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Oklahoma assistant McNeill leaving program to care for dad

NORMAN, Okla, (AP) — Ruffin McNeill is stepping down as Oklahoma's assistant head coach and outside linebackers coach to help care for his 85-year-old father in North Carolina. The school made the announcement Thursday. Oklahoma coach Lincoln...

 

How recreational Is Oklahoma's medical marijuana market?

Welcome to the wild west of weed. Eighteen months after Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana, the state is awash in cannabis retail shops. One in 13 adult Oklahomans has a patient card. With no... Full story

 

Court: GEICO must pay injured Kansas man for care from wife

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An insurance company must reimburse a Kansas man for the personal care his wife provided after he was injured in an automobile accident, the state Supreme Court ruled in rejecting that spouses are required to provide such...

 

Inhofe says wife suffered mild stroke, 'progressing nicely'

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe said Tuesday that his wife, Kay, suffered what he described as a mild stroke last week, causing the Republican to miss the first day of impeachment trial proceedings. Inhofe, 85, told the Tulsa World...

 

Cities can't opt out of legal pot under new state proposal

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would legalize recreational marijuana sales without exceptions for dissenting cities and counties under a rebooted proposal from legislators that stresses small business opportunities and ready access to pot for...

 

Couple together for nearly 65 years die on the same day

ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) — A couple who had been together for nearly 65 years have died on the same day at a St. Louis-area nursing home. Jack and Harriet Morrison's beds were placed next to each other in their final hours, allowing them to hold hands,...

 

1 person dead, 2 escape fire at Wichita home

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An elderly person died and two other people were able to escape from a fire Monday morning at a south Wichita home, authorities said. Wichita Fire Department Division Chief Darrel Kohls said firefighters found the person's...

 

Kansas AG wants to crack down on indoor vaping

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The state's top prosecutor wants to crack down on indoor vaping. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday in a news release that he wants the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act to also cover vaping and has crafted...

 

Ivanka Trump: White House will seek to end human trafficking

ATLANTA (AP) — Ivanka Trump says the White House is committed to ending human trafficking, which she called "modern day slavery." President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser made the comments during a trip to Atlanta on Tuesday. She visited...

 

Nebraska farmer back at chores after cutting leg from auger

PENDER, Neb. (AP) — Catching up with Kurt Kaser was a lot easier when he had to use a walker. Now that he's back on two feet again, good luck. "I got elected in the last two or three weeks to take back the hog chores," the Pender farmer said with...

 

Muhlenberg teen needs kidney transplant

POWDERLY, Ky. (AP) — When you meet Cadence Stone, she looks and acts like any active, healthy teen. The 13-year-old is tall for her age -- more than an inch taller than her mom. Cadence is a straight-A student who likes math, animals and riding...

 

Oklahoma sexual assault survivors can track their rape kits

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has adopted a new electronic tracking system that will allow sexual assault survivors to monitor the location and status of their rape kits. The purpose of the system is to empower survivors with information, help law...

 

Tweets about cannabis' health benefits are full of mistruths

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jon-Patrick Allem, University of Southern California (THE CONVERSATION) There has been a lot of talk in the U.S. about legalizing...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    January 9, 2020

Kelly, GOP leader to unveil Kansas Medicaid expansion plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and a top Republican legislator are preparing to unveil a bipartisan plan for expanding Medicaid in Kansas. Kelly's office scheduled a Statehouse news conference for Thursday morning with Senate...

 

Interest in naturopathic medicine practice expands

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Prints from antique botanical textbooks greet visitors as they enter naturopathic doctor Laura Jones's office on Broadway in Concord. Each colorful 19th century design, framed and mounted on the wall, has a unique meaning and...

 

Hate exercise? Small increases in physical activity can make a big difference

Libby Richards, Purdue University (THE CONVERSATION) A new year typically brings new resolutions. While making resolutions is easy, sticking with them is not. Exercise-related resolutions consistently make the top 10 list, but up to 80% of resolution...

 

Rural Kansas struggles to attract psychiatrists

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Psychiatrists are so hard to come by in some rural parts of Kansas that out-of-state doctors now commonly treat patients through video conference. Kansas, like the rest of the U.S., is seeing an increase in patients seeking...

 

The mental health crisis on campus and how colleges can fix it

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Marty Swanbrow Becker, Florida State University (THE CONVERSATION) When college students seek help for a mental health issue on campus...

 

Trump's plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials will begin cracking down on most flavored e-cigarettes that are popular with underage teenagers, but their plan includes major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the...

 

Oklahoma authorities investigate county jail inmate's death

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says it is investigating the death of a Stephens County jail inmate. The OSBI said Raymond Smith, 31, died Saturday at a hospital in Duncan where he was taken after his cellmates...

 

Wichita VA hospital fires doctor under scrutiny in Missouri

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Department of Veteran Affairs hospital in Wichita has fired a doctor who is under scrutiny for allegedly harming patients in Missouri while performing robot-assisted surgeries that were beyond his capabilities. The VA...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    January 1, 2020

AG: Treatment funding key to Kansas criminal justice reform

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top law enforcement official says boosting spending on services for the mentally ill and treating substance abuse is crucial to reforming the state's criminal justice system. Attorney General Derek Schmidt contends...

 

Kansas lawmakers want stronger law on mental health coverage

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Kansas lawmakers is proposing a measure aimed at making sure that health insurance companies don't skirt a state law for ensuring that they cover mental health services. Democratic state Sen. Tom Holland of...

 

Healthcare Solutions Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: VRTY) Invites Dr. John Holtzman to Share His Findings on the Use of Topical Creams and Specialty Pharmacy in Place of Potentially Dangerous Opioid Pain Medication

NEW YORK - December 26, 2019 - ( Newswire.com ) ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Healthcare Solutions Holdings, a medical service and device company focused on providing clinicians with state-of-the-art...

 

State awards license to grow medical marijuana in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials have granted licenses to 60 of the more than 500 companies that applied to grow marijuana for the state's fledgling medical cannabis industry. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services...

 

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