Meadowlark Hospice celebrates National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is an opportunity to educate our communities about the importance of advanced care planning. NHDD was founded in 2008 by Nathan Kottkamp. He is a healthcare lawyer who saw the need to provide information to the public and providers about healthcare decision-making.   By participating in NHDD, we are able […]

Smile, and be happy: K-State specialist shares tips for healthy aging

Yelland says looking for positives helps in maintaining health as people get older. By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension news service  MANHATTAN, Kan. – A smile or words of encouragement may seem like small things, but Erin Yelland knows they add up. “We know from research that having a positive outlook on aging actually […]

OSDH Recognizes World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

OKLAHOMA CITY – Every year, approximately 10 million people around the world become sick with TB and 1.5 million lives are claimed by the disease or approximately 4,100 deaths per day worldwide.   On Friday, March 24, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World […]

Start Your Engines: March is National Nutrition Month

K-State nutritionist urges people to consider food as fuel for the body By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension news service MANHATTAN, Kan. – Many consumers may not routinely think about it, but their bodies are like the engines in a motor vehicle. “So,” asks Priscilla Brenes, a K-State Research and Extension specialist in the […]


Race organizers are preparing for the 2023 Eisenhower Marathon. The Marathon will be Saturday, April 29, in Abilene. The race will start in Old Abilene Town and offers 5k, 10k, Half-Marathon and Full-Marathon options. The race began in 2003 under the leadership of June DeWeese and was one of only a handful of marathons in […]

K-State research that successfully generates neurons using exosome cells could help develop therapeutic interventions

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University researchers have led a newly published study that is helping unlock some of the secrets of specific cellular messengers called exosomes. The work could one day lead to therapeutic interventions against devastating neurodegenerative diseases and debilitating spinal cord injuries. “In our new manuscript, we demonstrated the generation of neurons using […]

Living Well Wednesday: K-State extension agents to share tips on nutritious family meals

Healthy eating contributes to child development By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service MANHATTAN, Kan – Healthy eating is important in developing young children’s habits around food, said Tristen Cope, a family and youth development agent in K-State Research and Extension’s Chisholm Trail District. “It is important to help children try new foods […]