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A new study finds that the areas with the earliest deaths in Kansas City, Kansas were in low income neighborhoods in eastern Wyandotte County.
Jim McLean Tuesday, November 29th

​Wyandotte County consistently ranks near the bottom of Kansas counties on health outcomes.

The KHI News Service is an independent news agency based in Topeka, primarily focused on health policy and state government issues.
Jim McLean Monday, November 28th

A new study tries to assess the success of KanCare, the state's privatized Medicaid program. The study says KanCare has reduced costs, but hasn't provided the quality of care that was promised.

The K-State researchers are working to protect food from risks to raw farm products entering U.S feed mills.
Kansas Informat... Friday, November 25th

Kansas State University's facility is the only lab in the world equipped to conduct this type of research.

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.

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