Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

Photograph by Skippy Sanchez/Genesis

Primary concerns

Healthcare | When Arizona and New Mexico became states in 1912, Kansas became the geographic center of the United States. When Alaska and Hawaii became states in 1959 Kansas lost that title, but its largest city is still a place to check the pulse of America, and...
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/13/12, 03:52 am

WICHITA, Kan.-Politicians and policy experts continue to debate Obamacare, but we don't hear enough from frontline family doctors: How difficult is it for them to practice medicine in the current healthcare climate? Six Wichita physicians told me that they struggle to take care of their patients without drowning financially-and they don't have much hope in the government making things better anytime soon. Here's a look at three of them:

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Deadly substitute

Medicine | Abortionists use lethal injections as an end run on partial-birth abortion ban
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/06/07, 12:00 am

In the wake of the new nationwide ban on partial-birth abortion, abortionists are using lethal injections as an alternative to sucking out the brains of half-born babies. The Supreme Court criminalized the latter when they upheld the ban last April. The law, passed by Congress in 2003, prohibits an abortion in which any part of the baby above the navel is delivered before it is killed and called the procedure "gruesome and inhumane."

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Disaster medicine

Medicine | Medical establishment circles its wagons around New Orleans physician who administered lethal drugs
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/11/07, 12:00 am

Legally speaking, Anna Pou, the doctor accused of performing "mercy killings" during Hurricane Katrina, is off the hook. A New Orleans grand jury chose last month not to indict her for murder in the deaths of nine elderly hospital patients. Now Pou faces the public trial of her reputation, pitting the medical establishment against Louisiana's attorney general.

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