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Appendicitis study

Children's Mercy Hospital is leading an international study that compares appendicitis outcomes for children treated with antibiotics versus those treated with the traditional appendectomy, a surgery to remove the infected appendix.

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Mom fights second bout of cancer close to home

Barb Wells of Lawrence was recently diagnosed with her second bout of breast cancer. She is receiving an experimental treatment at the Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer at Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. The 42-year-old has high hopes that the drug will work and is pleased she can receive the treatment closer to home so she can spend time with her family on Mother's Day.

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What patients need to know about diabetes and heat

When the weather heats up, so does your risk of heat-related health issues—dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Paying attention to the heat is especially important if you have a chronic illness such as diabetes. Here's what diabetics need to know about staying healthy in the heat.

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Brown recluse spider bite causes necrosis in man's leg

John Dean of Drexel, Mo., didn't know when or where he got bitten, but a brown recluse spider bite caused cellular death, or necrosis, to a section of the back of his thigh, as well as a secondary infection that spread to a much larger area. Dean goes to Truman Medical Center May 4, 2017, for a follow-up visit. Video by Jill Toyoshiba, story by Andy Marso. Brown recluse video from Missouri Department of Conservation and Kansas State University.

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Appendicitis study

Children's Mercy Hospital is leading an international study that compares appendicitis outcomes for children treated with antibiotics versus those treated with the traditional appendectomy, a surgery to remove the infected appendix.
Andy Marso The Kansas City Star
Appendicitis study 0:40

Appendicitis study

Saving lives may not be enough to save rural Kansas hospital 2:34

Saving lives may not be enough to save rural Kansas hospital

Mom fights second bout of cancer close to home 3:18

Mom fights second bout of cancer close to home

Midday slump at work? 3 moves that can boost your energy 1:31

Midday slump at work? 3 moves that can boost your energy