June 08, 2023

Retired nurse gives high praise to cardiac care staff

Anne Marcotte was not used to being on the other end of a stethoscope. The 75-year-old Topeka resident spent most of her career as a registered nurse in California hospitals before retiring after 52 years. “When I was a brand new cardiac care nurse in ...

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May 18, 2022

Q&A with Dr. Jamie Rempe: Advice for Expectant Mothers

Becoming pregnant with a new child, especially your first, is a very exciting time for expectant mothers. If you have never given birth, or you are new to the area, you may have a number of questions about what to expect when you deliver your baby. Dr. Jamie R...

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May 16, 2022

Dealing with the daily pains of a frozen shoulder

Perhaps one morning you wake up with soreness in your shoulder and just pass it off as “sleeping on it wrong.” Later that week, the pain increases and you try not to use that arm. By the next week, you can hardly move that arm and shoulder without ...

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April 13, 2022

Strenuous overuse causes traffic jam in the Carpal Tunnel

Our bodies are wonderful examples of superb electrical engineering, but problems like carpal tunnel syndrome can cause pain. When you press a button on your phone or type words on your keyboard, electrical signals travel from your fingertips, down the median ...

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March 23, 2022

Thumb arthritis can be a real pain for older adults

People who feel pain in their dominant hand when opening a jar or turning a doorknob may be developing thumb arthritis. If you are experiencing this pain, contact the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine team at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Ca...

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December 13, 2021

8 Facts About Osteoarthritis and Mako SmartRobotics™ for Knee Replacement

Do you feel persistent pain and stiffness in one or both knees while walking, exercising or performing normal daily activities? If yes, you may have osteoarthritis and could be a candidate for knee replacement surgery. Craig L. Vosburgh, MD, orthopedic surgeo...

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February 27, 2021

What You Should Know About Hernias

An abdominal hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall that allows something to protrude through, usually the small bowel or colon. Hernias affect around 10% of the population, a majority of them being men. However, women also do develop hernias. Joel VanderVeld...

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December 10, 2019

The Sobering Facts of Impaired Driving

There are some accidents and tragedies that cannot be avoided, whether due to genetic makeup or unfortunate timing. Although car accidents can fall under the “unfortunate timing” category, an accident resulting from impaired driving is not one of t...

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November 13, 2019

The Healthy Bladder Diet

People tend to avoid talking about bladder issues even when they have been bothered by symptoms for years. However, issues like urinary incontinence, bladder infections and urinary tract infections are common and may be helped with simple lifestyle changes....

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November 11, 2019

Lung cancer in women

What if we told you lung cancer affects more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer combined? It’s true. Once considered a “man’s disease,” lung cancer is no longer discriminatory and women need to be aware. Overal...

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