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 The “1st year of life” celebration is very significant in Hispanic culture. It is a tremendous milestone to achieve. For that reason, family and friends are invited to come together to celebrate. Traditionally, the cake, the piñata, and the “Cumpleaños feliz” or “Las Mañanitas” songs are very important aspects that bring everyone together that day. […]

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Mother & Child Health Coalition is excited to announce receipt of a five-year supplemental grant for the Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative (KCHSI.) The Notice of Award from the U.S. Department of Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) was received on Tuesday, August 20. These funds will be used to offer clinical services to […]

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Article submitted by Marcela Metcalf, Lead Community Health Worker, Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative I met Mikala in August of 2018. She was about seven months pregnant and had requested safe sleep information on our website. When we first met, she shared that she had been deployed to Iraq a couple of times while enlisted in […]

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On August 14, a total of 59 people attended the screening of Chocolate Milk: The Documentary, including breastfeeding professionals, Healthy Start and WIC moms and their babies. The event was held at Swope Health Center,825 Euclid, Kansas City Missouri.   The expert panel led a discussion on the film, barriers women face when they want […]

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Child obesity/overweight rates have been steadily climbing for the last thirty years nationwide. Today, one in three children is overweight or obese, a percentage that has doubled since 1990 and quadrupled for adolescents. Weight impacts risk for heart disease, type 2 Diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, and psychological stress. Despite a slight decline in obesity rates among 2-4 year […]

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This August, in honor of National Breastfeeding Month, we’re sharing tips and resources to help women start and continue to breastfeed. Visit womenshealth.gov for information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) on the benefits of breastfeeding, how to overcome common challenges, and why building a support system […]

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TOPEKA — Kansas schools will require two new vaccines come August, including one against a virus that’s hospitalized 13,000 people and killed 200 across the country since 2016. The new rules, which apply to public and private schools, will be phased in over the next several years. But come August, schools will check that: Kindergartners and first-graders have […]

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Office of the Kansas State Fire Marshall: Celebrate safely this Independence Day More than 200 fireworks-related injuries occurred last year in Kansas Topeka – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Office of the State Fire Marshal and Safe Kids Kansas would like to remind Kansans of the importance of fireworks safety this Independence Day. […]

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