Cover Story

KMBZ News Staff
May 17, 2018 - 6:03 am
The end of life is a subject few like to think about and many fear. Our Cover Story, The Final Goodbye, was inspired by former First Lady Barbara Bush's decision to transition into comfort care and to stop curative care. - The story of Clayton and her family in her last days - The hardest times are...
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Kara Marxer
April 20, 2018 - 6:18 am
Kellie Heckerson has dealt with ringing in her ears for years, but when new symptoms suddenly appeared one day, she knew something was really wrong. In a Friday Morning Follow-Up to our Cover Story on hearing loss, Heckerson told KMBZ how she figured out she has Meniere's Disease and how other...
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Sabin Fuentes and his wife, Myonghee, circa 1990
Marc LaVoie
March 09, 2018 - 6:11 am
A letter carrier in Kansas City knows what he's talking about when it comes to lightning safety -- he was injured in a strike several years ago. Sabin Fuentes was listening the KMBZ Cover Story for Severe Weather Awareness Week. He took special interest in the chapter about lightning. Fuentes was...
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Jim Cunningham
March 08, 2018 - 6:06 am
Each year more than 100 people are killed by lightning in the U.S., according to the National Weather Service. Another 300 people are injured in the electrical strikes. Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 4-10. In most cases victims of lightning strikes are outdoors, but some structures do not...
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Marc LaVoie
January 17, 2018 - 5:15 am
Some of the people most at risk in the opioid epidemic are those who suffer from chronic pain. At the rheumatology department and amplified pain clinic at Children's Mercy Hospital, the doctors never prescribe opioid pain killers. When pain strikes at an early age, it is especially important to...
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Kara Marxer
January 17, 2018 - 5:10 am
After KMBZ aired stories Tuesday about alternative treatments for chronic pain, several listeners passed along their remedies that do not involve opioid medicines. The one factor that kept coming up was a change in diet. Chronic pain can be managed through food, said Bethany Frazier, a registered...
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January 16, 2018 - 4:38 am
The American opioid epidemic continues to result in thousands of deaths every year, motivating doctors and their patients to seek other ways of managing chronic pain. About 64,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017, more than the number of people who died as a result of gun violence or...
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University of Kansas Hospital
Jim Cunningham
January 12, 2018 - 6:58 am
The KMBZ Cover Story, "A Night in the ER," concludes Friday with a story about a man who decided in his 30s that he was dissatisfied with his career and embarked on a new path in emergency medicine. One of the attending doctors at 1 a.m. in the emergency room at the University of Kansas Hospital is...
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Jim Cunningham
January 10, 2018 - 4:40 am
The University of Kansas Hospital serves about 53,000 patients in its emergency room each year, and Mark Puno is one of the people who helps each person through the system. Puno is a supervising nurse at KU Hospital. More than a third of ER patients are admitted. "I love people; it's why I went...
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Kansas City's Morning News
January 08, 2018 - 12:01 pm
Mason was complaining of a headache. His mom thought, well, her 8-year-old been out in the sun all day. No big deal, she thought. Kids get headaches sometimes. But the next day, when Mason began drooling and had trouble talking... she and Mason's step-father knew something bad was happening, and...
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