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Nurse's kidney donation triggers bi-state transplant chain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nurse's decision to donate a kidney to a patient triggered a series of events that led to three people getting new organs at two Kansas City-area hospitals. Christa Jordan, a nurse at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas...

 

Ex-massage therapist guilty of secretly recording woman

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City massage therapist faces sentencing Jan. 3 after admitting that he secretly recorded video of a woman while she undressed. The Kansas City Star reports that 32-year-old Daniel Gorski pleaded guilty...

 

12K have lost Arkansas Medicaid coverage over work rule

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas removed more than 12,000 people from its expanded Medicaid program over the past three months for not complying with a new work requirement, the state said Thursday. Another 6,000 are at risk of losing coverage by...

 

Lawsuit: Kansas foster care system harming children

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says foster children in Kansas are shuffled between homes and facilities so much that they can be essentially rendered homeless while in state custody. The Kansas City Star reported that a class action...

 

Kansas City health changes course on homeless picnics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City health officials allowed a group of volunteers to feed the homeless in parks across the city a week after some health inspectors threw home-cooked chili, sandwiches and soup into trash cans and poured bleach on...

 

Fifth lawsuit filed against opioid maker, Kansas doctor

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A fifth lawsuit has been filed in Kansas against an opioid maker and a doctor accused in a prescription kickback scheme. The Kansas City Star reports that Timothy Farquhar filed the lawsuit last week in Johnson County against...

 

Medical pot commission responds to public criticisms

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — More than two years after Arkansans voted to legalize medical marijuana, the commission created to approve licenses for cultivators and growers has had to respond to public criticisms of lack of transparency and sluggish...

 

2 Kansas women start therapeutic horseback riding nonprofit

OLPE, Kan. (AP) — Two women in eastern Kansas are starting a therapeutic horseback riding initiative for veterans, individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder and community members who want to learn how to ride. Erin Norton and Misty Williams...

 

New opioid law aims to cut down on abuse, but some say it hurts those who need pain medication

A state law that took effect Nov. 1 mandates new prescribing limits for opioids, but some worry it could end up hurting patients who suffer from chronic pain. Senate Bill 1446 will limit initial opioid prescription terms and require providers to...

 

Jury tells Aetna to pay family of late cancer patient $25M

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A jury has instructed health insurer Aetna to pay an Oklahoma City family $25.5 million for denying a relative's claim for coverage for a type of radiation therapy the year before she died. The jury on Monday found that Aetna...

 

Oklahoma health officials say 2 people dead from influenza

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials say two people have died from influenza during the past two weeks following the deadliest flu season in the state on record. The Oklahoma Department of Health said Thursday that both victims were 65...

 

Group challenges Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A group that supports abortion rights on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging a Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions, a practice that allows women in rural areas to get abortion pills without an in-office consultation in a...

 

Oklahoma sees high prices for medical pot amid scarce supply

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A limited supply of medical marijuana flower in Oklahoma means some patients are paying premium prices and businesses are running out of products. Healthy Buds Dispensary in Tulsa sells out of marijuana buds faster than owner Mi...

 

Federal panel calls for pause on Arkansas Medicaid rule

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal advisory panel is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to temporarily stop Arkansas from enforcing the state's Medicaid work requirement, amid concerns that some recipients may not have access...

 

Rollout of medical marijuana will take several months

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri has joined the long list of states allowing medical marijuana, but it'll likely be late next year at the earliest before people with cancer, HIV and other serious ailments will be able to obtain it. Missouri became the...

 

City of Moore will not enforce medical marijuana ordinances

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The city of Moore will not enforce recently passed ordinances intended to regulate medical marijuana in the Oklahoma City suburb. City Attorney Randy Brink told The Oklahoman that the rules never took effect because of a recent...

 

A sense of alarm as rural hospitals keep closing

Hospitals are often thought of as the hubs of our health care system. But hospital closings are rising, particularly in some communities. “Options are dwindling for many rural families, and remote communities are hardest hit,” said Katy...

 

County workers criticize child protection computer system

DENVER (AP) — Problems with Colorado's $25.3 million overhaul of its child protection computer system are putting children at risk and the state is not acting urgently enough to fix it, county workers said. Members of the Colorado Human Services...

 

Judge: New Mexico's medical pot plant limit is arbitrary

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a big win for medical marijuana producers in New Mexico, a district judge has ruled that a state-imposed limit on the number of plants they can grow as part of their licensed operations is arbitrary and not based on...

 

Oklahoma woman files lawsuit against Narconon Arrowhead

CANADIAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman has filed a lawsuit alleging a drug rehab center linked to the Church of Scientology breached its contract. Attorneys for Sefika Talic filed the petition Friday at the Pittsburg County Courthouse, The...

 

Colorado Supreme Court creates guidelines for frozen embryos

DENVER (AP) — A recent ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court creates guidelines on what divorced spouses should do with their frozen embryos if the former couples are unable to come to an agreement. The ruling issued Monday said courts must attempt...

 

New Mexico agency: 30 residents diagnosed with salmonella

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials say 30 New Mexico residents have been identified as being diagnosed with salmonella after preparing raw ground beef at home since late August. The Department of Health said Tuesday the illness duration...

 

Arkansas health officials confirm outbreak at cancer center

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed that 52 patients recently treated at Arkansas Cancer Institute have tested positive for a previously unknown bacterial infection, and more than 100 others are at risk. Three...

 

$1,000 reward for information on stolen inflatable colon

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — There is now a $1,000 award being offered for anyone who comes forward with information that leads to the return of the University of Kansas Cancer Center's giant inflatable colon. The Kansas City Star reports that the...

 

Kansas nurse pleads guilty to stealing drugs at care center

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Johnson County nurse has pleaded guilty to stealing opioid drugs while working at a residential care facility in Gardner, Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports 41-year-old Jeremy Keith Bailey pleaded guilty Thursday to...

 

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