Uzazi Village was founded to improve maternal and infant health among Kansas City’s urban African-American community. The nonprofit organization provides doula services and breast-feeding clinics to empower mothers to make decisions, find resources and stay healthy.
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Allaying some fears about the water supply and a battery plant, a KDHE investigation finds the source of elevated lead levels to be individual homes. Families are being notified on how to fix the hazards.
Salt and watermelon may not seem like a natural pairing but they work well in The Star’s Watermelon Salad With Cucumber, Feta and Mint. This Eating for Life recipe is simple, easy to make and helps with hydration.
Advances in technology and bag-handling procedures deserve credit for a decline in wayward luggage, including improvements over the years in the bar-coded tags and optical scanners that have long been in use for identifying and sorting checked luggage. But optical-scanning systems have their limits, and the airline industry has been slow to adopt methods used by other industries that need to track items through the shipping process.
Costs of EpiPens, critical devices for delivering lifesaving drugs to people suffering from severe allergies, have skyrocketed in the last year. That’s made patients nervous about whether they can afford to have the devices handy.
Kansas City artist Sally Linville’s fun college project exploring her love of chickens has become a successful business. TheCityGirlFarm sells her handcrafted felted-wool chicken stools for $950 to $1,650.
After winning the fifth-annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, 12-year-old Joey Heidari of Olathe went to the White House recently to meet first lady Michelle Obama. Joey’s winning recipe was for Lentil Tacos With Cilantro-Avocado Drizzle and Mango-Peach Smoothie.
About 400 physicians commit suicide in the U.S. each year, but the problem is usually not spoken of in the medical community. A “Day of Solidarity” campaign at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences aims to change that.
After a lawsuit from an atheists group challenged the use of taxpayer dollars to support the National Baptist Convention in Kansas City next month, the convention has been seeking funds. Now, the Black Health Care Coalition has launched a GoFundMe effort to support the group.
Green’s Luncheonette in Palm Beach, Fla., is unpretentious and has not changed in 78 years. Its lunch counter food is well-made and relatively inexpensive for Palm Beach. The egg salad was great, and the chef shares a recipe for egg salad.