As evidence mounts, fewer doctors perform unnecessary angioplasties

Angioplasty accounted for $10 billion in health care costs last year. It works well at relieving chest pains, and when performed during a heart attack, it can save lives. But for many patients, a combination of medications, exercise and better diets is proving to be a better choice.

This week's circulars

Tour of dilapidated building at 1640 Baltimore, in the Crossroads Arts District, where the use of TIF project money is being challenged to renovate the building as the new BNIM architecture headquarters. Jerry Riffel, the lawyer for building developer Shirley Helzberg, explains the reason tax increment financing is needed. Video by John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star