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KMUW Radio Tuesday, December 12th

In order to graduate from high school, Kansas students will soon be required to take CPR training.

Kansas News Service Friday, December 8th

 In Kansas, the data shows that people had to seek therapists outside of their insurance network at a rate of 7 to 1 compared to primary care services.

The number of citations and amount of fines against Kansas nursing homes has been growing. Now, the industry is pushing back.
Kansas News Service Thursday, November 30th

The number of serious citations issued against Kansas nursing homes has spiked by 9,000 percent over the past five years

Kansas News Service Wednesday, November 22nd

McPherson Hospital and Morton County Health System are among 13 rural hospitals chosen for the federally-funded program.

Kansas News Service Wednesday, November 15th

The affiliation with the MD Anderson Cancer Network comes after a year-long certification process.  

David Jordan, director of the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, sees promise in election results this week in Maine and Virginia. (Photo Credit: Kansas News Service.)
Kansas News Service Thursday, November 9th

Kansas doesn’t have an initiative and referendum process but expansion advocates say they will continue their efforts to win legislative approval of an expansion bill during the 2018 session.

The group found 35, mostly rural, counties in Kansas, where the child poverty rate was between 18 and 23 percent.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, November 7th

14 Kansas counties had 25 percent or more of their children living below the poverty line in 2015. 

KU Health will provide clinical and financial resources, while Ardent Health will manage day-to-day operations of the Topeka hospital as a for-profit institution. ​(Photo credit: Madeline Fox, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, November 2nd

The state’s decision not to expand Medicaid eligibility complicated the sale of St. Francis Hospital as other potential buyers worried about lack of reimbursements for indigent care. 

Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 31st

The two providers say the merger will help them serve low-income patients regardless of possible changes to the Kansas Medicaid program or a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act.  

Dr. Joseph McGuirk, of KU Cancer Center, calls immunotherapy one of the most exciting developments in his career as a cancer physician.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, October 25th

A new form of immunotherapy to treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration and the FDA has chosen the University of Kansas Cancer Center as one of the hospitals to offer the treatment.

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