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Number of measles cases rise to 10 in Kansas City; new reported exposure sites | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF TV

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There are now 10 confirmed cases of measles in Kansas City and eight more exposure sites to follow the new cases. Three of these KC cases were students attending school in the Liberty School District, and another case was reported in a student from the North Kansas City School District. Health officials said that Nashua Elementary …

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220 at Henry County mental health meeting | Local

ANNOWAN – An unnecessary crowd of 220 social workers, therapists, educators, nurses and law enforcement staff gathered on the Annawan Inn Conference Center on Thursday to learn how to relieve mental illness in their communities and schools. "I was totally surprised at the response from all of Henry County," said Beth Smith of Cambridge, chairman of the Henry County Mental …

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More children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders in recent years

More children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to new data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Their new figures now show that autism affects one in 59 children, an increase from previously reported one in 68 children. Dr. Walter Zahorodny, a pediatrician and autism scientist, is "stunned by increased speed". This data was collected in 2014 …

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MedStar St Mary earns B in a new hospital safety class | | Local news

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital received a B degree in a national hospital safety rating released on Tuesday, marking some improvement over last year's C degree. Introduced by the Leapfrog nonprofit agency, the ranking measures how well hospitals protect patients from preventing maladministration, injuries and infections, grade hospitals on the basics such as hand washing, weakness of hospital staff and the …

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How to keep safe from ticks and the diseases they carry

CBS NEWS With warmer weather in the spring, the start of the season begins. Ticks are most active during April to October and peak in the summer, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The blood-sucking insects are not only nasty – they can be dangerous and transmit pathogens that cause a number of serious diseases. It is especially …

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Providence St. Vincent Medical Center healthcare provider diagnosed with tuberculosis

PORTLAND, Ore. – Providence St. Vincent Medical Center says one of the caregivers has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. The hospital, which cites patient protection policy, would not disclose what role the caregiver served or what part of the hospital they worked in. About 75 percent of tuberculosis cases in Oregon are from people traveling to developing countries where the disease …

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New Mexico mother dies after committing rare hantavirus disease

A New Mexico mother who drew a rare rodents disease died two months after being diagnosed. Kiley Lane, 27, went to the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington on January 13 with a disease as a doctor. The first thought was the flu, according to the Farmington Daily Times. Lane returned the next day because her symptoms became worse. …

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Others previously joined twin heads at home

HOUSTON – A former united twin has been released from Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, almost two months after her sister went home. Hope Elizabeth Richards was released after 482 days at the hospital. She and her sister, Anna Grace, underwent a seven-hour operation to separate them back in January. Anna Grace was released on March 2. Richards, who are …

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