asthma http://kcur.org en Why Your Allergies Seem To Be Worse This Year In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/why-your-allergies-seem-be-worse-year-kansas-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If your allergies seem more severe this year in Kansas City, you're not alone.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That's according to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Jay </span>Portnoy,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">who leads the allergy and asthma department at Children's Mercy Hospital.</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 19:39:59 +0000 Jenny Whitty 55786 at http://kcur.org Why Your Allergies Seem To Be Worse This Year In Kansas City Ford-UAW Test Could Affect KC Worker Health Care http://kcur.org/post/ford-uaw-test-could-affect-kc-worker-health-care <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ford Motor and the United Auto Workers Union today rolled out a pilot health care program that might ultimately affect&nbsp; workers at the Kansas City</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Claycomo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Assembly Plant.</span></p><p>The program would help the chronically ill and was also expected to reduce health care costs.</p><p></p><p>Ford, the union and the union’s retiree health care trust revealed the program at the company’s Dearborn, Michigan headquarters.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:49:19 +0000 Dan Verbeck 39062 at http://kcur.org Ford-UAW Test Could Affect KC Worker Health Care Asthma Initiative Targets Child Care Centers http://kcur.org/post/asthma-initiative-targets-child-care-centers <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d29326b4a60-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d29326b4a60-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d29326b4a60-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-935220.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Missouri Health Department has launched a new initiative to curb asthma attacks among kids. Last year, the health problem accounted for more than 3,000 childhood hospitalizations in the city.</p> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 21:11:05 +0000 Elana Gordon 7292 at http://kcur.org