KCU in the News

Dr. Young began service as draftee, served 37 years

Nov 23, 2022

For 40 years, Dr. Mike Young's father was a doctor for the Jamestown community. When graduating from Jamestown High School in 1964, it is of little surprise that Young chose to enter into the medical profession by enrolling at Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg. Little did he realize that a pause in his educational endeavors would soon come from the U.S. Army and inspire a 37-year military career. 

This teeth-whitening hack has millions of views on TikTok, but is it legit?

Nov 18, 2022

Dr. Erinne Kennedy, KCU's director of predoctoral education and assistant professor of dental, speaks to Shape about the dangers of DIY teeth-whitening hacks.

Seasonal illnesses can impact your dental health

By KODE 12 Nov 16, 2022

Dr. Linda Niessen, dean of KCU's College of Dental Medicine and vice provost for Oral Health Affairs, shares how some common seasonal illnesses can impact your dental health and what you can do to prevent it.

KCPD and KCU partner in breathing techniques study

Nov 9, 2022

Kansas City Police Department and KCU partner in breathing techniques study.

Cholesterol and blood sugar levels

By WDAF Nov 9, 2022

Dr. Gautam Desai, Kansas City campus chair of primary care and professor, discusses how cholesterol and blood sugar levels can impact your health. 

Children with ADHD and the shortage of Adderall

By WDAF Nov 4, 2022

KCU's Dr. Amy Sickel speaks about the shortage of Adderall on Fox 4.

Notes from the Doctor: Talking about diabetes

Nov 3, 2022

What complications can develop if diabetes isn't well-managed? KCU's Dr. Ken Stewart shares some important information about diabetes on Living Well. 

KCU-Joplin students present CHAMPS Anatomy Academy at McKinley Elementary School

By KSNF Oct 26, 2022

KCU Score 1 for Health CHAMPS program med students led the CHAMPS Anatomy Academy for students at Joplin’s McKinley Elementary. The educational outreach program aims to help combat childhood obesity, promoting healthy living while encouraging the pursuit of higher education through the teaching of anatomy and basic nutrition.

KCU's Dr. Gautam Desai speaks on the alarming rise in RSV cases

By WDAF Oct 26, 2022

Doctors and hospitals across the country are seeing an alarming rise is cases of RSV, a respiratory virus that can be life-threatening. Dr. Gautam Desai, KCU professor and chair of Primary Care appeared on Fox 4 news in Kansas City to give insight.

AACOM announces 2022 Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship recipients

Oct 24, 2022

Kansas City University COM 2026 student, Alexis Marquez, will receive the 2022 Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship. 

KCU-COM student and member of KC Chiefs Rumble shares his story

Oct 19, 2022

D'Angeleau Newsome, KCU-COM student and OMM Fellow, talks about his experience as a member of the Chiefs Rumble.

KCU alumna shares her story as a breast cancer survivor

By WDAF Oct 7, 2022

October is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Kansas City University alumna, Dr. Deepa Halaharvi, is a breast cancer survivor and a breast cancer surgeon. She shares her unique story and a message of hope.