KVC Hospitals has plans to open a psychiatric hospital for children in Wichita. It will serve children from 6-18 who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, feelings of violence, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and more.
The mortality rate of some US states vary by about 7 years, a study by the Burden of Disease Collaborators found. The state-by-state study looked at who faces premature death, key factors of an early death and at a healthy life span.
Fieldview at Holland will be the only place in Wichita to offer medical detox to people with drug and alcohol addictions. It will also offer a variety of therapies for inpatient and outpatient treatment.
Late cool springtime temperatures and a recent warming combined with rainfall have promoted plant growth in Kansas, which means there may be more ticks earlier than usual, says a K-State entomology professor.
Although infant mortality rates have declined for babies born to black and white mothers, the rate has shown a slight increase in Kansas for babies born to Hispanic mothers. The theories as to why are varied.
13-year-old Trenton McKinley, regained consciousness after his mom signed the papers to donate his organs. The Mobile, Alabama boy was thought to be brain dead and woke up a day before they planned to pull life support.
For years, "doctor after doctor" told Kendra Jackson that her continuously running nose was just a bad case of allergies. She eventually went to Nebraska Medicine, where doctors discovered her brain was leaking out of her nose.
Since opening three years ago this month, Hermes Healthcare has seen its patient load grow to some 5,000 people. The Wichita business offers foot care for patients in a clinic in the Twin Lake Office Park and also operates mobile clinics elsewhere.
Linezka Torres took her four-month-old son, Lucas Navarro, to Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Florida with the flu. Three months later, Lucas went home with brain damage after a nurse removed the boy's breathing tube while giving him a bath.
The measles outbreak that started at a Johnson County daycare continues to have ripple effects, with two more cases and three new sites where other people may have been exposed. There have now been 13 confirmed cases: 11 in Johnson County