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2:44 am
Sat September 30, 2006

Hospital Bridging Gap Between Muslim Patients and Doctors

Kansas City, MO – Going to the doctor can be a struggle for anyone. But it can be much worse for a Muslim woman who's afraid of violating Islamic law. The problem is that many times patients aren't sure of what's allowed by the Quran and health care providers aren't aware that Muslim women have special needs. These uncertainties can cause women to refuse care, even in life threatening situations. KCUR's Kelley Weiss reports.

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4:38 am
Sun September 24, 2006

Med School Express

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2:31 am
Thu September 7, 2006

Searching for Autism Services

Kansas City, MO – Parents of children with autism face many challenges in taking care of their kids who are often socially isolated and have difficulties communicating. The Autism Aspergers Resource Center used to be available for the more than 30,000 families in Kansas City dealing with autism. But the center, that drew people from around the country, recently closed its doors. Now families and agencies are scrambling to continue to get and provide services in light of the center's closing. KCUR's Kelley Weiss reports.

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Health
10:00 am
Mon August 28, 2006

Medicaid Cuts: One Year Later

Cheri Clark, of Kansas City, was one of more than 100,000 Missourians who lost Medicaid coverage last year when Governor Matt Blunt passed cuts to the program.
Kelley Weiss

Kansas City, MO – Last year the state cut or reduced coverage for almost 100,000 Missourians from the Medicaid program, leaving many people without dental, eye care, medical equipment or employee disability health coverage. The changes are causing health care providers and patients in Kansas City to find ways to adapt to the changes. Supporters say they've reinstated some of the cuts and that the changes have helped balance the state budget. Now everyone is looking ahead to the future of Medicaid. KCUR's Kelley Weiss reports.

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12:50 am
Wed August 23, 2006

Bioethicist and Nun Celebrates 80th Birthday, Years of Teaching

Sister Rosemary Flanigan

Kansas City, MO – Sister Rosemary Flanigan, a bio-ethicist with the Center for Practical Bioethics, turns 80 today. In her more than 40 years of teaching philosophy and ethics at Catholic universities in Kansas City, working with St. Joseph Hospital and being on staff at the bioethics center Flanigan says she has led a blessed life. Flanigan shared insights into her long spanning career as a nun, philosopher and teacher with KCUR's Kelley Weiss.

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11:48 pm
Sun July 23, 2006

KC Health and Fitness Festival

Kansas City, MO – A number of stories on KC Currents have addressed health problems that disproportionately effect people of color: heart disease, AIDS, diabetes, depression and others. Tommy Amico looks at these statistics every say, as HIV/AIDS resource coordinator for US Department of Health and Human Services Region VII, which is headquartered here in Kansas City.

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5:09 am
Mon June 5, 2006

Domestic Violence Shelter Expanding

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Health
4:20 am
Tue May 30, 2006

Feedback on Controversy Surrounding Brain Dead Teenager

Kansas City, MO – Last week, we discussed the case of Michael Todd, a 14-year old African American boy declared brain dead from a gunshot wound. His family disputed the University of Kansas Hospital doctor's diagnosis and went to court to prevent the hospital from removing their son from life support.

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Health
2:01 am
Mon May 15, 2006

Summer could slow down the mumps

Kansas City, MO – Many of the mumps cases in Kansas are in Douglas County and the University of Kansas has reported more than 150 cases. Centers for Disease Control representatives have been in Lawrence studying the campus outbreak and are anticipating how the summer break will impact the spread of the virus. KCUR's Kelley Weiss reports.

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11:07 pm
Sun March 12, 2006

Black Clergy Confronting AIDS Epidemic

Kansas City, MO – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that each year, 40,000 people become infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Close to 30 per cent of those people don't even know that they have HIV. What is known is that in Kansas and Missouri combined, African Americans accounted for 39 to 43 per cent of newly diagnosed HIV cases last year.

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