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Pik-achoo! Don’t hunt Pokémon in area hospitals

Playing Pokémon Go, the smartphone app game that lets users hunt for the virtual creatures in the real world, poses a real risk to patients, visitors and employees, according to a memo sent to employees of University of Kansas Hospital. Other hospitals and health care centers agree.

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Two Kansas moms forge a friendship over the birth of micropreemie babies

Medical advancements are allowing micropreemies, babies with a very low birth weight, a better chance at life. In a town of 200, moms Kaylee Hurt and Ashley Taylor bond over daughters born at 1.4 and 1.7 pounds. “I’ve had plenty of rough days where I’ve needed someone to give me perspective. She’s been that person for me,” Ashley Taylor said.

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A rare winning verdict for Chayden

Johnna Hughes, 44, of Kansas City, was nearly 36 weeks pregnant in September 2010 when a medical emergency forced her to deliver her son Chayden. In a rare verdict last month, a Clay County jury awarded the Kansas City mother of four $2.5 million,declaring that an E.R. physician's medical malpractice led to the child's wrongful death before birth.

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Heart to Heart sends mobile medical unit to Republican National Convention

Heart to Heart International CEO Jim Mitchum outlines their plans to send a mobile medical unit to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and maybe on to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. They will be stationed near the convention sites to provide medical care to crowds on the street.
Keith Myers kmyers@kcstar.com
Heart to Heart sends mobile medical unit to Republican National Convention 2:08

Heart to Heart sends mobile medical unit to Republican National Convention

A rare winning verdict for Chayden 4:04

A rare winning verdict for Chayden

ArtMakers helps those living with mental illness 2:28

ArtMakers helps those living with mental illness

Finding the mentally ill a home 3:16

Finding the mentally ill a home