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.
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.
There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence.
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.
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.
A new study published this week in the Academic Pediatrics journal shows that, on average, 17,000 children under the age of 5 are annually taken to hospital emergency rooms with injuries related to strollers and baby carriers.
Many U.S. medical schools are seeing a surge in the number of people leaving their bodies to science, a trend attributed to rising funeral costs and growing acceptance of a practice long seen by some as ghoulish.
Public health officials in Wyandotte and Johnson counties are looking for money to keep their sex education programs afloat. Wyandotte County leads the state in teen pregnancy and several types of sexually transmitted diseases.
The forward march of “petextrians” is giving rise to a rash of injuries to phone-focused walkers on public streets. The Pokemon Go craze merely calls attention to hazards that date to the dawn of cellphones.
Researchers grow the virus used on the bugs in a lab, to see what they can learn about the disease. National health officials said Friday that mosquitoes apparently have begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland.
While the federal Affordable Care Act means more people have insurance, one health care administrator explained, “What is missing in the process is that you have coverage that only kicks in at a certain level.”