Head-To-Toe Health

Leaking Urine? You’re Not Alone.

August 16, 2023

William Newton Hospital knows that urinary incontinence can feel embarrassing to talk about. But the truth is that it's a medical condition and there are treatment options available.

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Summer Safety: Heat Emergencies

August 01, 2023

Summer is in full swing and extreme heat events do occur in Kansas. Read William Newton Hospital's Head-To-Toe-Health Blog for tips on how to stay cool this summer.

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Summer Safety: Tips for Ticks

July 08, 2023

Warm weather = enjoying the outside fun! But don’t forget to take time to be careful of the outside dangers.

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Tennis Elbow: Not Just for Tennis Players

July 01, 2023

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is an inflammatory condition of the muscles and tendons located in the forearm that are responsible for extending the wrist and hand. Pain is typically located on the outer (lateral) elbow near the epicondyle, or the bump on the outside of the elbow. The forearm muscles become damaged and inflamed initially, usually due to repetitive or awkward movements of the wrist and hand. In most cases, microtrauma may also occur with small microtears in the muscle attachments.

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Wound Care Tips & Tricks to Use at Home

June 27, 2023

If you find yourself with an open wound, be prepared to care for it initially. Minor wounds such as scrapes, punctures, or cuts can be managed at home most of the time. However, more severe injuries or animal bites would require immediate medical attention.

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If This Is the ER, Why Does It Take So Long?

June 01, 2023

The Emergency Department (ED) is open 24 hours a day every day, no matter the holiday or the weather. When you have a medical concern, we’re there to try and answer your concerns. Expectations of the ED have changed as people’s perception and access to healthcare have changed. However, the base reason for the ED has not: to rule out emergency conditions.

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Risks, Signs & Symptoms… What You Need to Know About Strokes

May 05, 2023

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Knowing how to tell if you or someone else is having a stroke and how to respond saves lives! A stroke is a condition in which the brain can’t get blood flow and happens when one or more blood vessels leading to the brain is blocked or bursts. Since 2018, a stroke is considered a neurological disease (prior it was classified by WHO as cardiovascular). The new classification acknowledges that neurologists treat stroke patients and that survivors live with life-changing neurological consequences. It is also making the burden of stroke clearer and is leading to improvements in stroke research funding and provision of care for stroke patients.

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What is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (Texting Thumb) & Does Occupational Therapy Help?

March 21, 2023

Yes, Occupational Therapy (OT) can help patients diagnosed with De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. This condition is more commonly known as “texting thumb”. You may not have even heard of this condition, so first let’s first take a look at what De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is.

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Heard About Foot & Ankle Minimally Invasive Surgery?

March 08, 2023

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is a technique used by foot and ankle podiatric surgeons to correct specific conditions with very small incisions. This technique has gained attention among surgeons and patients alike due to its reported faster recovery time, smaller scars, and reduced postoperative opioid use.

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What You Need to Know About Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

February 01, 2023

In recognition of American Heart Month, William Newton Cardiology wants you to know about the importance of screening for peripheral artery disease (PAD). In the early stages, many people do not experience symptoms, which is why early detection through PAD screening is so important.

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A Great New Year’s Resolution –Screenings & Checkups

January 03, 2023

If you make one New Year’s resolution – make it to schedule your regular health screenings and checkups in a timely manner. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also leading drivers of the nation’s $3.8 trillion in annual healthcare costs. Many chronic diseases can be detected early by regular health screenings and checkups.

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Prevent Falls & Injury During Winter

December 15, 2022

For older adults, falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury, which ultimately can be fatal. Even for elderly patients who do not die due to injury from a fall, consequences can lead to nursing home stays and subsequent health decline. Orthopedic injuries from falls, such as broken bones in the wrist, arm, ankle, or hip, are common in all seasons, but Winter can be the worst.

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Prevent Injury During the Holidays

December 01, 2022

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 12,500 people leave the holiday celebration with loved ones to rush to the emergency room due to accidental injuries. Holiday safety is an issue that burns brightest from late November to mid-January, when families gather, parties are scheduled, and travel spikes. Below are tips to help you stay safe. Be aware of the hazards and you'll be better prepared to avoid becoming the victim of a toxic holiday.

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Understanding Medicare Open Enrollment

November 03, 2022

Medicare enrollment is October 15 through December 7 annually. During this annual window, Medicare plan enrollees can review and change Medicare coverage. During this period, you can join Parts of Medicare, and freely join, switch, or drop a Medicare Advantage or Part D health plan. Get helpful tips on what you need to know before making your plan choices.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 18, 2022

Mammograms not only detect changes in a woman’s breast health well before an abnormal mass can be felt by a patient or a physician, but they also greatly improve breast cancer survival rates. Women who have breast cancer detected early have a 98% chance of survival and may need less serious treatment. Learn helpful information to understand your mammogram.

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What Men Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

September 21, 2022

September, designated as Prostate Cancer Awareness month, provides an opportune time to remind men about the importance of annual wellness visits and screenings, even amidst the pandemic.

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What You Need to Know About Diabetes

August 11, 2022

Diabetes is a disease that can lead to heart attacks, strokes, blindness, loss of circulation, and other conditions. The good news is that diabetes can be controlled, and people with diabetes can lead full, healthy lives. Early diagnosis and compliance with medical advice can significantly improve the prognosis.

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