Health

Your winter checklist: Prepare for safety in cold weather

Winter is coming. This means freezing temperatures, snow, black ice and lots of slipping and sliding are on the way. Though winter weather can look beautiful and peaceful, it can also be very dangerous if you are not prepared. LMH Health wants to make sure that you are being safe on the roads ...

Experimental spinal cord treatment helps Lawrence man move after paralysis

Jerod Nieder has been paralyzed from the chest down for the past eight years, but lying on his back as researchers call out commands — “right knee up” — Nieder is able to slowly move his knee toward his chest. Nieder does not have sensation in his lower body, but he is learning to ...

Charitable care remains key focus of LMH Health

As the year comes to a close, LMH Health has recorded more than $13.5 million in uncompensated and charitable care. As a community-owned, not-for-profit healthcare system, charitable care is not only an imperative—it guides decision-making at the highest levels of the organization. The ...

Feeling gloomy during fall and winter? It could be seasonal affective disorder

Kate Gramlich flipped the switch on the tabletop lamp, and the dreary fall day outside the window seemed to disappear. Gramlich, an information services assistant with the Lawrence Public Library, was demonstrating one of the lamps the library provides for light therapy. The lamp mimics ...

Know your options for a primary care physician

Your primary care physician walks with you through many stages in your life. Whether you’re new to the area or looking for a new primary care physician, you want to make sure you’re finding the right fit for you. Both internal medicine and family medicine doctors are considered primary ...

Officials: Don’t eat romaine grown in Salinas, Calif.

New York — U.S. health officials on Friday told people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, because of another food poisoning outbreak. The notice comes almost exactly one year after a similar outbreak led to a blanket warning about romaine. Officials urged Americans not ...

Medicare drug plan finder can steer seniors to higher costs

Washington — Medicare’s revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts. Serving some 60 million Medicare recipients, the plan finder is the most ...

Emergency physicians celebrate 25 years at LMH

This past July, Lawrence Emergency Medicine Associates celebrated 25 years of providing physician services in the emergency department at LMH Health. It began with a meeting in spring 1993 between Dr. Scott Robinson, an emergency physician at KU Medical Center, and Kansas state Sen. Sandy ...

Lawrence woman’s mysterious illness traced to tick bite

The lingering effects from the bite of a tick have been haunting a Lawrence woman for several years. Jamie Miller, 48, doesn’t know when she was bitten by the Lone Star tick. It might have been six years ago, because that’s when nausea and vomiting and other gastro-intestinal problems ...

Focus on men’s health issues this November

Movember, No-Shave November — no matter what you choose to call it, the goal remains the same: to raise awareness and funds for men’s health and stop men from dying too young. The Movember Foundation is a global charity that tackles men’s health issues year-round. It's one of the largest ...

LMH Health to host community baby shower showcasing its newborn care services

LMH Health is hosting a baby shower! If you are a new parent, expecting parent or a grandparent, join us for the LMH Health Community Baby Shower on Saturday, November 9, from 2 – 4 p.m. This free event will be held on the lower level of the hospital. More than 30 community partners will ...

Safety tips to help keep Halloween fun for kids

Halloween is just around the corner. This means happy kiddos, falling leaves and fun costumes. LMH Health wants to make sure that you and your children are safe while trick-or-treating and enjoying this fun holiday. Deciding what to be for Halloween is one of the most exciting things for a ...

Those pushing a higher vaping age in Kansas worry big tobacco will water down rules

Editor’s note: The Kansas Health Institute receives funding from the Kansas Health Foundation, a financial supporter of the Kansas News Service. TOPEKA, Kan. — Cigarettes are so yesterday. Or yesteryear. That’s why that old-fashioned, combustible path to a nicotine buzz wasn’t the ...

Just Food introduces mobile pantry to serve rural Douglas County, south Lawrence

Just Food is now going on the road to feed the hungry in Douglas County. Aundrea Shafer, Just Food program director, said the food pantry rolled out its Cruising Cupboard with an Oct. 1 trip to Lecompton. It has since had an Oct. 15 distribution in Lyons Park in North Lawrence. Food was ...

LMH Health adds 14 new doctors, advanced practice providers in Lawrence area

The LMH Health medical staff keeps growing, with 14 new doctors and advanced practice providers joining the community in the last year. LMH Health invites the community to join in welcoming these new providers, who are focused on serving the health and wellness needs of area residents. • Dr. ...

Kansas sees rise in syphilis cases, newborns with disease

TOPEKA — Kansas has seen a big jump in syphilis cases over the past five years and a spike in the number of infants born with the sexually transmitted disease. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that Kansas reported 152 cases of primary and secondary ...

Community support helps LMH Health maintain strong cancer care

Patients do not have to travel far from home to receive exceptional cancer treatment. LMH Health Oncology & Hematology offers a multidisciplinary approach with the ability to treat all forms of cancer, and serves as a beacon of hope for all community members, regardless of their ability to ...