Toby's Take: Be a HERO, Break Bread
Several health system departments cook meals for Hope Lodge throughout the year. When it came time for Ronda Sprick’s team to participate, she joined it, loved it and decided to keep doing it on her own. Including picking up the tab herself.
Toby's Take: Currently at the Health System
The Kansas City Current women’s professional soccer team selected The University of Kansas Health System as its official healthcare provider beginning with the 2024 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season.
Common Pregnancy Questions
Get answers to your pregnancy questions. Doctors cover prenatal vitamins, morning sickness, weight gain, exercise, sex & more. Expert care at The University of Kansas Health System.
Accessing Care on Holidays
The University of Kansas Health System is committed to providing healthcare services to our patients, even on holidays. If you need care on a holiday, please visit our website or call us to learn about our available options.
7 Common Men’s Health Issues to Research
Men are expected to live 5 years less than women on average in the United States. “Men and women think very differently about healthcare. Whether it's anthropology or socialization, men think they're indestructible,” says Ajay Nangia, MD. “They igno...
Ways to Focus on Health When You're Well
Schedule an annual wellness visit with your doctor to discuss your health history, get screenings, and develop a plan to stay healthy.
7 Ways to Turbocharge Your Athletic Performance
Whether you’re a dedicated athlete or a casual jogger, you strive to perform your best. How you fuel your body can impact your performance in sports and athletic activities. Let’s dive into 7 ways you can boost your athletic performance by improving...
Surgery to Permanently Treat Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is common, and the risk of having erectile dysfunction increases with age. In the United States, it’s estimated that up to 40% of men by the age of 40 and 70% of men by the age of 80 have experienced some form of erectile...
Toby's Take: Odds and Ends
Every once in a while, I collect ideas on subjects or updates that might not warrant a full-on blog post but seem appropriate to mention.
Toby's Take: Episodes 1-4
In this edition, I’ll go over the 4 episodes of MMU that aired recently on 2 local TV stations. This series, “Morning Medical Update: Cancer: Choices, Hope and Science,” allowed our team to take their storytelling to a bigger and wider audience.
Toby's Take: Morning Medical Update
At the pandemic’s start, the health system was already considered the lead on health information, and reporters wanted to talk to our doctors every day, every hour, every minute. With the restrictions that came along with the pandemic, however, speaking in person wasn't an option. Necessity is the mother of invention, they say, and the Morning Media Update was born.
How Do I Know If I Have POTS?
POTS is a condition that affects blood flow and heart rate, often caused by a viral infection. Symptoms include lightheadedness, dizziness, and fatigue when standing up. Treatment may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, or medication.
Toby's Take: A Story-Worthy Silver Anniversary
This story of health system success led us to a weekend celebration a few weeks ago. It was 25 years to the hour – at 12:01 a.m. on October 1, 1998 – the health system turned a quarter-century, a silver anniversary.
Toby's Take: No Place Like Home
Treads & Threads took a pause during COVID-19 and then came back in 2022 for a 1-time stop at the Truman Sports Complex. So it really did feel like a homecoming when the region’s best “Party with a Purpose” came back to Kansas Speedway.