As the Winter Meetings begin, the Royals will be patient — and listen

The Royals’ offseason has been defined by the usual secrecy and general inertia. For the moment, it might not change, either. The waiting will continue as the organization’s brain trust prepares for its annual trip to baseball’s Winter Meetings, which begin on Sunday at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

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Shawnee Mission Birth Center raises awareness of skin-to-skin newborn care

Shawnee Mission Birth Center started a Kangaroo-A-Thon on November 17 - dubbed World Prematurity Day - to promote the importance and the benefits of Kangaroo care, also called skin-to-skin care. The two-week program ended on Thursday Dec. 1 after over 15 families and their premature babies have logged a total of 150 hours. The Medical Director at the Shawnee Mission hospital NICU Jodi Jackson said Kangaroo care helps premature babies regulate temperature and respirations with the person holding.
Shelly Yang The Kansas City Star
Shawnee Mission Birth Center raises awareness of skin-to-skin newborn care 1:58

Shawnee Mission Birth Center raises awareness of skin-to-skin newborn care

Mizzou volleyball team reaches Sweet 16 4:42

Mizzou volleyball team reaches Sweet 16

6 things to know about Calexit – the plan for California to secede from the U.S. 1:20

6 things to know about Calexit – the plan for California to secede from the U.S.

New UM system president Mun Choi receives warm welcome at UMKC 1:49

New UM system president Mun Choi receives warm welcome at UMKC