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Family Health Care supports the school walk-outs in order to move our legislators to make better gun laws for US not just for the extreme of the NRA. Recreational gun use is not the problem. Assault guns are. Allowing dangerously mentally ill people and criminals access to these guns has resulted in far too many deaths. We need to vote for legislators who will stand up to help protect us and our children in schools.
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Outbreak of E Coli associated with Chopped Romaine Lettuce

 Warning:

If you have store-bought chopped romaine lettuce at home, including salads and salad mixes with chopped romaine, don’t eat it and throw it away.

 

CDC Advice to Consumers - April 2018

  • Consumers anywhere in the United States who have store-bought chopped romaine lettuce at home, including salads and salad mixes containing chopped romaine lettuce, should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick. If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.
  • Before purchasing romaine lettuce at a grocery store or eating it at a restaurant, consumers should confirm with the store or restaurant that it is not chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. If you cannot confirm the source of the romaine lettuce, do not buy it or eat it.


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Artist: Mathieu Lacac

April is Oral Cancer awareness month.

Vic had a long history of smoking, he also had genital warts, Tina had a history of multiple sexual partners and genital warts. (Gential warts are from HPV- Human Papilloma Virus which also causes anal, penile and cervical cancers). These risks made it more likely that either would develop oral cancer and they each did.
 
For Vic, it started as a small area on his tongue he described as like a "wart'. Over time it enlarged. He skipped dental visits and when he began to have speech changes he finally mentioned it to his doctor. Half his tongue was removed to to get rid of the cancer. Surgery and therapy has been a success.
 
For Tina, it began with a pulled tooth that did not heal. After several weeks, she returned to the dentist and an xray showed a progressive erosion of bone under where the tooth had been. It was cancer. Half of her jaw was removed and replaced with a portion of her hip bone. New specially fitted dentures have normalized her speech and eating.  
 
But, how nice if they had caught the problem sooner and had more localized surgery? 

 

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     under-served for more than twenty-nine years!

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.- Robert Kennedy

   
 

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March was Colorectal cancer awareness month

Manda was audacious and bold, but she had a shy side.

   
   

   
 

 

About Family Health Care

 

For nearly three decades, FHC has tended to some of the sickest and poorest in the Kansas City community. We are here to help during some of the most troubling times for people we serve.

 

Earlier this year- Andrea, who is here for school in KC and a long way from her home and family in Africa, discovered she was pregnant and came for prenatal care through FHC’s MOM Clinic (Maternal Options that Matter). She was heart-broken and very frightened to learn that she also had HIV disease. Fortunately, she was in the right place; FHC is a leading provider of HIV care in KC and we treated Andrea for her pregnancy and for HIV. After delivery, FHC continued to treat momma Andrea and her baby with antivirals. After several months it is clear the baby is healthy, without HIV and only needs routine care.

 

Each week at FHC, staff and volunteers provide health services, social supports and just plain caring to hundreds of folks in need in our Kansas City community. Often they have no insurance and few resources. This year over 800 people received services through our Care Beyond the Boulevard (CBB) homeless program. Most of the men and women CBB serves are found sleeping “rough” under bridges or in brush or encampments in empty lots.

 

As the safety net under the safety net in Wyandotte County FHC provides care for people with serious chronic diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS- Lou Gehrig’s Disease), or metastatic cancers. FHC also cares for people with diabetes, high blood pressure and other more common chronic illnesses. Preventive care included services last year for more than 130 pregnant women and their babies who were seen in the MOM clinic and for over 350 children.

 

Family Health Care works tirelessly to improve the lives of those we serve by providing compassionate quality medical care and wrap around social services. This year we provided care to more than 4,700 individuals through more than 15,500 visits.  By achieving the FQHC Look-Alike designation this year, we established a strong foundation for the future. But, because we continue to see so many who don’t have insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, we really need your help to build on that foundation. Thank you for considering a year-end or on-going charitable gift to help support our work for Andrea and her baby and hundreds, even thousands, of others.

 

 

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Family Health Care is a Safe Place- Learn more by clicking here.

 

Making a difference can happen in many ways. Support Family Health Care working for the vulnerable of our community through a donation to our Starfish Fund

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Real stories from patient care files.

 ‘Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.’- Reverend Martin Luther King.

FHC's innovative SMART program

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Social Medicine and Advocacy Residency Training

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HIV Services

 
If you believe you were exposed to HIV, it is important to be treated within 72 hours. Call 913-722-3100.  
 

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Clinic: PrEP HIV CARE

Expert Care for HIV+ and for prevention of HIV infection

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Artist Crystal Cook

."I came to you as an immigrant, with no money and could not speak English then. I did not even know the nature of my ailment..." (Click here for more)

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