Healthcare and Insurance

Truman Med Centers Is Now University Health

Truman Medical Centers, a legacy health-care system with roots that go back more than 150 years, opened a new chapter in that history this morning by announcing that it would rebrand as University Health. In a video presentation that included health-care… more

July 2021 Digital Edition

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Coping with COVID: Kansas Issues COVID-19 Test Requirement for Adult-Care Facilities

Kansas adult-care facilities now are required to test staff and patients for COVID-19. Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday directed Dr. Lee Norman, Kansas Department of Health and Environment secretary, to issue a health order for the testing. “We have a… more

Coping with COVID: Active COVID-19 cases sink back down to single digits at KU Health System

The number of COVID-19 patients at The University of Kansas Health System has dropped a notable amount since Friday. Nine people with the active virus are being treated, down from 15 on Friday. Of those patients, four are in the… more

Coping with COVID: KU Health System reports COVID-19 patient count in ICU has reached zero


$220.8M NextGen health facility on MU campus eyes fall 2021 grand opening date 

Nearly a year after the University of Missouri's announcement of a $2 million donation to NextGen Health Institute, rollout plans have been decided. The university started building the NextGen Health Institute in June 2019. While the building is still under construction, the internal… more

Coping with COVID: Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine gets FDA approval for teens aged 12 to 15

The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for children ages 12 and up, the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. "We know this is a big step for our country. Vaccinating a younger population brings us closer to returning to a sense of… more

MRIGlobal secures contract with Homeland Security


KCMO health director to retire

Kansas City Health Director Dr. Rex Archer announced Tuesday he plans to retire at then end of this summer. Archer, head of the city’s heath department, said his final day will be Aug. 1. He said he and his wife… more

Coping with COVID: FDA authorization pending for use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on ages 12 to 15

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to approve the emergency use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12-15, possibly by the end of the week. This would mean all high schoolers and even most middle schoolers would… more