Medicine

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December 21, 2017 - 7:31 pm
The Arkansas City Police Department says it arrested two people this week, in connection with a significant injury to their 3-month-old son. 21-year-old Brandon Ray Fuller, and 18-year-old Kadyn Janae Rollins were arrested on suspicion of one felony count of aggravated battery each. Fuller and...
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November 19, 2017 - 3:25 am
Krokodil is a synthetic opiod that destroys a user from the inside out. The drug is made from such ingredients as Codeine, gasoline and paint thinner. It will cause a person's skin to become necrotic, causing it to die and literally fall off the user's body. Via Christi officials say that it had...
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November 09, 2017 - 4:21 pm
State and federal health officials are raising public awareness of the need to safeguard the effectiveness of antibiotics. Nov. 13-19, is “U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week”. Led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this one-week observance is intended to raise awareness across the...
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October 17, 2017 - 10:44 am
More than 33,000 people died from opioids in the United States in 2015 and overdoses have quadrupled since 1999. We take a look at the opioid epidemic by the numbers. Watch the latest video at
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September 21, 2017 - 2:50 pm
Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year usually between October and May. According to the Sedgwick County Division of Health a vaccination (flu shot) is still the best way to protect yourself and your family from becoming ill with the flu. The...
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August 15, 2017 - 10:36 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Missouri woman has been sentenced after she said she obtained more 8,000 oxycodone tablets without any type of medical exam from a Kansas doctor. The U.S. attorney's office says 52-year-old Kimi Harper, of Kansas City, Missouri, was ordered Monday to spend 10 years on...
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August 12, 2017 - 2:15 am
Two days after Kasen Clark was born on July 21, his parents, Lindsay and Jeff, took their new, 5-pound-14-ounce son to their Arkansas City home. However, they were not home a week before Lindsay says that something about her newborn wasn't right. Baby Kasen was lethargic and had no interest in...
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June 11, 2017 - 11:43 am
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former Olathe Northwest High School student who had active tuberculosis says he wants to raise awareness about the potentially fatal disease that is still relatively rare in the state. Tests discovered that Zee Pinkerton had the disease two years ago when he was a senior...
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May 02, 2017 - 10:01 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City-area chiropractor has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle allegations that his offices submitted false claims to Medicare for treating certain patients. Federal prosecutors in Kansas City, Kansas, on Monday announced the deal involving Brian Schnitta...
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April 29, 2017 - 10:53 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Spring rains and mild temperatures are forcing Oklahoma health officials to trap and test mosquitoes for West Nile virus earlier than normal. The Tulsa World reports that testing for the mosquito-borne virus generally begins around Memorial Day. But Scott Meador, vector control...
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