Free medical clinic at Bartle Hall helps hundreds in the journey toward better health

There were 1,300 patient appointments for Saturday’s safety-net clinic, which was organized by the Kansas City CARE Clinic and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. The one-day event was not designed as a Band-Aid. Patients were given three-month supplies of free prescription medications and referrals to safety-net clinics and social services available in Kansas City.


Four more test positive for tuberculosis as officials investigate infection of Olathe Northwest student

Health officials last month tested 304 students and staff members after an Olathe Northwest High School student was found to have an active and potentially contagious case of the disease. Those tests revealed that 27 people had the inactive form of tuberculosis, which is not contagious. About 70 additional people were tested at the high school earlier this month, with four testing positive for the infection.

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