KCU News

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.

KCU's Score 1 for Health assessment proves life-changing for Joplin child

By Haley Reardon Jan 4, 2024

Shelby Davenport silently struggled with an undiagnosed vision condition until a Score 1 for Health screening changed everything.

KCU-Joplin chair of Primary Care speaks on his experience as a forensic investigator

By Felicia Vaught Jan 3, 2024

John Paulson, DO, PhD, is chair and associate professor of Primary Care on the KCU-Joplin campus. Before joining KCU, he interned with the FBI, went up against designer drugs and helped bring a child's murderer to justice.

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.

Coping with feelings of loneliness during the holidays

Dec 21, 2023

As many as one in four people can experience feelings of loneliness. That feeling can be amplified during the holiday season. KCU's Dr. Sarah Getch offers guidance for managing those emotions.

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.

The intersection of medicine and creativity: KCU student collaborates with Stanford University in developing a novel device

By Haley Reardon Dec 15, 2023

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.” This quote, attributed to Albert Einstein, epitomizes Donald Keating and his desire to balance the demands of his studies with his passion for innovation and creativity.

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.

Class of 2024 Military Match Day

Dec 14, 2023

Congratulations Class of 2024 on Military Match Day. KCU thanks you for your service! Click here to view all KCU Class of 2024 Military Match students. 

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.