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By Dan Margolies for KCUR, July 22, 2015

It’s a sweltering Monday afternoon, and in the emergency room of Truman Medical Centers near downtown Kansas City, a patient complains of excruciating abdominal pain.

The attending...

By Mike Shields, July 10, 2015

In 1840, Sweden was home to the world’s longest-living people. There, average life expectancy for women was 45 years.

That span is now...

By Alex Smith for KCUR, July 3, 2015

On a warm afternoon at Garfield Elementary school in northeast Kansas City, a class of grade schoolers charges out into the schoolyard to spend an...

By Dave Ranney For KHI News Service, June 29, 2015

The filing of a murder charge against a former patient at the Osawatomie State Hospital is prompting questions about the state’s mental health...