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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.

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.

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