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5:19 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

New Rule Requires Simple Explanation Of Health Coverage

Insurers are now required to provide consumers a summary, in plain English, of the coverage and costs in their health plans.

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Central Standard
4:00 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Why Do We Dream?

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On Monday’s Central Standard, a look into dreams with psychologist Dr. Bruce Liese.

We’ll learn about the history of dream research and analysis. Plus, we’ll explore lucid dreaming, or dreaming when you know you’re dreaming.

GUEST:
Dr. Bruce Liese, KU Family Medicine

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6:00 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Making Divorce Better For Children

SteadyHealth.com

Even with rates falling, divorce is still a common occurrence in the United States, yet have we gotten any better at putting ourselves, and our children, through the process?

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2:36 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

KU Study: Role Of Rural Living In Obesity

The Land Report

A common picture of the country life includes living in open spaces and eating food fresh from the farm.

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5:03 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Study Shows Health Care Disparities In Missouri LGBT Community

Illustration by Tracey O’Donnell

If you are a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered Missourian your chances of finding and getting the same level of health care as the rest of the state are significantly reduced.

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Health
1:36 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

New Report Says LGBT Missourians Less Healthy Than General Population

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Missourians have less access to healthcare and tend to be less healthy than the general population. That’s according to a new report by the Missouri Foundation for Health.

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Central Standard
9:26 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Death & Dying

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I know it’s a beautiful summer day outside, and you’re busy thinking of a million things you have planned for the coming week, but sometimes, we have to step outside the day to day for a deeper discussion about what it means to be human, to be alive.

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Health
4:54 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Norovirus Behind School Closure in Kansas

Norovirus particles seen using transmission electron microscopy.
CDC/Charles D. Humphrey

Kansas health officials say the outbreak of nausea and diarrhea that closed a suburban Kansas City elementary school last week was caused by norovirus.

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Health
9:18 am
Mon August 20, 2012

School Lunches Get Healthier

A new federal act mandates that schoolchildren be served healthier meals.
Clay Masters Harvest Public Media

Kansas school children may not notice the changes, but they'll be eating healthier meals at the school cafeterias. K-State nutritionist Sandy Proctor says that's because of the federal "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act."

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Health
4:24 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Health Care Exchange Ballot Language Debated

Arguments were heard on Friday about whether a temporary restraining order should be issued against Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan over language she approved for a ballot initiative regarding health care exchanges. 

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Health
4:04 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Charges Dropped Against Planned Parenthood

The Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park, Kan.
AP file photo

Prosecutors in Kansas have dropped all remaining criminal charges against Planned Parenthood.

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10:04 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Wake Up, Kids! Children, Sleep, & School

Is your teen falling asleep in class? Chances are they're not getting enough rest at home.
blog.timesunion.com

What teenager hasn't slept in until Noon on a weekend?

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Health
3:20 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Johnson County Elementary School Closed Due To Illness

Rosehill Elementary School, in Lenexa, Kan. is closed after numerous people went home Wednesday because of a mystery illness.
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A suburban Kansas City elementary school will remain closed until Monday due to an as-yet-undetermined gastro-intestinal illness.

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Health
5:40 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Interactive Map: Region Continues To Battle Whooping Cough Outbreak

Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, head of infectious disease at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Elana Gordon KCUR

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. 

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Health
5:40 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

Six Things To Know About Medicaid In Kansas And Missouri

Ryan Barker (l) directs health policy at the Missouri Foundation for Health. Scott Brunner (r) is a senior analyst with the Kansas Health Institute and former state Medicaid director.
Courtesy of Scott Brunner and Ryan Barker.

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on the federal health law, we’ll be hearing a lot more about one of its key aspects: Medicaid. 

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11:04 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

The Cultural History Of Flab

Peter Paul Rubens' "The Three Graces" (1639) shows women of a more typical size than those just two centuries later.
Museo del Prado, Madrid

We crave its taste but not its look.  What’s up with our love-hate relationship with fat?

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Health
2:45 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Back-To-School Rush: Health Department Expands Vaccine Clinic

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Health officials in Kansas City, Mo. are bracing for the annual back-to-school “rush” of parents and children coming in for needed immunizations before school begins.

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Kansas Health
1:24 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

KanCare: Ready Or Not?

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Less than five months from now, the Kansas Medicaid program is scheduled to convert to a privatized system.

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Health
1:51 am
Tue August 7, 2012

'Dog Days' Community Workout Heats Up In Lawrence

Elana Gordon KCUR

It’s the "Dog Days" of summer, and an unseasonably hot one at that.

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5:17 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Parents, Teens & The Transition To High School

Going back to school after a long summer is tough for many students, but even more difficult for those moving from middle to high school.  

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Health
4:30 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Medicare Recipients Urged To Guard Against Phone Scam

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State officials are warning Kansas senior citizens not to fall for a telephone scam aimed at Medicare beneficiaries. 

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Central Standard
3:32 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

The Secret Lives Of Secrets

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On this Monday's Central Standard, a look at the psychological implications of the secrets we keep. Are all secrets created equal?

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Health
1:15 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Kansas Medicaid Sessions Wrap Up In Overland Park Today

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Kansas health officials have been touring the state this week, holding public education sessions on a plan to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program.

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4:52 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

World Moves Forward In Battle Against HIV & AIDS

The world has reached a defining moment in the battle against HIV and AIDS.   The battle cry coming from the just-completed 19th International Aids Conference : We now have the potential to end the epidemic.

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Health
4:21 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court Tosses Out Caps On Medical Malpractice

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Missouri’s Supreme Court has effectively overturned state caps on non-economic damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice cases.  Read more about about the decision here.

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Health
1:26 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Adjusting To Life In Kansas City With HIV

Bester Seemani (l) was diagnosed with HIV 12 years ago in Kansas City, altering plans to return to her daughter, Sue (r), in Zambia.
Elana Gordon KCUR

Between July 22 and 27, thousands of people from around the world convened in Washington D.C. to study the global HIV/AIDS crisis.  But in the Kansas City region, more than 6,000 people are living with HIV. That includes Bester Seemani, who says an AIDS diagnosis twelve years ago completely changed her life and her journey back home. Seemani, joined by her daughter Sue, recently told KCUR’s Elana Gordon that one of the biggest struggles, and paths to healing, has been dealing with the stigma of the disease in the U.S and in Africa.

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6:00 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Hospitals Serving Up More Than Green Jell-O

Most hospital food doesn't tend to rouse a healthy appetite

Hospital food doesn't tend to conjure images of gourmet cuisine or down-home victuals. In fact, most people tend to turn up their nose at the very thought of the bland meals that hospitals are known for serving.

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Health
10:44 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Unique Grocery Store Rolls Into Kansas City

Fourth graders at the Boys & Girls Club visit Truman's new mobile grocery store.
Elana Gordon KCUR

People living in parts of Kansas City that aren’t near a big grocery store now have another food option. But it’s not your typical grocery store, and it’s not run by your typical vendor.

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KC Currents
11:42 am
Mon July 16, 2012

African American Women's Health Issues Missing From Magazines

Jill Scott on the cover of the May 2010 issue of Essence.
Essence Magazine

Magazines have long been a primary source for entertainment and news. But as KU assistant professor Crystal Lumpkins points out, magazines are also crucial in providing women with tips and awareness on health issues.

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6:00 pm
Sun July 15, 2012

KU Med's Future As A Cancer Center

Dr. Roy Jensen is the Director of the University of Kansas Cancer Center.
University of Kansas

Millions of dollars and years of dedicated effort finally paid off for KU Med Center. On Thursday, July 12, it achieved designation as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer center.

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