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LEAWOOD, Kan., Jan. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Torch.AI, the leader in artificial intelligence (AI) powered ultra-high speed data processing—making data easier to use for humans and machines, announced today that distinguished former Assistant Secretary of the Navy, James "Hondo" Geurts, has joined the Torch.AI Board of Advisors.

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MISSION, Kan., Jan. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Committing to healthier living isn't just about calories and fitness. Choosing a healthier lifestyle also means making smarter choices for the world around you, especially when it comes to eating and other daily routines.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- New Directions Behavioral Health ("New Directions"), a provider of comprehensive behavioral health solutions, today announced its acquisition of Tridiuum, a digital behavioral health company. This combination creates a leading provider of technology-enabled behavioral health services, empowering New Directions' dedicated care teams to supply its more than 15 million members nationally with more direct and immediate access to providers resulting in increased quality of care through measurement-based outcomes.

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WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (KansasCOM) at Kansas Health Science Center (KHSC), currently under construction in downtown Wichita, recently appointed three additions to its faculty: Eustaquio Abay II, MD, FACS, clinical faculty; Nicholas Wohlgemuth, Ph.D., faculty, biomedical sciences and Lawrence Zoller, Ph.D., faculty, biomedical sciences.

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TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans ring in the new year, many have set new resolutions to be healthier and shed extra pounds. But what about resolutions for our beloved furry family members? A new survey from Hill's Pet Nutrition, conducted in partnership with Kelton, a Material Company, revealed that 40 percent of pet parents resolve to lose weight themselves, but only half of those say they have plans in place to help their pet lose weight. In addition, nearly half of pet parents say it's hard to help their pet lose weight. To help pet parents jump start their pet's weight management journey, Hill's has enlisted world-renowned chef and dog pet parent Alton Brown to join its annual End Pet Obesity campaign, which provides free education, tools and resources for pet owners.

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OVERLAND PARK , Kan., Jan.13, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Overland Park, KS, January 13, 2022 – Liquid Mobile IV, a rapidly growing on-demand, mobile IV hydration service, opens in Kansas and Missouri. Liquid Mobile IV is focused on advancing the health of the community by delivering IV hydration and nutrition therapy in the comfort and safety of the customer's own home, office or preferred location. Whether the individual has a cold, flu, nausea or migraine in need of quick relief, or focused on wellness through weight management, anti-aging, mental clarity, Liquid Mobile IV's tested formularies are used to continuously assist with improving an individual's health and wellness. The clinical team that includes a physician, nurse practitioners and nurses work together to ensure that our service can typically be at the customer's doorstep within 2-hours upon request.

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USD 253 students have been back in school for five days and already the district is feeling the effects of the most recent COVID-19 wave.

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Local governing agencies made their voices heard at a legislative luncheon held at USD 260’s Oaklawn Elementary on Jan. 5. While Derby Public Schools and the city of Derby shared about their efforts over the past year, they also outlined some of their priorities for the current session of the Kansas Legislature – with a number of state senators and representatives on hand.

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Jan. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ice-Masters, a respected commercial ice machine lease and service provider in Kansas and Missouri, will operate under its parent brand name, Easy Ice, beginning in January. Easy Ice acquired the company in 2017 and continued utilizing the Ice-Masters name locally with a plan to eventually combine under the Easy Ice brand.

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LENEXA, Kan., Jan. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Synexis® LLC, pioneer in microbial reduction and sole developer of hydrogen peroxide gas and Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP™) technology for occupied spaces, today announced positive new data from a retrospective analysis evaluating the use of DHP™ Technology in a clinical setting were published in the current issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC). The retrospective analysis assessed the efficacy of DHP™ Technology, in addition to standard manual cleaning, in reducing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a pediatric oncology hospital. As an adjunct technology for environmental cleaning, DHP™ contributed to the reduction in HAIs in this clinical setting.

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Leah Howell is no stranger to political office – at least tangentially – with her husband, Jim, serving as Sedgwick County Commissioner for District 5 representing their current home town in Derby.

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MISSION, Kan., Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) A home design that blends multiple elements seamlessly can be both inviting and visually interesting. If you're planning to upgrade your living space in 2022, consider incorporating materials like stone and brick, which bring color, texture and functionality while complementing some of this year's leading design trends.

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MISSION, Kan., Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) A new year brings new opportunities to refresh your living space and add new colors into your life. These five trends are all about incorporating more of yourself and your lifestyle into your home, whether it's answering your need for a serene escape or dialing up the energy with vibrant surroundings.

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MISSION, Kan., Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) The changing of the calendar to a new year is a perfect opportunity to look toward the future and create better health and wellness habits.

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MISSION, Kan., Jan. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Reading is a foundation for learning, yet a vast gap exists in access to books for low-income neighborhoods.

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MISSION, Kan., Jan. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Before you completely overhaul the way you live, keep in mind making positive changes may just be a few simple steps away. Starting small with attainable goals can help keep you on the right track throughout the year.

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MISSION, Kan., Jan. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) A new year isn't just the turning of a calendar page; it's a new beginning and a perfect opportunity to recommit to yourself. This year, give yourself permission to make your physical and mental wellness a top priority.

Nearly half a million Americans annually die as a result of smoking, the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Another 16 million Americans are living with a serious illness caused by smoking. Smoking also has an economic impact, including more than $225 billion each year spent on medical expenses to treat the […]

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Nearly half a million Americans annually die as a result of smoking, the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Another 16 million Americans are living with a serious illness caused by smoking. Smoking also has an economic impact, including more than $225 billion each year spent on medical expenses to treat the […]

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Overland Park, Kan., Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- NEXTAFF was named again as a Top Franchise for 2022 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 17th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchise business owners. The list is available at https://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/top-franchises/.

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OLATHE, Kan., Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Butler National Corporation (OTCQB: BUKS) announces that its subsidiary Avcon Industries, Inc., a leading provider of ISR and special mission solutions for aircraft, received Federal Aviation Administration approval of Avcon special mission modifications for the Model 208 and 208B Caravan. FAA Supplemental Type Certificate number SA01975WI approves Avcon fuselage sensor ports with or without the Avcon Mission Power System for the Textron Aviation (Cessna) Model 208/208B.

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LENEXA, Kan., Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- TrueAccord Corporation, a debt collection company offering ML-powered digital recovery solutions, today announced a partnership with Synapse as an expansion of its Collections-as-a-Service offering. The partnership will bring the best-in-class collection and recovery capabilities of TrueAccord to Synapse's fintech partners and customer base, integrating collections into the customer-centric fintech ecosystem.

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TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Motient, a pioneer in patient movement solutions, announced today that its web-based patient movement platform facilitated more than 5,000 patient transfers from 122 hospitals to more than 209 destinations in 2021. Nearly half of these interfacility transfers represented time-critical cases.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Planning Inc. ("Creative Planning"), one of the nation's largest Registered Investment Advisers ("RIA"), today announced the acquisition of Berno Financial Management ("Berno"), which has a total of over $300 million in assets under management.

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TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers at GPS Impact have voted unanimously to ratify an excellent new agreement with Local 696. The three-year agreement contains significant wage increases and will provide the 25-worker unit with stability, transparency and equity.

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MISSION, Kan., Jan. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Committing to healthier habits in the new year often starts in the kitchen. Adding better-for-you recipes to your arsenal is the start of a more nutrition-focused lifestyle, and whether you're a true home chef or just learning the basics, these dishes can be the gateway to a healthier you.

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MISSION, Kan., Jan. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) If you are thinking about becoming pregnant, now is a perfect time to make a plan. There are steps you can take to increase your chances of having a healthy, full-term pregnancy and baby – and part of that includes learning about birth defects.

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Stacker compiled a list of the most rural counties in Kansas using data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Keen Wealth Advisors, a financial planning firm based in Overland Park, Kansas, is pleased to announce the arrival of Nick Nguyen as a Paraplanner.

Communities and police departments across the United States are grappling with rising rates of deadly violence, as the U.S. murder rate reached its highest level in nearly two and a half decades in 2020. Despite the recent surge in homicides, however, most Americans face a far higher risk of being the victim of crimes that […]