KCU in the News

KCU professor works alongside students to amplify growth and development

Dec 8, 2022

Jennifer Dennis, MS, PhD, KCU chair of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, speaks on working alongside students to amplify growth and development.

Dr. Ken Stewart discusses important information about shingles on Living Well

By KSNF Dec 8, 2022

Dr. Ken Stewart, KCU-Joplin assistant professor of primary medicine, shares important information about shingles.  

Given a death sentence in 1985, Kansas City man reflects on HIV diagnosis 37 years ago

Dec 7, 2022

KCU's Dr. Benjamin Grin, assistant professor of Primary Care, and HIV survivor Joseph Clark joined Up To Date on World AIDS Day to discuss the stigma and advancements in care for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

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. 

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-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.