Last flu season was relatively mild across the Commonwealth and nation, but this season is closing the gap between low flu rates and typical rates for a flu season.
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Although the ongoing COVID-19 surge caused by the omicron variant has started to ramp down, doctors and healthcare leaders across the Kansas City area are warning that the situation is far from resolved.
The recent surge in omicron infections has impacted industries and service providers around Olathe, including briefly closing the Olathe school district due to record-breaking staff absences. It has also strained health-care systems dealing with their own worker isolations.
The local COVID-19 situation is improving but that doesn’t mean everything is back to being OK, health officials warned during a group briefing with several chief medical officers and public health officials across the region Wednesday morning.
TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Stability in body mass index (BMI) over time is associated with a better cognitive trajectory in older adults, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in Alzheimer's & Dementia.
TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A four-marker protein panel (4MP), including the precursor form of surfactant protein B, cancer antigen 125, carcinoembryonic antigen, and cytokeratin-19 fragment, combined with the prostate lung colorectal ovarian cancer risk prediction model (PLCOm2012) may improve risk assessment and help identify candidates for lung cancer screening, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes aren't common among young people, but when they do happen, they strike more often in women than men, a new review finds.