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)
This drug reverses overdoses
Woman recalls the last big polio outbreak in the U.S.
Daughter talks about father's experience in Via Christi HOPE before he died
Robotics become an increasing factor in local medicine
Watch this germ-zapping robot in action
Via Christi gets new robotic systems
2-year-old needs a liver transplant
Wesley Hospital gets a new ambulance
One-day breast cancer radiation comes to Kansas
Adorable Halloween photos of newborns in neonatal care unit go viral
Simulators help KU medical students learn
Three heart surgeries before his third birthday and 'he is still singing'
Kira Corteville's father Wayne Corteville was in the Via Christi HOPE program until he died Sept. 10. When the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services suspended new enrollments in the HOPE program, it cited examples of untreated medical conditions. One stood out to Corteville as likely being her father. He needed a dental appointment, which was not provided. Two months later, he was hospitalized because of a tooth abscess. The family believes resulting health issues ended up killing Wayne. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
Kristi Jantz has been learning what it is to like with liver disease as she cares for her 2 year-old-son, Eli. Eli has been dealing with serious health issues since he was born, and eventually will need a liver transplant. (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle)
The $540,000 neonatal ambulance was created to Wesley Medical Center’s custom specifications. It is equipped to carry twins and has a power lift that bears the weight of the isolette and attached equipment. (Video by Bo Rader /The Wichita Eagle)
Decked out as Superman, Captain America and local sports heroes, Kansas City’s adorable newborns have gone international. As part of an effort to inject Halloween happiness at St. Luke’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, the March of Dimes recently teamed with hospital staff members to outfit the tiny patients in handmade costumes.
HealthSim United has partnered with health care providers and students to use low and high fidelity mannequins, virtual reality and other modalities to sharpen clinical and critical thinking skills and to enhance teamwork, communication and leadership. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle/Sept. 14, 2016)
This little guy sings "You Are My Sunshine" at Children's Mercy Hospital even after numerous heart surgeries. "Through all the numerous needle pokes and prods, his parents say, "he is still singing! Melts our hearts and makes us smile."
Wesley and city officials, staff members dressed as superheroes and SWAT team members who rappelled down the building dressed as superheroes to the delight of patients inside were all on hand for Wesley Children's Hospital Grand Opening Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Thursday. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)
Wichita State University has a dental residency program, called Advanced Education in General Dentistry, that offers free dental care to underserved and uninsured patients through a program called Gift of Smiles. The residency operates more like a private practice than other residencies connected to universities or hospitals. (Video by Gabriella Dunn/The Wichita Eagle)
Sami Halaseh is performing robotic hair transplants at his clinic in Andover. The robot harvests healthy hair follicles, nurses then divide those follicles, and the robot replants them, all while the patient is awake. (Video by Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
Pediatric patients will start moving into newly renovated rooms of Wesley Children's Hospital on Monday. The $28 million project started roughly seven years ago and renovations began about 10 months ago. It mostly involved aesthetic renovations within the area’s existing layout. The full project should be finished in the beginning of September.