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Several companies choose to provide travel compensation for those seeking abortions

Several companies choose to provide travel compensation for those seeking abortions

Many companies have decided to give those needing abortions travel monies to go to places where it will be legal to obtain one.

Kansas geared up for bitter, battleground abortion fight after Roe falls

Kansas geared up for bitter, battleground abortion fight after Roe falls

The state's voters will decide Aug. 2 whether the Kansas Constitution will continue to preserve the right to get an abortion.

Roe is overturned. Here's what that means for abortion in Kansas

Roe is overturned. Here's what that means for abortion in Kansas

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, in a decision overturning the nearly 50-year-old case of Roe v. Wade, ruled that it’s up to each state to determine what, if any, restrictions to impose on abortion access.

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade.

FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

Health officials have ordered vaping company Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the U.S. market.

COVID-19 vaccine approved for infants and toddlers, SCHD to receive vaccine later this week

COVID-19 vaccine approved for infants and toddlers, SCHD to receive vaccine later this week

Sedgwick County is expecting vaccine by the end of the week and is encouraging people to reach out to their own providers.

Extreme heat safety tips: What to know about heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion

Extreme heat safety tips: What to know about heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion

Cut down on exercise during heat waves and rest often.

White House: Florida doctors can order under-5 COVID shots

White House: Florida doctors can order under-5 COVID shots

Florida doctors will be able to order COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 from the federal government, the White House said Friday, after Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state would not order and distribute the shots in the state.

DNA analysis reveals source of Black Death

DNA analysis reveals source of Black Death

We now may have evidence of the source of Black Death (Yersinia Pestis)

Dad gets tattoo to match daughter's scar from open-heart surgeries

Dad gets tattoo to match daughter's scar from open-heart surgeries

The parents of a 4-year-old girl who underwent three open-heart surgeries before her first birthday got their first-ever tattoos to show their daughter she is not alone.

CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for young children

CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for young children

All children ages 6 months and older are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine

Sedgwick County names new director of EMS

Sedgwick County names new director of EMS

Kevin Lanterman has been named by Sedgwick County as the permanent Director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Air Quality Advisory issued for Wichita area due to smoke and dust, city says

Air Quality Advisory issued for Wichita area due to smoke and dust, city says

The city said Wednesday morning on social media that the current air quality index was 104 as of 8 a.m.

FDA advisers to weigh expanding Covid-19 vaccines to younger children

FDA advisers to weigh expanding Covid-19 vaccines to younger children

Several months after older children became eligible to get vaccinated against Covid-19, the United States might be just days away from offering vaccines to those younger than 5.

Toby Keith diagnosed with stomach cancer

Toby Keith diagnosed with stomach cancer

Toby Keith has stomach cancer

Coronavirus in Kansas: 8,539 confirmed cases, 178 deaths

Coronavirus in Kansas: 8,539 confirmed cases, 178 deaths

Kansas reports the the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state rose by 199 since Monday to 8,539.

2-year-old fighting for her life after flu symptoms escalated to brain infection

2-year-old fighting for her life after flu symptoms escalated to brain infection

What one family thought was the flu, took a near deadly turn for a 2-year-old girl. Now she’s clinging to life at St. Louis Children's Hospital with a 50-50 chance of survival. 

CDC: Unvaccinated 6-year-old boy almost dies of tetanus

CDC: Unvaccinated 6-year-old boy almost dies of tetanus

An unvaccinated 6-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized for two months for tetanus and almost died of the bacterial illness after getting a deep laceration on his forehead while playing on a farm, according to a case study published by the CDC.

Facebook to crack down on anti-vaccine misinformation

Facebook to crack down on anti-vaccine misinformation

Facebook will soon take action against misinformation about vaccines, according to a Facebook representative.

Baby Gripe water sold at Dollar General stores recalled for choking hazard

Baby Gripe water sold at Dollar General stores recalled for choking hazard

Herbal water for infants that was sold at Dollar General stores across the country has been recalled because of a possible choking hazard. 

Bacon, processed meats linked to breast cancer, study says

Bacon, processed meats linked to breast cancer, study says

Eating processed meats like bacon, sausages and ham could increase the risk of breast cancer, a study has said.

Escape from Mayo Clinic: Teen accuses world-famous hospital of 'medical kidnapping'

Escape from Mayo Clinic: Teen accuses world-famous hospital of 'medical kidnapping'

In a jaw-dropping moment caught on video, an 18-year-old high school senior rushes to escape from the hospital that saved her life and then, she says, held her captive. 

Wins for Kansas: Hope for Hemophilia

Wins for Kansas: Hope for Hemophilia

A non-profit group helps families deal with a condition that prevents blood from clotting easily after a cut or injury.

FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosis

FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosis

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability to walk.

Strep throat leads to quadruple amputation

Strep throat leads to quadruple amputation

The man who nearly died from strep throat that traveled to his stomach underwent his first amputation surgery this week. He will eventually lose all four hands and feet.