CDC http://kcur.org en Kansas Hospitals Making Progress On Infections http://kcur.org/post/kansas-hospitals-making-progress-infections <p>The first-ever statewide report on infections in Kansas hospitals shows progress against two specific types of infections.</p><p>According to the CDC, Americans contract 1.7 million infections every year while being treated in hospitals and 99,000 people die from these infections, adding $30 billion to the nation&rsquo;s healthcare costs.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:45:00 +0000 Bryan Thompson 44306 at http://kcur.org Obesity Still A Big Concern In Kansas, Missouri http://kcur.org/post/obesity-still-big-concern-kansas-missouri <p>A new report on obesity in America says Kansas is now the 14th most obese state in the nation.&nbsp; Missouri ranked just one spot below at 15<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp;</p><p>The annual “F as in Fat” report says 29.9 percent of adults in Kansas are obese and 29.6 percent in Missouri. That’s barely changed from last year.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:25:52 +0000 Bryan Thompson 42240 at http://kcur.org Novel Virus Discovered Near St. Joe http://kcur.org/post/novel-virus-discovered-near-st-joe <p>This past year brought some unexpected attention to the St. Joseph, Missouri area. That’s where a team of researchers identified <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd/heartland/index.html">a new virus</a>, believed to be transmitted by ticks.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:50:21 +0000 Elana Gordon 29590 at http://kcur.org Novel Virus Discovered Near St. Joe Wyandotte County Continues To Battle Low Health Status http://kcur.org/post/wyandotte-county-continues-battle-low-health-status <p>That Wyandotte County is grappling with some major health issues is no secret.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s ranked <a href="http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/kansas/2012/wyandotte/county/1/overall">one of the least healthy regions</a> in Kansas, and findings from a recent health assessment reaffirm the challenges: Mon, 04 Jun 2012 23:41:37 +0000 Elana Gordon 18812 at http://kcur.org Wyandotte County Continues To Battle Low Health Status Johnson County Works To Contain Whooping Cough Outbreak http://kcur.org/post/johnson-county-works-contain-whooping-cough-outbreak <p>Johnson County, Kansas is in the midst of a <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Pertussis/">whooping cough</a> outbreak. It&#39;s not as bad as <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/05/10/152354425/feds-join-fight-against-whooping-cough-in-washington">in Washington State</a>, where they&rsquo;ve declared an epidemic of the disease.&nbsp; But health workers and schools in the region have been taking extra steps to get a handle on the disease.</p><p> Mon, 28 May 2012 16:13:02 +0000 Elana Gordon 18404 at http://kcur.org Johnson County Works To Contain Whooping Cough Outbreak