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Bryan Thompson Monday, May 23rd, 2011

A new report from the Pew Center on the States says Kansas is not making any progress in addressing the dental needs of children. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, Kansas met only four of the eight benchmarks in the “Making Coverage Matter” report card again this year.

Bryan Thompson Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Governor Sam Brownback has signed a law aimed at controlling the proliferation of so-called “designer drugs”. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson explains, the new law takes aim at broad classes of chemicals, rather than individual compounds.

Bryan Thompson Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

The most popular medical school in the country is located at the University of Kansas Medical Center. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, the ranking is based on an analysis by U.S. News and World Report.

Bryan Thompson Monday, May 16th, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered two Kansas cattle feedlots to correct violations of the federal Clean Water Act. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, both feedlots are in Central Kansas.

Bryan Thompson Monday, May 9th, 2011

A million-dollar gift from the Sprint Foundation has put the University of Kansas Cancer Center one step closer to applying for National Cancer Institute designation. More from Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson.

Bryan Thompson Monday, May 9th, 2011

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is one step closer to applying for designation by the National Cancer Institute, thanks to a million-dollar gift from the Sprint Foundation. More from Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson.

Bryan Thompson Monday, May 9th, 2011

Unable to get a federal grant, members of a blue ribbon panel working to lower the state’s infant mortality rate have decided to pursue private funding. We get more from Jim McLean of the KHI News Service.

Bryan Thompson Friday, May 6th, 2011

Last Saturday’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Day netted more than one-and-a-half tons of unused prescription drugs in Kansas alone. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, the program is aimed at keeping those drugs from ending up in the hands of those who would abuse them.

Bryan Thompson Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

A family practice doctor in Western Kansas is thought to the first in the state and among the first in the nation to earn federal certification for her use of electronic health records. We get more from Jim McLean of the KHI News Service.

Bryan Thompson Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Cuba is not a land of plenty. The average worker in the still communist nation makes only about $20 a month. Yet, a baby born there has a greater chance of surviving past its first birthday than a baby born in Kansas. And the gap is even wider for black infants in Kansas. Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports that efforts underway to change that have recently been set back.

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