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.
KC sports icons George Brett and Tom Watson join ALS Association director Greg Steinberg to discuss good news in the fight against the disease during the Joe McGuff ALS Golf Classic held Monday at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park.
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.
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.
Clara Gamargo talks about her son, Marquis Gamargo, in her home in Kansas City. Marquis, 24, has schizophrenia and the state of Missouri has guardianship of him and has placed him in a skilled nursing facility in Hannibal, Mo.
Daphne Bascom left Cerner Corporation to become the first on-staff physician at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. Bascom will focus on improving the city's rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic conditions.
We follow as Natalie Frese, wife of The Star’s David Frese, donates her left kidney to Ty Poell, her boss and principal at Tonganoxie Elementary School. Natalie, a second-grade teacher at the school, found out she was a donor match last fall. Ty was suffering kidney failure as a result of Alport syndrome, a genetic condition.
Pediatric and fetal surgeon Corey Iqbal recently operated on Dustin Lurvey, 38, of Olathe for pectus excavatum or sunken chest. In the operation he implanted a metal bar that will be left in place for 2 to 3 years, expanding Lurvey's chest. Iqbal practices at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
About half of those afflicted with Parkinson's disease also develop some type of psychosis or dementia as the disease progresses. This was the case for Clyde Hill, a farmer and businessman born and raised in Platte County. But a year ago, the FDA approved a drug specifically for people with PD who experience hallucinations and delusions. Since taking Nuplazid, Hill has shown marked improvement.
Former Kansas Gov. and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke about the Affordable Care Act and her current work dealing with end-of-life care at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown during the Center for Practical Bioethics' annual dinner.
Springtime brings sunshine and warm breezes – but also misery for millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies. Lily Pien, M.D., explains how being prepared can put you on the road to relief.