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This drug reverses overdoses

Kansas is one of three states in the nation without expanded access to a life-saving drug that reverses opioid overdoses. The drug is called naloxone, or Narcan by its brand-name. Naloxone works as an antidote to opioids – including heroin and prescription painkillers, such as OxyContin, hydrocodone, codieine and fentanyl. Right now, only certain health care professionals, including paramedics, have the drug in Kansas. (Video by Gabriella Dunn 11/21/16)

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7 health and fitness gift ideas

Fitness fanatics and exercise rookies alike will get a kick out of these goodies. And with 2017 fast approaching, now’s the time to give your friends and family a little pre-emptive nudge in the right direction, because “get in shape” has to be one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions.

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Arrows for Addison

Nine-year-old Addison lays comatose in her parents' Goddard home, as her incurable brain cancer takes away her final days. It’s been 10 months since she drew her beloved bow and shot an arrow. She’s been immobile and unresponsive for about four weeks. But within that same period of time the girl known for a beaming smile and bouncing red ponytail has been to archery shoots and bow hunts far across the world. (Video by Bo Rader / kansas.com)

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Where the wild things (blueberries) are

Maurice Sendak’s 1963 children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” is a tale about a boy who is sent to his room for acting up and then imagines himself going to an island inhabited by beasts, the Wild Things. He becomes king and has a great time romping around with his beasty subjects, until he has to go home for dinner.

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How do you avoid a cesarean section delivery?

Many of my patients early in their pregnancy say, “My goal is to avoid a C-section.” I tell them my goal is a healthy mom and baby. Many times this is best accomplished with a vaginal delivery. There are things you can do as a pregnant mom to optimize your health and prepare for a great birth experience.

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Health events

Support Group for Caregivers of Older Adults 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Prairie View West Wichita, 7570 W. 21st. St., Suite 1026-D. Free. Open to caregivers for older adults and offers education, mutual support, and problem solving with others who are dealing with similar caregiving situations. Come in the front entrance and ask for directions to the conference room. 316-729-6555

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This drug reverses overdoses

Kansas is one of three states in the nation without expanded access to a life-saving drug that reverses opioid overdoses. The drug is called naloxone, or Narcan by its brand-name. Naloxone works as an antidote to opioids – including heroin and prescription painkillers, such as OxyContin, hydrocodone, codieine and fentanyl. Right now, only certain health care professionals, including paramedics, have the drug in Kansas. (Video by Gabriella Dunn 11/21/16)
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This drug reverses overdoses

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Arrows for Addison

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