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Bryan Thompson Monday, July 18th

Lakes in seven counties scattered all across Kansas are currently experiencing harmful blue-green algae blooms. Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson explains why you need to be concerned.

Bryan Thompson Thursday, July 14th

The heat wave shows no sign of letting up anytime soon. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, that means people need to take precautions.

Bryan Thompson Monday, July 11th

The U-S Department of Health and Human Services has issued proposed guidelines for states to follow in setting up Insurance Exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. More from Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson.

Bryan Thompson Tuesday, July 5th

The ongoing legal battle over the proposed expansion of a coal-fired power plant in Southwest Kansas has taken an unusual turn. Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson has more.

Bryan Thompson Sunday, July 3rd

A study published in a journal of the American Psychiatric Association says a training program for families of people with serious mental illness is effective in helping them learn to cope. More from Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson.

Bryan Thompson Friday, July 1st

What was one of the largest state agencies in Kansas is now a division of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, effective today (Fri). Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson explains.

Bryan Thompson Friday, July 1st

Many Kansans would probably be hard pressed to explain the difference between Medicaid and Medicare. Congress created both programs in 1965 at the urging of President Lyndon Johnson. But they serve very different purposes. Everyone qualifies for Medicare at age 65. But eligibility for Medicaid – the health care program for the poor and disabled – differs from state to state. And as Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, an effort is underway in Kansas to transform Medicaid and reduce its cost. For updates on the effort to overhaul the Medicaid program, go to the KHI News Service website...

Bryan Thompson Friday, July 1st

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI (NAH-me), is seeking volunteers to help expand supported employment in Kansas for those with mental illness. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, fewer than half of the 27 community mental health centers in Kansas are currently operating supported employment programs. Family members interested in helping promote supported employment can contact the NAMI-Kansas office in Topeka.

Bryan Thompson Tuesday, June 28th

A celebratory cake was waiting for U-S Senator Jerry Moran when he stepped into the boardroom of Topeka’s Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center yesterday (MON) . That’s because with the stop, Moran achieved the distinction of having visited all of the state’s hospitals since being elected to Congress. But as Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, the celebration quickly turned into a nuts-and-bolts conversation about the nation’s new health reform law.

Bryan Thompson Monday, June 27th

About one in four adults has a mental health condition…and in places like Johnson County, Kansas, community mental health centers provide important support to such individuals. But lately, the centers have been trying to do more with less: a growing number of people are turning to them for care; fewer dollars are coming in to pay for it. KCUR’s Elana [AH-LAH-NAH] Gordon has more on how the region is dealing with the strain.

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