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Kansas youth suicides climb again in 2018

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The suicide rate for Kansas children climbed for a fourth consecutive year, with 35 Kansas youths dying by suicide in 2018, a new report...

State Medicaid director leaving for private sector

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State Medicaid Director Adam Proffitt is leaving the state health department after a little more than two years at the agency. Proffitt said his last...

Poling picked to lead Board of Healing Arts

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With the state immersed in the coronavirus pandemic, the state Board of Healing Arts named a new executive director with scant public attention. The board...

UPDATED: Does health care executive order go too far, not far enough?

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(Updated to include comment from president of Kansas Advanced Practice Nurses Association) Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order easing restrictions for health care workers to treat...

First COVID-19 cases reported at state hospital

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State officials are reporting that three staffers and one resident at Parsons State Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19, the first cases confirmed at...

UPDATED: Sedgwick County recommends halting abortions

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(Updated to include comments from Planned Parenthood and Kansans for Life) The Sedgwick County Commission on Wednesday voted to urge the governor to stop abortion...

Hineman introduces alternative abortion amendment

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Republican state Rep. Don Hineman on Tuesday morning introduced an alternative constitutional amendment on abortion that calls for putting the issue on the November...

Denning faces blowback over Kelly trip

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Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning on Thursday faced blowback from conservative members of his caucus for a trip he took with Democratic Gov. Laura...

Correction plan for Aetna could be lifted this summer

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Aetna could be out from under a corrective action plan as early as this summer as it works to comply with its obligations under...

Medicaid expansion blocked in committee

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The chairman of the Senate health committee on Monday promised to block Medicaid expansion until the House passes the constitutional amendment on abortion. Republican Sen....