Kansas City Missouri Health Department http://kcur.org en KC Health Department Teaching Classes On Pesticide-Free Pest Control http://kcur.org/post/kc-health-department-teaching-classes-pesticide-free-pest-control <p>Michael Swoyer from the Kansas City Health Department receives a lot of calls from residents with bedbugs.</p><p>Unfortunately, he says there's not much the city can do to help them — exterminating bedbugs is a time-consuming and expensive business.</p><p>So,&nbsp;Swoyer&nbsp;and the Kansas City Health Department are organizing classes for the general public on how to prevent rats, mice and bedbugs from colonizing in homes – and what people should do if they’re already there.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:56:23 +0000 Christina Lieffring 58212 at http://kcur.org KC Health Department Teaching Classes On Pesticide-Free Pest Control Interactive Map: Region Continues To Battle Whooping Cough Outbreak http://kcur.org/post/interactive-map-region-continues-battle-whooping-cough-outbreak <p>Area health officials are cautioning that whooping cough, which notably broke out in Johnson County this past spring, continues to be a problem throughout the Kansas City region. Ten area health departments recently issued a call, urging parents and caregivers of infants to get vaccinated for the disease.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:40:26 +0000 Elana Gordon 22814 at http://kcur.org Interactive Map: Region Continues To Battle Whooping Cough Outbreak Back-To-School Rush: Health Department Expands Vaccine Clinic http://kcur.org/post/back-school-rush-health-department-expands-vaccine-clinic <p>Health officials in Kansas City, Mo. are bracing for the annual back-to-school &ldquo;rush&rdquo; of parents and children coming in for needed immunizations before school begins. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:45:15 +0000 Elana Gordon 22442 at http://kcur.org Back-To-School Rush: Health Department Expands Vaccine Clinic