Health

Lifestyle changes, lifelong learning can reduce risk of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease that causes memory loss, confusion and other kinds of cognitive decline, affects more than six million Americans, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. But there are ways to be proactive and help reduce your risk of developing it. “I ...

Tai chi can improve your balance and strength

One fall can be all it takes for some older people to jettison physical activity altogether and be sedentary for the rest of their lives. But physical therapist Adrineh Mehdikhani says there’s a simple way for seniors to improve their balance, build strength and get moving regularly: tai ...

Officials: States’ obesity rates hit all-time highs

Washington — The number of states with high obesity among residents has nearly doubled since 2018, according to new data Wednesday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were 16 states that had adult obesity rates of at least 35% last year, with Iowa, Ohio, Delaware ...

Occupational therapy helps patients get back to their everyday lives

If you’ve ever broken your wrist or had a nerve or brain injury, your doctor may have prescribed a course of occupational therapy. But don’t let the name fool you — occupational therapy isn’t just meant to get people back to work. Occupational therapy is used to help people become ...

For Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, families share stories of loss, healing and helping

Note: September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide should call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or Headquarters Counseling Center at 785-841-2345. You can also get connected to the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to ...

LMH Health looks back on West Campus’ first year

Roughly one year ago, LMH Health opened the doors of its West Campus for the first time. This state-of-the-art facility has already served many patients from the Lawrence community and beyond, and leaders at LMH think it’s poised for even more growth in the future. The mission for the ...