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2006 Session - June through December

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to HEALTH, June through December, 2006.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue

ARTICLES ON HEALTH, June through December, 2006

Chris Moon
Pandemic nothing to sneeze at
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/1/2006

Steve Painter
Kansas hears grim forecast of flu's impact
Wichita Eagle, 6/1/2006 [Newsbank article]

Mike Belt
County unprepared for pandemic flu; plan in works
Lawrence Journal World, 6/1/2006

Ron Knox
Group rewards retailers for not selling tobacco products to underage buyers
Lawrence Journal World, 6/1/2006

Out of death comes life
Hutchinson News, 6/1/2006

Julius A. Karash
KU hospital spurns Cerner
Kansas City Star, 6/2/2006 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal
Mumps cases number 719
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/3/2006

Scott Rochat
Tracking mumps takes legwork
Emporia Gazette, 6/3-4/2006

Joel Mathis
Virus affecting more women; Kansas AIDS deaths declining
Lawrence Journal World, 6/5/2006

Kevin Flaherty
Health department taking 'general approach' to bird flu
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/5/2006 [Newsbank article]

Kasha Stoll
People ponder threat of flu
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/6/2006

Mary Jane Hellebust
City can act on smoke
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/6/2006 [Newsbank article]

Awareness of prostate cancer targeted during June
Leavenworth Times, 6/6/2006

Sam Hananel
Immigration program vital to Kansas
Lawrence Journal World, 6/7/2006

Sophia Maines
Wescoe, cancer link to be probed
Lawrence Journal World, 6/7/2006

Sarah St. John
Pandemic planning: Everyone plays a vital role
Olathe Daily News, 6/7/2006

Sophia Maines
Vaccine will help women preserve fertility, doctor says
Lawrence Journal World, 6/9/2006

Phyllis J. Zorn
Hays chiropractor reappointed to board
Hays Daily News, 6/9/2006 [Newsbank article]

KDHE educates public about a mother's right to breastfeed
Leavenworth Times, 6/13/2006

David Goldstein
Health report ranks states
Kansas City Star, 6/14/2006 [Newsbank article]

George Diepenbrock
Mumps cases in county reach a record level
Lawrence Journal World, 6/15/2006

Michael Hooper
Hospital looking at new location
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/16/2006

Dave Ranney
New board to tackle Medicaid
Lawrence Journal World, 6/18/2006

David Chartrand
Most Kansas children are vaccinated -- we hope
Olathe Daily News, 6/20/2006

Special to the Times
KDHE reminds Kansans that rabies is preventable
Leavenworth Times, 6/20/2006

Scott Rothschild
State leaders OK bonds for KU cancer research lab
Lawrence Journal World, 6/21/2006

Ron Knox
Well-linked, influential pediatrician dies
Lawrence Journal World, 6/21/2006

Kathleen Sebelius
Rising health costs [commentary]
Hays Daily News, 6/21/2006 [Newsbank article]

David Chartrand
Which Kansas kids are not vaccinated?
Wichita Eagle, 6/22/2006

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Disaster planning silver lining [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/23/2006

Thomas D. Rowley
Medicaid cuts hurt rural areas
Parsons Sun, 6/23/2006

Anyone can make a change
Olathe Daily News, 6/24-26/2006

Dave Ranney and Joel Mathis
State disputes results of Medicaid audit
Lawrence Journal World, 6/26/2006

David Chartrand
Vaccinations? We're in the dark
Salina Journal, 6/26/2006

Scott Rothschild
KU Med talks spur bioscience concerns
Lawrence Journal World, 6/27/2006

Dave Ranney
Mental health group to appeal funding cut
Lawrence Journal World, 6/28/2006

Ric Anderson
Mental health agency on offensive
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/28/2006

Annie Calovich
State hopes more cities ban smoking in public
Wichita Eagle, 6/28/2006 [Newsbank article]

Claudia Lauer
Health agency favors city bans
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/28/2006

Dave Ranney
Council calls for closing state hospital
Lawrence Journal World, 6/29/2006

Stephanie Farley
Officials meet to pandemic flu plan
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/29/2006 [Newsbank article]

Elaine Bessier
Secondhand smoke kills
Johnson County Sun, 6/29/2006

Special to the Times
WHO announces Indonesian bird flu cases probably spread person-to-person
Leavenworth Times, 6/30/2006

Sarah St. John
Tobacco checks in high gear
Olathe Daily News, 6/30/2006

David Klepper
Kansas wary but hopeful on hospitals
Kansas City Star, 7/1/2006 [Newsbank article]

Bob Curtright
Group plans anti-smoking push
Wichita Eagle, 7/1/2006 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Advocates see area as health care destination
Lawrence Journal World, 7/2/2006

J-W Editorials
Community care [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 7/5/2006

Amy M. Cotham
Tobacco prevention campaign offers 'reward and reminder'
Chanute Tribune, 7/6/2006 [Newsbank article]

April Middleton
West Nile virus season starts here
Salina Journal, 7/8/2006 [Newsbank article]

Rachel Davis
Health officials advise to get ready for West Nile virus
Garden City Telegram, 7/8/2006

Mosquito season returns
Hutchinson News, 7/9/2006 [Newsbank article]

Howard Rodenberg
State is tracking vaccinations
Salina Journal, 7/10/2006 [Newsbank article]

Phyllis J. Zorn
New agency seeks input on future of health care system
Hays Daily News, 7/10/2006 [Newsbank article]

Mary Katherine Stout and Matthew Hisrich
Price transparency important
Salina Journal, 7/12/2006 [Newsbank article]

The Anti-Smoking Zealots [cartoon]
Chanute Tribune, 7/13/2006

Dave Ranney
Panel to promote Kansans' well-being
Lawrence Journal World, 7/16/2006

The Capital-Journal
St. Francis selects new CEO
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/19/2006

Dave Ranney
Health Policy Authority at odds over basic principles
Lawrence Journal World, 7/19/2006

Bob Johnson
Illegal sales of smokes is targeted
Iola Register, 7/20/2006

Scott Rothschild
Health policy authority to study human cloning
Lawrence Journal World, 7/26/2006

Sandy Praeger
Health insurance becoming increasingly more complex
Winfield Daily Courier, 7/26/2006

Mathew Hisrich
Shutting down Medicaid shell games
Kansas City Kansan, 7/26/2006

Brandy Nance
Grant helps bring mental-health issues to hispanics
Emporia Gazette, 7/26/2006

Mike Belt
Blood banks hope 16-year-olds will donate
Lawrence Journal World, 7/28/2006

Phyllis J. Zorn
Area officials speak out on health care
Hays Daily News, 7/28/2006 [Newsbank article]

Duane Schrag
KDHE monitors plume
Salina Journal, 7/28/2006 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal
Kansas man dies from West Nile virus
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/29/2006

Sophia Maines
Grant to help study stroke, heart disease in minorities
Lawrence Journal World, 7/31/2006

Kathy Hanks
'Ray' uses his looks to raise money for hospital
Hutchinson News, 7/31/2006 [Newsbank article]

David Chartrand
Health care: Kansas' new nightmare
Olathe Daily News, 8/1/2006

Hal Lockard
Child in hot auto dies
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/3/2006

David Chartrand
No room here for the poor, sick
Salina Journal, 8/6/2006

Phyllis J. Zorn
Mobile home park owner unaware of KDHE order
Hays Daily News, 8/7/2006 [Newsbank article]

Rachel Davis
'Decoys' help make smoking 'Everybody's Business'
Garden City Telegram, 8/8/2006

Dave Toplikar
Dog Days creator to receive 'health hero' award
Lawrence Journal World, 8/9/2006

Tim Vandenack
Garden City commission approves smoking ban
Hutchinson News, 8/9/2006 [Newsbank article]

Andi Atwater
Hospitals begin no-smoke initiative
Wichita Eagle, 8/10/2006 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rochat
Cigarette sellers pass the test
Emporia Gazette, 8/10/2006 [Newsbank article]

Phyllis J. Zorn
Parents of autistic children meet to share concerns
Hays Daily News, 8/10/2006 [Newsbank article]

Emily Behlmann
Immunizations required by state
Garden City Telegram, 8/10/2006

Dave Toplikar
'Red Dog' gets top-dog billing as health hero
Lawrence Journal World, 8/11/2006

Phyllis J. Zorn
Board upholds 12 counts against Colby doctor
Hays Daily News, 8/15/2006 [Newsbank article]

The Telegram
New West Nile virus cases reported in area
Garden City Telegram, 8/15/2006

KDHE announces additional West Nile Virus cases
Dodge City Daily Globe, 8/15/2006

Claudia Lauer
Center hopes to be in the red
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/18/2006 [Newsbank article]

J-W Editorials
No-smoking trend [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 8/18/2006

Mike Belt
Mumps cases may increase with KU's start
Lawrence Journal World, 8/19/2006

George Diepenbrock
Pharmacy under investigation; Medicaid division searches building
Lawrence Journal World, 8/19/2006

Amy M. Cotham
Chanute woman diagnosed with case of West Nile Virus
Chanute Tribune, 8/19/2006 [Newsbank article]

Eric Weslander
HIV case first test of state statute
Lawrence Journal World, 8/21/2006

Phyllis J. Zorn
Environmental effects
Hays Daily News, 8/21/2006 [Newsbank article]

Sarah St. John
County has two West Nile deaths
Olathe Daily News, 8/23/2006

Scott Rothschild
Measure may fight youth obesity
Lawrence Journal World, 8/23/2006

Tim Hrenchir
American Medical response emergency report
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/24/2006

Scott Rothschild
Lawmaker: Health care program for youths isn't doable
Lawrence Journal World, 8/24/2006

Sebelius names Thayer resident to help improve employee health care
Chanute Tribune, 8/24/2006

Dave Ranney
Menninger blasts mental health policy
Lawrence Journal World, 8/25/2006

Ann Marie Bush
Kicking the habit
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/28/2006

Chad Lawhorn
State court will decide legality of smoking ban
Lawrence Journal World, 8/29/2006

Sophia Maines
Cervical cancer vaccine offered at KU
Lawrence Journal World, 8/29/2006

Karen Shideler
Kansas failing to slim down
Wichita Eagle, 8/30/2006 [Newsbank article]

Sparks fly smoking ban ignites courtroom challenge
Garden City Telegram, 8/30/2006

Scott Bershof
Halloran: No impact on our ban
Garden City Telegram, 8/30/2006

Karen Shideler
No anthrax attack, it was only a test
Wichita Eagle, 9/1/2006 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
West Nile disease cover up [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/2/2006

Scott Rothschild
'Red Dog' gets Capitol congratulations from Sebelius
Lawrence Journal World, 9/6/2006

Tim Vandenack
Dodge gathers info about smoking ban
Hutchinson News, 9/7/2006 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
The Kaufman abuse case more heroes
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/9/2006

Karen Shideler
Group urges people to do something --- for a change
Wichita Eagle, 9/9/2006 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Teenage blood donors good habit [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/10/2006

Scott Rothschild
Advocates want to close mental hospitals
Lawrence Journal World, 9/12/2006

OP: Make up for lost time [opinion]
Johnson County Sun, 9/14/2006

Deb Gruver
Medical card found to break state law
Wichita Eagle, 9/15/2006 [Newsbank article]

J-W Staff Report
Kansas' immunization rate sees dramatic rise
Lawrence Journal World, 9/16/2006

Ann Marie Bush
Health agencies discuss county's public system
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/19/2006

The Capital-Journal
Immunization rates improve
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/19/2006

Karen Shideler
Survey: More Kansas kids getting proper immunizations
Wichita Eagle, 9/19/2006 [Newsbank article]

Sarah St. John
Immunization rates leap
Olathe Daily News, 9/20/2006

Kathleen Sebelius
Take the Healthy Kansas Pledge
Chanute Tribune, 9/20/2006 [Newsbank article]

Barbara Shelly
Improved care for the disabled should be a priority in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 9/21/2006 [Newsbank article]

Chad Lawhorn
LMH discussing way to speed up cancer diagnosis in patients
Lawrence Journal World, 9/21/2006

James Carlson
On second chance, KNI passes
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/27/2006

Governor appoints Olathe resident to Board of Nursing
Olathe Daily News, 9/27/2006

Michael Hooper
Medicaid contracts generate anxiety
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/28/2006

All Kansans eligible for suit
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/28/2006

Steve Fry
Doctor: Charges amount to double jeopardy
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/28/2006

J-W Editorials
Everyday impact [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 9/28/2006

Jane Sandbulte
CCL observing tenth anniversary
Winfield Daily Courier, 9/29/2006

Jane Sandbulte
CCL experiment more successful than expected
Winfield Daily Courier, 9/30/2006

Amanda O'Toole
Hospitals' smoking bans take effect
Wichita Eagle, 10/1/2006

Michael Hooper
Big move for St. Francis?
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/3/2006

KDHE to award $4.5 million for hospital emergency preparedness
Dodge City Daily Globe, 10/4/2006

Stephanie Farley
Health department to educate public about hand washing
Garden City Telegram, 10/5/2006

April Middleton
Clean' em up
Salina Journal, 10/5/2006 [Newsbank article]

Patrick Lowry
Prevention [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 10/11/2006 [Newsbank article]

News Staff
Ellinwood EMS wins national service award
Hutchinson News, 10/12/2006 [Newsbank article]

Fredrick J. Johnson
County touts new drug card
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/13/2006

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
KU heart center now open
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/14/2006

Bill Hummell
Drug card generates buzz
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/14/2006

Eric Weslander
Mentally ill see fewer choices for treatment in Kansas
Lawrence Journal World, 10/16/2006

Ann Marie Bush
St. Francis health center putting patients first
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/16/2006

Tim Vandenack
Dodge City officials seek public input on possible smoking ban
Hutchinson News, 10/17/2006 [Newsbank article]

Chad Lawhorn
LMH expansion could get boost from grant
Lawrence Journal World, 10/19/2006

Autism legislative forum set for today
Dodge City Daily Globe, 10/24/2006

Eric Swanson
Coalition: Lawmakers must help autistic children, their families
Dodge City Daily Globe, 10/25/2006

Michael Hooper
Prescription for savings Wal-Mart includes Kansas in $4 generic drug program
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/27/2006

Deb Gruver
Wal-Mart expands $4 drug plan to Kansas
Wichita Eagle, 10/27/2006 [Newsbank article]

Julius A. Karash
Wal-Mart generics plan the $4 drug gambit
Kansas City Star, 10/27/2006 [Newsbank article]

Ron Knox
Wal-Mart brings $4 prescription drugs to Kansas
Lawrence Journal World, 10/27/2006

Peggy Mooney
Shawnee County offers NACo prescription drug discount card program to residents
Metro News, 10/27/2006

Karen Shideler
Medicine and technology devices let doctors treat Kansans from a distance
Wichita Eagle, 10/29/2006 [Newsbank article]

Alan Bavley
Parents' sides fears gain new clues
Kansas City Star, 11/1/2006

Jason Gertzen
Biotech jobs come to Lenexa
Kansas City Star, 11/8/2006 [Newsbank article]

Mark Fagan
Cancer research gets KU boost
Lawrence Journal World, 11/8/2006

Clara Kilbourn
Clinic lets you stop, shot, go
Hutchinson News, 11/9/2006 [Newsbank article]

Emerson Lynn Jr
Leaders must take an early initiative on stem cell studies [opinion]
Iola Register, 11/10/2006

David Clouston
Mental illness affects 100,000 in Kansas
Salina Journal, 11/15/2006 [Newsbank article]

Kathy Hanks
No Bad blood
Hutchinson News, 11/15/2006 [Newsbank article]

Pete Goering
Smoking ban only a matter of time
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/16/2006

Amy Bickel
Fair board finds talk of healthy changes distasteful
Hutchinson News, 11/16/2006 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Sebelius focuses on health care
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/16/2006

Will Manly
Kansans can track health with free software
Hays Daily News, 11/23/2006

Scott Rothschild
Disabled needy bear new burden of proof
Lawrence Journal World, 11/28/2006

Thousands in Kansas off Medicaid following citizenship rules
Leavenworth Times, 11/29/2006

Barbara J. Isenberg
$13,000 grant aids county in treating TB
Wichita Eagle, 11/29/2006 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Sebelius: ID rules could cause Kansans to lose health coverage
Lawrence Journal World, 11/30/2006

Associated Press
Medicaid crisis?
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/30/2006

Sharon Montague
Health leaders seek more funds
Salina Journal, 11/30/2006 [Newsbank article]

Lynn Horsely
Vote on smoking ban put off
Kansas City Star, 12/1/2006 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
County approves ex-epidemiologist as health officer
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/1/2006

Gregory L. Schneider
An open letter to Governor Sebelius
Metro News, 12/1/2006

Barbara Hollingsworth
Medicare in limbo at Stormont-Vail
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/5/2006

Healthy plan
Garden City Telegram, 12/5/2006

Ron Knox
Checkup finds Kansas healthier
Lawrence Journal World, 12/6/2006

Joe Stumpe and Denise Neil
Is Wichita ready for a ban on trans fat?
Wichita Eagle, 12/6/2006 [Newsbank article]

Phil Anderson
Safe Kids Kansas honors Topeka pediatrician
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/6/2006

Study ranks Kansas healthier in 2006
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/6/2006

Sarah St. John
Medicare enrollment goes on now
Olathe Daily News, 12/6/2006
Sarah Kessinger
State health program rewarding wellness
Salina Journal, 12/7/2006 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Study finds Kansans healthier, but with weight problems
Hutchinson News, 12/7/2006

Kansas among nation's worst
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/8/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Physician visa program gets approval from House
Hutchinson News, 12/8/2006 [Newsbank article]

Gary Brunk
A's hurt children's health
Lawrence Journal World, 12/8/2006

J-W Editorials
Healthy Kansas [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 12/8/2006

Phyllis J. Zorn
Judge upholds physician's license revocation
Hays Daily News, 12/8/2006

Case against Colby physician has been pending since 2002
Hays Daily News, 12/8/2006

Scott Rothschild
Bill would ban 'mercury vaccine'
Lawrence Journal World, 12/10/2006

Jon Hauxwell
A tourniquet for bleeding Kansas
Hays Daily News, 12/11/2006 [Newsbank article]

Gregory Schneider
Lessons of state-funded health systems
Kansas City Kansan, 12/13/2006

John Milburn
Health authority seeks flexibility
Junction City Daily Union, 12/13/2006

David Goldstein
Kansas, Missouri improve readiness
Kansas City Star, 12/13/2006 [Newsbank article]

Mike Belt
Longtime health department director's tenure celebrated
Lawrence Journal World, 12/13/2006

Sarah St. John
Kansas health rises through the ranks
Olathe Daily News, 12/13/2006

Political cartoon
Chanute Tribune, 12/13/2006

The Capital-Journal
KDHE issues fines
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/14/2006

Karen Shideler
Substance abusers get help for babies
Wichita Eagle, 12/14/2006 [Newsbank article]

Ray Nolting
Food-borne illness more common than reported
Hutchinson News, 12/14/2006 [Newsbank article]

Ray Nolting
Food-borne illness more common than reported
Hays Daily News, 12/14/2006 [Newsbank article]

Ray Nolting
Food-bourne illness more common than reported
Garden City Telegram, 12/14/2006

Ray Nolting
Food-borne illness more common than reported
Chanute Tribune, 12/15/2006

Lessons of state-funded health systems [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 12/17/2006 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
Pandemic flu plan ranks high in nation
Lawrence Journal World, 12/17/2006

Robert Hemenway
Medical investments holds promise for all
Hays Daily News, 12/19/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Prgram seeks to help alcoholics, addicts
Garden City Telegram, 12/19/2006

Getting serious about health costs
Winfield Daily Courier, 12/20/2006

John Green
First cases of flu confirmed in south central Kansas, one death reported
Hutchinson News, 12/24/2006 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Disaster preparedness fighting the flu [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/26/2006

John Hanna
Health costs taking a toll
Salina Journal, 12/27/2006

Gregory L. Schneider
Lessons of state-funded health systems [opinion]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/27/2006

The News Staff
No action taken on rescinding smoke ban
Hutchinson News, 12/29/2006 [Newsbank article]

Mark Fagan
East Hills to host $7.5M bioscience project
Lawrence Journal World, 12/29/2006

Jason Gertzen
Lawrence plots hub for bioscience
Kansas City Star, 12/29/2006 [Newsbank article]

J-W Editorials
Bioscience boost [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 12/31/2006

Gayle Weber
Influenza season upcoming
Hays Daily News, 12/31/2006



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