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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are spending more time at home. That increased time indoors also comes with increased risks for fires, carbon monoxide poisoning and more. As families consider hybrid and home school schedules this year, use these four tips from the experts at Carrier to create a healthier home and get children involved in learning more about home safety and their environment. Learn more at corporate.carrier.com/healthyhomes. Read more

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) While this autumn season will likely look different than years past, wholesome meals celebrating fall flavors provide something to look forward to. Eating foods like walnuts, colorful fruits and vegetables, and whole grains can be a solution for improving overall well-being in an enjoyable, delicious way.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) According to the "Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior," studies have proven that eating meals together as a family can improve communication and relationships, which is especially important during times of uncertainty and life's more difficult moments. Great-tasting foods like pork and pulses can be combined to bring families together with quality nutrition, which helps bodies survive and thrive.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) The seemingly constant rush of hectic school days and nights often leaves busy families feeling like there's no time for a homemade meal around the table. However, taking shortcuts that don't skip out on quality can mean more time together enjoying flavorful dishes without spending hours in the kitchen.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dipti Talaulikar, MBBS, PhD, a clinician and researcher with extensive involvement in hematology, has joined George Clinical, a global scientifically-backed clinical research organization, as a member of the organization's scientific leadership.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) In most pets, the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning are nonspecific and could easily be attributed to other illnesses. To protect yourself and your pets from the dangers of CO, it's important to keep working alarms throughout the home, test and replace them as recommended and understand the signs. Learn more about protecting your two- and four-legged loved ones at Kidde.com.

NEWTON, Kan., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur Roland Dick, MD, is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Prominent Leader for his outstanding contributions in the field of Neurology and acknowledgment of his untimely devotion to educating students at the University of Kansas.

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OLATHE, Kan., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Torotel, Inc. ("Torotel") (OTC: TTLO), today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with TT Electronics plc ("TT") for TT to acquire Torotel for $43.4 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth calendar quarter of 2020 and is subject to the approval of Torotel's shareholders and regulatory conditions.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) today announced that the Company will issue its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 after market close on Monday, October 26, 2020. The Company will conduct a conference call and webcast on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. Central Time / 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The dial-in number for the conference call is (877) 883-0383 (U.S.) or (412) 902-6506 (International). The participant entry number is 0939248# and callers are asked to dial in ten minutes prior to start time. A link to the live broadcast and the replay will be available on the Company's website (www.qtsdatacenters.com) under the Investors tab.

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LEAWOOD, Kan., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NueHealth, a ValueHealth company, announces the opening of St. Luke's Surgery Center of Chesterfield in Chesterfield, Missouri, in partnership with Medical Facilities Corporation, St. Luke's Hospital, and St. Louis County area physicians.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas State University (www.k-state.edu) recently finalized an agreement with SARIN Energy (www.SARINEnergy.com) to research, develop and test UVC sterilization lights for a wide range of applications. The news was announced by Inayat Noormohmad, President of SARIN. "We are thrilled to collaborate with Kansas State University to further research, develop and test our brand of UVC products," said Noormohmad.

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While hazy skies have become common in Tribland recently as wildfires rage in Colorado and points west, area residents may find themselves more seriously affected on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said in a bulletin.

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One year after adopting major changes in its academic program and making major investments in student success, Hastings College has received high marks for innovation in an oft-cited national report.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), www.acbsp.org, is the first accrediting body for business schools to support scholarly research by publication of a peer-reviewed journal. The Library of Congress has recognized the journal by issuing an International Standard Serial Number, ISSN 00-2151-6022.

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LEAWOOD, Kan., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Security Solutions, Inc. has launched a new version of its #1-ranked Social Security software, SSanalyzer. Winning the top-ranked Social Security planning tool by financial advisors in the T3 technology survey three years and running, SSanalyzer offers the most robust analysis for Social Security claiming strategies with an intuitive workflow and clear client deliverables. SSanalyzer calculates and suggests the most optimal strategy for any household situation on all subscription levels, assuring all users receive the best possible solution for their client.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Analytics, the leader in provider network accuracy and adequacy solutions announced today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended their contract with Quest Analytics for an additional five-year term to measure the adequacy of all Medicare Part C & D & MMP plans' health care provider, facility and pharmacy networks. This renewed contractual relationship builds on a decade-long relationship of developing leading innovations in the field of network management to ensure better access to care. The Quest Analytics product delivery also includes additional capabilities to measure and score accuracy for network submissions.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) During a school year that's sure to be a new experience for students and parents alike, many of the everyday necessities, like eating breakfast and lunch, remain. However, this year, many little learners will be enjoying their lunches from the comfort and safety of home rather than at school, meaning moms and dads are back in charge of keeping the kitchen running throughout the day.

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KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Hunger Action Month this September and with the increased demand for food assistance due to COVID-19, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) today announced an expanded commitment designed to make a lasting impact in the fight against hunger. Through its DFA Cares Farmers Feeding Families Fund, the nationwide dairy cooperative's 13,000 family farm-owners are donating much-needed refrigeration to rural and community food banks across the country and pledging to keep them stocked with dairy products for the remainder of the year.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ScriptPro announces that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to deploy ScriptPro Inventory Management software (SIM) to manage pharmacy inventories enterprise wide. ScriptPro has been at the forefront of developing and providing operating systems for VA outpatient pharmacies for over 20 years. According to ScriptPro CEO Mike Coughlin, "This experience gives us a clear understanding of the needs of VA pharmacies, and SIM is an example of our motivation and dedication to meet those needs."

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TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In this time of disruption due to COVID-19, it's more important than ever to celebrate young people making a difference through volunteer service.

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WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte and Wichita State University today announced the launch of The Smart Factory @ Wichita, a groundbreaking and immersive experiential learning environment that will accelerate the future of manufacturing as innovation and new technologies continue to reshape operations and the modern enterprise.

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Since Arrowhead Stadium has limited capacity due to coronavirus concerns, many Chiefs fans will be heading to the Kansas City Power & Light District for a watch party.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Eggs are for everyone, including babies and toddlers, according to the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee that released its Scientific Report outlining nutritional recommendations for Americans. For the first time, this committee, comprised of leading doctors and nutrition scientists, included nutritional guidance for younger children.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) According to the "Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior," studies have proven that eating meals together as a family can improve communication and relationships, which is especially important during times of uncertainty and life's more difficult moments. Great-tasting foods like pork and pulses can be combined to bring families together with quality nutrition, which helps bodies survive and thrive.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) If you're looking to spice up your mealtime routines, especially during those busy school nights, you may find your solution in versatile ingredients that work for a multitude of dishes.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) As kids prepare for the upcoming school year, school supplies remain critical to their success. While school districts struggle with the challenge of delivering education and resources to students amid a pandemic, many parents are working to determine how they will ensure their children have the necessary supplies.

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LEAWOOD, Kan., Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- DEMDACO, a leader in unique designs and artisan gifts online and in stores nationwide, today announced its pledge to support Children's Mercy Kansas City. As part of this collaboration, DEMDACO will donate a portion of proceeds from the sales of its signature Giving Bear(TM) to Children's Mercy Kansas City to further support their ongoing mission: to transform the health, well-being and potential of children with unwavering compassion for those most vulnerable. DEMDACO is thrilled to further help spread joy, comfort and love to the children of Children's Mercy, a haven of care and kindness for kids in need.

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