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Laura Lorson Monday, June 14th, 2021

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America is hosting a free informational webinar on the challenges facing patients, caregivers, and family members of those with Alzheimer's Disease, with a special focus on Kansas and the resources available in this region. 

(Photo by Carlos Moreno / KCUR)
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 10th, 2021

About 100 slots for people in need of intensive mental health care remain vacant. But nonprofit agencies face an uphill climb to attract the workers that they need.

A sign advertises vaccine availability outside a grocery store in Hays. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

The number of people expressing hesitancy about being vaccinated against COVID-19 is dropping overall, but opposition among those who remain unconvinced is hardening. 

Prospective lifeguards practice deep-water saves during a certification class at Wichita Northwest High School. (Photo by Suzanne Perez, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, May 31st, 2021

The American Lifeguard Association says overall interest in the traditional summer teen job has fallen in recent years.

Maize High graduate Gracie Dean is among a growing number of young adults pursuing health careers.  (Photo courtesy of Maize USD 266)
Kansas News Service Thursday, May 27th, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in more young Kansans pursuing careers in healthcare.

Cattle (Creative Commons License: Pixnio.com / ulleo)
Kansas News Service Monday, May 24th, 2021

A task force is asking Kansas ranchers to take an online survey to find out where the shortage of large animals veterinarians is most severe.

(Photo by Esther Honig, Harvest Public Media)
Kansas News Service Friday, May 7th, 2021

The legalization measure includes tight restrictions on what conditions cannabis could be used for, and which doctors can recommend it, in an effort to win over support from conservatives.  

(Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Even if you already bought a health plan this year, you may qualify for a steeper discount that you can apply to receive now or claim on your taxes next spring.  

Midwest Transplant Network sent a letter to families notifying them that it suffered a ransomware attack in February. (Image by Carlos Moreno, KCUR 89.3)
KPR Staff Monday, May 3rd, 2021

The attackers were able to obtain some personal health information about deceased donors and organ recipients, including names, dates of birth and types of organ donation or transplantation procedures.

Demand for COVID vaccines has declined across rural Kansas since late March. (Photo: David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Sixty-two Kansas Counties rejected their weekly allocations of COVID-19 vaccines from the state this week even though only roughly 34 percent of Kansans have received at least one shot.

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