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(Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Even if you already bought a health plan this year, you may qualify for a steeper discount that you can apply to receive now or claim on your taxes next spring.  

Midwest Transplant Network sent a letter to families notifying them that it suffered a ransomware attack in February. (Image by Carlos Moreno, KCUR 89.3)
KPR Staff Monday, May 3rd, 2021

The attackers were able to obtain some personal health information about deceased donors and organ recipients, including names, dates of birth and types of organ donation or transplantation procedures.

Demand for COVID vaccines has declined across rural Kansas since late March. (Photo: David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Sixty-two Kansas Counties rejected their weekly allocations of COVID-19 vaccines from the state this week even though only roughly 34 percent of Kansans have received at least one shot.

Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR Radio
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

A confusing array of temporary policy changes at the state and federal levels eased the switch to health care over telephones and laptops during the pandemic, but those “telemedicine” services may not last.

Kansas News Service Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Governor Laura Kelly suffered a quick defeat in her latest effort to impose face mask orders aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. 

J. Schafer Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has renewed a statewide mask mandate. It's one of several executive orders she issued this (THUR) morning. Another order temporarily prohibits certain evictions and foreclosures.

The families of National Beef meatpacking plant employees wait in line for COVID-19 vaccinations in Liberal, Kansas. (Photo courtesy of Enrique Rodriguez Franz)
Kansas News Service Monday, March 29th, 2021

Health officials are concerned about language, cultural and other barriers that could keep hesitant community members - including many Latinos - from getting their share of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Nurses want to break free of oversight from doctors, but they hit a roadblock in the Kansas Statehouse.

(Photo by Max Fischer, via Pexels.com)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise that good ventilation is an important COVID-19 prevention strategy for schools and childcare programs. Our Kansas News Service health, education, and environmental reporters explain exactly what that means.

Members of a fundraising board got early access to COVID-19 shots at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Board members at a Topeka hospital got COVID-19 shots before many other workers.

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