Health

Understanding atrial fibrillation and reducing your risk

You may have heard about a heart condition called atrial fibrillation recently — celebrities such as Howie Mandel, Gene Simmons and Barry Manilow have publicly discussed it, drug companies sell medications to treat it, and there are devices to help you detect it. But what is atrial ...

After Black infant mortality surged in Kansas, birth workers jumped into action

Wichita — Peggy Jones-Foxx knows what it takes to raise a baby. “It’s the hardest work I’ve ever done,” she said. “And I have a master’s degree.” At the Dellrose United Methodist Church in Wichita, she teaches pregnant women, particularly Black women, about that work — ...

How your dental health affects the rest of your body

Did you know that oral health can affect the rest of your body? According to the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, a growing body of evidence links oral health to chronic illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Bacteria exist in everyone’s body, and ...

Slow-moving tobacco conversation may be picking up momentum at Lawrence City Hall

A variety of tobacco issues will soon be before City of Lawrence leaders after being absent for more than a year. The Lawrence City Commission at its Oct. 18 meeting is set to discuss a number of tobacco-related items, including vaping, Tobacco 21 — the federal law raising the legal age for ...

KU men’s basketball assistant coach Norm Roberts shares his hip replacement story

You wouldn’t know it by looking at him at a KU basketball game, but longtime assistant coach Norm Roberts has undergone two hip replacements over the past three years. The pain Roberts began to experience on his right side was one of the first clues that something was wrong. It began by ...