Health

Why Medicaid expansion matters to LMH Health

Hospitals and health care systems around the country are struggling to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations must continue to absorb increases in wages and rising equipment, medication and supply costs. According to the Kansas Hospital Association, more than 70% of ...

New estimate predicts Medicaid expansion would serve 152K at no cost to state

TOPEKA — The Kansas Health Institute on Thursday unveiled its analysis of Gov. Laura Kelly’s proposal to expand Medicaid, predicting 152,000 Kansans would enroll in the first year with no additional cost to the state government. The Democratic governor has made passage of Medicaid ...

Knee replacements helped former KU football player get ‘back to my life’

Being active is in Pat Brown’s DNA. As an outside linebacker with the University of Kansas football from 1994 to 1999, he jokes that he played on concrete that was painted green. It wasn’t concrete, of course, but the turf was hard on his joints. “I remember a number of guys that I ...

High-risk screening can catch breast cancer early

Mammograms are one of the best forms of prevention and early detection of breast cancer. Women at average risk of breast cancer should begin mammogram screening at age 40, according to the latest recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Chelly Sumner knew it was time to ...

Women should watch for signs of heart disease

When your heart isn’t working well, it affects all of your body’s systems. Heart disease is the nation’s leading cause of death, and it causes about 1 in every 5 female deaths in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Heart disease is any condition that ...