Health

Don’t forget safety precautions when outdoors this summer

With Memorial Day right around the corner, we are all eager to get out and be active. However, it is important to take precautions, especially if you’re going to be at the lake or out in the sun. Protect your skin Too much sun exposure can lead to severe skin damage, and Dr. Scarlett ...

Know the signs of stroke and how to reduce your risk

There are many times in life when it is important to act fast, and one of the times when speed is most critical is when someone is having a stroke. May is Stroke Awareness Month, and Dr. John Clark, a neurologist with Lawrence Neurology Specialists, said people should take time to learn to ...

With COVID stimulus, more Kansans can get insurance discounts

Tens of thousands of uninsured Kansans qualify for enough government subsidies to get free health insurance. That was the case even before the passage of Congress’ latest stimulus package in March, but now those benefits are available to many more people. For some, the potential savings ...

As National Nurses Week nears, LMH Health’s nurses reflect on a challenging year

Though a week is far too short to pay homage to the incredible work nurses do every day, LMH Health is excited to celebrate National Nurses Week from May 6 to May 12. Last year, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were no sweet treats or group celebrations to mark National Nurses ...

Know the facts about asthma and how it can be managed

Many of us have heard of asthma before and know a little bit about what it is. Asthma Awareness Month is coming up in May, so let’s take a closer look at this disease. Dr. Krishna Rangarajan, a pulmonologist with Lawrence Pulmonary Specialists, said the National Asthma Education and ...

Experts don’t yet know when COVID-19 vaccines might wear off

New York — How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last? Experts don’t know yet because they’re still studying vaccinated people to see when protection might wear off. How well the vaccines work against emerging variants will also determine if, when and how often additional ...