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A COVID vaccine booth in Graham County, Kansas. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

This summer, the delta variant of COVID-19 filled Kansas hospital beds at a dizzying speed. A month ago, the numbers plateaued, then started a gradual downward slope.  

(File photo by the Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, September 17th, 2021

Sparsely populated communities face unique challenges, such as isolation and cultural stigmas about mental health, that call for tailored suicide prevention approaches.  

(Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Kansas prisons were hotbeds of coronavirus infections early in the pandemic, but vaccinations appear to have protected those inmates living in close quarters.  

Kansas News Service Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

For many Kansans, landing in the hospital with COVID-19 could easily cost thousands more dollars now than earlier in the pandemic. It’s the latest, financial reason that experts encourage people to get vaccinated.

(Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

If a hospital normally charges less than a hundred dollars for a lab test, but they bill you more a thousand dollars for the same test, what should you do? Experts on hospital billing have some tips on how you can dispute unfair charges.

Associated Press Friday, August 27th, 2021

Education officials overseeing more than $1.1 billion in federal pandemic aid for Kansas schools say districts are spending much of the money to meet the mental health needs of students and staff.

A mass-testing event in Lawrence last year aimed at identifying COVID cases that might otherwise go undetected. (Photo by Stephen Koranda, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

New data from the federal government show an early COVID-19 death in Kansas could have been one of the first in the country.  

(Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Being a middleman in the $1 trillion pharmaceutical industry is big business. The middlemen can even earn more than the drugmakers on prescription drugs.

(Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

With the coronavirus surging again, smaller hospitals in Kansas can't count on the life-saving help of bigger, nearby facilities.  

(Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

Cases and hospitalizations have multiplied so swiftly over the past six weeks that Kansas finds itself far worse off going into this school year and fall season than during the pandemic last year.  

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