Psychologist offers tips to help kids develop social skills

By Angie Baldelomar Even as schools try to get back to in-person instruction, many students continue to learn remotely.And some parents worry that remote learning might be having an impact on their children’s development of social skills. But school psychologist Scott Fluke, who works for Olathe (Kansas) Public Schools, said it is too early to […]

Initial PanSeer study shows test can detect early cancerous growths

By Chara Doctors and other healthcare professionals might be able to detect early cancerous growths in the stomach, esophagus, colon, lungs and liver, based on the initial results of a test called the “PanSeer.”Using blood samples from individuals, a PanSeer study was conducted in China. The results were published in July 2020 in the journal […]

New June Hours Announced for UGPHD Vaccination Facilities

The Unified Government Public Health Department has announced new hours at its vaccination facilities at the former Kmart building and the Armory. Remember – COVID-19 vaccinations are always free of charge, and no insurance is needed! Kmart (7836 State Avenue)Tuesdays and Wednesdays11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Armory (100 South 20th Street)Thursdays and Fridays11 a.m. to […]

Free COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available for Adolescents Ages 12-15 in Wyandotte County!

Unified Public Health Department Also Offering Clinics for Additional Childhood Vaccines on WednesdaysThe Unified Government Public Health Department reports that children ages 12-15 are now okayed to get the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to protect them against COVID-19. No insurance is required to get the vaccine.COVID-19 Vaccines Monday-FridayAdolescents age 12-15 can get a COVID-19 vaccination during any […]

SMSD develops students’ social, emotional skills during pandemic

By Angie Baldelomar The pandemic has changed people’s lives.For students, it has forced them to make the transition from in-person to remote learning. Although online learning has brought several challenges, including technological ones, one of the biggest might be the development of students’ social and emotional skills.The Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) in Johnson County, […]

Unified Government Public Health Department Expands Mobile Vaccine Access in Wyandotte County!

The UGPHD is expanding its mobile COVID-19 vaccination efforts! Now, businesses, organizations and other groups in Wyandotte County can request on-site vaccination clinics! This mobile vaccine service and the COVID-19 vaccinations are free of charge, and no insurance is required. How to sign upOrganizations and groups can sign up by going to, and clicking […]

FDA approves use of Pfizer vaccine for ages 12-15

By Roberta Pardo On Monday (May 10), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the request from Pfizer and BioNTech to allow their COVID-19 vaccine to be given to people ages 12-15 on an emergency use basis.The approval will allow states to get middle school students vaccinated before the fall. It also will accelerate the […]

CDC eases COVID guidelines for fully vaccinated people

Story by Chara and photo cortesy by Joel Blocker, for UCHealth. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased COVID protocols for fully vaccinated people.“Today, I hope, is a day when we can take another step back to the normalcy of before,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday (April 27), as […]

Johnson & Johnson vaccine’s benefits outweigh risks, EMA states

By Chara The benefits of receiving the dose of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine outweigh the risks, the European Medicines Agency stated Tuesday (April 20).The agency’s statement followed the recent recommendation by U.S. health authorities to suspend administering Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine after six people developed rare, severe blood clots. According to information from the […]