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How children can receive free or low-cost preventive care

By FF Medicaid and CHIP benefits include immunizations, regular check-ups, and visits to the dentist Children are among the most vulnerable populations when it comes to measles and other contagious diseases. Giving babies the recommended vaccines at 2 years is one of the best ways to protect them from 14 of the most serious childhood diseases, including measles and whooping …

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Music and teens, the best antidote against depression

Music is everywhere, and today’s tech-enabled world makes it easy to enjoy the sounds of your favorite artists and storytellers no matter where you go. “In the connected world we live in, consumers want to be able to listen to their favorite music and podcasts wherever they are and however they choose to listen, whether that’s at home, in the …

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Take Your Workout Outdoors for a Fresh Boost

As temperatures rise and the sun shines brighter, you might start taking your workouts outside more often. To ensure your body’s comfort and safety, you may need to refresh your fitness regimen. These tips can help you safely enjoy your summer workouts: *Wear sweat-proof sunscreen. Protecting your skin is a year-round endeavor, but when it’s hot outside, you’re more likely …

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Expert gives tips on how to improve men’s health

By Roberta Pardo June is Men’s Health Month — a time to remind men to make their wellness a priority. Statistics show that nearly 71 percent of men are at risk of being overweight or obese, compared to 59 percent of women. Moreover, far more women are likely to go to a doctor’s office than men. The greatest threats to …

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Poor diet might increase risk of cancer, study finds

By Roberta Pardo A poor diet might increase the risk of cancer, according to a new study. Published May 22 in the JNCI Cancer Spectrum, the study revealed an estimated 80,110 new cancer cases among adults 20 and older in the United States in 2015 were attributed to eating a poor diet. “This is equivalent to about 5.2 percent of …

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Health clinics have new hours

JOHNSON COUNTY, KAN – The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s (JCDHE) health clinics in Mission and Olathe offer new walk-in service hours for clients. Walk-in services (immunizations, STD testing and treatment, pregnancy tests, physicals, tuberculosis tests) are available at the following times: Olathe Clinic (11875 S. Sunset Drive) — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 …

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Landscapers, Laborers, and Gardeners: Summer has arrived!

Do not forget to protect yourself from skin cancer Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year. Gardeners, landscapers and laborers work outdoors and are exposed to the sun for most of the day. Because of this, …

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Hundreds of women die from pregnancy-related causes, CDC report shows

By Chara A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that 700 women die annually from pre- and post-pregnancy-related complications. According to the CDC, 31 percent of pregnancy-related deaths happen during pregnancy, with 36 percent happening during delivery or the week after, and 33 percent happening between one week and one year after delivery. …

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Dementia is a growing issue

By Chara Dementia is becoming a pandemic Every three seconds, a person is diagnosed with dementia, defined by the Alzheimer’s Association as “a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.” Mental health statistics point out that half of all people in their 80s …

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Dementia is a growing issue, statistics show

By Chara Dementia is becoming a pandemic. Every three seconds, a person is diagnosed with dementia, defined by the Alzheimer’s Association as “a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.” Mental health statistics point out that half of all people in their 80s …

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