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Health resources in the Wichita area

Free programs are held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at KU School of Medicine, Wichita, 1010 N. Kansas. Participants are invited to bring a sack lunch. Replays are available at wichita.kumc.edu. Click on “Lunch and Learn.”

KU med school in Wichita has plans for expansion – if the finances work out

Whitney Weixelman, a third-year medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, says she’s happy she chose to go to school in Wichita, even though she was a bit nervous at first.

Wichita surgeon hopes bone putty can heal soldiers’ traumatic wounds

A Wichita surgeon is heading up a $1.6 million research project that promises new hope for soldiers with significant leg wounds. Advancements in the design of body armor are providing better protection for men and women serving in the armed forces, significantly increasing the odds of surviving combat-related trauma. Many injuries occur from explosive devices like landmines, though, resulting in substantial damage to legs. Survival often comes at an agonizing cost: amputations, limb shortening, and painful surgeries that yield limited results.

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