KCU in the News

Game day tips to avoid a hangover

By FOX 4 Feb 5, 2024

Celebrating sensibly will help you avoid a Super Bowl hangover. KCU’s Dr. Gautam Desai offers guidance to keep in mind.

Don't skip flossing when it comes to oral hygiene practices

By KODE 12 Jan 17, 2024

Flossing is one of the most important oral hygiene practices to protect your teeth against plaque, the bacteria that causes tooth decay and gum disease. KCU’s Dr. Linda Niessen demonstrates the proper technique.

Smart food choices can benefit your oral health

By KSNF Jan 17, 2024

A diet overhaul is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions made every year. Making smart food choices can benefit more than just our waistlines by ensuring a healthy smile all year long. KCU’s Dr. Linda Niessen explains.

Healthy smiles contribute to overall health

By KSNF Jan 5, 2024

KCU’s College of Dental Medicine and Bright Futures Carthage each received $10,000 grants from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to improve dental health for children in rural communities. Dr. Linda Niessen explains how healthy smiles contribute to overall health.

Signs and symptoms of thyroid concerns

By KSNF Jan 5, 2024

Though it’s a small gland, the thyroid has a big job producing and releasing vital hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic rate, growth and development. When it’s not working properly, it can result in a number of health issues. KCU’s Dr. Ken Stewart explains.

Kansas City University welcomes new director for the Center for Population Health and Equity

Jan 2, 2024

Kansas City University is pleased to announce the addition of Catherine Lindsey Satterwhite, PhD, MSPH, MPH, who will serve as the executive director of the new Center for Population Health and Equity.

Oral health and holiday stress

Dec 21, 2023

The stress that sometimes results during the holidays can wreak havok on our oral health. KCU's Dr. Linda Niessen gives helpful tips to manage some of the surprising oral conditions that stress can cause.

Keeping kids on a schedule during the holidays

Dec 21, 2023

With school-age children now on winter break, maintaining a routine can be challenging. KCU's Dr. Gautam Desai offers guidance for keeping kids on a schedule during the busyness of the holiday season.

KCU's John Paulson, DO, named Access Family Care's interim chief medical officer

By Joplin Globe Dec 18, 2023

John Paulson, DO, PhD, will serve as interim chief medical officer for Access Family Care in Southwest Missouri, acting as lead expert on medical and public health topics.

Health benefits of laughter

By WDAF Dec 15, 2023

We’ve all heard the phrase “laughter is the best medicine.” Turns out, it's true- for your mental as well as physical health. Dr. Amy Sickel, director of Clinical Psychology Training at Kansas City University, shares some laughs with the news anchors on Fox 4 in Kansas City to demonstrate the many health benefits of laughter.

Winter weather safety and well-being

By KSNF Dec 12, 2023

Winter weather can pose threats to our safety and well-being. KCU’s Dr. Ken Heiles shares important information to keep in mind as winter approaches.

KCU dental students learn leadership skills while developing a charitable mentality

Dec 7, 2023

KCU’s Linda Niessen, DMD, spoke to the South Florida District Dental Association about how students learn leadership skills while developing a charitable mentality in addition to the formal dental training they receive at KCU-CDM.