KCU in the News

KCU's Dr. Dagget speaks on basketball injuries and treatments

By WDAF Mar 9, 2023

As March Madness has the attention of the basketball fans, Matt Daggett, DO, KCU alum and adjunct professor, talks about basketball injuries, the need for an accurate diagnosis and innovative treatments to help kids and adults return to play.

KCU student doctors provide care in Guatemala

Mar 8, 2023

For more than two decades, KCU students have traveled to Guatemala to deliver care to patients, many of whom have never seen a physician. KMBC speaks to student doctors about the Global Health mission and what they have learned while providing care in Guatemala.

KCU's Dr. Desai speaks about the importance of kidney disease awareness

By WDAF Mar 8, 2023

Dr. Ken Stewart discusses kidney health on Living Well

By KSNF Mar 2, 2023

KCU's Dr. Ken Stewart shares some simple steps to maintain kidney health, including drinking plenty of water, limiting salt intake and exercising regularly.

Taking steps to prevent skin cancer

By WDAF Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Gautam Desai, KCU professor and chair of Primary Care, and Dr. Kelly Reed (COM '12) talk about how to be safe in the sun and prevent skin cancer.

Fun ways for children to brush their teeth

By KSNF Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Linda Niessen, founding dean of KCU’s College of Dental Medicine, shares tips on how to help children have fun while brushing their teeth.

The science of happiness

By WDAF Feb 17, 2023

Happiness is a journey, not a destination. KCU's Dr. Sarah Getch speaks to Fox 4 News about establishing long-term habits to maintain happiness.

After decades of protest, the FDA considers easing restrictions on LGBTQ men donating blood

Feb 12, 2023

The FDA banned donations entirely during the HIV epidemic in the early 1980s when little was known about AIDS. But the risk of transfusion-related transmission hasn’t been a real concern for decades. KCU Assistant Professor of Primary Care Benjamin Grin, MPH, MD, speaks to KCUR 89.3 about the new guidelines proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. To listen to KCUR's interview, click here. 

Signs and symptoms of heart disease in women

By KSNF Feb 9, 2023

Dr. Ken Stewart, KCU assistant professor of Primary Care, sat down with KSN’s Shelby Neely to discuss heart disease in women and how the signs and symptoms differ from those seen in men. Watch the full segment by clicking here

Getting players healthy for Super Bowl Sunday

By WDAF Feb 7, 2023

As all Chiefs fans know, Kansas City has been plagued with injuries over the past several weeks, including Patrick Mahomes. How does a player recover enough to play their best game on the biggest stage with just a couple of weeks to do it?

Show me what makes you smile: KCU hosts dental assembly for elementary students

By KOAM Feb 7, 2023

KCU hosted an assembly at Irving Elementary School in Joplin to bring awareness to oral hygiene during Children's Dental Health Month. Dr. Erinne Kennedy, KCU director of Predoctoral Education, led the assembly with a fun and educational presentation for the children.  

How to stay heart healthy during the Super Bowl

By WDAF Feb 6, 2023

Many research studies show an increase in heart attack cases during the Super Bowl. Dr. Gautam Desai, KCU professor and chair of Primary Care, speaks about what heart attack symptoms to look out for during the big game.