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Campanile on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence (Photo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Sunday, August 4th, 2019

A recent University of Kansas study found that many treatment centers for addiction in the Kansas City area will not accept - or have restrictions on accepting - patients who have been prescribed medications to fight their addiction.

Harvest Public Media Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Before landing on your plate, fish and seafood ate a high-protein diet. And farmers in the Midwest grow a lot of protein... like corn and soybeans. But entrepreneurs who are trying to raise fish and shrimp in the central U.S. aren’t using those local soybeans. Find out why in this report from Harvest Public Media.

Children's Mercy Hospital nurse practitioner Jodi Shroba gives Porter Hall a checkup before a peanut allergen exposure session.  (Photo by Alex Smith / KCUR Radio)
KCUR Radio Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Doctors in Kansas City are offering a treatment they say might be able to help what can be a scary problem for parents: children with severe peanut allergies. But some experts are concerned about the risks. Why treating kids with peanut allergies might work — or just might cause more reactions. Listen to this report from Alex Smith.

Hereford cattle at the Finney County Feedyard.  (Photo by Corinne Boyer / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Cow Beano?  A new drug could cut ammonia that comes from cattle and improve air and water quality. But the cattle industry doesn’t have much incentive to use it.  The drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration reduces ammonia emissions from cattle, but as the Kansas News Service reports, it’ll take some convincing to sell it to the livestock industry.

Kansas wants students to get vaccines against measles, polio and more, but many remain under-vaccinated.  (Photo by Chris Neal for the Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, July 1st, 2019

Kansas requires kids to get vaccines against measles and other illnesses to go to school. But many go without some of their shots anyway. Public health experts say the gap that creates in our herd immunity is mostly not about the anti-vaccination movement. In this report, we hear that the reasons are varied and sometimes counterintuitive.

X-Ray from University of Kansas Hospital, via AP
Associated Press Monday, June 17th, 2019

A 15 year old from Redfield, Kansas, is lucky to be alive after doctors at the University of Kansas successfully removed a knife embedded in his face and skull.

Like prior anti-smoking campaigns in schools, anti-vaping campaigns will try to make electronic cigarettes uncool.  (photo credit: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Nationally, vaping among high school seniors nearly doubled between 2017 and 2018, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Now, educators and public health officials are hoping to replicate the success of anti-smoking campaigns with a new effort to curb e-cigarette use. 

(photo by Haley Lawrence on Unsplash)
Associated Press Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Filings in Kansas, Iowa, Maryland, West Virginia and Wisconsin bring the number of states taking legal action against Purdue Pharma to 45. 

Mercy flew its flags at half-staff in December in honor of former President George H.W. Bush, who died November 30, 2018. (Photo by Christopher Smith for KHN)
Kaiser Health News Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

For the 7,800 people of Fort Scott, in southeast Kansas, the closure of Mercy Hospital was a loss they never imagined possible, sparking anger and fear.

Physicians at the University of Kansas Hospital perform surgery. KU is one of 14 transplant centers challenging a new policy on liver allocation. (photo credit: The University of Kansas Health System)
Associated Press Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

The University of Kansas Hospital is among the plaintiffs in a lawsuit arguing that a new UNOS policy on the distribution of transplant organs is unfair. 

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