Health

Breaking down societal stigmas is important for men’s health

We focus on the health of our patients and community members every day, but there is one month out of the year when we take some extra time to focus on men’s health. June is recognized as National Men’s Health Month. Dr. Walter Ingram, an internal medicine physician with Reed Internal ...

Kansas lawmakers punt Medicaid expansion to 2021 session

TOPEKA — Amid a global health crisis, the Republican-dominated Kansas Senate on Thursday voted along party lines against expanding Medicaid, delaying the hopes that the state would extend health care coverage to tens of thousands of Kansans until at least the next legislative session. Sen. ...

‘Vigilance’ key to moving on from pandemic

As states begin to reopen and life begins to shift toward a new normal, what does “normal” really mean? Are we in the clear? Dr. Christopher Brychel, infectious diseases physician at LMH Health, said that going back to normal can't happen just yet, but that there are some important aspects ...

UN chief warns psychological suffering from virus is growing

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged governments, civil society and health authorities on Wednesday to urgently address mental health needs arising from the coronavirus pandemic, warning that psychological suffering is increasing. The U.N. chief said in a video ...

‘Vigilance’ key to moving on from pandemic

As states begin to reopen and life begins to shift toward a new normal, what does “normal” really mean? Are we in the clear? Dr. Christopher Brychel, infectious diseases physician at LMH Health, said that going back to normal can't happen just yet, but that there are some important aspects ...

Community support bolsters LMH Health staff during COVID-19 crisis

If you've ever been to the emergency department, you may have witnessed the fast-paced, high-intensity work the medical staff faces daily. With COVID-19 on the rise, this work is not only intensified, but there are added learning curves. Joy Colwell, a nurse in the emergency department, said ...

Nurses Week is May 3-9

Aynsley Anderson Sosinski has always had strong caregiving genes. She knew from an early age that she wanted to become a nurse. “I grew up among family and friends who were nurses,” she said. “I always loved hearing their stories about the patients they took care of.” Joyce Williams ...

New federal laws may not protect uninsured coronavirus patients as hoped

The small crew of health care workers at Guadalupe Clinic in Wichita — aided by dozens more who volunteer there — sees nearly 2,000 people a year. Every one of them is uninsured, and all visits are free. Guadalupe can’t yet check patients for COVID-19. But emergency federal legislation ...

Local physicians volunteer to help with possible COVID-19 patient surge

Across the country, we see examples of hospitals becoming overwhelmed by a surge of patients with COVID-19. This can sound intimidating, alarming and downright scary. LMH Health has been actively preparing for the surge, and providers across the community and here at LMH Health are stepping ...

Contact tracing essential criterion for restarting economies, but many states fall short

ATLANTA — As more states push to reopen their economies, many are falling short on one of the federal government's essential criteria for doing so — having an efficient system to track people who have been physically near a person infected with the coronavius. An Associated Press review ...

Shaming people who violate public health norms is trendy, but does it work?

Bishop Seabury Academy junior Lyle Griggs isn’t particularly active on social media. So when the avid bicyclist goes on rides throughout Lawrence, he isn’t prone to post about it. These days, however, in the midst of a global pandemic? He said he especially wouldn’t consider doing ...

Man recalls ‘lonely and dark times’ while hospitalized with COVID-19

Scott Bruegge’s journey started with a cough. He couldn’t have imagined that it would lead to being hospitalized with COVID-19. The cough began on March 13. Bruegge told his boss and began working from home, just in case he had become infected. He then ran a low-grade fever, called his ...