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Jun. 18—The search for the next president of Kansas State University is underway. During its meeting Thursday, the Kansas Board of Regents approved a closed committee search for the next K-State president and nominated Carl Ice as the committee chairman. Current Regents board member Mark Hutton also will serve on the committee. Regents director of government relations Matt Casey said the rest ... Read more

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The percentage of children and adolescents who are not just overweight but obese has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By 2018, nearly one in five children between the age of 2 and 19 were obese. Childhood obesity is defined as a BMI at or above […]

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The percentage of children and adolescents who are not just overweight but obese has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By 2018, nearly one in five children between the age of 2 and 19 were obese. Childhood obesity is defined as a BMI at or above […]

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MISSION, Kan., June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) When families fire up their grills and turn to favorite summer recipes for filling meals, nutritional considerations are often not the focus. However, this doesn't have to be the case. This year, you can rethink traditional seasonal menus by opting for main courses – and even desserts – that offer healthier returns by incorporating ingredients like whole oranges, which provide a multitude of nutritional benefits.

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The U.S. economy reported its worst quarterly decline in modern history during the COVID-19 pandemic, with gross domestic product shrinking at an annual rate of 31.4% in the second quarter. The economy bounced back in the third quarter, but efforts to contain the virus’s spread throughout 2020 still resulted in a 3.5% annual economic contraction […]

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The U.S. economy reported its worst quarterly decline in modern history during the COVID-19 pandemic, with gross domestic product shrinking at an annual rate of 31.4% in the second quarter. The economy bounced back in the third quarter, but efforts to contain the virus’s spread throughout 2020 still resulted in a 3.5% annual economic contraction […]

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LENEXA, Kan., June 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Synexis® LLC, the sole developer of patented dry hydrogen peroxide (DHP™) technology, announced a new study publication evaluating the use of DHP technology in a tertiary care hospital setting. The study, published online in the American Journal of Infection Control, assessed the efficacy of continuously operating DHP™ technology for reducing microbial contamination on privacy curtains while in use and between changings in five different units1 within the hospital.  Results showed significant reductions in microbial contaminants after the first day with reductions persisting for 28 days.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Heartland Soccer Association, America's largest soccer league and tournament host, has announced a multi-year partnership with Capelli Sport, which will see them become the official and exclusive uniform and equipment supplier for Heartland Soccer's League and tournament teams, commencing Fall 2021.

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PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kas., June 15, 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 Jeff Weinrich as Head of Global Sales and Chris Parker as Senior Director of Marketing. Weinrich and Parker have joined Artio to prepare the company for the planned U.S. market release of it first anticipated commercial product, the Solus Gold™ Embolization Device.

MISSION, Kan., June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) If you're intrigued by the idea of earning a little extra cash while rooting for your favorite teams, sports betting may be right up your alley. However, betting is a sport in its own right and competing requires skill and knowledge.

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MISSION, Kan., June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) If you've never traveled along the Pacific Coast, or maybe you'd just like to experience it from a new perspective, there are few things quite like a road trip to take in the sights and experiences that make the journey one to remember.

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MISSION, Kan., June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Fun in the summer sun can mean anything from poolside play and outdoor exercise to simply relaxing in the shade. While these activities make the season special for people of all ages, the heat also leads to the inevitable: sweat.

MISSION, Kan., June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Warm, sunny days are the perfect setting for making family memories, but they're also ideal opportunities to encourage kids to get creative and let their imaginations soar.

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LENEXA, Kan., June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), representing more than 700 broadband and cable operators serving all 50 states, congratulates five of its members and one former board member who are among the twenty-four outstanding individuals selected for the Cable TV Pioneers' 55th annual induction. The NCTC members recognized in the Cable TV Pioneers Class of 2021 are:

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in about 20 years. Currently available Alzheimer’s drugs treat the disease’s symptoms. The newly-approved medicine, called Aduhelm, is the first to attack a substance that could be associated with the underlying causes of the disease — a toxic and sticky […]

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in about 20 years. Currently available Alzheimer’s drugs treat the disease’s symptoms. The newly-approved medicine, called Aduhelm, is the first to attack a substance that could be associated with the underlying causes of the disease — a toxic and sticky […]

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KECHI, Kan., June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Brad Young, President of Meter Engineers, has announced it has a new product offering. A cleaning mixture originally used for the company's own needs, and now available and trademarked as Petro Gone™. It is an environmentally friendly, citrus-derived solvent formulated to remove hydrocarbons prior to meter prover calibration.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Keen Wealth Advisors, financial advisory firm based in Overland Park, Kansas, announced a $100,000 grant for Veterans Community Project (VCP). VCP, a nonprofit organization, independent from federal funding, has a long-term goal of eliminating Veteran homelessness nationwide. Their first project, VCP Village - KC, is an innovative community of 49 tiny houses for Veterans experiencing homelessness. Using Kansas City as the blueprint for achieving similar successes in cities across the United States, Veterans Community Project has officially begun its expansion with the mission of serving eight communities by 2022.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Foresite, a SaaS cybersecurity solutions provider, today announced that Matt Gyde has been named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Gyde brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to Foresite and has led some of the largest companies in the cybersecurity industry. Current CEO Robin Mayo will stay with the company.

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FORT SCOTT, Kan., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Spyder, Inc., a new SaaS company designed to reimagine the way individuals and firms in insurance and financial services manage their business and regulatory requirements, announced today a new eCommerce portal platform geared to offer customers the ability to easily find and purchase the products and services they need to support their business.

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LEAWOOD, Kan., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Impact Communications, Inc. (www.ImpactCommunications.org), a full-service marketing and PR firm that works exclusively with independent financial advisors and allied institutions such as custodians, independent broker/dealers, consulting companies and fintech firms, today announced that it has been named a finalist for the Digital Campaign of the Year in the Marketing/PR Firm category of the WealthManagement.com Industry Awards for the "Conversations That Matter" project, which was produced in partnership with the Advisory Solutions arm of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) (https://www.allianzlife.com/for-financial-professionals/the-conversations-that-matter-project). The Conversations That Matter project was also honored in a second category, with Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America named as a finalist in the Insurance/Service category.

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ONAGA, Kan., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Dot Bioplastics, Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony last week, celebrating the start of construction on its expansion project at the Green Dot facility in Onaga, Kans.

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- First Federal Bank of Kansas City today announced a partnership with Narmi to launch a new consumer digital banking, business digital banking and account-opening experience. With a deep focus on intuitive design and user experience, Narmi's award-winning suite will provide First Federal with an e-banking platform that puts the user first to empower their growing customer base. The Kansas-City-based bank uses Fiserv's DNA core banking system and is the latest addition to Narmi's growing list of bank customers.

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SHREVEPORT, La., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ECS / My IT, a leading provider of managed IT services to small and midsized organizations, completed the acquisition of Network Technologies ("Network Tech"), a Kansas City-based managed services provider.

NEW YORK, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass, Inc. (NYSE: COMP), a leading real estate technology company, today announced its expansion to Missouri and Kansas with offices in Kansas City and St. Louis. The company welcomes more than 40 top agents representing over $520 million in 2020 sales volume across both markets.

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MISSION, Kan., June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) When most people think about air quality, they're typically thinking about outdoor pollution. However, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside your home can be as polluted, or even more so, than the air outside. The concentrations of some indoor pollutants can be as much as 2-5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.

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MISSION, Kan., June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Playing in or around water is one of the joys of summer, but this treasured seasonal pastime comes with some serious risks. Drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 14 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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MISSION, Kan., June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Working toward financial stability can be a daunting task, but developing healthy spending habits and practicing smart saving can make it easier to plan for the future and take control of your finances.

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MISSION, Kan., June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Upgrades happen for all kinds of reasons, but one of the most common purposes of a home renovation is to make essential spaces like kitchens and bathrooms more modern.

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MISSION, Kan., June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Road trips, outdoor adventures and relaxing by the pool are some of summer's most popular activities, and all can be more enjoyable by adding favorite snacks to the mix. Next time you bask in the summer sun, bring along some tasty pecan snacks that allow you stay on track with wellness goals without sacrificing those snack-time delights.

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WICHITA, Kan., June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Currently under construction in downtown Wichita, the proposed Kansas Health Science Center – Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (KHSC-KansasCOM) is collaborating with Medical Intelligence 10 (MI10) to become the first osteopathic college of medicine to formally utilize MI10's educational modules to deliver curriculum related to advanced technology and medical intelligence.

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WICHITA, Kan., June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers announced today it has broken ground on a new site set to host the brand's newest restaurant prototype. Located in Salina, Kansas, this prototype marks an exciting new chapter for the brand's design evolution as this option is its first model without a dining room, hosting a double drive-thru and a walk-up ordering station. With more than a dozen restaurants set to open in the first half of 2021, Freddy's is poised to continue making significant development growth in the coming months and currently boasts a strong development pipeline on track to open more than 45 restaurants in 2021.

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