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

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show the uninsured rates in Kansas and Missouri continuing to fall.

The latest confimed case is the 15th in Kansas.
Kansas Informat... Friday, September 9th

The infected person travelled recently to a country with Zika virus transmission and the KDHE says the person was not infected in Kansas.

Heartland Healt... Wednesday, September 7th

Hays Medical Center will retain its name and its separate ownership structure. 

Since Mercy Hospital in Independence, Kansas closed in fall 2015, a large portion of the building has been torn down. A garage for city emergency vehicles is being built in its place. (Photo by Jim McLean, KHI News Service)
Jim McLean Tuesday, September 6th

Democrats say the Brownback administration’s refusal to expand the federal Medicaid program cost Mercy Hospital in Independence more than $1.5 million a year. The hospital closed last August. 

The KHI News Service is an independent news agency based in Topeka, primarily focused on health policy and state government issues.
Andy Marso Friday, September 2nd

Last year, the Kansas State High School Athletic Association approved new rules limiting full-contact football practice. They’re meant to reduce head injuries that have parents increasingly asking whether football is right for their kids. But not everyone is happy with the rules.  This report looks at how the debate over the long-term effects of football on the brain is playing out at the high school level.

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.
Bryan Thompson Friday, September 2nd

More than 34 percent of adults in Kansas are obese according to a new report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. That’s two-and-a-half times the state’s obesity rate just twenty years ago.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the Zika virus is on the rise in Kansas.
Kansas Informat... Thursday, September 1st

Although the number of Zika cases has spiked in Kansas, health officials say no mosquitos carrying the virus have been found in the state.

Associated Press Monday, August 29th

Inspectors are expected at the facility tomorrow (TUE). 

The KHI News Service is an independent news agency based in Topeka, primarily focused on health policy and state government issues.
Bryan Thompson Thursday, August 25th

Federal officials are downplaying projected increases in health insurance premiums under Obamacare, the federal health law.

Associated Press Friday, August 19th

The state is spending more than $215 million to overhaul a computer system that tracks information about KanCare, the state's privatized version of Medicaid, the health care program for low income residents.

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