September 17, 2019

Food Safety Tips to Keep In Mind When Preparing a Meal

Nationally recognized as Food Safety Awareness Month, September highlights the need to put food safety measures into practice when preparing and serving food. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, 48 million people get s...

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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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July 11, 2019

Lifesaving Habits for Child Car Safety

  No one believes they will be the ones to leave their child in a hot car, but every year the parents of 37 children are wrong. Forgetting a child, not locking your car doors, getting distracted can happen to the best parents. It’s the responsibili...

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May 23, 2019

Spring Has Arrived: What You Need to Know About Allergies and Asthma

As we transition from spring to summer, the change in seasons can prove to be difficult for individuals with allergies and asthma. With a plethora of things blooming and constant fluctuation in the temperatures, there are some not-so-welcome things in the air ...

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April 30, 2019

A Breakdown of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease where cells responsible for producing dopamine, a chemical messenger associated with movement, die off in the substantia nigra region of the brain. Parkinson’s disease has become incre...

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March 25, 2019

Concussion Management at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus

Approximately three million sports-related concussions occur each year in the United States. Due to the complexity of concussions and the wide range of outcomes that can occur, it’s crucial to manage concussions until complete recovery. Dr. Peter Loo, s...

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March 04, 2019

Cervical Health, HPV and Screenings: The Guidelines

Over the past 40 years, there has been a significant decrease in the amount of women who have been diagnosed with or passed away from cervical cancer. This decrease is largely due in part to the regular Pap tests women are undergoing that can find precancerous...

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January 29, 2019

Steps to Take to Prevent Birth Defects

More than 120,000 babies are born each year with some type of birth defect. Birth defects most often form in the early part of pregnancy – the first trimester and early second trimester – when the major body systems and organs are forming. To lear...

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