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KU students step up to meet demand for educated health care workforce

Liz Marsh could complete a two-year nursing program to get the job she wants, but instead she’s working toward a four-year degree for the same position. Marsh, a sophomore from Chanute, could have the job after this year had she chosen the first route, however, the national trend shows that it’s almost inevitable she would … Continue reading

KU students face legal consequences and health risks for Adderall abuse

Awake. Focused. A group of students at the University of Kansas uses these two words to describe how they feel after taking Adderall. If KU follows national statistic trends, then more than 1,500 KU students know this feeling. According to a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 6.4 percent of full-time … Continue reading

Haskell Indian Nations University fights diabetes in Native American population

Fred Gipp pounded his feet on the bricks until his feet hurt. His performance outside the Kansas Union on Thursday attracted the attention of students and passersby. Gipp danced to promote a powwow he will perform in next year. He said he dances to stay in shape. And it’s important that Gipp stays in shape. … Continue reading

Kansas allergies among worst in U.S.

When she was just four years old, Meggie Brophy wanted to do something nice for her mom. She picked her a bouquet of dandelions. But when Meggie came back inside to give her mom the beautiful floral arrangement she created, her face was red. Meggie said she has had a problem with weeds ever since. … Continue reading

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