Health

With a high-tech treatment, area resident got a new hip and went home the same day

When Kelvin Heck needed a total hip replacement, he turned to an advanced technology available at LMH Health that allowed his treatment to be delivered on an outpatient basis. Heck, a rural land broker and owner of Heck Land Company in Lawrence, knew it was time to have his left hip replaced. ...

LMH cancer facility plans expansion, seeks donor support

The LMH Health Cancer Center has begun to outgrow its space at the hospital’s Maine Street location, and a fundraising campaign is seeking to raise $2.5 million in philanthropic support for the center’s renovation and expansion. Since the center opened its doors in 2000 as the LMH ...

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 ...