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Morning Medical Update

English, Health / Medicine, 308 seasons, 204 episodes, 4 days 14 hours 24 minutes
Medical experts from The University of Kansas Health System discuss current health events and advances in medicine.
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Cancer and DNA

Priscilla Brittine's DNA predicted her chances of getting cancer and it wasn't good. So, she took action, before ever getting a diagnosis. The decision to remove her breasts and stomach. And the dire story her genetics foretold.
27/02/202430 minutes 16 seconds
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Robot Farmer

A farm accident cost Conor Cox his hand. But "bionic" technology is letting him drive his tractor, feed his cows, and provide for his family again. We look at the special surgery that lets Conor’s own muscles communicate with his bionic hand.
26/02/202431 minutes 50 seconds
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Breast Cancer Pathology

It's one thing to find a tumor. Fully understanding it is another. When Allison Lackey got a second opinion, that understanding completely changed her treatment. The importance of pathology, where subtle distinctions can mean the difference between life and death.
23/02/202431 minutes 49 seconds
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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Mila Ellsworth had two different types of cancer in a single breast and understanding the nuance meant everything for her treatment. How genetic testing guided treatment. Plus, how her great fitness limited her options for breast reconstruction. 
20/02/202428 minutes 28 seconds
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Bonded by Blood

Micah Rainey watched his dad endure leukemia until Micah learned he could be part of the cure. What the high schooler had to sacrifice to make a life-saving donation. Visit our website, or
19/02/202433 minutes 57 seconds
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Vaping and Teens

Vaping can hurt your lungs, your blood vessels, even your stress levels and too many teens don't appreciate the risks. Meet researchers who see the first-hand effects of vaping and hear what it's like to be addicted.
16/02/202434 minutes 8 seconds
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Living with Pancreatic Cancer

More people than ever are surviving pancreatic cancer, but it remains one of the most challenging cancers to diagnose and treat. We learn what helped one survivor beat the odds.
13/02/202429 minutes 47 seconds
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Living with Epilepsy

Grace Lindsey never stopped searching for a solution to her seizures... until she found a team of specialists. The surgical solution offered by doctors... and the methods used to pinpoint the source of her seizures.
12/02/202438 minutes 3 seconds
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Red Friday

Happy Red Friday! We are dedicating today's program to the Kansas City Chiefs and the staff at The University of Kansas Health System keeping the players and all of Chiefs Kingdom in good health.
09/02/202437 minutes 17 seconds
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Morning Medical Update - Amy Reinhardt Kidney Transplant and Turning Point

Waiting for a new kidney sapped Amy Reinhardt's energy, but it never shook the 27-year-old's faith. How Amy connected to a community of patients just like her and learned to endure life on the transplant list.
06/02/202428 minutes 6 seconds
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Head and Neck Cancers

Head and neck cancers are on the rise, and doctors often know it's there, even if they can't see a tumor. This morning, we look at how oncologists decide between starting treatment, or searching for the cancer's source.
05/02/202430 minutes 8 seconds
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Kidney Donation Between Friends

Courtney Walker was trying to cherish everyday despite looming kidney failure. See how a social media post finally helped convince an acquaintance to step up and be a donor.
02/02/202431 minutes 50 seconds
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Jennifer Williams - Weight Management Program

A change of body requires a change of mind. Meet one woman who lost hundreds of extra pounds, but had to gain mental fortitude to keep the weight off.
26/01/202432 minutes 28 seconds
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Mother / Son Haplo Match

When Anne Holzbeierlein learned she had leukemia, she had a great ally in her corner, in more ways than one. Her son Jeff is an accomplished oncologist here at the University of Kansas Health System. But even he ended up getting some guidance from his colleagues. Today we're learning how Anne got the life-saving treatment she needed, even if her bone marrow donor wasn't a 100 percent match.
22/01/202426 minutes 42 seconds
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Surgery after Weightloss

Weight loss surgery is a goal, but not a finish line. For one woman, the real life-changing moments came years after losing 150 pounds. From skin removal to breast reconstruction, the importance of reclaiming the body, post weight-loss.  
19/01/202428 minutes 35 seconds
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Arctic Air and Staying Safe

Arctic air, plunging the Midwest into freezing temperatures. How to stay safe during this dangerous cold snap, especially for the football diehards bundling up for Arrowhead.
12/01/202434 minutes 1 second
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Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer, a silent threat that often goes unnoticed until it's too late. One survivor and her doctor describe the early warning signs, and the plan to put her into remission.
08/01/202432 minutes
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Alexander's Gift

Parents make an agonizing choice for their unborn son. The story of Alexander's heart. A devastating diagnosis that now provides hope for four other families this holiday season.  
22/12/202331 minutes 56 seconds
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Holiday Hazards

Gifts, guests, family, and food. There's a lot on our minds during the holidays. Sometimes we forget about that dry tree or dirty chimney. Easy tips for holiday safety from the experts who see the consequences of a carefree Christmas.
19/12/202326 minutes 36 seconds
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New Liver, New Life

Gary gray was too sick to keep his job, so why wasn't he sick enough to get a liver from the national transplant list? The complicated rules that forced Gary to fly 1000 miles for care.
18/12/202331 minutes 42 seconds
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Parkinson's and Boxing

Working the bag, breaking a sweat, and fending off Parkinson’s disease. Movement as medicine. See what makes these kickboxing classes especially suited for movement disorders like Parkinson’s.
12/12/202330 minutes 16 seconds
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Rare Disease of the Brain's Blood Vessels

Nerissa Elrod lost her mom to a rare disease of the brain's blood vessels, and then she got the same diagnosis. We go behind the scenes to see the brain surgery that is making sure Nerissa’s future is bright.
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Daughter Saves Mother

Kristin Halpin watched her mom collapse and knew exactly what to do. The life-saving act that earned Kristen an award and set her mom on a new mission.
08/12/202337 minutes 59 seconds
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Dementia Risk

How accurately can science predict who will get dementia? What should someone even do with that information? The blurry line between normal aging and cognitive impairment. We show you the science.
06/12/202345 minutes 44 seconds
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Mid-Flight Medical Emergency

Chris Schwab collapsed on a cross-country flight. He needed a blood clot removed from his brain, and he needed it fast.
05/12/202331 minutes 38 seconds
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Medical Emergency on the Sideline

A young football player didn't realize he was in a medical emergency, but the expert on the sideline did! Athletic trainers and their critical role in high school sports. How they identified one young man's injury before anyone else even noticed.
04/12/202332 minutes 9 seconds
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Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the days grow shorter, the winter blues can hit harder. Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder. How can we protect the emotional warmth in ourselves, and our loved ones?
01/12/202336 minutes 57 seconds
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Partnership with Kansas City Current

28/11/202332 minutes 42 seconds
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Menopause and Bone Density

At a certain age, your bones get weaker, and for women, menopause can make the weakness worse. Protecting your bones, in the lower back especially, thanks to new research into hormones.
27/11/202331 minutes 22 seconds
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Thyroid Cancer

When Jennifer Osorio went for an elective surgery surgeons spotted something concerning inside her. Discovering cancer, just by chance! Plus the treatment that had Jennifer swallowing radiation.
27/11/202330 minutes 5 seconds
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Morning Medical Update - Olivia Strong

A party for a princess- 3-year-old Olivia is hoping to put cancer treatment behind her. The rare tumor that first showed up as a gut infection. And the urgent treatment giving her the best shot at a bright future.
27/11/202330 minutes 51 seconds
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Morning Medical Update Cancer: Choices, Hope and Science - Blood Cancers

A brother and sister's bond is amplified when he donates his bone marrow to save her life. Watch all episode - Morning Medical Update Cancer: Choices, Hope and Science   
14/11/202328 minutes
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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer experts have new tests and treatments at their fingertips, but by the time most patients show symptoms, it could be too late for most treatments. The best way to catch lung cancer early and the growing options to treat it, plus the first change in screening guidelines this decade.
13/11/202338 minutes 40 seconds
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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Jim Dayton's symptoms started as a stuffy nose. When his arms started swelling, he realized he needed more than a decongestant. The sneaky first signs of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and the urgency that started Jim's treatment, and helped save his life.
10/11/202327 minutes 11 seconds
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PSA Levels

Gary Shorman loves his Harley and the open road. His message is simple. Stay "Alive To Ride". The cancer survivor shares what he did and what he wants every man to do that likely saved his life.
07/11/202329 minutes 42 seconds
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Power of a Second Opinion - Prostate Cancer

Patrick Lanphier had his prostate removed but it wasn't enough to keep cancer at bay. Why he decided to switch doctors. Plus, the precision therapy he chose with minimal side effects.
06/11/202329 minutes 28 seconds
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3 Year Old's Stroke

03/11/202328 minutes 57 seconds
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Accepting Your Body After Cancer

Accepting your new body while fighting breast cancer, or after surviving it can be a battle in itself. Our patients share the emotional journey and how the care teams here guided them.
31/10/202330 minutes 25 seconds
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Claudia Hubbard Breast Cancer Survivor

Her life's work, giving parents and their children comfort in the face of devastating news. But then, this Children's Mercy Hospital Chaplain faced her own frightening diagnosis.
30/10/202331 minutes
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Breast Cancer Support

Healing means more than medical care. See some of the amazing resources and support groups ready to help the millions of breast cancer patients and survivors.
27/10/202330 minutes 25 seconds
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Mother Donates Kidney to Son

24/10/202326 minutes 57 seconds
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Dense Breast Screenings

23/10/202325 minutes 29 seconds
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New Partnership with Liberty Hospital, plus Cancer and Fertility

20/10/202329 minutes 28 seconds
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17/10/202325 minutes 31 seconds
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Road Trip Mammograms

16/10/202328 minutes 52 seconds
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Mother and Daughter Breast Cancer Journey

13/10/202329 minutes 1 second
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Breast Cancer Mural

10/10/202331 minutes 23 seconds
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Second Opinion -Cancer and Pregnancy

She was 7 months pregnant, and something didn't feel right. Meet the woman who ignored doctors who said it was typical and got a second opinion that saved her life.
09/10/202329 minutes 35 seconds
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Male Breast Cancer

06/10/202329 minutes 28 seconds
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Where Are They Now - Cynthia Newsome

03/10/202331 minutes 57 seconds
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02/10/202327 minutes 27 seconds
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Breast Cancer Patient Diagnosed with a Second Cancer Shares the Importance of a Second Opinion

Patient Yolanda Irvin is a strong believer in getting a second opinion. She shares how she came to receive her care at the University of Kansas Cancer Center as well as her new mission in life. Guests include Dr. Anup Kasi, Dr. Mazin Al-Kasspooles and Dr. Jamie Wagner.
19/05/202333 minutes 23 seconds
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New FDA Test Helps Mom Bypass Chemotherapy During COVID

One mom committed to chemotherapy, until COVID complicated her treatment plan. We’ll show you how an FDA approved test allowed her to ditch her chemo. Guests include hematologist and medical oncologist at The University of Kansas Cancer Center Dr. Anup Kasi.
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Rare Triple Diagnosis Patient Overcomes the Odds

Learn how treatment for rare face cancer led to a devastating colon diagnosis and then the lungs for a resilient patient who is now in the clear. Guests include Dr. Raed Al-Rajabi and Dr. Mazin Al-Kasspooles.
29/11/202236 minutes 1 second