Be Healthy Articles

  • Trusted expertise leads surgeon's father to OrthoKansas for care 5/9/2022

    Treating and operating on any patient weighs on a surgeon, but when that patient is part of the OrthoKansas family, the responsibility feels that much greater.

  • ACL injuries: What you need to know 4/15/2022

    Without the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), located in the center of the knee, you wouldn’t have a stable knee, causing uncontrollable movement of your lower leg. Your ACL is used in everyday activity, especially if you tend to be physically active in sports that require frequent and sudden deceleration.

  • Investing in your health: Why is it important? 4/11/2022

    There are many ways you can invest in life, and your health should be at the top of the list. After all, there is no better body than a healthy body.

  • Patient living with carpal tunnel turns to experts at OrthoKansas for care 3/30/2022

    Sally Hubbell’s right hand had been bothering her for some time, though she was able to function with the discomfort she felt. When her other hand began to fall asleep and pain started shooting up her arm, she knew something was really wrong.

  • Chance encounter starts patient on the road to hip replacement 2/24/2022

    Bonnie Schwartzburg didn’t think much of the hitch in her step she’d been living with. She wasn’t in much pain and thought it was simply a part of aging. It wasn’t until she and her husband, Jim, ran into a neighbor at their summer home in Wisconsin that she learned something might be wrong.

  • Living with colon cancer: Andria Devlin's story 2/24/2022

    Andria Devlin didn't have any risk factors or a family history of colon cancer, so when she began experiencing gastrointestinal issues, she didn't think much of it. At age 42, she was relatively young to receive a colon cancer diagnosis. Learn more about Andria's journey. It may just save your life.

  • Get big city orthopedic care close to home 1/27/2022

    Frank Marshall had been a runner for a number of years, completing a number of 5K, 10K and half marathons. So when he returned home from a run one morning in October 2017 experiencing pain in his left knee, he knew it was time to call the doctor.

  • Menopause remains a mystery to many 1/13/2022

    “The trick is realizing that menopause is so different for everybody. What you’re going through isn’t necessarily what your best friend is going through." If everyone’s experience is so different, how are you supposed to know what’s normal? Is there a normal?

  • Your guide to cold weather illnesses this winter 1/6/2022

    As temperatures drop and people spend more time indoors with each other, the likelihood of spreading a virus increases. Learning about these common cold-weather illnesses and the ways to protect yourself from them will help you and your community stay happy and healthy this winter.

  • How to make your New Year's resolutions stick 12/22/2021

    It is that time of year again - time to decide if you will be making a New Year’s Resolution for 2022. As many as half of Americans will make a New Year’s Resolution, so how can you make sure you stick to yours?