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In Kansas counties that adopted mask rules last summer, the spread of COVID-19 slowed, new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.

The study by federal and state epidemiologists suggests that if more counties follow suit, it could help stem a disastrous groundswell that has hospitals in Kansas and across the Midwest reeling.

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A rare condition in children that doctors say stems from COVID-19 is now showing up in Wichita as doctors diagnosed a 12-year-old girl with a multisystem inflammatory syndrome, also known as MIS-C.

According to the CDC, only a little more than 1,000 children have been diagnosed with the condition in the United States. Less than 10 of those cases have been in Kansas.

"I was beginning to think, 'Oh my god, oh my god, I’m going to lose my daughter,'" Jessica Rains said, referring to her daughter, Adalyn.

Last week, doctors told Rains that her daughter has MIS-C.

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Teenagers in Kansas are among the least likely to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus, according to the Immunize Kansas Coalition.

Only 12 percent of teens in Kansas have received all three doses of the vaccine to protect againsts HPV, which was one of the lowest rates in the country in 2013, said coalition chairman John Eplee. The Topeka Capital-Journal also reports that Kansas teens rank in the bottom quarter for meningococcal meningitis vaccination rates.

Kansas 14th Most Obese State In Nation

Aug 20, 2013

A new report on obesity in America says Kansas is now the 14th most obese state in the nation.

The annual “F as in Fat” report says 29.9 per cent of adults in Kansas are obese. That’s barely changed from last year.