Robert Moser http://kcur.org en Infant Mortality Up Slightly In Kansas Last Year http://kcur.org/post/infant-mortality-slightly-kansas-last-year <p>A new research brief by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment shows a slight increase in the infant mortality rate last year.</p><p>Infant mortality refers to babies who die before their first birthday. Although the trend has been downward, Kansas has exceeded the national infant mortality rate every year since 2003.&nbsp;</p><p>KDHE Secretary Robert Moser says last year’s rate was 6.3 deaths per thousand live births.</p><p>“That’s relatively low, but unfortunately it’s up slightly from 2011,” says Moser.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:18:00 +0000 Bryan Thompson 42579 at http://kcur.org Flu Season Picks Up, Vaccine Still Available http://kcur.org/post/flu-season-picks-vaccine-still-available <p>The nation&#39;s midsection is a hot spot for influenza right now, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says there&rsquo;s still time to be protected by a flu shot. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:44:46 +0000 Bryan Thompson 14044 at http://kcur.org