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 By ANDY MARSO    Regional    July 11, 2019

Kansas patients can now win big in doctor malpractices suits

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brenda Lundeen went in for routine surgery to relieve heavy periods. What the Overland Park mom and grade school teacher got was a nightmare, as a medical mistake caused 194-degree water to pour through a hole in her...

 By ANDY MARSO    Regional    June 6, 2019

Ex-Kansas University football player launches STI test kit

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — As the first former University of Kansas football player to come out as gay, Brad Thorson knows that talking about sex can be awkward and intimidating. But he also knows the health dangers that can come from not talking about...

 By ANDY MARSO    Regional    May 31, 2019

Missouri woman gives birth after fallopian tubes removed

KEARNEY, Mo. (AP) — Elizabeth Kough had been pregnant before. She knew how it felt. She just couldn't believe it had happened this time. Kough was at her house in Kearney last year when she got the positive test result on a home kit. It was...

 By Andy Marso    Regional    April 17, 2019

Kansas artist battles health care system as disease advances

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — In a small back room of his Kansas City, Kansas, art studio, Michael Brantley pointed out a painting stretching across one wall. It was a bird's-eye view of a man playing a trumpet that Brantley said was once part of a...


Kansas takes over 21 financially insolvent nursing homes

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A nursing home in Derby was running out of money fast last month, unable to pay basic bills for utilities or prescription drugs. So the state of Kansas took it over. Just as it's done for 20 other financially insolvent...


Finding the right nursing home in Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Fred Rich did not check Medicare's ratings for nursing homes before he picked one in Overland Park last month after breaking his back. The 71-year-old from Kansas City now says that doing so might have saved him a lot of...


Kansas hospital approves new cancer treatment

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Cancer Center will be one of 16 sites nationwide approved to offer a new immunotherapy that made national headlines last week as the second commercially available treatment that uses genetic...

 By Andy Marso    Regional    April 7, 2017

Dog lifts cancer patients' spirits at children's hospital

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hunter, a 3-year-old golden retriever with unusually red fur, didn't move a muscle Monday as he lay next to 8-year-old Landon Woodruff-Wicken on Landon's hospital bed. He didn't budge when Landon poked at his head and...


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