Saint Luke's Newsroom

New Clinical Trial for Heart Failure Tests Patients Remotely Using Wearable Devices
The world's first decentralized, digitally driven medical study has patients wear smart watches to record the effects of a heart failure medication.
Saint Luke’s Health System Earns “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index
Saint Luke’s Health System joins 495 health care providers nationwide earning the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation
KCTV: Experts share how parents can help children with back-to-school anxiety amid pandemic
As children return to school remotely or in person, there is growing concern about their mental and emotional health. KCTV talked to Saint Luke's Crittenton Children's Center about what parents can to do help.
Saint Luke’s News: Reduce your risk from COVID-19 and other health issues by doing this at home
When it comes to heart attack, stroke, dementia, heart failure, kidney failure, and risk of complications from COVID-19—there is one simple thing you can do at home to significantly reduce your risk. Dr. Tracy Stevens explains.
FOX4: Doctors seeing rising trend of colon cancer in younger adults
The recent death of actor Chadwick Boseman brings to light the rising trend of colon cancer in younger adults across the U.S. FOX4 talked to Dr. Liudmila Schafer about the importance of early screenings.
Chillicothe News: Revised visitor guidelines at Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital
With the continued spread of COVID-19, Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital have revised visitor policies in accordance with policies in place with Saint Luke's Kansas City area hospitals.
KCTV: Flu shots are more important than ever in upcoming flu season amidst pandemic
Infectious disease physician talked to KCTV about the upcoming flu season and why it is so important that the community take every precaution as possible this year.
KMBC: Mental health experts offer ways to deal with back-to-school stress
Going back to school can make children nervous enough during a regular year, but going back to class in a pandemic can cause some understandable anxiety. 
Reuters: Fact check: 94% of individuals with additional causes of death still had COVID-19
After a false claim was shared thousands of times on Facebook, the Reuters Fact Check team spoke to Dr. Marc Larsen and other health experts to set the record straight.