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Implant reduces seizures for Via Christi epilepsy patients

It was the day after Thanksgiving in 2006 and Becky Blair had spent the day helping her daughter move.

Wichita campus helps to train new generation of pharmacists

Mandilyn Phillips, second-year pharmacy student, has wanted a career in medicine as long as she can remember.

Medical Society of Sedgwick County says affiliated programs grew in 2013

Several programs affiliated with the Medical Society of Sedgwick County saw growth in 2013, officials say.

Wichita hospitals on Medicare data website

Hospital Compare, a website run by Medicare to give consumers more information about hospitals, recently released new figures on a number of issues, including health care-associated infections and treatment of stroke and blood clots.

In KanCare’s first year, payments lagging for some

KanCare – the state’s privatized Medicaid program – has been operating for a year, and for smaller providers, it’s been a mixed bag.

Mental health group buys apartment building near downtown

The Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas has purchased Water Point Apartments, 808 S. Water, near downtown, according to a news release.

Wichita startup begins manufacturing UV device to kill germs

A local startup may have a cure for those who suffer from germophobia.

Five groups that serve Kansans on Medicare get Accountable Care Organization status

Five organizations that serve Medicare recipients in Kansas have been granted Accountable Care Organization status by federal officials.

Galichia nurse navigators aid joint replacement patients

Galichia Heart Hospital has started a new program for joint replacement patients.

Physicians, patients find value in concierge medicine

For Michael Scheidt, having a family physician on call has given him peace of mind.

Children’s Mercy plans to expand telemedicine services in Wichita

Children’s Mercy is expanding its specialty clinics to include more telemedicine clinics and is adding office space in Wichita to accommodate the new services.

Via Christi wound center adds hyperbaric chamber therapy

The wound center at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis has started a new program to bring hyperbaric chamber therapy to patients with wounds that won’t heal.

St. Joseph renovations make room for private patient rooms

Via Christi St. Joseph recently finished renovations to its ambulatory care unit, which was moved to the lower level from the seventh floor to make way for new private patient rooms.

U.N. asks Wichita’s Clinic in a Can for converted shipping containers for Philippines

Clinic in a Can – a Wichita-based nonprofit that converts shipping containers into medical clinics – has been awarded a contract with the United Nations to send an ob-gyn hospital to the Philippines.

A ‘hole in the community’: Kansas infant mortality rate higher than national average

Brightly colored chalk covers the sidewalk outside the Burkeys’ home in west Wichita.

Black infant mortality rate in Kansas triple that for whites

Jerissa Roundtree lost her daughter 20 years ago, but the grief hasn’t faded.

Immediate Medical Care to add east-side location

Immediate Medical Care, 4722 W. Kellogg, plans to open a second location in spring 2014 at a former Blockbuster store, said physician-owner Grover Hershberger.

Yoga instruction aims to help those with PTSD

A local yoga studio is hosting a workshop for yoga instructors and social workers to learn how yoga can help those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

System helps Via Christi track prescription abuse

Via Christi hospitals are using a new computer system in their emergency departments to track patients and their prescriptions – an effort to help physicians identify possible substance abusers.

Galichia Hospital Group to take over management of Indiana hospital

Cardiologist Joseph Galichia’s latest venture, Galichia Hospital Group, is taking over management of its first hospital.

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