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Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 10:27 PM

 It was appropriate that Robert McField shared his battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in the Champions Room at John Lance Arena. That's because anyone who fights cancer is already a champion.McField, a Pittsburg State tight end, was already fighting cancer during the season, but didn't know it. Now that he does know it, he's fighting a different type of battle — with the chemotherapy that is also fighting his...

Posted Mar 20, 2015 at 5:43 AM

It's a situation most older children and teens are not naturally equipped to handle: While babysitting, the infant or toddler in their care begins to choke. During a part of the Babysitting Workshop held by the Pittsburg Parks and...

Posted Mar 20, 2015 at 5:43 AM

Several Kansas hospitals, including Via Christi, did not get their way after the state legislature didn't advance a high-profile bill to expand Medicaid. The Kansas House of Representatives Committee on Health and Human Services took...

Posted Mar 20, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKSpring is upon us, and if you have seasonal allergies, you may be less excited about that than most. After all, what fun is finally freeing your face from that scarf if you’re just going to bury it in a tissue?...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 2:35 PM

“The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to,” said F. Scott Fitzgerald. Not getting enough sleep won’t just leave you groggy the next day. Sleep is a vital component of overall well-being, affecting...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. While the economy may be improving, finances continue to be a burden especially on young adults and parents, according to a recent study from the American Psychological Association.More than one...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 2:24 PM

Avoiding illnessHealthy people tend to focus on choosing good foods and getting enough exercise, but it’s also important to consider food safety. About 85 percent of all foodborne illness could be prevented if...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 2:21 PM

Are peanut allergies preventable? A groundbreaking new study shows that the key to preventing peanut allergies in children may be exposing them to the food early and regularly.That’s hopeful news for parents who want to protect...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 1:53 PM

A new food trend is literally sprouting up in grocery aisles: sprouted grains and bread, rice, muffins and other products made from them. Popular in the ‘70s for their nutritional value, sprouted grains are edging again into...

Posted Mar 17, 2015 at 8:10 AM

Another phase of a large-scale renovation project that will update the entire Via Christi Hospital building is wrapping up.The south wing of the second and fourth floors at the hospital has been under construction since last summer,...

Updated Mar 13, 2015 at 2:49 PM

GIRARD — A farm in Missouri has Crawford County officials on the lookout as an avian flu outbreak has put a quarantine up across the state border.An avian influenza outbreak has been confirmed at a Missouri farm north of...

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