Health

Girl’s recipe leads to lunch — and a few surprises — at White House

Rori Coyne of Shawnee generally eats her Yummy Cabbage Sloppy Joes — her favorite food — on a bun, or sometimes cold with a fork. But recently the Westridge Middle School seventh-grader got to enjoy the recipe she crafted about eight months ago on bread with gold silverware at a formal ...

Pack it up: Put something different in kids’ lunch boxes this year

Lunch box recipesCURRY CHICKEN SALAD2 cups cooked white-meat chicken, chopped or pulled2 tablespoons almond slivers2 tablespoons chopped dates2 tablespoons honey1 teaspoon brown sugar1/4 cup onion, diced1 tablespoon curry powderMayonnaise, as neededSalt and pepper, to tasteMix ingredients ...

Army leaders to discuss health review

The Army’s vice chief of staff is taking the best practices he’s found for mental and physical health services from Fort Riley and five other installations back to the Pentagon as he assesses the health of the force.Gen. Lloyd Austin visited Friday with Fort Riley and 1st Infantry Division ...

Free State, Lawrence High adopt new concussion tests

Student-athletes at Lawrence and Free State high schools will now have access to one of the most widely used concussion-testing systems available.With the Lawrence school district administration signing off on the plan this past week, Lawrence Memorial Hospital will provide LHS and FSHS ...

Taking a look at restaurant violations

Findings of investigationRestaurants with the most critical violations since 2010• El Mezcal, 1520 Wakarusa Drive: 76• El Mezcal, 1819 W. 23rd St.: 65• Jade Garden, 1410 Kasold Drive: 60• Zen Zero, 811 Mass.: 53• Haskell Diner, 1910 Haskell Ave.: 44• Burger Stand, 803 Mass.: 36• ...

Play therapy not just fun and games

The office of Sarah Minges is filled with stuffed animals and toys. Her bookshelves are lined with sand-tray figurines and children’s books.But for Minges’ line of work, these items aren’t for fun or decoration — they’re necessities in helping her patients.Minges is the founder of ...

Community embraces boy with rare disorder

Last week, 9-year-old Eli Adamson thrilled his mother with the answer, “yeah.”Amy Adamson said the exchange started when Eli put a key chain of communication picture cards on her lap.“I said, ‘Are you asking me to watch a movie?’ He said ‘yeah,’” his mother said.Although Eli ...

Throwing a strike against cancer

Two Lawrence women have teamed up to organize a bowling event July 21 that will benefit the organizations they are passionate about: Livestrong and Catch a Break.Both organizations help patients and their families in the fight against cancer.Earlier this year, Michelle Derusseau, 48, became a ...

Fact check: Buyer beware in health debate

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama promises nothing will change for people who like their health coverage except it'll become more affordable, but the facts don't back him up. Mitt Romney groundlessly calls the health care law a slayer of jobs certain to deepen the national debt.Welcome to ...

Air ambulances save time — and lives as result

Usage of air ambulancesNumber of transfers by air ambulance in Douglas County by year2009: 472010: 292011: 352012 to date: 14— Source: Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical (does not include transfers from Lawrence Memorial Hospital)A 4-year-old boy slips into a swimming pool, possibly ...

Puree excitement: Parents baby their little ones with homemade food

Baby food ideasHere are some suggestions for homemade baby food from local parents: Avocado: raw, cut and then mashed Banana: raw, smashed and mixed with baby cereal Chicken (when doctor OKs meats): grocery store rotisserie chicken breast meat pureed with water, breast milk or formula Oatmeal: ...

SRS aims to curb elder abuse

Topeka — State officials on Friday announced increased efforts to try to protect elderly Kansans from abuse.From July 1 through March 30, there were 11,154 reports of alleged abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults, the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services reported.“It ...

Underground prescription drugs an ‘epidemic’

Top 10 prescriptionsTop 10 medication prescriptions filled by Kansas pharmacies in 2011, followed by the condition they treat:• Vicodin with aspirin: 1.5 million, pain• Ambien: 519,542, insomnia• Xanax: 494,555, anxiety• Ultram: 380,656, pain• Percocet with aspirin: 329,585, pain• ...

Medications by the numbers

The Kansas State Board of Pharmacy provided data for prescriptions filled by pharmacies in Kansas since 2010. Here's a look at some of the numbers.

Health leader: Information ‘more secure’ under network

Laura McCrary said some people are wary of having their records available on a network because they worry the information might be shared or used inappropriately. But patient privacy would be better protected with the new system, said McCrary, chief executive of Kansas Health Information ...

New statewide digital health network to improve care, accessibility

Privacy noticesStarting June 1, patients of Kansas health care providers who are connected to the new statewide network will receive privacy notices telling them that their health records may be shared electronically, under the same legal protection that currently applies to their paper-based ...

Biking Across Kansas: Residents prepare for 475-mile trek

On a nice day a few years ago, as his wife headed out on an errand, David Brown made a decision on a whim: He’d just hop on his bike and meet her over at the shopping center.Easy, right?“I thought I was going to die,” Brown said. Later, he learned how far he’d ridden — less than a ...

Best weight loss plan: Planning ahead

But I don't have time!When it comes to managing your weight (and your kids’), cooking at home can be a big difference-maker — and planning ahead is key.Below, the U.S. Department of Agriculture highlights common stumbling blocks to cooking at home and ideas for getting over them. “I ...

KU Hospital purchases Overland Park surgery building

Kansas University Hospital has acquired a 42,000-square-foot inpatient surgical hospital building to add to its system of services.The building, 10720 Nall Ave., Overland Park, is near the intersection of Interstate 435 and Nall and now houses Heartland Surgical Specialty Hospital.The two-story ...