Dementia deaths on the rise; reasons linked to pandemic

By Roberta Pardo Deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia rose to more than 20% above normal over the summer, a new article by Politico reported. The figure is linked to the pandemic. Factors such as increased isolation and stress during lockdown, lapses in nursing home care and missed COVID-19 diagnoses have all likely contributed […]

Harvesters providing relief from food insecurity during pandemic

By Tere Siqueira A regional food bank is helping to meet the needs of food-insecure Kansas City area residents during the coronavirus pandemic. Harvesters, a non-profit organization serving northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas that is a certified member of the Feed America network, has distributed around 57.5 million meals and nearly 66 million pounds of […]

Remembering Armando Cruz

Longtime KC radio host dead at 51 Story by Angie Baldelomar and photos by George Acuña Longtime radio personality Armando Cruz, a host for Kansas City area station La X 1250 AM, died on Sept. 19 from complications due to COVID-19. He was 51. Cruz worked as a radio host for 20 years. He had […]