A new report says Kansas' juvenile justice system functions inadequately due to poor use of mental health and substance evaluations, dependency on long periods of incarceration, inappropriate assignments of youths to detention facilities and other issues.
The Wichita Sedgwick County Oral Health Coalition is hosting “Give Kids A Smile Day” this Saturday. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson reports that the event gives free dental care to 350,000 children nationwide who don’t have insurance…
This year’s "Give Kids A Smile Day" has been expanded to include children living in Butler, Harvey, Reno, Sedgwick, Sumner, and Harper Counties. Judy Johnston, who helps coordinate the event, says it's open to children ages 2 to 12, but reservations are necessary.
After the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, uninsured rates are falling in every state…except in Kansas. Heartland Health Monitor's Dan Margolies reports on the new Gallup survey released on Tuesday.
Although not statistically significant, the Sunflower State’s 1.9 point increase makes it the only state in the country to witness an uptick in its uninsured rate.
In 2013, 12.5 percent of the state’s residents lacked health insurance, according to Gallup. In 2014, that percentage had risen to 14.4 percent.
For the past 15 years, a non-profit program in Sedgwick County called Project Access expanded options for uninsured patients by increasing access to health care and coverage. Now, the program is forced to retool its budget after unexpected cuts from the city and county. KMUW’s Deborah Shaar has the story...
Dr. Debra Messamore is doing a final re-check on her patient, Stephanie.
It’s been about two months since Dr. Messamore performed a much-needed operation on Stephanie, ending five years of pain and suffering.