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2007 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, 2007.

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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-December, 2007

Scott Rothschild
Officials dismayed by Medicaid backlog
Lawrence Journal World, 6/1/2007

No progress [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 6/2/2007

Kaci King
Special Olympians get free exams
Wichita Eagle, 6/2/2007
Scott Rothschild
State takes pulse of health care
Lawrence Journal World, 6/4/2007
Scott Seirer
For kids' sake, hike funding [editorial]
Salina Journal, 6/4/2007 [Newsbank article]
Katie Stockstill
Crawford County remains below average in SIDS
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/5/2007 [Newsbank article]
Clara Kilbourn
A thin outlook
Hutchinson News, 6/6/2007 [Newsbank article]

Kathy Hanks
Stopping the bleeding
Hutchinson News, 6/7/2007 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Effort launched to keep tobacco away from minors
Lawrence Journal World, 6/7/2007
Darren Werth
Youth biggest issue [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 6/8/2007 [Newsbank article]
Nick Sloan
State closes dirty day care center in KCK
Kansas City Kansan, 6/8/2007

Ann Marie Bush
Students' safety, health discussed
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/9/2007 [Newsbank article]

Karen Shideler
Subway's Jared makes big impact at YMCA
Wichita Eagle, 6/9/2007 [Newsbank article]
Dion Lefler
Ruling supports Larned patients
Wichita Eagle, 6/10/2007 [Newsbank article]
Morgan Chilson
Putting a face on Parkinson's
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/11/2007 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Judge says state hospital retaliated against complaining patients
Leavenworth Times, 6/11/2007

Michael Hooper
Sisters buy hospital land
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/13/2007

Political cartoon
Olathe Daily News, 6/13/2007

The Topeka Capital Journal
Valeo appoints interim CEO
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/16/2007

Alan Bavley
Howard Ellis| Malpractice, using falsified records and other misconduct alleged doctor censured, fined
Kansas City Star, 6/17/2007 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Hospital at Larned is 'unsafe,' worsening
Wichita Eagle, 6/17/2007 [Newsbank article]
Christine Metz
Uninsured workers face health care crisis
Lawrence Journal World, 6/17/2007
John Green
Survey: Kansas teens smoking, drinking less
Hutchinson News, 6/17/2007 [Newsbank article]
Karen Shideler
Kansas 'average' in health care
Wichita Eagle, 6/18/2007 [Newsbank article]
Phyllis J. Zorn
State ranks at midway point for quality of medical care
Hays Daily News, 6/18/2007 [Newsbank article]
Patrick Lowry
Unsuitable conditions [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 6/19/2007
Darren Werth
Make changes and make them now [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 6/19/2007 [Newsbank article]

Rhonda Holman
Oversight Larned conditions call for action
Wichita Eagle, 6/19/2007 [Newsbank article]

Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 6/19/2007
J-W Staff and Wire Reports
Censured physician owns LMH building
Lawrence Journal World, 6/19/2007
Chad Lawhorn
LMH chief to receive $100,000 raise
Lawrence Journal World, 6/21/2007
Karen Shideler
Kansas' heart care death rate like U.S.'s
Wichita Eagle, 6/22/2007 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Governor urged to 'start over' on hospital
Lawrence Journal World, 6/22/2007
Mike Belt
Hospital honored for 'excellence in cardiac care'
Lawrence Journal World, 6/23/2007
Erin Castaneda
Hospital celebrates fundraising success
Lawrence Journal World, 6/23/2007
John Hanna
Court: Cities can ban smoking
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/23/2007
Laura Bauer
Lawrence smoking ban OK'd by court
Kansas City Star, 6/23/2007 [Newsbank article]
Chad Lawhorn
City's smoking ban upheld
Lawrence Journal World, 6/23/2007
J-W Editorials

Ban stands [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 6/23/2007

J-W Editorials

Legal guidance [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 6/24/2007

Our View
Banning smoking
Junction City Daily Union, 6/24/2007

Jessica Tims
Supreme Court underscores need for local smoking laws [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/24/2007 [Newsbank article]

Positive trend [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 6/25/2007

Martin Hawver
Smoking ban shows importance of local laws
Junction City Daily Union, 6/25/2007

With court's blessing, move ahead with smoking bans
Kansas City Star, 6/26/2007 [Newsbank article]

Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Kansas Board of Healing Arts heal thyself?
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/27/2007

Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Smoking bans feeling heat [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/30/2007

Associated Press
St. Luke's extends talks with KU Med
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/30/2007
Dolph C. Simons Jr
Selfish interests and politics mar promising state efforts
Lawrence Journal World, 6/30/2007
Sarah Kessinger
Statewide smoking ban has support
Hutchinson News, 6/30/2007
Matthew Clark
County, state saves on medical expenses
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/30/2007 [Newsbank article]

Randy Scholfield
Clear air
Wichita Eagle, 7/1/2007 [Newsbank article]

Edie Hall
Board hires new leader of Hutch hospital
Hutchinson News, 7/3/2007 [Newsbank article]
Karen Shideler
Poll: Kansans favor smoking ban
Wichita Eagle, 7/5/2007 [Newsbank article]
Christine Metz
Grant to support prenatal research
Lawrence Journal World, 7/5/2007
Greg Schneider
Let's not rush into things
Kansas City Kansan, 7/5/2007

Julius A. Karash
Kansas has hearing on Lipodissolve
Kansas City Star, 7/6/2007

Scott Bershof
Opinions linger in smoking debate
Garden City Telegram, 7/7/2007

The Capital-Journal
BCBS names new leader
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/10/2007

Sam Hartle
Despite recent smoking bans, it's still OK to light up in KCK
Kansas City Kansan, 7/10/2007

Associated Press
Nearly 90% of newborns tested for genetic disorders
Lawrence Journal World, 7/11/2007

Gregory L. Schneider
Don't follow the wrong model
Salina Journal, 7/11/2007 [Newsbank article]
Political cartoon
Olathe Daily News, 7/11/2007
Sarah McIntosh
Legislators should look before they leap
Kansas City Kansan, 7/11/2007

Associated Press
First West Nile case of '07 found in Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/13/2007

Rhonda Holman
Vital safeguard KU's Wichita campus
Wichita Eagle, 7/13/2007 [Newsbank article]
George Diepenbrock
KU Hospital ranked nationally
Lawrence Journal World, 7/13/2007
Mary Clarkin
State disciplines doctors for violations
Hutchinson News, 7/14/2007 [Newsbank article]
Nick Sloan
KVC holds grand opening
Kansas City Kansan, 7/14-16/2007

Mike Belt
Repayment rule worries pharmacies
Lawrence Journal World, 7/15/2007

Karrey Britt
Suicide rate up this year
Lawrence Journal World, 7/15/2007

Alan Bavley
Uncut umbilical cord was newborn's lifeline
Kansas City Star, 7/16/2007 [Newsbank article]

Christine Metz
KU Hospital cancer center nearly complete
Lawrence Journal World, 7/16/2007
J-W Editorials

Hospital honor [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 7/17/2007

Sarah McIntosh
Kansas should weigh health options
Olathe Daily News, 7/17/2007

Lauer Bauer
AEDs prove their value
Kansas City Star, 7/19/2007

Kevin Flaherty
KHPA slates local stop
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 7/20/2007 [Newsbank article]
Marci Nielsen
Health reform [opinion]
Leavenworth Times, 7/21/2007

Gregory A. Ator
KU hospital shows the value of medical collaboration
Kansas City Star, 7/24/2007

Diane Elliott
Opportunity for reform [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 7/24/2007 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Kansas kids are down in the count
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/25/2007

Laura Bauer
More babies born smaller
Kansas City Star, 7/25/2007
Brandy Nance
County dental clinic gets grant
Emporia Gazette, 7/25/2007
Emily Behlmann
State's child welfare declines
Garden City Telegram, 7/25/2007

Katie Stockstill
Kansas' infant mortality rate rises
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 7/27/2007

Mark Fagan
KU Hospital former CEO ink $1.8M separation pact
Lawrence Journal World, 7/28/2007

Bobbi Mlynar
Holiday resort works to control outbreak
Emporia Gazette, 7/30/2007 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Group: Kansas the worst in benefits backlog
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/1/2007

Debra Skodack
Social security backlog doubles
Kansas City Star, 8/1/2007 [Newsbank article]
Caroline Boyer
Shawnee group petitioning for smoking ban
Lawrence Journal World, 8/1/2007

Kathleen Sebelius
Health care: Make your voice heard
Chanute Tribune, 8/1/2007 [Newsbank article]

Karen Shideler
Wichita woman, 83, dies of West Nile
Wichita Eagle, 8/2/2007 [Newsbank article]

Appeals on benefits show unacceptable backlog
Kansas City Star, 8/5/2007 [Newsbank article]
Kevin Flaherty
CHC/SEK dedicates new health center
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 8/6/2007 [Newsbank article]
Diagnosing the health care dilemma
Olathe Daily News, 8/9/2007
Bob Sigman
Speak up for health care
Johnson County Sun, 8/9/2007

Scott Rothschild
Coalition seeks marijuana legalization
Lawrence Journal World, 8/10/2007

Scott Rothschild
KU prof among hundreds demanding hearings on fluoride
Lawrence Journal World, 8/11/2007
Tim Carpenter
Former A.G. to push for medical marijuana
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/15/2007
Scott Rothschild
Former state A.G. to support medical use of marijuana
Lawrence Journal World, 8/15/2007
Joe Tilghman
Unhealthy living
Hays Daily News, 8/15/2007 [Newsbank article]

Our View
Medical pot lawmakers should keep an open mind
Garden City Telegram, 8/15/2007

Legislators cool to smoke ban [opinions]
Johnson County Sun, 8/16/2007

Associated Press
Former AG supports medicinal marijuana
Wichita Eagle, 8/17/2007 [Newsbank article]

Peter Hancock
Push to Legalize Medical Marijuana gains momentum
Metro News, 8/17/2007
Tim Carpenter
Medical marijuana seen as matter of relief
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/18/2007
Jim Sullinger
Stephan favors medical pot
Kansas City Star, 8/18/2007

Scott Rothschild
Stephen joins push for medical marijuana
Lawrence Journal World, 8/18/2007

Bill Roy
State efforts on an impossible journey
Winfield Daily Courier, 8/18/2007

Jim McLean
Dental services expanded for the poor
Salina Journal, 8/18/2007 [Newsbank article]
Andra Bryan Stefanoni
Back to school one shot or two?
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 8/18/2007

Associated Press
Lipodissove banned
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/19/2007

Jim McLean
Dental services will be expanded
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/19/2007
Deb Gruver
Few area kids get tested for lead exposure
Wichita Eagle, 8/20/2007 [Newsbank article]
Frank Bass and Betsy Taylor
Prescription painkillers on the rise, and Missouri is a king of oxycodone
Kansas City Star, 8/20/2007

Carl Manning
Inspector general for Medicaid appointed
Lawrence Journal World, 8/21/2007

Jim Sullinger
Kansan will be watching Medicaid
Kansas City Star, 8/21/2007
Dayne Logan
Mental health services changing
Leavenworth Times, 8/21/2007
Joe Tilghman
Rising health care costs attributed to unhealthy living
Leavenworth Times, 8/21/2007

Jan Biles
Children's health is at core
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/23/2007

Rhonda Holman
Premature no medicinal marijuana unless feds act
Wichita Eagle, 8/23/2007 [Newsbank article]
Mark Fagan
A push for patient control
Lawrence Journal World, 8/23/2007
Julius A. Karash
Groups ponder health-reform ideas to present to Kansas Legislature
Kansas City Star, 8/23/2007 [Newsbank article]
Sharon Montague
Toy recall puts lead testing in spotlight
Salina Journal, 8/23/2007 [Newsbank article]

Medical marijuana [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 8/24/2007 [Newsbank article]

Robert T. Stephan
Talking legalization
Hutchinson News, 8/24/2007 [Newsbank article]
Editorial Board
For a healthier Kansas [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 8/25/2007 [Newsbank article]
Rachel Davis
Health care experts meet with agency to discuss challenges
Garden City Telegram, 8/25/2007

Christine Metz
Hospital infections blamed in thousands of deaths
Lawrence Journal World, 8/26/2007

Karen Shideler
Fatter than ever: Obesity rises in 31 states
Wichita Eagle, 8/28/2007 [Newsbank article]

Ed Trimmer
Don't let buzz words scare you into poor health
Winfield Daily Courier, 8/28/2007

Kate Waller
Sebelius stops at local health clinic
Manhattan Mercury, 8/29/2007 [Newsbank article]

Kathleen Sebelius
Children's health care at stake
Chanute Tribune, 8/29/2007 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Statewide smoking ban takes a hit
Kansas City Star, 8/31/2007

Kevin P. Conlin
Do we really care about the health of children?
Wichita Eagle, 8/31/2007 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Proposed statewide smoking ban debated
Lawrence Journal World, 8/31/2007
Micah Mertes
Disabilities services ready to fight for money
Hays Daily News, 8/31/2007 [Newsbank article]

Julius A. Karash
Kansas decision challenged
Kansas City Star, 9/1/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mike Shields and Jim McLean
Responsibilities numerous for newly created agency
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/3/2007
KHI News Service
More successes than problems
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/4/2007
Darren Werth
Children most important resource [editorial]
Chanute Tribune, 9/4/2007 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Hearings slated on long-term treatment
Garden City Telegram, 9/5/2007

Wrong rule on public smoking
Johnson County Sun, 9/6/2007

New eye on Medicaid [editorial]
Johnson County Sun, 9/6/2007

Mike Kiegerl
Legislators work to help those with hearing problems
Olathe Daily News, 9/7/2007

The Capital-Journal
KHF president stepping down
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/7/2007

Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Smoking bans butting out [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/8/2007

Fred Mann
Complex job will require a careful search
Wichita Eagle, 9/9/2007 [Newsbank article]

David Clouston
Tobacco use among children in Kansas is declining because of comprehensive anti-use campaigns
Salina Journal, 9/9/2007

Scott Seirer
Smoke is seen, legislators [editorial]
Salina Journal, 9/9/2007 [Newsbank article]

Chad Lawhorn
Parents concerned low participation will take away children's opportunities
Lawrence Journal World, 9/10/2007

Scott Rothschild
Officials foresee major work on health care
Lawrence Journal World, 9/10/2007
Karen Shideler
State board may delay new lipodissolve rules
Wichita Eagle, 9/10/2007 [Newsbank article]
Political cartoon
Olathe Daily News, 9/11/2007

Julius A. Karash
Yearlong talks get a boost
Kansas City Star, 9/12/2007

Jonathan Kealing
KUMC closer to agreement with St. Luke's
Lawrence Journal World, 9/12/2007
Associated Press
KU Med, St. Luke's system close to affiliation deal
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/13/2007
David Klepper
Lipodissolve ban halted in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 9/14/2007 [Newsbank article]
Deb Gruver
Number of crypto cases grows to 21
Wichita Eagle, 9/15/2007 [Newsbank article]
Dolph C. Simons Jr
Simons: Secrecy, omissions troubling in hospital agreement process
Lawrence Journal World, 9/15/2007

Karrey Britt
Prescription sought for doctor shortage
Lawrence Journal World, 9/16/2007

Living with autism parents balance stress with humor, if possible
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/18/2007

Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Health policy authority big job [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/18/2007

Julius A. Karash
KU-St. Luke's deal at a critical stage
Kansas City Star, 9/18/2007

Julius A. Karash
St. Luke's hospital boards endorse affiliation agreement with KU Medical Center
Kansas City Star, 9/21/2007

Mark Parkinson
The most vulnerable
Chanute Tribune, 9/21/2007 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Group seeks health care increase
Lawrence Journal World, 9/22/2007

St. Luke's board approves KU affiliation; final terms pending
Lawrence Journal World, 9/22/2007
Dennis Cooley
Health care: When working hard isn't enough
Olathe Daily News, 9/26/2007
Patrick Lowry
Health reform [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 9/26/2007

John Hanna
Health reform model unlikely
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/1/2007

Karen Shideler
Ex-Kansan takes on cancer at tiny level
Wichita Eagle, 10/4/2007 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Sebelius opposes splitting up state health care plan
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/26/2007

Ashley Nietfeld
Smoking ban debate
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/27/2007

Sarah Green
Rural EMS
Manhattan Mercury, 12/28/2007 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Health plan vulnerable
Salina Journal, 12/31/2007

Jon Hauxwell
That's where the money is
Hays Daily News, 12/31/2007 [Newsbank article]

Christina Davidson and Breanne Marrs
HIP makes a difference in community
Hays Daily News, 12/31/2007



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