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Julie Perkins bought Batson’s — the only drugstore in Elk County, Kansas — after graduating from pharmacy school. As a lifelong resident of county seat Howard, population 650, Perkins knows pretty much everyone there. (Photo by Gavin Peters, Kaiser Health News)
Kaiser Health News Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

Corner pharmacies, once widespread in large cities and rural hamlets alike, are disappearing from many areas of the country, leaving an estimated 41 million Americans in what are known as drugstore deserts.  

(Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR 89.3)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

The annual window has opened to enroll in insurance plans through Healthcare.gov. Got questions? Local health clinics employ navigators who can help.  

KPR Staff Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

KPR has put together this handy one-stop spot to help you get the information you need during the coronavirus crisis.

Health insurance plan information often provides an alphabet soup of terms and abbreviations. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Choosing a health insurance plan is complicated. Rather than stick with the status quo, follow these tips to make a more informed choice.  

Parents challenging the Shawnee Mission School District's mask mandate have taken their case to the Kansas Supreme Court. (Photo by Suzanne Perez, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

The suit started with a fight over masks in some Johnson County schools, but a controversial law limiting government COVID-19 response is hanging in the balance.  

(Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR 89.3)
Kansas News Service Friday, October 22nd, 2021

A think tank that studied hospital insurance claims from across the country found large health plans got a better deal at LMH Health than the national average.  

(Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR)
Kansas News Service Friday, October 1st, 2021

A state agency said its redactions are designed to shield trade secrets. But the text below the black remained readable. So we took it to experts in antitrust and public records law. Here's what we found.

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.  

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