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Working to save students planning to take their own lives
Working to save students planning to take their own lives

The number of Kansas youth planning to take their own life is on the rise. In Cowley County as many as one in four kids says they've come up with a plan.

AG Derek Schmidt files lawsuit alleging illegal practices have inflated insulin prices in Kansas

AG Derek Schmidt files lawsuit alleging illegal practices have inflated insulin prices in Kansas

Lawsuit argues insulin manufacturers, PBMs violated Kansas Consumer Protection Act by maintaining scheme imposing price hikes for life-saving medication

Flu cases hitting hospitals hard as pharmacies run low on treatments

Flu cases hitting hospitals hard as pharmacies run low on treatments

The number of Flu cases is higher than the number of COVID cases for the first time in three years.

HIV vaccine candidate induces immune response in early clinical trial: 'An important step forward'

HIV vaccine candidate induces immune response in early clinical trial: 'An important step forward'

An experimental HIV vaccine has been found to induce broadly neutralizing antibodies among a small group of volunteers in a Phase 1 study.

Kansas providers cautious about doing telemedicine abortions

Kansas providers cautious about doing telemedicine abortions

Kansas providers might not be ready for months to do telemedicine abortions even though a state-court judge has blocked the state from enforcing its ban on teleconferencing with patients seeking pregnancy-ending medications.

WHO, CDC: A record 40 million kids miss measles vaccine dose

WHO, CDC: A record 40 million kids miss measles vaccine dose

The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say measles immunization has dropped significantly since the coronavirus pandemic began

Secrets of ‘SuperAgers’ with superior memories into their 80s

Secrets of ‘SuperAgers’ with superior memories into their 80s


To be a SuperAger, a term coined by the Northwestern researchers, a person must be over 80 and undergo extensive cognitive testing.

Respiratory illnesses spreading before Thanksgiving, uptick expected post-holiday

Respiratory illnesses spreading before Thanksgiving, uptick expected post-holiday

Wichita doctors say respiratory illnesses, like RSV and the flu, are most common right now.

Wichita Pharmacies deal with Amoxicillin shortages ahead of winter season

Wichita Pharmacies deal with Amoxicillin shortages ahead of winter season

Nationwide shortages of the antibiotic Amoxicillin is impacting local pharmacies.

Wichita hospital sets visitor restrictions in pediatric units amid spike in RSV cases

Wichita hospital sets visitor restrictions in pediatric units amid spike in RSV cases

In a release Tuesday, Ascension Via Christi said the restrictions affect its fifth-floor pediatrics unit and third-floor pediatric intensive care unit.

Parents welcome twins from embryos frozen 30 years ago

Parents welcome twins from embryos frozen 30 years ago

Born on October 31, Lydia and Timothy Ridgeway were born from what may be the longest-frozen embryos to ever result in a live birth, according to the National Embryo Donation Center.

13-year-old Oklahoma boy dies days after being diagnosed with RSV

13-year-old Oklahoma boy dies days after being diagnosed with RSV

School officials in El Reno, Oklahoma are mourning the recent death of a seventh-grade student.

Minnesotans with disabilities say state laws restrict financial freedom

Minnesotans with disabilities say state laws restrict financial freedom

Imagine going to school, getting a professional degree, then not being able to use that degree because it actually pays too much money.

Salina man still in hospital a year after getting COVID-19

Salina man still in hospital a year after getting COVID-19

A Salina man has been in the hospital for more than a year with COVID complications.

Their preemie was already a fighter. Then at 3 weeks old, she caught the virus that’s packing hospitals across the US

Their preemie was already a fighter. Then at 3 weeks old, she caught the virus that’s packing hospitals across the US

Ayra – born a preemie at just 36 weeks and 6 days – had already proved to be a fighter: Her first day on Earth was spent in the NICU because of fluid in her lungs.

FDA approves first treatment to delay onset of type 1 diabetes

FDA approves first treatment to delay onset of type 1 diabetes

The monoclonal antibody teplizumab, which will be marketed under the brand name Tzield, from ProventionBio and Sanofi is given through intravenous infusion.

Wichita doctor says RSV vaccine trials going well

Wichita doctor says RSV vaccine trials going well

Wichita Dr. Terry Klein heads up an RSV vaccine trial launched a year ago, using older participants. He said things look promising so far.

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.