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CMN Hospitals Radiothon raises more than $40,000 for Kansas kids

2016 CMN Hospitals Radiothon

The 2016 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health radiothon held Friday, April 29, on 102.1 The Bull and B-98 FM, raised $48,819 to benefit Kansas kids.

Local families and children who have been helped by CMN Hospitals shared their stories with on-air talent throughout the broadcast.

The stations involved in the radiothon are committed to the mission of helping sick and injured children through this Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals effort. One hundred percent of the dollars raised will stay in Kansas to help children in need.

Safely discard expired medication on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Medication disposal

Saturday, April 30, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

The event addresses a vital public safety and public health issue, as many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

CMN Hospitals helps Vincent be a 'regular kid' despite cystic fibrosis

Vincent Manning

Three years ago, when Amanda Bacon started a toy drive for pediatric patients at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, she had no idea her son, Vincent, would eventually benefit from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health.

Why you shouldn't put your infant's car seat in a shopping cart

Infant in car seat

We’ve all done it — gone grocery shopping with our infant and placed their infant carrier on top of the grocery cart. It even seems like the front basket is perfectly sized to “lock” the base of the carrier onto the back of the basket. 

But what most parents don’t think about is the fact that placing the infant carrier on the top of a grocery cart can be extremely dangerous. 

Church group pampers Via Christi Village residents by painting their nails

Painting nails

Connie Argabright sits waiting to get her nails done. Sunlight pouring through a large window highlights the diamond accents she's sporting on red nails, the result of her last nail appointment.

The room is bustling with five women getting their nails done, and another half-dozen waiting their turn.

Expecting Via Christi resident experiencing life as a patient

Dr. Amy Schantzen

Amy Schantzen, DO, is a resident with the Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program, and she is expecting her first child in April. We will follow her through the process of pregnancy, delivery and raising a newborn.
    
Amy Schantzen’s fascination with the human body began when her mom was pregnant with her little sister.

She was 5.

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