KCU in the News
Coping with stay-at-home mom burnout, depression and isolation
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
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?
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.
KCU student returns after helping Maui wildfire victims
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
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
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.
KCU student doctor collects medical supplies to help wildfire victims in Maui
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
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.