KCU in the News

Coping with stay-at-home mom burnout, depression and isolation

By WDAF Sep 22, 2023

Being a stay-at-home mom is often the most fulfilling job in the workplace. It can also be the most difficult one. Stay-at-home moms are more likely to suffer from burnout, guilt, isolation and depression. Dr. Sarah Getch, who heads the psychology department at Kansas City University, shares more.

KCU student takes part in research describing risks of vaping CBD among youth

Sep 15, 2023

A team led by UNMC College of Public Health researchers has published an article that describes the risks of vaping cannabidiol (CBD) among adolescents. Avina Mahorke, KCU-Joplin College of Osteopathic Medicine student who served as a co-author of the study, said that “nearly 6% of the whole cohort did not know if they had vaped CBD or not.”

What should you know when detecting ovarian cancer?

Sep 14, 2023

Ovarian cancer can cause many symptoms that range from abdominal pain to fatigue. KCU alumna, Kathy Lafavor, DO (COM '06), speaks on the importance of early detection of ovarian cancer. 

Tick season lasts beyond summer

By WDAF Sep 14, 2023

Ticks can cause severe illness, allergies to meat and even death. Now, they are being seen outside of the summer months. KCU's Dr. Gautam Desai explains how to avoid tick bites. 

Causes of headache pain

By KSNF Sep 7, 2023

Headaches plague over half the population at some point in their lives. While most are treatable, some headaches can signal a more serious health issue. KCU’s Dr. Ken Stewart explains.

KCU student returns after helping Maui wildfire victims

By Elizabeth Alex Aug 29, 2023

You might think a medical student, miles from her home in Maui would feel helpless as she watched videos of her home island on fire. But “helpless” is not a word that would describe Kenya Sherman. Not by a long shot.

KCU College of Dental Medicine celebrates first White Coating Ceremony

Aug 29, 2023

The inaugural class of Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine received their white coats in Joplin, Missouri on August 19th, 2023.

Kansas City University students take part in We Care Day

By KODE 12 Aug 29, 2023

First-year students, along with faculty and staff, took part in WE CARE Day—KCU’s annual day of community service. Students chose from a variety of service projects at 44 different charities and community-centered resources throughout the Joplin and Kansas City areas.

Preparing for back-to-school season

By WDAF Aug 25, 2023

It’s back-to-school time already! KCU’s Dr. Gautam Desai, professor and chair of Primary Care talks about the best ways parents can help get kids ready.

KCU student doctor collects medical supplies to help wildfire victims in Maui

Aug 18, 2023

Kenya Sherman is a medical student in KCU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and a proud native of Maui. The tragic wildfires in her hometown inspired Kenya to collect crucial medical supplies, which she will personally deliver to a medical facility on the island.

The benefits of dental sealants and why you may need them

By KSNF Aug 16, 2023

Regular brushing and flossing provide the best defense against cavities; but the nooks and crannies of back teeth can be difficult to clean. Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting tooth enamel from bacteria that can cause decay—especially during cavity-prone years. KCU’s Dr. Linda Niessen explains.

How pets can impact mental health

By WDAF Aug 8, 2023

How can pets help us mentally? KCU's Dr. Sarah Getch speaks on how pets can reduce loneliness, increase feelings of social support and boost your mood.