Health

Telemedicine could boost rural Kansans’ health care, but adoption is slow

GARDEN CITY, Kansas — When Christi Graber checked into the St. Catherine Hospital emergency room late last year, she thought she was having a heart attack. Her left arm ached, she felt dizzy, and she experienced shortness of breath. The hospital’s cardiologist wasn’t available that ...

LMH offers CarFit driver’s safety program

Data has shown that many older drivers take great safety measures when it comes to driving. A survey from AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association reported that more than a third of older drivers have taken driver improvement courses. So could it be tied to something ...

Lawrence patient tests negative for coronavirus, health officials confirm

Story updated at 5:50 p.m. Saturday: A patient at LMH Health who was being tested for coronavirus has turned out not to have the disease, state health officials said Saturday afternoon. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment received the negative test results from the Centers for ...

Less prevalent type of arthritis can be devastating

Arthritis pain affects millions of Americans every year. Many types of arthritis can alter our quality of life, with osteoarthritis being the most common form in the United States. You may have heard of rheumatoid arthritis as well. However, there is one type of arthritis that isn’t talked ...

Blood donations always needed at LMH

Life-saving blood transfusions are needed in hospitals and emergency treatment facilities across America each day. Patients need blood for many reasons — cancer, heart and blood vessel disease, diseases of the GI tract and emergencies such as car accidents and burns. January is national ...

Agreement lets more companies make antidotes for opioid overdoses

New York — More companies could begin making an easy-to-use version of an opioid overdose antidote under a deal announced Thursday by New York’s attorney general. Under the agreement, Emergent BioSolutions will no longer enforce a contract that had allowed it to be the only company to ...

Democratic states appeal Obamacare ruling to SCOTUS

Washington — In a move that could put the Obama-era health law squarely in the middle of the 2020 election, Democratic-led states Friday asked the Supreme Court for a fast-track review of a recent court ruling that declared part of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional and cast a cloud ...

Help is available for seniors battling isolation

Between the holidays and the weather, this time of year can be especially challenging for seniors who spend a significant amount of time alone. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 28% of people ages 65 and older live alone. While living alone does not inevitably lead to social isolation, it ...

Advice for managing grief, loss during the holidays

During the holidays, you may turn on the radio and hear the refrain, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” But those experiencing grief and loss might feel like replacing the word “wonderful” with “difficult.” Grief has different effects at different times of the year and ...

Free program helps African Americans reduce risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

Currently, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease; however, the disease is more prevalent among African Americans, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Because of that discrepancy, the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center has launched an outreach project ...

‘SMART’ goals key to keeping New Year’s resolutions

As the year comes to a close, we spend time reflecting, celebrating and setting our goals for the new year to come. This year, we’re entering into a new decade as well. Almost half of Americans will make a New Year’s resolution for themselves. This can be anything from spending less time ...