community health by changing the way small neighborhood stores do business. That includes a largely Spanish-speaking part of town where there are few grocery stores and the food offerings are usually not all that healthy.

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FDA has a plan to prevent the next ice cream disaster http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article21496194.html#storylink=rss A Food and Drug Administration rule on the brink of being made final “would require that companies like Blue Bell have a written food safety plan, based on an analysis of likely hazards, and companies would have to show us that plan during inspections,” the FDA said in a blog post.

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Four cancer charities are accused in huge FTC fraud case http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article21408360.html#storylink=rss The Federal Trade Commission and all 50 states accused four cancer charities — the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children’s Cancer Fund of America and the Breast Cancer Society — of being “sham charities,” charging that the groups had deceived donors and spent more than $187 million in donations on personal expenses.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:30:59 CDT The New York Times

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Merkel: Global catastrophe plan needed after Ebola crisis http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article21270648.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 06:35:07 CDT By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article21270648.html Alan Bavley: ACA eased pent-up demand for medical procedures http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article21246360.html#storylink=rss A new study by the Society of Actuaries examined claims filed during the first three months of 2014 for eight often costly medical services that people frequently put off when they’re uninsured. The newly insured filed 53 percent more claims for these services than did people who had also been insured in 2013.

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Sun, 17 May 2015 16:46:09 CDT

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As the vaping culture takes hold, many turn from smoking and many critics worry http://www.kansascity.com/news/article21127371.html#storylink=rss As electronic cigarettes grow in popularity, customers are visiting more than three dozen vape shops that have set up in the metro area since 2013. Supporters see e-cigarettes as a godsend for people trying to reduce or quit smoking. Critics say vaping is trading one form of addiction for another.

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USDA to require labels on mechanically tenderized beef http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article20827101.html#storylink=rss Following a Kansas City Star investigation, new federal rules require mechanically tenderized beef to be specially labeled with instructions for safe cooking methods.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 11:00:35 CDT

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Chair that Blue Valley students helped create for kids with autism may be headed to market http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article20464854.html#storylink=rss In the year and a half or so since students in a Blue Valley school district engineering program helped bring it to fruition, the Sensory Lounger has enjoyed quite a run. Now, the individual behind the chair — which provides the kind of full-body, deep-touch pressure many children with autism crave — has even bigger plans.

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Thu, 07 May 2015 19:21:13 CDT

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Premature babies may survive at 22 weeks if treated, study finds http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article20392200.html#storylink=rss A small minority of babies born a week or two before what is now generally considered the point of viability can be treated and survive, in some cases with relatively few health problems, according to a study published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 21:22:10 CDT

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Treadmill may be the riskiest exercise machine, but injuries from it are rare http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article20383398.html#storylink=rss The death of David Goldberg on a treadmill at a resort in Mexico was tragic, untimely and a shock to those who knew him. It was also a very rare type of death. There were just 30 reported deaths related to use of treadmills from 2003 to 2012, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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KU turns to IBM’s Watson to help cancer patients http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article20303700.html#storylink=rss Doctors at KU and 12 other cancer centers in the United States and Canada will feed the computer system reams of data on patient genomes to come up with treatment options tailored to individual patients.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 18:46:42 CDT

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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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Sun, 03 May 2015 18:46:50 CDT

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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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Lawmakers hope to expand use of allergy treatment devices http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22179222.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 10:46:05 CDT By DANA FERGUSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22179222.html National advocate for burned veterans leads Dearborn parade http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22173744.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 10:46:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22173744.html Big changes coming to Liquor Control Board http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22178334.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 10:20:30 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22178334.html Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with global warming http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22177896.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 10:11:04 CDT By SETH BORENSTEIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22177896.html Minot motorcycle club opening bar to support PTSD work http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22177800.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 10:00:21 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22177800.html Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22177107.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 09:10:24 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22177107.html Lewis County herb farmer bids fond farewell to West Virginia http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article21512373.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 08:56:05 CDT By MARTA TANKERSLEY HAYS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article21512373.html Virginia death row appeal focuses on 'adaptive functioning' http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22176699.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 08:35:20 CDT By LARRY O'DELL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22176699.html Canoeist drowns trying to save cat in Illinois lake http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22176096.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 08:00:22 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22176096.html Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22175499.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 07:21:04 CDT By LAURAN NEERGAARD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22175499.html N. Ireland leader hospitalized over suspected heart attack http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22173993.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 06:01:04 CDT By SHAWN POGATCHNIK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22173993.html ASU to dispense free health care at old Phoenix hotel http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22174032.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 05:15:21 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22174032.html Study: High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22141428.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 00:56:04 CDT By LINDSEY TANNER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22141428.html The Latest: Carl Edwards wins NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22128402.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 22:46:06 CDT By STEVE REED, DAVE SKRETTA and JEROME PUGMIRE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22128402.html