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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

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaboration focused on the impact of health issues in the Midwest.
Heartland Healt... Wednesday, October 26th

The case was filed under the Federal False Claims Act which allows citizens to sue on behalf of the government and collect a portion of any recovery.  

Heartland Healt... Monday, October 24th

The state of Kansas has retained two private law firms in Washington D.C. for its defense. 

Nearly 40 percent of the inmates in the Kansas prison system have some sort of mental illness.
Jim McLean Monday, October 24th

Some Kansas judges are experimenting with alternative sentencing courts to steer people with mental illness into treatment and away from prison.

Kristin Brighton, chair of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors, annoucnes the organizations endorsement of Medicaid expansion at a media event Thursday in Manhattan. (photo credit: Jim McLean for the KHI News Service)
KHI News Service Thursday, October 20th

Some chamber of commerce representatives claim the state's refusal to expand Medicaid is hurting the Kansas economy. 

Associated Press Thursday, October 20th

Some people were reluctant to admit health officials into their homes. 

Having medical information for the elderly and disabled in a designated place helps first responders save lives.
Heartland Healt... Wednesday, October 19th

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services aims is to distribute a million of the special files by early 2018.

The pilot program is aimed at preventing readmissions to Osawatomie State Hospital. (Photo: KHI News Servive)
Jim McLean Monday, October 17th

A Topeka company will provide transitional housing for patients who no longer require hospital treatment but who aren’t ready to live independently.

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