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The COVID-19 pandemic fueled a surge in demand among homebuyers that is only now beginning to show signs of slowing. This historic demand coincided with low borrowing costs, limited housing inventory, and labor and materials bottlenecks that have been hampering new construction. These factors have pushed home values to all time highs, forcing many buyers […] Read more

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Throughout a child's first years of life, there are several milestones for marking growth, development and progress toward maturity. As many parents can attest, few of those milestones are as messy, imperfect and joyful as those associated with a baby's first tastes of new foods and flavors.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Kansas Medical Center partnered with the KU Edwards Campus to launch an online generalist concentration for the Master of Public Health degree and certificates in essentials of public health, epidemiology, and public health practice, policy and management. These programs were developed by the KU School of Medicine's Department of Population Health and are delivered online through the Edwards Campus.

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TOPEKA, Kas., Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service has introduced four cute and crazy critters to make your mail a little more cheerful. The Message Monsters Forever stamps, complete with their own accessories in the selvage, will make a fun addition to any piece of First-Class Mail. A dedication ceremony for the stamps was held today at Redbud Park, in the NOTO Arts & Entertainment District, in Topeka, KS.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) With a return to busy fall routines, it can be challenging for many families to find the time to sit down at the table for nutritious meals.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) The school year can be full of challenges, but fueling kids for a full day of learning tops the priority list. Affordable and easy to prepare, eggs are a key ingredient for successful days in the classroom. From a wide variety of breakfast options for even the pickiest of eaters to a nearly limitless menu of lunches, eggs keep kids full and energized to conquer each school day.

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JUNCTION CITY, Kan., Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Active-duty service members at Fort Riley, Kansas—one of the largest U.S. military installations—will receive data-guided recommendations for upskilling and employment opportunities as they prepare for the transition to the civilian workforce, thanks to a new pilot program called Junction Military Civilian Innovation. Using a career advising platform built by data services firm AstrumU®, the program will harness the power of data science to analyze the skillsets of thousands of active-duty soldiers, helping them to identify right-fit career opportunities across a network of some of the region's largest employers.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Vascular, a pioneering medical group dedicated to preventing amputation through the treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), is proud to mark PAD Awareness Month in September by welcoming a number of vascular surgeons who are making the move to endovascular interventions as a way of more effectively treating patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Among them is Dr. Juan Carlos Correa, managing physician of Modern Vascular's new clinic in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Hundreds of signs with positive messages can be seen around Lee's Summit, MO; Jennifer Hunsinger and her family started the project five years ago to remind people to be kind.

In much of the country, public pension funding has been one of the most persistent public policy problems. For years, many state governments have failed to make necessary investments in their retirement system, resulting in funding gaps that increasingly present a looming reckoning for taxpayers. According to a recent report published by The Pew Charitable […]

In much of the country, public pension funding has been one of the most persistent public policy problems. For years, many state governments have failed to make necessary investments in their retirement system, resulting in funding gaps that increasingly present a looming reckoning for taxpayers. According to a recent report published by The Pew Charitable […]

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LAWRENCE, Kan., Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Endpoints News this morning unveiled the 2021 Endpoints 11 — the most promising biotech startup companies of the year. "This year more than ever before, we see biotechs raising unprecedented amounts of money to pursue dramatic new gains in therapeutics," says John Carroll, the founding editor of Endpoints.  "But money isn't enough. The Endpoints 11 is a list of companies with a shot at doing something big — and they're taking on some big risks in a swing for the fences."

Pick any two cities or towns in the United States, and each will be home to people who work in very similar fields. Certain occupations in areas like education, sanitation, law enforcement, health care, and retail are common across the country as they are practical necessities. Still, the occupational makeup of different parts of the […]

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LAWRENCE, Kan., Sep. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Journal of Oral Implantology – Oral rehabilitation and dental implants have been used for years to restore functionality and esthetics after tooth loss or extraction. Specifically, implant success has improved because of the development of materials added to surgical sites when a tooth is removed. These materials help guide bone regeneration and decrease the risk of infection. Authors of a recent study in the Journal of Oral Implantology evaluated patient outcomes after using 2 dental transplant materials, namely, (i) a resorbable collage membrane and (ii) the newer autogenous membrane derived from the patient's blood called platelet-rich fibrin (PRF).

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EMPORIA, Kan., Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases related to the spread of the Delta variant, Motient, a pioneer in patient movement solutions, remains committed to providing its technological capabilities to assist its healthcare provider partners, including Newman Regional Health.

There are an estimated 39.5 million Americans living below the poverty line, which, in the lower 48 states, is an annual income threshold of $12,880 for an individual and $26,500 for a family of four (Alaska and Hawaii have a slightly higher threshold). Living in poverty can have serious consequences and impacts nearly every aspect […]

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa., Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PLS Logistics Services, a leading, technology-driven, third-party logistics company has acquired D&L Transport, a transportation brokerage headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. and KANSAS CITY, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Anterix (NASDAQ: ATEX) and Evergy (NYSE: EVRG) today announced the signing of an agreement providing Evergy the use of Anterix's 900 MHz broadband spectrum throughout Evergy's 28,130-square mile service territory in Kansas and Missouri. The long-term lease agreement is for 20 years, with two 10-year renewal options.  Evergy plans to utilize the Anterix spectrum to deploy a private wireless broadband communications network using LTE technology to support its grid modernization initiatives. 

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Terrabis has been hard at work expanding stores across Missouri, with its new southwest Missouri dispensary welcoming patients in Springfield today at 850 E. Kearney Street. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Infrared light helps the human body naturally, and people are looking to harness the benefits everywhere they can. Infrared isn't just a trend, it's becoming an important wellness tool, helping people feel better through myriad health benefits, including heart health, circulation, detoxification, anti-aging, longevity, immunity and muscle recovery. Sunlighten®, the global leader in infrared saunas and portable light therapies, has partnered with Hologenix®, the creators of CELLIANT® infrared responsive textiles found in numerous performance, recovery and sleepwear brands, to further enhance the sauna experience.

The share of Americans under the age of 65 without health insurance fell every year between 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, and 2016, when President Barack Obama left office. Though the U.S. uninsured rate among Americans younger than 65 has inched up over the years since, it remains well below […]

The share of Americans under the age of 65 without health insurance fell every year between 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, and 2016, when President Barack Obama left office. Though the U.S. uninsured rate among Americans younger than 65 has inched up over the years since, it remains well below […]

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LENEXA, Kan., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- TrueAccord Corporation, which offers intelligent digital recovery and communication products and services, today launched Retain, a new, client-branded product that addresses early-stage collection challenges for lenders and other organizations with customers with past-due delinquent accounts. Using the company's patented, machine learning-based and self-optimizing decision engine, Retain uses engagement data from individual interactions to optimize the consumer experience while increasing recovery for clients. The client-branded product enables clients to improve collections, maintain customer relationships, and offer solutions to their customers that improve financial fitness.

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PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Artio Medical, Inc., a medical device company developing innovative products for the peripheral vascular, neurovascular, and structural heart markets, today announced the hiring of Joe McConnell as Vice President of Business Operations and Finance and Irina Galkina as Controller.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Around the world every year, an estimated 59,000 people die from rabies following a bite or scratch from an infected dog, according to the World Health Organization; almost half of them children under 15 years old. With preventive steps, including vaccination, you can protect your human and canine family members.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) After spending months of extra time at home with their pets, many pet owners are looking to plan pet-inclusive vacations. In fact, 85% of pet parents say they're likely to travel within the next year and 65% say they are ready to bring their pets along, according to an online survey conducted by KRC Research on behalf of Mars Petcare, which is committed to making pets feel welcome through pet-friendly policies, parks and business – including hotels like Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton – through its BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ Program.

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers announced today it has experienced significant development nationwide throughout the second and third quarters of 2021, including the opening of its first restaurants in New Jersey and Wisconsin. With these new locations, the rapidly-growing brand now has a presence in 34 states and is slated to continue expanding its footprint with a strong pipeline fueled by continued franchise development success. In addition to these milestone restaurant openings, Freddy's has announced the recent signing of five development deals with new and existing franchisees to bring 30 units to key target markets across the U.S., including Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, North Dakota and the greater Chicagoland region.

After nearly two decades of combat, the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan marks the end of the longest war in American history. Since 2001, nearly 2,500 American service members have been killed in the conflict — in addition to tens of thousands of contractors, civilians, Afghan and allied military personnel. The servicemen and servicewomen […]

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WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The proposed Kansas Health Science Center – Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (KHSC-KansasCOM), currently under construction in downtown Wichita, recently appointed three additions to its administration: Diana Gordon, CFRE, as director of philanthropy; Kimberly Long, Ph.D., as professor and director of research and scholarly activity; and Rosemary Niedens as professor and director of community scholars program.

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WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Buddy Brands, the innovative pet company behind world class pet product brands such as BuddyRest and Natural Doggie, has brought cutting-edge 3D creation technology into the pet space. This amazing technology utilizes the world's most advanced scanning system to provide photo-realistic, digital versions of products available in full 3D so you can sell more products online.

MISSION, Kan., Sept. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) The importance of health and wellness is top of mind for many people. There are many contributing factors to wellness such as diet, physical activity, social engagement and genetics. All are important, but a first step to wellness is choosing healthy foods to fuel the body every day, ideally foods that support health in multiple ways.

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(The Center Square) – Twenty-seven Republican governors or attorneys general have vowed to fight the latest executive order issued by President Joe Biden mandating that over 80 million private employees receive COVID vaccinations or undergo weekly testing, or their employer will be fined.

College enrollment has declined steadily in the United States in recent years. With rising tuition costs and surging student debt, enrollment has fallen by an average of nearly 2% a year since 2010. While four years of higher education may not be for everyone, Americans without a bachelor’s degree tend to be far more limited […]

College enrollment has declined steadily in the United States in recent years. With rising tuition costs and surging student debt, enrollment has fallen by an average of nearly 2% a year since 2010. While four years of higher education may not be for everyone, Americans without a bachelor’s degree tend to be far more limited […]

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LENEXA, Kan., Sept. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Midwest-based call center, Centrinex, announces a partnership with LoanPro, the only truly API-based, mid-market and enterprise Loan Management Software (LMS) in the US/Canadian marketplace. The addition of LoanPro to Centrinex's LMS portfolio brings yet another platform option to the call center's financial clients who wish to bring even more efficiencies to their loan/lease lifecycles.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TreviPay, a global financial technology company, today announced its foray into the US fashion sector after being selected to power the trade credit offering for Flowfy, an integrated service platform for online B2B fashion and apparel marketplaces. TreviPay's API enables Flowfy's 'FlowPay' offering, which is sold to fashion marketplaces, and provides quick and reliable settlement terms to marketplace sellers as well as extends trade capital to buyers at a competitive rate. The digitized and seamless payment experience allows marketplace buyers and sellers to focus on their core business functions in the already complex fashion supply chain.

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LAWRENCE, Kan., Sept. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Proven Tier 1 supplier ADAC and innovative radar technology provider Ainstein announced a new partnership as RADAC today. Both organizations recognized the endless agony auto manufacturers endure while working with multiple vendors. RADAC serves to offer the only integrated radar proximity sensor built from the ground up. 

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