Health

Are you at risk for heart disease? Learn more at LMH Health event

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, causing one in four deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reduce your chance of developing heart disease by knowing your risk factors and modifying those you can. It is ...

Chronic pain support group changes its location

A support group for people who experience chronic pain has moved from LMH Health to The Windsor, an assisted living facility at 3220 Peterson Road. Annie Ross, a certified peer specialist in Lawrence who runs the group, said the hospital could no longer house the group's meetings, and that ...

Health department changes name to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has changed its name to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, officials say. "By adopting the public health name, we are communicating to the public that the work of ‘Advancing Health for All’ cannot be confined into four walls of a ...

Breast reduction surgery can enhance quality of life for many women

The stereotypical image of a large-breasted woman as happy, vibrant, active and fun-loving often couldn’t be further from reality. Most naturally large-breasted women know too well the activity-limiting neck, back and shoulder pain that comes from being overly well-endowed; the frustration ...

Telemedicine could boost rural Kansans’ health care, but adoption is slow

GARDEN CITY, Kansas — When Christi Graber checked into the St. Catherine Hospital emergency room late last year, she thought she was having a heart attack. Her left arm ached, she felt dizzy, and she experienced shortness of breath. The hospital’s cardiologist wasn’t available that ...

LMH offers CarFit driver’s safety program

Data has shown that many older drivers take great safety measures when it comes to driving. A survey from AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association reported that more than a third of older drivers have taken driver improvement courses. So could it be tied to something ...

Lawrence patient tests negative for coronavirus, health officials confirm

Story updated at 5:50 p.m. Saturday: A patient at LMH Health who was being tested for coronavirus has turned out not to have the disease, state health officials said Saturday afternoon. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment received the negative test results from the Centers for ...

Less prevalent type of arthritis can be devastating

Arthritis pain affects millions of Americans every year. Many types of arthritis can alter our quality of life, with osteoarthritis being the most common form in the United States. You may have heard of rheumatoid arthritis as well. However, there is one type of arthritis that isn’t talked ...

Blood donations always needed at LMH

Life-saving blood transfusions are needed in hospitals and emergency treatment facilities across America each day. Patients need blood for many reasons — cancer, heart and blood vessel disease, diseases of the GI tract and emergencies such as car accidents and burns. January is national ...

Agreement lets more companies make antidotes for opioid overdoses

New York — More companies could begin making an easy-to-use version of an opioid overdose antidote under a deal announced Thursday by New York’s attorney general. Under the agreement, Emergent BioSolutions will no longer enforce a contract that had allowed it to be the only company to ...