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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December 07, 2021

Through Two Separate Cancer Diagnoses, Gratitude Prevails for Topeka Couple

Rich and Norma Vink have been dealt a tough hand, but you wouldn’t know it just talking to them. Through two separate cancer diagnoses – Norma learned she had breast cancer in 2016, Rich was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in January 2021 ...

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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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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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