How to Enjoy Halloween with Food Allergies
Halloween can be a tricky day for children with food allergies. Marissa Love, MD, an allergist at The University of Kansas Health System, shares her tips for enjoying holiday treats without an allergic reaction.
Opioids, Opiates and Other Options
When the Sumerians of southwest Asia wrote about the "joy plant" in 3400 B.C., they weren't just happy to gaze upon the striking red flowers. This is the earliest known reference to the opium poppy, and the Sumerians discovered that the milky fluid d...
Questions About Breast Reconstruction
Depending on the breast cancer diagnosis, your doctor may recommend a lumpectomy, a surgical removal of a portion of the breast; or a mastectomy, a surgical removal of the whole breast. If patients choose to undergo either surgery, then they also ha...
Specht Family Helps Others Cope with Mental Illness
Kelly Specht never thought her loved ones would be affected by mental illness. With no history of it in her family, she was shocked when her son, Carl, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder during his sophomore year at Kansas State University.
Corporate Spotlight: PNC Bank
PNC Bank, one of the nation’s largest, has been a part of the Kansas City area for 25 years through Midland Loan Services, a division of PNC Real Estate. In 2017, PNC expanded its operations with a focus on corporate and retail banking services, and has developed philanthropic relationships.
The Benefits of Robot-Assisted Spine Surgery
If you are experiencing back pain or sciatica symptoms that do not respond to nonsurgical treatment, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive robot-assisted spine surgery at the Marc A. Asher, MD, Comprehensive Spine Center. The University of Ka...
The Best Time to Begin Screening Mammograms
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in U.S. women. Regular screening mammograms provide the best chance of detecting breast cancer when it’s small and most treatable. According to Onalisa Winblad, MD, director of breast imaging at The Uni...
Aggressive Management of Lymphedema Improves Quality of Life for Breast Cancer Survivors
By Jamie Wagner, DO, breast surgical oncologist
Innovative Robotic Surgery Accelerates Recovery After Prostatectomy
By William Parker, MD, urologic oncologist
Advances in Radiation Protocols Improve Quality of Life with Prostate Cancer
By Xinglei Shen, MD, radiation oncologist
Groundbreaking Developments in Gynecologic Cancer Care
By Dineo Khabele, MD, FACOG, FACS, division director, gynecologic oncology
CAR T-Cell Therapy: Re-Engineering the Immune System to Fight Cancer
By Joseph McGuirk, DO, blood and marrow transplantation specialist
Proton Therapy Coming to Kansas City
The University of Kansas Health System will join an elite group of health systems and hospitals by becoming the first in the region to provide lifesaving proton therapy in Kansas City to cancer patients. The highly specialized form of radiation treat...
Integrative health, also known as integrative medicine, is an approach to health and wellness that seeks to find the root cause of health problems. The goal is to achieve physical, mental and social well-being throughout a person's lifespan and not o...
Preimplantation Genetic Testing Gives IVF Couples Peace of Mind
The University of Kansas Health System offers preimplantation genetic testing for couples who are trying to conceive through in vitro fertilization (IVF). The preimplantation diagnosis, or single gene testing, identifies diseases and genetic defects...