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Courier Tribune: Walk-in clinic now at Saint Luke's Smithville location
Saint Luke’s Primary Care–Smithville has expanded services to include a walk-in clinic treating patients with minor illnesses in the evening and on weekends.
Health News You Can Use: Children's Mental Health Through the Pandemic
Amanda Davis, Director of Intake Services at Saint Luke's Crittenton Children's Center, talks about the mental health impact of the pandemic on our youth.
KMBC: Expert shares how parents can help children process feelings, answer questions after Capitol riots
Seeing or hearing about the unrest at the nation's Capitol on top of a stressful pandemic can be a lot for children to take in. KMBC spoke to Amanda Davis about how parents can help children process these feelings.
KSHB: Saint Luke's nurse details her COVID-19 vaccine journey
Front line workers at Saint Luke's have started getting the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. KSHB talked to ICU nurse Kristin Sollars and Dr. Sarah Boyd about what to expect with the second dose.
Kansas City Musician Avoids Paralysis with Major Spine Surgery
When John Murray was losing function in his hands and arms, it became difficult to play his music. He turned to the team at Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute to fix the issue threatening his independent lifestyle.
Kansas City Magazine: How three of Kansas City's Top Doctors stay grounded during a tough year
Kansas City Magazine spoke to Dr. Eddie Island about his favorite part of the job and how he finds creative relief when he's not in the operating room.
KSHB: Infectious disease physician explains importance of getting COVID-19 booster shot

This week, hospitals in the Kansas City metro are starting to administer the COVID-19 booster shot to health care workers.

Lung Cancer is as Serious as it Gets, Says Saint Luke’s Oncologist
Lung cancer kills more people than any other type of cancer. Medical oncologist Janakiraman Subramanian, MD co-developed Saint Luke's early detection screening program for patients who meet certain criteria.
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Hedrick Medical Center Medical Staff Continues Scholarship Opportunity
The scholarship will is named the Harkness Scholarship, after Dr. James A. Harkness, a former Chillicothe physician and Chief of Staff at Hedrick Medical Center.