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2014 KAFP Annual Meeting: 3 videos starring YOU
KAFP
You are invited to join us at the 2014 KAFP Annual Meeting: The Road to Better Healthcare!

GO ahead and make plans to attend if you haven't already. Online registration is now closed but you can still register onsite.

STOP for the educational CME, fun events and friendships celebrated each year!

See for yourself!

Video 1: http://youtu.be/Py21vqzczfU

video 2: http://youtu.be/Wyhr2jhekwg

video 3: http://youtu.be/c_1KHrZrcag

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Governor's Council on Fitness call for nominations for Kansas Health Champion Awards
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
As part of the effort to help Kansans improve their health, each year the governor recognizes an individual and an organization for their exceptional efforts to model, encourage and promote fitness in Kansas. Take the opportunity now to nominate your favorite health champion for this award and special recognition at the third annual Obesity Summit on Oct. 8 in Manhattan. The deadline for nominations is June 30.
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KAFP wins first prize in Sedgwick County Walk At Work Day
KAFP
KAFP employees participated on Wednesday, May 21, in "Walk at Work Day," part of Sedgwick County's celebration of National Employee Health & Fitness Day. And KAFP was the winner in the Small Employer category! We have 3 full-time and 1 part-time employees, and all 4 got out and walked. In addition, our IT contractor was in the office and walked with the crew, too. The activity was created to promote the benefits of physical activity for individuals through their work site health promotion activities. KAFP participated enthusiastically and will receive a Walk at Work Day Wellness Cup next week.

Mark your calendar for Walk at Work Day 2015, May 20, the third Wednesday in May.

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You are invited — Impacting Population Health 2014: Connecting Local Health Priorities with Healthy Kansans 2020
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment invites you to attend the 2014 series of regional community meetings, Impacting Population Health. This year discussions will address connecting local community health assessments and improvement plans with Healthy Kansans 2020, the state health assessment and improvement plan. Dr. Robert Moser, the State Health Officer and Secretary of KDHE, will attend each session and provide comments and information.

Date and Location: Thursday, June 12, Johnson County Dept. of Health, 11811 S. Sunset (Room #1055), Olathe, Kansas

Find out who should attend and more by clicking here.

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Robot helps save the day at rural hospital
Kansas Health Institute
Some small, rural Kansas hospitals are using highly sophisticated medical robots in ways that are helping ease the shortage of specialists in their areas and — in at least one instance — boosting the bottom line. Hamilton County Hospital here was on the brink of closing little more than a year ago because of financial and staffing problems, but use of a robot has been a key factor in the facility's dramatic turnaround, according to chief executive Bryan Coffey.
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June is Men's Health Month
The Hutchinson News
Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System is pleased to join healthcare facilities throughout the nation during the month of June in observance of Men's Health Month. Men's Health Month was established in 1994 by a congressional resolution thanks in large part to Kansas Sen. Bob Dole, who authored the legislation. Dole was, at the time, serving as Senate majority leader.
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Family medicine: Make it what you want
AAFP
Dr. Kyle Jones writes, "One of the factors that attracts many of us to family medicine is the diversity of practice settings. This can manifest as having the freedom to choose a particular practice location or a certain practice model, but it can also mean choosing to focus on a patient population that shares a common background or set of diagnoses. Yet even though I knew about these variations, I never anticipated being in the type of practice I'm in."
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Kansas cardiologist saves doctor who trained him
KVNU-FM
A routine cardiac case earlier this month became personal for Dr. George Pierson, after the Kansas cardiologist realized his patient was his former mentor. Pierson, a cardiologist at Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas, told ABC News affiliate KMBC-TV in Kansas City, Mo., he was shocked after hearing that his patient was his former instructor, cardiologist Dr. Glenn Hodges.
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Medicaid expansion supporters stage Statehouse rally
Kansas Health Institute
Supporters of expanding Kansas Medicaid eligibility to more low-income adults rallied at the Statehouse to call attention to the issue as legislators formally ended the 2014 session. The federal health reform law initially required states to expand Medicaid eligibility. But the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June 2012 that upheld the law made expansion optional for states. Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have or are in the process of expanding their programs, according to the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. Kansas is among 19 states that have rejected expansion. The issue remains alive in the remaining five.
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