<![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 Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article98541602.html#storylink=rss The maker of EpiPens will start selling a cheaper, generic version of the emergency allergy shots as the furor over repeated U.S. price hikes continues — and looming competition threatens its near-monopoly.

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:27:02 CDT By LINDA A. JOHNSON and TOM MURPHY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article98541602.html
Fitbit makes exercise even more of a game http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article98556047.html#storylink=rss Fitbit wants to help you exercise more by making you think you're hiking famous trails instead of strolling around your neighborhood.

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Young adults think bar soap is gross, and that’s hurting sales http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article98680542.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:23:18 CDT

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MRIGlobal and University of Missouri earn Zika study grant http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article98573902.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:30:00 CDT

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After heart transplant, teenager given retro surprise http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article98345632.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:11:27 CDT

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From doulas to birth plans, Uzazi Village empowers black mothers http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article98132122.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:30:00 CDT

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No single cause to high lead levels in 32 children in Salina, Kan. http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article97571107.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:13:46 CDT

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Sen. Manchin mum on EpiPen hikes by daughter's drug company http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article97661842.html#storylink=rss U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin remained mum Wednesday as a pharmaceutical company run by his daughter faced mounting criticism for hiking prices on life-saving allergy injection pens.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:57:02 CDT By JONATHAN MATTISE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article97661842.html
St. Joseph Medical Center in KC to close baby delivery room this year http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article97471332.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:14:23 CDT

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Fists, not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article97296057.html#storylink=rss There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:31:00 CDT By LINDSEY TANNER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article97296057.html
Alarming rise in cost of lifesaving EpiPen devices http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article97227202.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:44:48 CDT

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Young heart recipient who nearly died surprised with 1965 Mustang http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article98374897.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:10:59 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article98374897.html White House weighs in on EpiPen pricing http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article98316832.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:37:25 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article98316832.html Local medical students act to prevent suicides among doctors http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article96964717.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 20:37:43 CDT

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Baby strollers and carriers injure more than 17,000 children every year, study finds http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article96424017.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:25:01 CDT

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Body donations on the rise at US medical schools http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article96133932.html#storylink=rss Many U.S. medical schools are seeing a surge in the number of people leaving their bodies to science, a trend attributed to rising funeral costs and growing acceptance of a practice long seen by some as ghoulish.

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:26:03 CDT By COLLIN BINKLEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article96133932.html
TEDxKC guest Jess Ladd has a way to help victims of sexual assault http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article95754277.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:57:48 CDT

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KC yoga classes are popping up in parks, juice shops and bars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ink/article93258767.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 12:52:19 CDT

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Does flossing even work? Probably not. http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article93196287.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 23:26:03 CDT

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County health officials look for sex education funding after Kansas drops federal grants http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article92988527.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 20:26:26 CDT

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Don’t look up now, but your phone may be about to injure you http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article92978187.html#storylink=rss The forward march of “petextrians” gives rise to foolish injuries

Some states have proposed laws to fine phone-focused walkers, bicyclists on public streets

The Pokemon Go craze merely calls attention to hazards that date to the dawn of cellphones

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After KC woman with mental illness is jailed 10 times in one year, can she break the cycle? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article92844932.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:06:31 CDT

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K-State infects mosquitoes with Zika, hoping to unravel mysteries http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article92717867.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:23:41 CDT

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Female mosquitoes suck blood, spread Zika virus http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article89944907.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:56:38 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article89944907.html Dying is scary and lonely. Death doulas try to make the journey easier http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article91595017.html#storylink=rss As baby boomers age, we’re giving new consideration to what aging means and how we die

A doulas’ mandate is to ease the passage from this world to the next

They sit with the dying and offer them peace and comfort

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Pulled muscle cost him $6,000. What would it cost you? http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article91465132.html#storylink=rss Richard Sankovich paid more than a year’s worth of monthly premiums for two hours of care

“Low-cost” health insurance plans can end up costing consumers more in the long run

“Consumers need to be educated that for each procedure offered in a hospital, it’s time to ask, ‘Why do I need that?’ and ‘How much is this going to cost?’ ”

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Huge IVF study may reassure women who feared increased risk of breast cancer http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article90595672.html#storylink=rss Most comprehensive study to date finds no evidence in vitro fertilization increases risk

Previous research had gone back and forth, leading to lingering questions

Latest study provides ‘significant evidence’, but experts warn it’s not conclusive

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Pokemon Go is good for you – or at least for your step count http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article90029867.html#storylink=rss Founders of exercise app saw an increase in users’ overall exercise the weekend the game launched

“The fact that it's a population-level effect that's visible is actually pretty impressive on Pokemon Go's part.”

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‘Street medics’ head to Republican National Convention in case they’re needed http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article89997647.html#storylink=rss The founder of local nonprofit Heart to Heart International is taking volunteers to the convention

Heart to Heart’s mission involves giving health care during crises

Gary Morsch and other “street medics” will give first aid if protests turn violent

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Lead levels in children leave Salina parents fearful and frustrated http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article89699422.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:39:19 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article89699422.html