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Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaboration focused on the impact of health issues in the Midwest.
Heartland Healt... Friday, November 18th

The privatization proposal would allow the winning bidder to shift more than half the hospital’s 206 beds to other parts of eastern Kansas.

KHI News Service Thursday, November 17th

There are concerns that more health care providers could start refusing to see KanCare patients.

Hillcrest Elementary School Principal Tammy Becker stands next to a map near the entrance to the school.  Hillcrest has a number of immigrant students who come from all over the world, as indicated by markers on the map.  (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Wednesday, November 16th

The rising rate of childhood obesity is a threat to national security. So say two retired army generals who visited Hillcrest Elementary School in Lawrence to highlight the importance of healthy school meals and exercise.

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaboration focused on the impact of health issues in the Midwest.
Heartland Healt... Wednesday, November 16th

A consultant told the group that Kansas spends about $400 million annually on behavioral health and suggested the state might try to shift some of those costs onto the federal government.

Medicaid expansion advocates in Kansas are worried about the future of expansion efforts are last week's election. Photo by KHI News Service
Jim McLean Tuesday, November 15th

Proponents of expanding ​KanCare say it would provide coverage to more than 100,000 low-income Kansas adults who are currently not eligible for assistance.

Mosquito feeding on human blood.
Bryan Thompson Monday, November 14th

Kansas health officials are mounting a campaign to prevent the spread of Zika virus here in Kansas.

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaboration focused on the impact of health issues in the Midwest.
Heartland Healt... Monday, November 7th

For most of the campaign, neither party has focused on poverty or on the new restrictions on cash assistance for poor families. That has changed as the election nears.

Gateway entrance to the University of Kansas in Lawrence (Photo by J. Schafer)
Heartland Healt... Wednesday, November 2nd

KU researcher Joanna Slusky has received major recognition for her work into antibiotic resistance, receiving a prestigious fellowship that comes with an $825,000 award.

Group says state and local sales taxes are increasing grocery bills by up to 11 percent. (photo: Mike Sherry, Heartland Health Monitor)
Heartland Healt... Tuesday, November 1st

A children's health advocacy group sent surveys to candidates running for all 165 seats in the state House and Senate. Each of the more than 80 who responded indicated that they supported reducing or eliminating the sales tax on groceries.

A recent panel at Kansas State focussed on preparedness for the danger of bio and agro-terrorism.
Kansas Informat... Tuesday, November 1st

K-State interim president Richard Myers said a terrorist threat to agriculture would affect both food producers and consumers

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