If there would be one Valentine's Day gift a woman could give to herself, it would be getting to know her numbers of the heart - numbers that indicate risks for coronary artery disease.
Look Good...Feel Better® makeover sessions are offered to women currently undergoing cancer treatment. The session is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, at the Heartland Cancer Center at 204 Cleveland in Great Bend. Attendees need to register with Vickie Jo Miller at (620)549-3602 or at the Heartland Cancer Center (620)792-5511.
The city of Great Bend is joining the local and national campaign to raise awareness about home health care and hospice services during November.
Dr. Bell Razafindrabe, MD is presenting a Fall Heath Event next week at the Spine Clinic, 925 Patton Road, Each evening, Monday through Friday, at 6 p.m.
In response to requests from the public, Central Kansas Medical Center has scheduled a series of free diabetes meal-planning classes that will be held in the evening. The hospital will kick off the new series Nov. 18, in observance of American Diabetes Month.
Obesity prevention may not be the first thing that comes to mind when the topic is "physical therapy." But the profession has a lot of information to offer on the subject, said Pam Perry, Rehab Services director at Central Kansas Medical Center.
(ARA) - Times have changed. When we consider our personal health, many now see the connection to the environment.
(ARA) - But the effects of cleanliness and good hygiene are significant. For example, each year, American children lose 22 million school days to the common cold, according to the School Network for Absenteeism Prevention.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment's (KDHE) Bureau of Oral Health has recently been awarded more than $1.2 million in federal grants for this year.
September is Baby Safety Month, and Safe Kids Kansas reminds parents and caregivers to plan ahead to make safe spaces for babies "at home, at play and on the way."
(ARA) - Thick-lensed glasses with bifocal lines, dentures that look too perfect to be real and, of course, bulky, heavy hearing aids that just can't be overlooked - once, there was no mistaking the signs of age. Many people chose to endure the inconveniences of aging, rather than wear the overly obvious devices that might have eased vision and hearing losses.
(ARA) - School nutrition programs nationwide are serving more fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy, according to the Back to School Trends Survey released this fall by the School Nutrition Association (SNA). Findings also reveal nearly 70 percent of districts are reducing or limiting sodium and two-thirds reported reductions or limitations on added sugars in the foods available in school cafeterias.
Safe Kids Kansas reminds parents to take time out to teach and review safety guidelines with their kids to get them back to school safely. "Whether it's their first day of kindergarten, or they are returning after summer vacation, with this change in routine it's important to review safety tips together. Don't assume your child will intuitively know the right steps to take to be safe," says Cherie Sage, state director for Safe Kids Kansas.
(ARA) - Does the thought of a big bowl of pasta fill you with dread? Not because of the calories, but because of the digestive discomfort you might experience after eating it? If so, you may be one of the millions of Americans who unknowingly live with gluten intolerance.
(ARA) - Retirement is a great time to enjoy life - especially in your own home. But if you - or your parents - are starting to slow down, suffering from occasional imbalance or are having difficulty living safely in your home, it could limit your independence, and potentially cause you harm.