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Topeka Hospital Gets New Regional VP

Posted: 11/22/2011 - Theresa Lewis, FACHE, PMP, has been selected as the regional vice president of Physician Services for St. Francis Health Center, Topeka, and two other facilities affiliated with the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System.

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Why Thanksgiving Can Actually Darken Your Mood

Posted: 11/22/2011 - The BPS Research Digest blog reported the results of a study in which 772 volunteers engaged in one of three positive psychology exercises every day for a week, and then followed up to see how the exercises affected the volunteers' moods.

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Broken Heart Syndrome More Common In Women

Posted: 11/17/2011 - A new study shows that severe emotional distress, such as the kind experienced after a breakup or the death of a loved one, can cause what doctors call "broken heart syndrome" - especially in women.

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KDHE: Diabetes Treatment Costs Kansans $1.5B A Year

Posted: 11/15/2011 - The Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment says, from 2000 through 2010, the number of Kansas adults diagnosed with diabetes increased from 5.9 percent to 8.4 percent - a 42 percent increase.

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Salt Or Not For Heart Health?

Posted: 11/09/2011 - Previous research has shown that cutting back on salt lowers blood pressure, so it has long been assumed that reducing sodium would also prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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Topeka Grows Clinical Research Efforts

Updated: 11/03/2011 - Launched seven years ago, Cotton-O'Neil Clinical Research now has 60 physicians enrolling in more than 150 active trials. They recently signed up their 3000th study participant.

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New Cystic Fibrosis Drug Shows Promise

Posted: 11/02/2011 - Called ivacaftor, the drug targets the so-called G551D mutation. That's a mutant gene found in four percent of people with cystic fibrosis, which underlies the condition.

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Riley County Offers Memory Screenings

Posted: 10/28/2011 - Mercy Regional Health Center and the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center are teaming up to offer memory screenings on November 14. The date coincides with National Memory Screening Day.

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Lyon Co. Sets Rx Drug Take Back Event

Posted: 10/27/2011 - Flint Hills Community Health Center and the Lyon County Health Department will host Operation Rx Take Back from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, Oct. 29.

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Radio Host Warns Parents Over Gay Hospital Workers

Posted: 10/26/2011 - On a recent broadcast, conservative Christian radio host Linda Harvey urged parents to "think long and hard" about whether kids should be cared for by hospital workers who "proclaim a homosexual lifestyle."

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St. Francis Offers Free Men's Health Event

Posted: 10/26/2011 - St. Francis hosts the "Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer" from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday, Nov. 5, at St. Francis Sports Medicine, 800 SW Fairlawn Rd.

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Panel Recommends HPV Vaccine For Boys

Posted: 10/25/2011 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which advises the CDC, voted unanimously to recommend routine use of Gardasil in 11- and 12-year-old boys.

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