KU Med researcher Jared Grantham and Kansas City businessman Joseph Bruening teamed up to found the PKD Foundation in 1982. The Foundation helped develop the first drug to treat PKD, Jynarque, which was approved in April.
Surgeons at Research Medical Center completed a four-kidney transplant chain last week. It was the largest chain in the 36-year history of the hospital’s transplant program and second-largest in Kansas City.
Julie Roth, an Overland Park attorney who specializes in medical privacy law compliance, talks about the importance of encrypting patient information when it is transmitted by pager, email or other electronic method.
Whether health information is stored on paper or electronically, patients have the right to keep it private, the right to get a copy of their records, to request to make a change to those records, and to know how that information is used and shared.
Male-patterned hair loss has a genetic component. some hair loss can be caused by internal disease or medications. Many women will experience some degree of hair loss throughout their lives, and, unfortunately, it's often part of the aging process.
Karsten Randolph, who was recently named interim CEO of Shawnee Mission Medical Center, was allegedly part of a kickback scheme to pay doctors for referrals, while at his previous job in North Carolina.
Since measles is still common in many countries, unvaccinated travelers bring measles to the U.S. and it can spread. But you can protect yourself, your family, and your community with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Zei Uwadia, 16, is the first patient at Children’s Mercy Hospital to walk on ECMO, a form of life support that pumps blood from her heart, oxygenates it, then pumps it back in her body. Zei’s lungs failed in October for unexplained reasons.