Those with a history of asthma know the feeling – that sudden inability to catch a breath. But often they are equipped with medications and inhalers.
Local women's fitness club accepts proof of recent mammogram or cancer donation in lieu of new member fee
"Let's Move!"a national organization with the initiative to decrease childhood obesity is planning a day this month to raise national awareness and to get America active, at least for one day. "Let's Move Day" is being held across America on Sept. 25. Dr. Bell Razafindrabe, of The Spine Clinic, and the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, are encouraging the community to get involved in the day with free activities for all ages.
After 39 radiation treatments over nine weeks, there are a number of things that still amaze Eldon Witthuhn: there were no symptoms and no pain, and treatments involved only minutes of his time.
Those who know they should be monitoring their carbohydrates and eating healthier are encouraged to sign up for the next St. Rose diabetes evening class. It is set for 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 in the St. Dominic Room at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
Since eating a fatty, high-calorie meal would not be a good way to observe National Cholesterol Education Month, Gloria Siefkes has a better suggestion - check out the website ChooseMyPlate.gov. Siefkes is a registered nurse and diabetes educator at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
Children should be protected from UV radiation, optometrists warn
In the past, when Julie McClaren recommended a colposcopy to her patients, she had to refer them to another health-care provider. Now she can perform the procedure herself.
Since Tatiana Kovtoun, M.D. and general surgeon, cares for and treats many women who are facing concerns with breast health, she wants to keep as up-to-date as possible. Her most recent education came at The American Society of Breast Surgeons annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
If a woman isn't sure whether or not she needs a bone-density test, an answer could be a few keyboard strokes away.
(ARA) - When the weather keeps children inside, clever moms need to get creative to keep toddlers and preschoolers from going stir crazy. Experts agree that screen time is not the answer: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children younger than 2 years old watch no television and that those older than two watch no more than one to two hours a day of quality programming.
TOPEKA- Placing a crib, changing table or even a chair next to a window might offer your child a nice view outside or access to fresh air, but be careful – window falls can happen to anyone and in some cases, can be deadly. Safe Kids Kansas recommends that adults actively supervise their children when around open windows. Toddlers have been known to fall out of windows open as little as five inches.
There is one difference - a big difference - between a colonoscopy and most other types of cancer screenings.
TOPEKA – More than 10 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer cases in Kansas are colon cancer. StopColonCancerNow.com/Kansas and the Kansas Association of Gastroenterologists has launched a statewide public awareness campaign for colon cancer prevention and screening and is working to improve that statistic by urging anyone 50 and older to get screened during National Cancer Awareness Month in March.