In October 2009, a successful lawyer and former Wichitan discovered he had bipolar disorder. But he won’t soon forget the vivid experience that changed his life.
Zachary McDermott remembers feeling like he was on his own movie set on the streets of New York…
"The police found me, and I’m standing on a subway platform somewhere in Brooklyn," says McDermott. "I don’t have any clothes on except a pair of blue Adidas soccer shorts, no shoes, no shirt, no underwear—it’s October in New York."
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has received a federal grant of almost $1 million to help the CDC develop strategies to reduce the number of violent deaths. As Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson explains, the state will share homicide and suicide data with the National Violent Death Reporting System for five years.
Kansas State University is now barring its students and faculty from making trips to African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak. It says anyone who has traveled to those countries in the last four weeks must be screened at a campus health center.
A Washington, D.C., group that advocates for families and children is urging Kansans to speak up for renewal of the Children's Health Insurance Program. Bryan Thompson has more.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, was created in 1997 to cover kids whose families are not poor enough for Medicaid, but can’t afford private insurance. The program needs to be reauthorized by Congress to continue after the next fiscal year.
Pottawatomie County in northeast Kansas is seeing an outbreak of whooping cough cases.
All schools within the Wamego School District have had free vaccination clinics for staff members. A clinic for students was held Wednesday at West Elementary, the hardest hit school in the district Pottawatomie County has had 17 confirmed cases reported. Last year, the county had just one case.
The state has 172 confirmed cases so far this year, compared to 405 cases in all of 2013.
For some parents, the beginning of the school year has scarier implications than a child riding the bus for the first time or not finding the right classroom. Food allergies are on the rise, and in USD 259 Wichita Public Schools, students and staff and parents have to be more vigilant than ever. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…