Archive for January 2013

Understanding eating disorders

Newton, Kan. – The term “eating disorder” elicits drastically different ideas about the meaning of these words. When hearing this term, some individuals first think about people who are extremely skinny and starve themselves to maintain a very low weight. Other people first think of individuals who eat excessive amounts of food and are overweight…

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Area health organizations contracted with KanCare MCOs

Newton, Kan. – KanCare, the State of Kansas’ Medicaid program, relies on three Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to provide health coverage to Kansas Medicaid beneficiaries. The three MCOs are Amerigroup of Kansas, Inc., UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas and Sunflower State Health Plan, a subsidiary of Centene. Prairie View, Health Ministries Clinic and the Harvey…

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Kansas Optimizing Health Program to begin January 15

Newton, Kan. – Each Tuesday from Jan. 15 to Feb. 19, Health Ministries Clinic and the Newton Recreation Commission will hold a Kansas Optimizing Health Program developed by Stanford University to help people improve their health one step at a time. It will take place in the Sunflower Room from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.…

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Anxiety therapy group for children to be offered in McPherson

Newton, Kan. – A weekly therapy group for children struggling with anxiety will soon be available at Prairie View’s McPherson office, located at 1102 Hospital Drive. The group will begin meeting Thursday, January 17, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and will continue for 18 sessions each Thursday afternoon. It will be led by Matt Schrader,…

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