Health

For many men’s health issues, prevention and screening are key

When people think of men’s health concerns, they often think of prostate cancer. But there are many other conditions that men need to watch out for — and that can often be prevented with lifestyle changes or caught with proper screening. Dr. Jon Heeb, a urologist with Lawrence Urology ...

Take advantage of these tools to assess your breast cancer risk

When you schedule your next mammogram, you can also take advantage of another tool to prevent breast cancer — a lifetime breast cancer risk assessment. This enhanced program to identify lifetime breast cancer risk is a collaboration of several LMH Health departments: imaging, the Women’s ...

Know the risk factors, treatment options for osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than 32.5 million adults in the United States. Also known as “wear and tear arthritis,” osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition that develops with age and worsens over time. Dr. Raul Cabos, a rheumatologist at the ...

‘Fauci effect’ is inspiring young Kansans to pursue health care careers

Wichita — Even before Gracie Dean's graduation from Maize South High School this month, she was already working in a field that drew increasing interest during the pandemic. As a certified nursing assistant at a long-term care facility, she’s among a growing number of young people ...

Stories of hope and resilience for Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month. COVID-19 threatened not only people’s physical health, but also their mental health. For some, the pandemic intensified existing conditions such as anxiety and depression, and for others it created new mental health challenges. These are stories of hope and ...

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 ...