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Donor of Saint Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute Becomes Patient Himself
Tony Torchia, an 84-year-old grandfather in Overland Park, has been a loyal Saint Luke’s patient for many years. He never expected to be a patient at the Institute he donated to years prior.
KSHB: Doctor says surge of COVID-19 in India impacts the world
Many people who live in Kansas City, Missouri, and are from India are worried about their families overseas because of a recent COVID-19 surge in the country.
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America's Healthcare Advocate Radio Show: COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion with Dr. Tracy Stevens and Dr. Mary Anne Jackson
Join Cary Hall, host of America's Healthcare Advocate, as he interviews Dr. Tracy Stevens about the COVID-19 vaccines and why people with existing health conditions have a much higher risk for severe illness.
KMBC: Kansas City surgeon says he's seeing more people with acute liver disease in pandemic
A study about stress in America finds 1 in 4 adults is drinking more as a way to cope during the pandemic.
The Kansas City Beacon: We're learning more about COVID's long-term effects on our brains
The Kansas City Beacon talked to psychotherapist Monty Miller about how lasting symptoms of COVID-19 can contribute to fear and anxiety. 
FOX4: With restrictions lifting, one major Kansas City venue starts preparing for Memorial Day
Dr. Sarah Boyd, an infectious disease specialist with Saint Luke’s Health System, talked to FOX4 about outdoor gatherings.
KSHB: Missouri pastor donates kidney to church member
Pastor Jack Coultas donated his kidney to church member Jeremy Whitham after hearing the family's prayers for a donor.
Legacies of Excellence: Mikhail Kosiborod, MD, Officially Bestowed the Ben McCallister, MD, Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research
Saint Luke’s honored two of its visionary leaders this week as Mikhail Kosiborod, MD, was formally recognized as the inaugural Ben McCallister, MD, Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research.
Business Wire: Medical Society Urges Use of Ultrasound Contrast Agents and Supports Safety Record
Dr. Michael Main explains how the use of UCAs is proven to be safe and can help patients avoid unnecessary downstream tests.