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The concentration of hepatitis A in Lawrence’s wastewater — aka sewage — has been on the rise, but the drinking water is clean and safe, according to the city.
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House and Senate Republicans — in their latest attempts to weaken the state’s constitutional right to bodily autonomy — have introduced legislation to require prison time for coercing a pregnant person into getting an abortion and to mandate ultrasounds before terminating a pregnancy.
The Kansas Health Institute on Thursday unveiled its analysis of Gov. Laura Kelly’s proposal to expand Medicaid, predicting 152,000 Kansans would enroll in the first year with no additional cost to the state government.
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health and the Lawrence Community Shelter are partnering to bring the health department’s clinical services directly to guests staying at the shelter.
Kansas is close to determining who will remain eligible for Medicaid after months of glitches and ongoing confusion over how to reapply. Current estimates suggest thousands of Kansans will be removed from the system.
The Kansas Legislature will consider bills that would amend the state’s ‘born alive’ law and prevent abortion providers from purchasing liability insurance from a state fund.
Douglas County and Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center are seeking applicants for an advisory group that will be asked to point out issues and pose solutions to improve care at the Treatment and Recovery Center.
As millions of dollars flow into the state of Kansas from opioid settlement funds, local and statewide groups are vying for that money to go toward opioid use treatment and prevention rather than law enforcement.
College students are testing private wells in south-central Kansas. The results are prompting families to install treatment systems to reduce nitrate levels.
From an influx of patients to evolving state restrictions, 2023 brought changes to abortion access in Kansas — and more could be on the way in 2024.
For more than a decade, Eden lived each day trapped in a vicious cycle. Today, she’s celebrating 28 months of recovery with the help of medication-assisted treatment at Heartland Community Health Center.
Gov. Laura Kelly unveiled Thursday her proposal for a Medicaid expansion package that includes a work requirement, revenue streams to offset the state’s cost, abortion restrictions, and other provisions to address concerns raised by opponents.
Navigators with Cover Kansas will be available in the Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health lobby Thursday to help people sign up for coverage through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace.
In the first half of 2023, nearly two-thirds of people getting abortions in Kansas traveled from out-of-state, according to new data from the Guttmacher Institute.
A KU Health System physician says a study affirmed public health interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic decreased respiratory-related hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths among medically fragile children.
Two Douglas County nonprofits have announced a partnership aimed at improving mental health care for children, young people and their families.