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 percent of the population, a majority of them being men. However, women also do develop hernias. Joel Van...

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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 are 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. One w...

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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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October 11, 2019

What You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer women fight. According to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, there were nearly 1.7 million new breast cancer cases diagnosed in 2012. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are sharing a few prevention methods you ...

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October 02, 2019

Cancer Care Tips for You and Your Loved One

Caring for someone who has cancer is a beautiful gift. Of course, this type of relationship can be different from a spouse, friend or sibling relationship. It can at times feel amazing to help the one you love, but it can also be a big strain on you and your r...

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October 01, 2019

When should you get a flu shot?

Sooner rather than later, according to Dr. Mark Sankoorikal, internal medicine physician with The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus. “Get the flu shot. It is the most effective strategy to preventing the flu,” Sankoorikal expla...

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August 14, 2019

Everything You Need to Know When It Comes to West Nile Virus

According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), West Nile Virus is the most common mosquito-borne disease in Kansas. In July, KDHE also issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus throughout Kansas. The CDC reports that nationwide in 20...

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August 05, 2019

Breastfeeding Basics: Tips from a Baby-Friendly Facility

If you are welcoming a new baby to your family, you understand the many decisions that are involved in being a new parent! From naming your baby, choosing delivery preferences, or picking a feeding option, we want you to know all the information before making ...

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July 29, 2019

Preventing Children's Sports Injuries

Fall sports seasons will be here before you know it! Participating in sports is a great way for any child to meet friends, maintain a healthy weight and have fun. With any sport comes the risk of injury, and according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more ...

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