Madison Weigand stops to talk about the day's ride Monday, June 12, 2017, as riders from the Texas 4000 arrive in Wichita for an overnight break. The riders are en route from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, to raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. (June 13, 2017) (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle)
The recently discovered Bourbon virus and Heartland virus are two more reasons to avoid ticks. Infectious disease doctor Dana Hawkinson of the University of Kansas Health System talks about the dangers and how to avoid being infected.
Springtime brings sunshine and warm breezes – but also misery for millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies. Lily Pien, M.D., explains how being prepared can put you on the road to relief. (Cleveland Clinic)
Mark Scott, an emergency medicine physician at the University of Kansas Hospital, explains how hyperbolic chambers help relieve headaches, nausea and other symptoms associated with carbon monoxide poisoning. Odorless and colorless, the gas kills 400 to 500 people in the U.S. each year and sickens thousands of others.
Hawaii is America's healthiest state, Californians keep their smoking to a minimum and Kansas saw the largest increase in obesity in the 2016 America's Health Rankings Report from the United Health Foundation. (Natalie Fertig / McClatchy)
This time of year, the songs of the season are everywhere: at the mall, in elevators, on TV and in the earbuds of many personal audio devices. Why is holiday music so beloved? Mayo Clinic experts say music can benefit your health physically and emotionally. (Courtesy of Mayo Clinic)
The girl's father, Colin Dunlap, posted this video on Twitter saying, "my daughter's body is crushed by chemo but she won't let me carry her up steps to bed. 'I'll make it,' she says each night-and does. so tough."
Breast cancer patient Denise Albert has a medical port in her chest. During a security check at the Los Angeles Airport, she explained to TSA agents that she has breast cancer and cannot be touched on her chest. She felt 'humiliated' after the experience. (Courtesy of Denise Albert, The MOMS and @themoms for Twitter)
Kansas is one of three states in the nation without expanded access to a life-saving drug that reverses opioid overdoses. The drug is called naloxone, or Narcan by its brand-name. Naloxone works as an antidote to opioids – including heroin and prescription painkillers, such as OxyContin, hydrocodone, codieine and fentanyl. Right now, only certain health care professionals, including paramedics, have the drug in Kansas. (Video by Gabriella Dunn 11/21/16)
Nine-year-old Addison lays comatose in her parents' Goddard home, as her incurable brain cancer takes away her final days. It’s been 10 months since she drew her beloved bow and shot an arrow. She’s been immobile and unresponsive for about four weeks. But within that same period of time the girl known for a beaming smile and bouncing red ponytail has been to archery shoots and bow hunts far across the world. (Video by Bo Rader / kansas.com)
Brooklyn Cowsill, 9, raised more than $2,300 to buy gift cards from nearby restaurants to give to her fellow cancer patients and their families to use while they receive treatment at David Rosen's pediatric oncology office at Wesley Medical Arts Tower. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)
NIDA's Dr. Marilyn Huestis discusses new research, which used the most sophisticated driving simulator of its kind to mirror real-life situations. Results showed that marijuana use impairs one measure of driving performance.