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For low income families, finding nutritious meals for children can be challenging.
Harvest Public Media Monday, October 17th

The WIC nutrition program only covers children younger than age five. The program cost more than six billion dollars last year and extending eligibility would likely increase the price. 

Egg producers apparently felt threatened by the popularity of a vegan mayonnaise-like product.
Harvest Public Media Monday, October 10th

The USDA says the egg industry's promotional group behaved "inappropriately."

The Rural Health Working Group met Thursday to discuss ways to improve health care in rural Kansas. (Photo: Bryan Thompson)
Heartland Healt... Friday, October 7th

Some task force members favor KanCare expansion while others say the focus of the group should be to find solutions that don’t involve expanding Medicaid.

Heartland Healt... Thursday, October 6th

The facility is expected to be complete in late 2017 or early 2018.

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaboration focused on the impact of health issues in the Midwest.
Jim McLean Tuesday, October 4th

Community mental health centers say they may soon be forced to pay for critical staff training.

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaboration focused on the impact of health issues in the Midwest.
Heartland Healt... Friday, September 30th

African-American and Hispanic babies are much more likely than white babies to die within their first year.

 A Kansas State University Research and Extension nutritionist says consumers deserve to know what's in their food
Kansas Informat... Thursday, September 29th

Congress passed the controversial labeling bill in July but the debate over the safety of genetically modified foods rages on.

Salina resident Janis Wearing weighs in with Shari Sutton at Salina Family Health Care. (Photo by Bryan Thompson)
Bryan Thompson Tuesday, September 27th

Kansas is now the seventh-fattest state in the nation. Obesity leads to all kinds of health problems, including cancer. Reporter Bryan Thompson tells us how the University of Kansas Center Center is working to reduce obesity among rural Kansas residents.

Heartland Healt... Monday, September 26th

If the Cancer Center is designated as a "comprehensive" center, it could attract more federal grant money and more top-flight talent.   

Heartland Healt... Friday, September 23rd

Governor Sam Brownback imposed a 4% cut on dental Medicaid reimbursement rates. 

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