KCU News

The road ahead: A Native American woman's journey to shaping future physicians

By Haley Reardon Nov 28, 2022

"Just as I was never ashamed of being Native American or a migrant worker, I was never ashamed of my breast cancer diagnosis," said Glenna Wallace. "I had to have a mastectomy."

Dr. Young began service as draftee, served 37 years

Nov 23, 2022

For 40 years, Dr. Mike Young's father was a doctor for the Jamestown community. When graduating from Jamestown High School in 1964, it is of little surprise that Young chose to enter into the medical profession by enrolling at Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg. Little did he realize that a pause in his educational endeavors would soon come from the U.S. Army and inspire a 37-year military career. 

This teeth-whitening hack has millions of views on TikTok, but is it legit?

Nov 18, 2022

Dr. Erinne Kennedy, KCU's director of predoctoral education and assistant professor of dental, speaks to Shape about the dangers of DIY teeth-whitening hacks.

Seasonal illnesses can impact your dental health

By KODE 12 Nov 16, 2022

Dr. Linda Niessen, dean of KCU's College of Dental Medicine and vice provost for Oral Health Affairs, shares how some common seasonal illnesses can impact your dental health and what you can do to prevent it.

KCPD and KCU partner in breathing techniques study

Nov 9, 2022

Kansas City Police Department and KCU partner in breathing techniques study.

Cholesterol and blood sugar levels

By WDAF Nov 9, 2022

Dr. Gautam Desai, Kansas City campus chair of primary care and professor, discusses how cholesterol and blood sugar levels can impact your health. 

In the eye of the storm

By Haley Reardon Nov 9, 2022

Utah native and third-year osteopathic medical student doctor Winston Sorhaitz and his family relocated to Fort Myers, Florida, in the summer of 2022 for his clinical clerkship rotations. Little did they know they would find themselves in the eye of Hurricane Ian, a catastrophic Category 4 storm that killed more than 100 people and left a path of destruction in its wake.

Children with ADHD and the shortage of Adderall

By WDAF Nov 4, 2022

KCU's Dr. Amy Sickel speaks about the shortage of Adderall on Fox 4.

Notes from the Doctor: Talking about diabetes

Nov 3, 2022

What complications can develop if diabetes isn't well-managed? KCU's Dr. Ken Stewart shares some important information about diabetes on Living Well. 

KCU faculty highlight: Dr. Kelley Joy

By Felicia Vaught Nov 2, 2022

Dr. Joy cannot deny her love for medicine. Originally from Southeast Kansas, she started her higher education with the goal of becoming a French and Spanish translator; however, a college job at a small pharmacy changed her entire career path.

KCU-Joplin students present CHAMPS Anatomy Academy at McKinley Elementary School

By KSNF Oct 26, 2022

KCU Score 1 for Health CHAMPS program med students led the CHAMPS Anatomy Academy for students at Joplin’s McKinley Elementary. The educational outreach program aims to help combat childhood obesity, promoting healthy living while encouraging the pursuit of higher education through the teaching of anatomy and basic nutrition.

KCU's Dr. Gautam Desai speaks on the alarming rise in RSV cases

By WDAF Oct 26, 2022

Doctors and hospitals across the country are seeing an alarming rise is cases of RSV, a respiratory virus that can be life-threatening. Dr. Gautam Desai, KCU professor and chair of Primary Care appeared on Fox 4 news in Kansas City to give insight.