Health

Officials: States’ obesity rates hit all-time highs

Washington — The number of states with high obesity among residents has nearly doubled since 2018, according to new data Wednesday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were 16 states that had adult obesity rates of at least 35% last year, with Iowa, Ohio, Delaware ...

Occupational therapy helps patients get back to their everyday lives

If you’ve ever broken your wrist or had a nerve or brain injury, your doctor may have prescribed a course of occupational therapy. But don’t let the name fool you — occupational therapy isn’t just meant to get people back to work. Occupational therapy is used to help people become ...

For Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, families share stories of loss, healing and helping

Note: September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide should call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or Headquarters Counseling Center at 785-841-2345. You can also get connected to the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to ...

LMH Health looks back on West Campus’ first year

Roughly one year ago, LMH Health opened the doors of its West Campus for the first time. This state-of-the-art facility has already served many patients from the Lawrence community and beyond, and leaders at LMH think it’s poised for even more growth in the future. The mission for the ...

Students get an inside look at health care jobs at LMH academy

For the third summer in a row, LMH Health welcomed local high school juniors and seniors to take a peek behind the scenes, participate in executive meetings and shadow health care providers through its Summer Leadership Academy. The academy, a collaboration with the Lawrence school district ...

MSK-trained radiologists benefit all patients, not just orthopedic ones

Injuries to the ankle, foot, hands and knees happen every day. Sometimes, your doctor will order an X-ray or other imaging to help determine the extent of the injury. Patients can count on the musculoskeletal (MSK)-trained radiologists with Radiologic Professional Services, a partner of LMH ...