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Now working through opiate addiction, Melissa Morris, of Sterling, Colorado, drives two hours from her rural town to receive addiction treatment. (Photo by Luke Runyon / Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Wednesday, December 28th

Prescription painkillers and heroin are fueling a rise in drug addiction and overdoses in rural America. This story explores how these drugs have found their way into rural communities.

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaborative involving multiple, non-profit, news outlets, including KPR. Its focus is to report on health issues affecting the Midwest.
Heartland Healt... Tuesday, December 27th

Shona Banda, a Garden City marijuana activist, lost custody of her 11-year-old son nearly two years ago.

The KHI News Service is an independent news agency based in Topeka, primarily focused on health policy and state government issues.
Jim McLean Thursday, December 22nd

The number of people signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare has increased nationwide, but not here in Kansas.  

Heartland Healt... Tuesday, December 20th

Both states also ranked low on climate change readiness. 

KHI News Service Friday, December 16th

According to an annual report, Kansas was the only state where the obesity rate went up significantly in 2015.

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

The federal rule makes clear that states can’t deny Planned Parenthood Title X funds simply because they provide abortions.

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaboration focused on the impact of health issues in the Midwest.
Jim McLean Wednesday, December 14th

Group leaders say no single, sweeping proposal can solve the problems of rural healthcare.

Heartland Healt... Monday, December 12th

More than 20 western Kansas counties now have no dentists participating in KanCare.

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaboration focused on the impact of health issues in the Midwest.
Jim McLean Thursday, December 1st

Nearly 25,000 Kansans have signed up for health insurance through the ACA online marketplace in the first month of open enrollment.

Headquarters Counseling Center in Lawrence is trying to raise $90,000 to keep its doors and phone lines open.
J. Schafer Wednesday, November 30th

The Headquarters Counseling Center in Lawrence is a leader in suicide prevention, and it's facing a serious financial crisis.

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