Seventy percent of Americans who have HIV do not have the disease in check, and many of them are no longer receiving treatment, according to a study published Tuesday. The study also revealed that younger people were more likely not to have HIV under control. Just 13 percent of people between ages 18 and 24 had suppressed the virus, and fewer than half had been diagnosed.
Federal health regulators on Thursday approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an alternative to a similar medication that has been widely criticized for lacking such safeguards.
The donation, in the form of a challenge match, will be used to support construction and technology for cancer laboratories and operating rooms in the hospital’s planned Cambridge North Tower, to be built northwest of 39th Avenue and State Line Road.
At least six enrollment events are scheduled for Saturday in the metro area. And more than two dozen local organizations have trained staff ready to help people sign up for marketplace plans during the open enrollment period, which runs through Feb. 15.
The doctor who conducted sterilization procedures after which 13 women died in central India was arrested, but insisted he didn't do anything wrong — even though he said he used to perform up to 10 times more surgeries a day than allowed.
Organizers say the center, which will open Nov. 15, will assist not just with enrollment but with follow-up questions and concerns for people under the Affordable Care Act. A ribbon-cutting was held Friday at 1520 E. 18th St.
The emergence of the Ebola virus in the United States has led us to fear and fiction — not the least example of which was the Kansas City area doctor who hit the airwaves claiming there were people with Ebola right here in town who’ve been “disappeared.”
A lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in response to complaints from two Minnesota employees sets up a potential court case over how far employers can go to shift health costs and influence worker behavior. Honeywell is a major employer in the Kansas City area.
Calls for federal action to contain Ebola point out the complexities of public policy and the dangers of sweeping declarations about whether various matters should be left only to the states or to Washington.
Figuring out a way to help loved ones facing Ebola has been on the minds of many Kansas Citians from West Africa. With the support of Jewish Vocational Services, Kansas City’s West African communities, which are normally independent from one another, have united to form the Committee Against the Spread of Ebola, or CASE.
The scare, which turned out to be more of an infectious disease practice event, gave the hospital a clear window into the cost of best-practice care for the infectious and often fatal disease. By using equipment and procedures that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has since said are the right things to do, KU Hospital had an expensive 48-hour experience.
Experts who study psychology say the release of 48 people from the Ebola watchlist back into society, and the expected onslaught of news coverage about them shopping at local grocery stores and returning to schools could fuel another wave of irrational fears.
Three months ago, Craig Hoffman of Lansing couldn’t do much of anything without wincing in pain. His lower back hurt too much. Nothing worked. But in August surgeons implanted a spinal cord stimulator that relieved almost all of his pain and let the 49-year-old Army veteran feel like himself again.
The man will remain in a hospital isolation unit until results of confirmatory tests by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention become available in the next day or two. Hospital officials are hopeful. “It’s pretty certain that he doesn’t have Ebola,” said Lee Norman, chief medical officer at KU Hospital.