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(Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR 89.3)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Last month, Kansas was seeing hundreds of new COVID cases per week. Now it’s seeing thousands per week. Forty percent of Kansans are well protectedd by the COVID vaccine but state health officials say not enough people are getting the shots to stop the swift spread of COVID.

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Kansas News Service Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Kansas hospitals are filling beds fast, and some are turning away seriously ill COVID patients from other areas or asking nurses to sign up for extra shifts.  

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Kansas News Service Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Hospitals sued unsuccessfully to block the price transparency rule in court. The rule took effect in January, but experts say hospitals may prefer risking fines to complying.  

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Kansas News Service Monday, July 19th, 2021

Even before kids head back to school — mostly unvaccinated — Kansas is seeing a troubling spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.  

Heartland Farm near Great Bend, Kansas is operated by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, July 15th, 2021

Since 1987, the Dominican Sisters of Peace in Great Bend have been promoting a way of life that they see as more sustainable than traditional agriculture. For the sisters, it’s their moral duty to respond to climate change. In this report, the Kansas News Service explores the religious case for saving the planet.

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Kansas News Service Thursday, July 15th, 2021

Legal experts say that just because you received care, it doesn't entitle a hospital to charge a bonkers-high price. Still, fighting an unreasonable bill takes some work.  

A drive-thru COVID vaccination site in March. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

As the more contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus fuels new outbreaks in southwest Missouri, public health officials in southeast Kansas are redoubling their COVID vaccination push.  

(Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

In 2017, employers asked a think tank for help figuring out whether they're getting gouged on medical bills. Each year the RAND Corporation digs deeper to find out.

Laura Lorson Monday, June 14th, 2021

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America is hosting a free informational webinar on the challenges facing patients, caregivers, and family members of those with Alzheimer's Disease, with a special focus on Kansas and the resources available in this region. 

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Kansas News Service Thursday, June 10th, 2021

About 100 slots for people in need of intensive mental health care remain vacant. But nonprofit agencies face an uphill climb to attract the workers that they need.

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