Gallbladder Removal Can Improve Quality of Life
If you are experiencing this pain in the upper right part of your abdomen, see your primary care provider. Their tests can determine if you have stones in your gallbladder or biliary dyskinesia, a disease that causes your bile to not flow freely through your ducts.
Opioids, Opiates and Other Options
Learn about the difference between opioids and opiates, what targeted drug delivery is, and what other pain relief options are available such as the Intracept® procedure.
Toby's Take: Doing the Right Thing Gets Noticed
U.S. News had nice things to say about the health system recently when they named us Best Hospital in Kansas and Best Hospital in KC. In this week's blog post, Toby Cook, director of public relations, explores what these rankings mean for our patients.
7 Important Things to Know About Sunburns
It’s fun to spend time in the sun, but too many harmful ultraviolet rays can cause sunburns leading to unfortunate skin damage and possibly even cancer. Luckily, Dr. Dhavel Bhavsar, medical director of the Burnett Burn Center , has provided important information on sunburns, including how to treat them and protect ourselves from future burns.
This healthful fajita salad incorporates colorful bell peppers and leafy greens. Not only is it visually appealing, these fresh veggies provide a variety of vitamins and antioxidants and healthy fats.
Toby's Take: Time Out!
In this week's post, Toby Cook, director of public relations, examines a Time Out: a way of heading off mistakes during a medical procedure. By going through a mental and real-life checklist of what’s about to happen, the team stands an exponentially better chance of eliminating mistakes.
Looking to cut back on red meat when grilling out? These turkey burgers may fit the bill and, while a lean choice, they're packed with flavorful ingredients.
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ
After 2 years of navigating a pandemic, there are many questions around the vaccine. To help you navigate your way between fact and fiction, see the answers to your most-commonly asked questions here.
Toby's Take: Time for a Colonoscopy
In this week's blog post, get Toby's unique take on his trip to the doctor's office for a routine health screening too many people avoid.
Chicken and Feta Salad-stuffed Pitas
This easy to make recipe takes about 20 minutes to prepare if you're looking for a tasty, high protein meal in a hurry.
The Link Between Sugar and Health
We all love, and often crave, the sweet bliss sugar offers us. But sugar isn’t so sweet for our physical and mental health if not carefully monitored. Greg Nawalanic, PsyD, clinical director of psychology services, answers 7 common questions about the link between sugar and our health.
Toby's Take: What I Learned at the Hall of Fame
The health system hosted a Hall of Fame dinner 9 previous times to recognize the individuals and organizations who had supported our mission in a powerful way. This is the highest honor the health system bestows, and it’s really a love letter from our leadership.
Toby's Take: Step Into Summer
In this week's blog post, director of public relations, Toby Cook, examines The University of Kansas Health System and Nebraska Medicine's friendly competition that's back for the second summer in a row.
Tips for an A+ School Year
Your child is about to embark on another yearlong journey of school. It’s important to stay ahead of any challenges they may face by being prepared for the journey that awaits.