During a round table on health care Feb. 9. 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill reflected on her mother's reliance on pain medication before she passed away in 2012. McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, has led an investigation into opioid manufacturers in the Senate.
Nursing homes across the United States routinely give anti-psychotic drugs to residents with dementia to control their behavior, despite regulatory prohibitions on this misuse of drugs as “chemical restraints."
Step Therapy caused delays in starting treatment for Overland Park multiple sclerosis patient Daniel Ford, and his wife Gayle Taylor-Ford has been testifying in Topeka to help change the rules governing Step Therapy.
Good mental health isn’t the absence of mental health struggles. Physical and emotional stress can trigger chemical changes in the brain. Coping skills help reduce stress and promote good mental health. Here are some tips to boost mood and increase happiness.
Ghanaian doctor Alfred Jacob Aidoo held the phone last year in Ghana, so Katie Stakolich could say goodbye from California, to her mother who was dying half a world away in the West African country. On Wednesday, the two met at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Kari Driskell, the widow of Blue Valley High School football coach Eric Driskell, encourages everyone to go online and register to become an organ donor at donatelife.net/register. The Midwest Transplant Network helped her through the process of donation when Eric died of a ruptured brain aneurysm earlier this year.