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Lauren Hoffman
January 09, 2018 - 1:21 pm
Hospitals across the country are facing a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags. A manufacturer for the product in Puerto Rico was affected by Hurricane Maria in September which has stalled production. According to The Wall Street Journal , "the availability of saline IV bags has plummeted" and "...
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January 07, 2018 - 2:30 am
The Sedgwick County Division of Health is offering free flu vaccines while supplies last for uninsured residents. Yolanda Dennis, Associate Director of Preventative Health said that, they are offering free flu vaccines for children, ages 18 and younger, through the VFC program, and if you're an...
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January 04, 2018 - 12:47 pm
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Lauren Hoffman
December 19, 2017 - 12:44 pm
Since it was founded in 2009, Uber has become the most popular transportation system around the globe. When it comes to a medical emergency, people are now more likely to use the ride-sharing app rather than calling for an ambulance. According to NPR , the University of Kansas investigated...
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Steve McIntosh
December 14, 2017 - 4:48 am
Free flu vaccines are available for uninsured Sedgwick County residents over the age of 19, while the vaccination is in stock. The vaccine is available at Sedgwick County's Dvision of Health main clinic, 2716 West Central in Wichita. Flu shots are available to uninsured children up to age 18 and...
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December 12, 2017 - 2:14 pm
The Kansas State Board of Education voted today to make Kansas the 38th state to provide lifesaving CPR training in to students before they graduate, as part of the model health curriculum. The American Heart Association will provide kits across the state for school districts to utilize. The...
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December 12, 2017 - 10:18 am
A free dental clinic is coming to the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson next year and is expected to draw massive crowds. The Hutchinson News reports that the Kansas Mission of Mercy clinic is planned for Feb 9 and 10. The outgoing president of the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund in...
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November 30, 2017 - 2:38 pm
Kansas nursing homes are facing a spike in fines and citations industry members consider heavy-handed enforcement of federal regulations. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the Legislature's KanCare oversight committee heard concerns from nursing home industries on Wednesday. Industry members say...
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