Health

Ways to manage your weight loss

During her lunch hour each Wednesday, Sue Phillips, 38, steps onto a scale for a weigh-in. And she is not alone: at least 15 of her co-workers take turns climbing onto a scale, and then scribble the numbers that pop up into a little book chronicling their weight-loss journey.“Some weeks I ...

Treating teen acne takes a multi-pronged approach

Acne resourcesAcneNet is the American Academy of Dermatology’s website. It can be found at www.skincarephysicians.com/acnenet.Additional acne information can be accessed at www.aad.org.Acne is a four letter word for teenagers.It’s difficult enough being a teenager, and even with mild acne, ...

Study: Job stress heightens heart risks in working women

Chicago ? Working women are equal to men in a way they’ll wish they weren’t. Female workers with stressful jobs were more likely than women with less job strain to suffer a heart attack or a stroke or to have clogged arteries, a big federally funded study found.Worrying about losing a job ...

Free dental clinic in Hutchinson estimated to treat 2,000

Plans are under way for a two-day free dental clinic in Hutchinson where an estimated 2,000 people will be seeking care.The free clinic, scheduled for Jan. 21 and 22 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, will include more than 500 volunteers and is expected to help about 2,000 people, according to ...

Doctors brace for possible big Medicare pay cuts

Washington ? Breast cancer surgeon Kathryn Wagner has posted a warning in her waiting room about a different sort of risk to patients’ health: She’ll stop taking new Medicare cases if Congress allows looming cuts in doctors’ pay to go through.The scheduled cuts — the result of a failed ...

Kansas patient advocate Siobhan Reynolds’ supporters say secret grand jury retaliatory

Federal prosecutors in Kansas who couldn't obtain a gag order against a strident patient activist later launched a secret grand jury investigation and issued subpoenas against the woman and her advocacy group — moves some argue are nothing more than government retaliation against an outspoken ...

KU Hospital revenues increase 7 percent in last fiscal year

Westwood ? Kansas University Hospital's revenue totals were up 7 percent during the year ending June 30, according to figures released by the hospital on Tuesday.The hospital took in more than $805 million during that time, up from $750.5 million from last year, according to figures released at ...

New American Heart Association CPR guidelines focus on chest compressions

New CPR guidelinesThe American Heart Association has changed the guidelines for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The new process is called C-A-B. Here are the steps you need to know:Compressions. Push hard and fast on the center of the victim’s chest.Airway. Tilt the victim’s head ...

Eggs sold in Kansas recalled after salmonella found at Ohio farm

Washington ? Evidence of salmonella has been found at an Ohio egg farm that's received financing from the owner of an Iowa egg farm that was behind a massive recall earlier this year.Cal-Maine Foods Inc., the nation's biggest egg seller and distributor, said it is recalling 288,000 eggs the ...

Power playlists: Here are some song suggestions to get you in the mood to work out

Gary Mullane’s playlistsGary Mullane’s Interval-training playlist, including warm-up and cool-down songs:“Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen“We Will Rock You” by Queen“Bad Company” by Bad Company“Change” by Deftones“My Own Prison” by Creed“Rooster” by Alice in ...

Reno County DA chides Hutchinson hospital for handling of rape cases

Hutchinson ? A central Kansas prosecutor says his county's procedure for handling local rape cases is in disarray.Reno County District Attorney Keith Schroeder says a Hutchinson hospital has been sending some rape victims to Salina or Wichita hospitals for sexual assault examinations.Promise ...

Special CT scans can diminish lung cancer deaths, major study indicates

Washington ? A major study shows giving heavy smokers special CT scans can detect lung cancer early enough to modestly lower their risk of death — the first clear evidence that a screening test may help fight the nation’s top cancer killer.Now the hurdle is deciding who should get these ...

Hutchinson group addresses misbehaving children

Hutchinson ? She's rarely had a child removed from her program because of bad behavior, but Hadley Day Care Center director Becky Eikleberry says she has witnessed a growth in aggressive and inappropriate behavior in younger children.Behavior, she said, that affects those children's ability to ...

Contraception could be free under new health care law

Washington ? Fifty years after the pill, another birth control revolution may be on the horizon: free contraception for women in the U.S., thanks to the new health care law.That could start a shift toward more reliable — and expensive — forms of birth control that are gaining acceptance in ...