Tag: Miami

Ark City native, former MLB player Darren Daulton passes away at 55

Arkansas City native Darren Daulton died Aug. 6 at the age of 55. Daulton, a former Major League Baseball player, arguably was one of Ark City’s greatest athletes. He was drafted by the Philadephia Phillies in 1980 and played until 1997, ending his career with the Miami Marlins. The Phillies’ […]

“Criminal Minds” faces cast turnover in its 11th season

“Criminal Minds” long has been on my list of go-to rainy-day watches. Yes, it’s a show about serial killers, pedophiles and generally bad people. But the reason I watch it is less for the gruesome aspects and more for the psychological. This won’t be a huge surprise to most, as […]

SCKMC, CDC offer Zika precautions after virus appears in Florida

The Florida Department of Health has identified an area of Miami where Zika virus is being spread by mosquitoes. At this time, there is no Zika threat in Kansas, but summer travels could lead residents to Florida. Zika virus is spread through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, […]

Many well-known hospitals fail to score 5 stars in Medicare’s new ratings

The federal government released its first overall hospital quality rating on Aug. 3, slapping average or below average scores on many of the nation’s best-known hospitals while awarding top scores to dozens of unheralded ones. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rated 3,617 hospitals on a one- to five-star […]