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PFT procedures offered at St. Rose

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.

October 19, 2011 | | Mind & Body

Curves of Great Bend waives joining fee for new members during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this Oc

Local women's fitness club accepts proof of recent mammogram or cancer donation in lieu of new member fee

October 06, 2011 | | Mind & Body

National “Let’s Move Day”

"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.

September 15, 2011 | | Mind & Body

HCC patient, doctor share prostate cancer information

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.

September 14, 2011 | | Mind & Body

Diabetes class for carb counting scheduled

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.

September 07, 2011 | | Mind & Body

St. Rose nurse endorses website's cholesterol tips

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 Siefkes is a registered nurse and diabetes educator at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.

August 31, 2011 | | Mind & Body

Bright, sunny days can threaten eyesight

Children should be protected from UV radiation, optometrists warn

June 30, 2011 | | Mind & Body

McClaren offers colposcopies at Women’s Health Center

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.

May 27, 2011 | | Mind & Body

St. Rose surgeon focuses on breast health

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.

May 13, 2011 | | Mind & Body

“Give Your Heart A Break”


May 12, 2011 | | Mind & Body

St. Rose physician shares osteoporosis message

If a woman isn't sure whether or not she needs a bone-density test, an answer could be a few keyboard strokes away.

May 03, 2011 | | Mind & Body

Playdate tips to keep toddlers and preschoolers happy and busy

(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.

April 04, 2011 | | Mind & Body

Active supervision of kids is key for window safety

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.

April 04, 2011 | | Mind & Body

Test not only screens, it prevents cancer

There is one difference - a big difference - between a colonoscopy and most other types of cancer screenings.

March 02, 2011 | | Mind & Body

Campaign encourages screening during Colon Cancer Awareness Month

TOPEKA – More than 10 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer cases in Kansas are colon cancer. 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.

March 02, 2011 | | Mind & Body

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