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Kansas News Service Thursday, October 19th

According to new research, nearly half of all Kansas children have experienced some form of trauma.

Kansas News Service Monday, October 16th

The Obama administration had initially denied the state’s request for an extension, saying the program lacked sufficient oversight.

Dr. Joanna Slusky is an  assistant professor of amazing things at the University of Kansas. (Photo from University of Kansas)
KCUR Radio Thursday, October 5th

A KU scientist has received nearly $2.3 million to continue her research into antibiotic resistance. Dr. Joanna Slusky, an assistant professor of computational biology and molecular biosciences, earned the award from the National Institutes of Health.

Sarah Scantling's daughter, Abilene, was born in Dryersburg, Tennessee, 30 miles from their home in Pemiscot County, Missouri. (Photo: Bram Sable-Smith, Side Effects Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Monday, October 2nd

It’s not uncommon for pregnant women in rural America to have to travel to give birth; the percent of rural counties without hospital obstetrics has increased in recent years to 54 percent, up from 45 percent in 2004.   

  Richard Besser, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, speaks Tuesday in Iola during a ceremony honoring the community's health-improvement efforts. Allen County was one of eight in the nation selected for the honor this year.  (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, September 21st

Allen County is basking in the glow of a major award from the nation's largest health philanthropy.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded Allen County its prestigious Culture of Health Prize for efforts to improve the health of the community.

Richard Besser, CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, announces the selection of Allen County for the foundation's 2017 Culture of Health Prize, at a ceremony in Iola. (Photo: Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, September 20th

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has selected Allen County as one of its 2017 Culture of Health Prize winners.

  David Toland, CEO of Thrive Allen County, and others prepare for a Tuesday ceremony in Iola where community officials will receive a national award for their health-improvement efforts.  (Photo by Jim McLean / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, September 19th

Allen County is one of eight 2017 winners of the Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest public health philanthropy. In short, this national award is a pretty big deal. It recognizes Allen County's efforts to create a healthier community.

In Kansas, younger or low-income adults are less likely to have health insurance than their counterparts in other states, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. (graphic courtesy of the Kansas Health Institute)
Kansas News Service Thursday, September 14th

The Kansas Health Institute's analysis of census data found that the proportion of Kansans living in poverty who are uninsured is higher than the national average.   

New information from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the average uninsured rate in states with Medicaid expansion is 6.5 percent, while the average rate in states without expansion is 11.7 percent.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, September 13th

Approximately 249,000 Kansans lacked health coverage in 2016, down from about 261,000 the previous year.

Harvest Public Media Monday, September 4th

The study examined data from the heavily agricultural San Joaquin Valley in California, matching birth records to pesticide application rates in certain areas of the valley. 

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