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KDHE Grants Help CommunityClinics

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Among the recipients, Flint Hills Community Health Center will receive $385,000, Shawnee County Health Agency and Konza Prairie will each receive over $200,000.

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Rehab Can Be Fun And Games

Updated: 06/04/2009 - Rehab therapists are taking cues from childhood in creating tasks to help patients regain their movement and independence. They say it's a less-threatening way to get things started.

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Man Rides Bike To Raise Funds For Cancer

Updated: 06/03/2009 - A Topeka man is taking to his bike to raise money for cancer. Eric Nordgren plans to ride 5,000 miles this summer to raise funds and awareness about cancer.

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Kansas Senator Introduces Rural Health Care Bill

Updated: 06/03/2009 - Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, is co-sponsoring the Craig Thomas Rural Hospital and Provider Equity Act, or "R-HOPE." It includes several provisions to improve health care in rural areas.

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Trauma Care Moves Up a Level in Topeka

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Stormont-Vail HealthCare is now verified as a Level II trauma center. It is only the fifth verified trauma center in Kansas.

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Spotting Sodium in Your Diet

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Only about ten-percent of the sodium we eat comes from adding it at the table or cooking. The rest is hidden in all the processed foods we find.

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Teen Safety Depends on Following Rules of Road

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Area health workers are involved in spreading the message of safety to teen drivers. They boil it down to three key items - use seatbelts, don't drink and turn off the cell phone.

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Topeka Hospitals Take Precautions against H1N1

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Topeka hospitals say they want to be prepared for however the H1N1 virus might unfold. They are asking patients with similiar symptoms if they've been in an exposure area and testing as needed.

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Spring Cleaning Can Spark Indoor Allergies

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Houses are home to allergens like dust mites and pet dander. Frequent cleaning and planning with over the counter medications can help keep a stuffy nose and watery eyes at bay.

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Quick Treatment Vital for Head Trauma

Updated: 05/29/2009 - The death of actress Natasha Richardson is a reminder to wear helmets while doing activities that carry a risk of fall or trauma, such as bicycle riding.

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Water Eases Stress of Exercise

Updated: 04/09/2009 - Physical therapists say water exercise is a good option for people with issues like arthritis, back pain or post-op recovery because it eases the stress on the body. It can work to aid strength and range of motion.

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Organ Donors Give Precious Gift

Updated: 04/02/2009 - The need for organ donors continues to grow with heart, kidney and liver failure on the rise. WIlling donors must let their families know of their decision.

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Proper Care before Birth Vital for Babies

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Two-and-a-half year old Luke Savage is living proof that proper care before birth can make a huge difference in a child's life.

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Spring Could Lift Winter Blues

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Shorter days of winter can have a negative impact on your mood, but the longer days of spring should help you lighten up.

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HealthWise 55 Launches Free Blood Pressure Checks

Updated: 02/26/2009 - HealthWise 55 will be offering free blood pressure checks from 8:15 to 9:30 am the first Thursday of the month at West Ridge Mall and from 10 to 11:30 am the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at the S. Topeka YMCA.

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New Emergency Facility Nearing Completion

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Stormont-Vail expects to complete its new emergency department in June. It will nearly triple the current ER space and increase emergency staff by 20-percent.

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Nerve Stimulation Helping People with Epilepsy

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Vagus Nerve Stimulation is helping people with epilepsy reduce the number of seizures they suffer. A generator in the chest sends an impulse up a lead implanted in the neck to disrupt the signals that trigger seizures.

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Proper Prosthesis Gives Lift to Breast Cancer Patients

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Breast cancer treatment often means a dramatic change in a woman's appearance, which can shake her body image. A partnership between Jayhawk Pharmacy and Cotton-O'Neil Cancer is helping women look - and feel - like themselves again.

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Healthy Eating Important for Seniors

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Senior citizens often let their eating habits decline, which is especially risky since age increases the risk of certain diseases.

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