Kansas Department of Health and Environment 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 Update: Kansas Bill Raising HIV Quarantine Concerns Advancing http://kcur.org/post/update-kansas-bill-raising-hiv-quarantine-concerns-advancing <p>Lawmakers could soon take a final vote on <a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/kansas-lawmakers-take-controversial-infectious-disease-bill">a controversial bill </a>updating the state's laws regarding people who may have been exposed to contagious diseases. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 23:09:29 +0000 Stephen Koranda 34600 at http://kcur.org Update: Kansas Bill Raising HIV Quarantine Concerns Advancing Kansas Lawmakers Take Up Controversial Infectious Disease Bill http://kcur.org/post/kansas-lawmakers-take-controversial-infectious-disease-bill <p>A <a href="http://kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/measures/hb2183/">controversial bill in Kansas</a> that has caused outcry from groups like the National Minority AIDS Council appears to be on track for approval by House and Senate negotiators, paving the way for passage by both chambers. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:27:41 +0000 Elana Gordon 34566 at http://kcur.org Kansas Lawmakers Take Up Controversial Infectious Disease Bill Norovirus Behind School Closure in Kansas http://kcur.org/post/norovirus-behind-school-closure-kansas <p>Kansas health officials say the outbreak of nausea and diarrhea that closed a suburban Kansas City elementary school last week was caused by <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/">norovirus</a>. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:54:11 +0000 Bryan Thompson 23282 at http://kcur.org Norovirus Behind School Closure in Kansas Tissue Holder Recalled from Overland Park Bed, Bath & Beyond http://kcur.org/post/tissue-holder-recalled-overland-park-bed-bath-beyond <p>At some point, a customer may have purchased a metal tissue holder containing low levels of radiation from the Bed, Beth &amp; Beyond at 12035 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park. Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:44:06 +0000 Elana Gordon 11207 at http://kcur.org