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LMH Health pauses controversial decision related to emergency room doctors

Updated at 7:47 p.m. Friday LMH Health has pressed “pause” on a controversial plan it announced earlier this week to replace the local physicians group that oversees the hospital’s emergency department with a large national firm. The hospital’s executive team announced Friday morning ...

KU announces mandatory mask policy for all of campus, effective immediately

All individuals on the University of Kansas campus, effective immediately, will be required to wear a face covering to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, KU Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer said Thursday. The KU policy office is in the process of drafting new personal safety requirements for ...

LMH’s partnership with KU helps patients work through legal issues

In the 1990s, Boston Medical Center began noticing pediatric patients being treated for asthma were not showing signs of improvement after treatment. The health care team learned that children were returning to homes overtaken by mold and other infestations where landlords had disregarded ...

Could plasma from survivors prevent virus?

Survivors of COVID-19 are donating their blood plasma in droves in hopes it helps other patients recover from the coronavirus. And while the jury’s still out, now scientists are testing if the donations might also prevent infection in the first place. Thousands of coronavirus patients in ...

Local health departments struggled to get tools for the frontline coronavirus fight

TOPEKA — County health departments in Kansas lacked the resources and manpower to swiftly ramp up “boots-on-the-ground” work when the coronavirus pandemic hit, new research suggests. The work by researchers at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita sheds light on the ...

ER visits for heart issues fell during pandemic, study says

NEW YORK — Emergency room visits in the U.S. for chest pain and heart attacks fell early this spring, according to a study that supports fears that the coronavirus outbreak scared people away from going to the hospital. ER visits were up for respiratory illnesses and pneumonia, but were ...

For questions about your health care, a patient advocate can help

Being a patient or having a loved one in the hospital can be a stressful experience. Tests and procedures happen quickly, and emotions run high. What do you do if you aren’t getting the information you’d like or you feel that your voice isn’t being heard? Turn to LMH Health’s patient ...

Researchers: Malaria drug doesn’t help treat COVID-19

Leaders of a large study in the United Kingdom that is rigorously testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and other medicines for hospitalized COVID-19 patients say they will stop putting people on the drug because it’s clear it isn’t helping. Results released Friday from 1,542 ...

Breaking down societal stigmas is important for men’s health

We focus on the health of our patients and community members every day, but there is one month out of the year when we take some extra time to focus on men’s health. June is recognized as National Men’s Health Month. Dr. Walter Ingram, an internal medicine physician with Reed Internal ...