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    May 21, 2021

    Time Is Brain: Don't Delay Care Because of COVID-19

    As the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, stroke is a very serious condition. You may have heard the phrase “time is brain” or it may be a completely foreign idea to you, but the meaning is simple; the longer you wait to seek treatment once experiencing symptoms of stroke, the greater the potential risk for irreversible brain damage or death.

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

    Joel VanderVelde, MD, general surgeon at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus, sat down to share common symptoms, treatments and his general knowledge about hernias to help you best understand and be on the lookout for them.

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  • February 24, 2021

    Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition Announces the Election of Two New Board Members

    New board members bring unique perspectives and experience to the KBC Board during a time when breastfeeding support is more important than ever.

    The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition (KBC), a nonprofit working to create a culture of breastfeeding support in Kanas, is pleased to announce the election of Mandy Chapin and Diana Lady to its board of directors.

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    October 29, 2020

    Breast Cancer Survivor Shares Story of Resilience and Strength

    Amy Hedstrom was diagnosed with Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer at the young age of 32. She noticed a very small lump in November of 2014 and went to get an ultrasound where nothing appeared. It wasn’t until April of 2015 that she noticed the lump was growing and went to get the lump biopsied, where she was then diagnosed. Upon diagnosis, Amy was referred to The University of Kansas Health System St.

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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, McGrath made an appointment with board-certified pain management specialist Michael Gaume, MD.

    This decision saved her life.   

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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 them. Every day in America, 30 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes. That’s one person every 48 minutes. Between Christmas and New Year’s, an average of 300 people die per year.

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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 way to improve bladder health is to modify your diet. Certain foods and liquids can irritate conditions and should be avoided while other foods could help.

    Read the tips below, consult with your physician and test them out to improve your bladder health.

     

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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. Overall, the chance that a woman will develop lung cancer in her lifetime is about 1 in 17. 

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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 can use to reduce your risk of breast cancer.

    Creating a Consistent Exercise Routine

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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 relationship with that loved one. Preparing for both your roles and what needs to be done is a great way to handle the stress that can arise from caregiving.

    Follow these tips and start feeling more prepared for your caregiving journey.

     

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