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Kansas News Service Monday, December 17th, 2018

The drop continues a trend of declining teen pregnancy rates in the state since 1998.  

Kansas News Service Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

A state task force has called for doubling the number of psychiatric beds in the state to nearly 600.   

The new report comes from the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation based in New York which studies health policy.
Kansas News Service Monday, December 10th, 2018

Nationally, the report shows that both employers and workers paid more in healthcare premiums last year but some single workers in Kansas saw their share of premiums decrease. 

Stefan Bossmann, professor of chemistry, is the lead researcher at the new Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer Research at Kansas State. (Photo courtesy of Kansas State University)
Kansas News Service Monday, November 26th, 2018

Pancreatic cancer is the third-deadliest cancer in the U.S. and many patients are not diagnosed early enough to survive the disease.

It's believed that thousands of KanCare's 360,000 enrollees have chronic hepatitis C, which can be fatal. (Photo Credit: Bigstock)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Hepatitis C is a contagious disease that can cause severe damage to the liver and even death. 

Kansas News Service Friday, November 9th, 2018

Trust Women Wichita is seeking to block the law from taking effect on January 1. It says there’s no medical justification for the ban.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

The EPA's acting administrator says the rule had caused confusion for emergency responders who'd had to treat routine emissions as hazardous emergencies.   

Kansas News Service Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Acute flaccid myelitis, in which children suddenly become weak in their arms or legs, remains rare – less than one in a million people. 

Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Experts say the savings that would be generated by gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach's proposed plans for reforming KanCare may not be as substantial as he claims. 

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Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Medicaid expansion has been a contentious issue, and the three leading candidates in the Kansas governor's race have different views on what to do about it. 

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