6 signs your child may need to go to the dentist

Your child’s dental health is important to your child’s overall health and well-being. Regular dental care, including check-ups every six months, is an important aspect to ensure good dental health. If your child is past due for a dental cleaning, it is important to get that preventive visit scheduled right away. With that said, sometimes … Continue reading 6 signs your child may need to go to the dentist

New health and wellness info at the library

By Kelly Barker   Fulfill your prescription for information at the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, where wellness knowledge is at your fingertips.   The Beautiful Cure: The Revolution in Immunology and What It Means for Your Health by Daniel M. Davis, Health Information Neighborhood 616.079 DAV In The Beautiful Cure, leading immunologist Daniel M. Davis … Continue reading New health and wellness info at the library

Tips to a Successful Running Comeback

By Amy Reinink Elite runner Kristen Fryburg-Zaitz, 30, of Boulder, Col., is accustomed to 100-plus-mile training weeks, grueling speed workouts and pushing her body to the limit in frequent weekend races. But in early 2010, her workouts looked like this: five minutes of walking, followed by one minute of easy running, repeat. After a forced … Continue reading Tips to a Successful Running Comeback

Vision and ADD/ADHD In Children

Many of the symptoms of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) that impact a child’s school performance are also common symptoms of an untreated vision problem, and children with vision problems are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD as children with normal vision.  Some examples of symptoms common to … Continue reading Vision and ADD/ADHD In Children

What is Home Care about? New company shares philosophy

This past Summer, Phoenix Home Care and Hospice cut the ribbon on its new Topeka location at 2945 SW Wanamaker Drive. The company provides home health care services, comprehensive disease management, private duty nursing for adults, hospice care and a pharmacy. Phoenix Home Care was founded seven years ago and provides quality home care services … Continue reading What is Home Care about? New company shares philosophy

Drug Use and Dysfunctional Sleep

By Rebecca Maltby Sleep is an important part of daily functioning. The lack of sleep can cause individuals to be irritable, lack concentration, and make it difficult to make decisions. Poor decisions can lead to problems with friends, family or even lead to legal difficulties. Sleep can be impacted not only by stimulant drugs such … Continue reading Drug Use and Dysfunctional Sleep