Residents of the Kansas City area say that while the alpha-gal allergy, passed by the lone star tick, is not a tragedy, it is an inconvenience. They must now avoid eating all forms of mammalian meat. A KC allergist said the allergy can be passed to humans
The temperature, how you arrange the food, and how often you clean the inside of your refrigerator and freezer can affect your health. Jeff Olsen speaks with a registered dietitian from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program about a plan for a healthy refrigerator-freezer.
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.
Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington, Kan., south of Wichita, has had to depend on an infusion of local tax dollars to stay afloat. President and CEO Les Dean says government leaders are focused on the metro settings and often overlook the little guy.
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.
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.
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.
The recently discovered Bourbon virus and Heartland virus are two more reasons to avoid ticks. Infectious disease doctor Dana Hawkinson of the University of Kansas Health System talks about the dangers and how to avoid being infected.
The invisible, odorless gas claims about 500 lives each year. Symptoms may include headache, dizziness, vomiting, chest pain and confusion. If you or someone you're with develops signs or symptoms, leave the area and get fresh air immediately.
More than half million people have died between 2000 and 2015 from opioids. Today, opioid deaths are considered an epidemic. To understand the struggle individuals undergo once addicted to these drugs, we take a closer look at what happens to your body on opioids.