Detect and Correct High Cholesterol Levels

Belinda Rehmer

Brought to you by LMH WellCare Too much cholesterol in the blood is one of the main risk factors for heart disease and stroke—two leading causes of death in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (cdc.gov) says that over 71 million Americans have high cholesterol, but only about ...

Get an Award for Being a PAL

Belinda Rehmer

Wednesday Wellness Tip Brought to you by LMH WellCare Now that autumn is almost here, vacations are over, and cooler temperatures will arrive soon, many people’s thoughts turn to being outdoors and more active. Are you looking for a fun and motivating way to keep your family and yourself active? ...

Keep Your Eyesight and Fingers on July 4

Belinda Rehmer

It is almost time for the July 4th holiday. For many people, this means family, friends, food, fun, and fireworks. Here are some fast (and serious) facts about fireworks from the National Fire Protection Association ([nfpa.org][1]), and the Kansas Office of the State Fire Marshall ([ksfm.ks.gov][2]). Have a safe and ...

Lawrence new car and truck dealers save lives

Belinda Rehmer

LAWRENCE, KS – When do you see representation of practically every new car and truck dealer in Lawrence together in the same room? When Resusci Anne is involved that’s when. Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Education and Learning Services department received an enhancement for its CPR training classes with a donation of ...

Don't Fry Day

Belinda Rehmer

brought to you by Aynsley Anderson, LMH WellCare Friday, May 23 is known as Don’t Fry Day. Many of us will hopefully be spending time outdoors this Memorial Day weekend. Here is information to help you stay sun safe. 1. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in ...

Act F.A.S.T. to Minimize Stroke Damage

Belinda Rehmer

*By Aynsley Anderson, RN LMH WellCare* May is Stroke Awareness month. You may know someone who has had a stroke as it is the fourth-leading cause of death as well as a leading cause of disability in the United States. A stroke (also known as a brain attack) affects arteries ...

LMH Better Breathers Club meeting monthly

Belinda Rehmer

Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for people with COPD or other lung diseases, who often feel alone and isolated. COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Together, members learn the skills that help manage their condition and improve their quality of ...

Are E-Cigarettes Really Safer?

Belinda Rehmer

brought to you by LMH WellCare The electronic cigarette or e-cigarette is a device that resembles a traditional cigarette, but does not contain tobacco. It usually contains nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals. It is battery-operated and vaporizes a liquid when heated that creates a mist for inhaling by the user. ...

Junior Volunteer Summer Program Interviews Now Being Scheduled

Belinda Rehmer

Junior Volunteer Summer Program Interviews Now Being Scheduled Lawrence Memorial Hospital is accepting applications for its Junior Volunteer Program. The program gives area junior high and high school students an opportunity to experience working in the hospital environment. The program is sponsored by the LMH Auxiliary and is under the ...

Get Walking….Wednesday April 2 is National Walking Day

Belinda Rehmer

Even if you’re a certified couch potato, getting active doesn’t have to be hard. It can also help you outwit heart disease, the No. 1 killer of all Americans. Cycling, jogging, swimming, skiing, aerobic dancing and many other activities can help your heart. Simply just walking is an easy way ...

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