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Small mites that leave itchy bites expected to be abundant in KC area

This year appears to be shaping up to be another bad year for oak leaf itch mites. Their bites routinely leave persistent itchy red marks, which sometimes have a fluid-filled center.

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National liver transplant proposal gets thumbs down in region

A proposal that would change the way donor livers are allocated drew sharp opposition from doctors and others in a six-state region that encompasses Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and Iowa. “I think this policy proposal is seriously flawed,” one St. Louis surgeon said of the changes proposed by the United Network for Organ Sharing.

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Liver transplant rules change could hurt Kansas City patients

A proposed change in the way livers from deceased donors are allocated could redirect dozens of livers each year from the Kansas City region to other parts of the Midwest, creating longer waits for local patients. A comment period is open until mid-October on the proposed policy, which was drafted to make wait times more equal across the country for the sickest patients.

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Gear up for food safety to prevent food poisoning

One in six Americans get sick from eating contaminated food each year. Your kitchen is filled with food safety tools that, when used properly, can keep you and your loved ones healthy.
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Gear up for food safety to prevent food poisoning 2:04

Gear up for food safety to prevent food poisoning

Three heart surgeries before his third birthday and 'he is still singing' 0:28

Three heart surgeries before his third birthday and 'he is still singing'

Leukemia patient won hardest battle of her life through stem cell transplant 2:56

Leukemia patient won hardest battle of her life through stem cell transplant

Doctors and patients worry about possible liver transplant changes 1:55

Doctors and patients worry about possible liver transplant changes