Health

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 ...

Buying a medical procedure online prior to visit now possible at LMH Health

Consumers in Lawrence can now shop and pay online for certain medical procedures at LMH Health, much like they do with airline tickets, with the hospital’s new partnership with MDsave. The online health care marketplace is geared to those who are uninsured, have high deductibles or health ...

Youth say engagement from adults helps combat substance use

Lawrence High School sophomore Gretchen Bannwarth estimates that 70% of her peers vaped or used electronic cigarettes. Worried about so many of her classmates and friends steering into harmful territory of a behavior that can put their health at risk, she has stepped up with other Lawrence ...

LMH Health seminar aims to help people recognize, address implicit biases

Implicit bias is defined as a unconsciously-held set of associations about a social group. It is called “implicit” because people do not realize the biases that they may accidentally portray. On October 1, LMH Health and the LMH Health Foundation will sponsor an implicit bias educational ...

Lawrence woman learning how to cope with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease

At first, Pam Major justified her forgetfulness and the errors made at work as typical symptoms of growing older. But she was only 61, and she wasn't the only one aware of her confusion. Her family and colleagues were seeing a change in the woman who had been — as she said — "a smart ...

Youth suicide in Kansas increased by more than 50% in one year

The number of suicides among Kansas children increased by more than 50% from 2016 to 2017, according to a report released Wednesday from the Kansas State Child Death Review Board. In 2017, 32 Kansas children died by suicide, an increase from 20 in 2016. One decade ago, the youth suicide rate ...

Kansas reports 2nd death from vaping-related lung disease

TOPEKA — Kansas is reporting its second death from a vaping-related lung disease in less than two weeks. Gov. Laura Kelly announced Monday that a man over 50 has died. The state health department said it is not releasing the names, hometowns or other details about people who've died or ...

Yoga classes plentiful around Lawrence; everyone ‘will get something out of it’

From local gyms to Lawrence Parks and Recreation, yoga classes abound around town, but one yoga teacher considers the occasional class just a taste of yoga. “If you want a serious study of yoga, I recommend a studio," said Sharyn Harley, owner of OmTree Shala, 1405 Massachusetts St. Here ...

Seniors can reduce risk of falls with proper safety, exercise

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal injury for older adults. An older adult is treated every 11 seconds in the emergency room for a fall, and every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall. “The highest rate for trauma at LMH Health is related ...