Researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City are working on a 21st century bone cement for joint replacements and other surgeries — representing a potential billion-dollar entrepreneurial opportunity. Read more here.
“It’s fun to think about the possibilities,” said the straight-A student, a junior at Lee’s Summit North High School.
Medical research is the reason those possibilities exist for Emily. State-of-the-art glaucoma treatments through Sabates Eye Centers and the Vision Research Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, part of the School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology, have preserved her limited and fragile eyesight. Read more.
A theme of healthy living runs throughout Calvary Temple Baptist Church at 29th and Holmes in Kansas City, in its stacks of black health magazines, in HIV prevention posters and most profoundly in the Calvary Community Wellness Center, with rows of treadmills and elliptical machines and a rock-climbing wall.
People ask Calvary’s pastor, the Rev. Eric Williams, why this focus on health — at church? He answers with John 3:2. Read more.
Asthma is part of Pamperin’s everyday routine. Inhalers are his constant companion — attacks tend to occur every other day — and cost him hundreds of dollars every few months. So earlier this year when he read an ad for a medicine-free asthma research trial at UMKC, he signed right up. Read more
Working with the Kansas City CARE staff and supported by a three-year, $722,208 grant, UMKC students in the Schools of Nursing and Health Studies, Dentistry, Social Work and Pharmacy, along with UMKC faculty, will form clinical teams to assess and treat medically underserved populations. Read more
The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies, in collaboration with the Schools of Dentistry, Pharmacy and Social Work, has received a three-year federal grant of $722,208 to fund the creation an interprofessional collaboration model at a Kansas City area health clinic. Read more
The number of people seeking treatment for alcohol and drug problems might double in the near future, when millions will suddenly become eligible for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The University of Missouri-Kansas City is taking the lead in making sure that health systems across the country are ready to handle this huge influx. Read more
A new CDC study found that a vaccine used against sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) lowered the rate of infections in teen girls by half. For parents hesitant about vaccinating their daughters who are not yet sexually active, will this change their minds? In an interview aired by Huffington Post, Dr. Diane Harper, UMKC School of Medicine and an international leader in HPV research, advises a cautious response to these results. Read more
Fizza Abbas stood by a research poster. Its words, graphs and photos outlined her work on the hormone angiotensin II and its role in fat embolism-induced lung disease. All around her, students from a variety of academic backgrounds similarly showcased their research and discussed their findings. Read more