East of Troost Avenue in Kansas City, grocery stores are more likely to emphasize sugary, fatty foods near the entrance. Farther west, however, stores beckon with fresh produce and fish. Can that change?
Jackson County officials reported their second West Nile virus death of the year Tuesday. Three residents of Johnson County have also fallen ill with serious neuroinvasive versions of the disease this year.
It's an acronym we hear often, but what does it really mean when someone is diagnosed with PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder? In short, it's a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening
Recently, an anti-vaccine billboard went up in Kansas City featuring a former MMA fighter’s son. The billboard, purchased by an anti-vaccine group in California, was defaced with a pro-vaccine message.
Late October marks the start of flu season. Health officials are renewing calls for vaccination after 2017, one of the deadliest flu seasons in recent memory. So far, this year’s flu season seems to be mild.
Missouri health department officials said Wednesday, Sept. 19, that they erred Sept. 12 when they told media outlets that the state’s first death of the year due to West Nile virus occurred in St. Louis.
One way to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases is to allow doctors to prescribe antibiotics not only to patients but to the patients’ sexual partners. Kansas and some other states don’t allow that.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention released data showing that doctors diagnosed more than 2 million people with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2016. That's a record high in the United States.
Emergency crews treated 15 people and two were taken to a hospital for observation Saturday after a possible chlorine leak at the Thomas A. Soetaert Aquatic Center in Shawnee. The city fire marshal said no leak was found.
Two Johnson County residents have developed serious West Nile Virus infections and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is warning that most of the state is under a “high-risk” warning for the mosquito-borne illness.