November 06, 2023

A veteran’s healthcare journey

Across all Ardent hospitals, we are proud to care for those who have bravely served our country. In honor of Veterans Day, we highlight how one hospital has cared for a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps and his family. David Zeferjohn, 88, has relied upo...

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March 10, 2022

Cardiac Rehab Patient Praises Teams for Changing my Life

Hearing the doctor say, “I can do the surgery next week” shocked Chris Oshel, even though she’d known for years that a birth defect would eventually require open heart surgery and extensive cardiac rehab. “11 years ago, my primary doct...

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February 23, 2022

First-time Mom Credits Doctor and Staff for ‘Super Healthy’ Baby Girl

Kayla Stroud, a 28-year-old Topeka resident and social worker for the State of Kansas, dreamt of one day having a baby girl with her husband to round out their family of 6. However, difficulties in conceiving led her to seek out Dr. Jamie Rempe, an obstetrici...

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January 24, 2022

What is pneumonia and how do we treat it?

  Along with the ever-present possibilities of catching a cold, the flu or COVID-19 is the danger that these diseases may cause pneumonia to develop in our lungs. Have you or a family member suffered through pneumonia? Jamal Akhtar, M.D., internal medic...

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January 18, 2022

Preparing for Postpartum Periods with Dr. Jamie Rempe

Pregnancy is a beautiful journey, but the changes your body endures don’t stop after giving birth. It can take anywhere from three weeks if you didn’t experience vaginal tearing (perineal laceration) to six weeks or more if you experience complicat...

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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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September 01, 2020

Years of Back Pain Led Kansas Woman to Life-Saving Physician

When Nina McGrath, 70, was in her early 20’s, she was involved in a car accident that prompted more than five decades of severe pain in her back. After years of provisional care, including steady visits to chiropractors and multiple steroid injections, M...

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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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February 27, 2019

Understanding Heart Attack Symptoms

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. The most common form of heart disease is coronary heart disease (CHD) which can lead to a heart attack. It’s important to know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and seek immediat...

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January 21, 2019

How To Achieve and Maintain a Healthy Weight

Maintaining a healthy weight can be one of the more challenging aspects of health, especially for individuals with chronic obesity. In Kansas alone, more than 32 percent of adults are obese. Even with such high percentage of the population living with this dis...

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