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Cara's Knee Replacement Gives Her a New Spring in Her Step

Cara Coffelt has a lot to celebrate. She recently retired after a 28-year career at Tri-Ko, Inc., a day and residential care facility for individuals
 with intellectual and developmental disabilities. And, thanks to a recent knee replacement surgery, she is looking forward to living an active retirement with less pain.

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  1. Kid and dog with cape

    The Facts About Flu Shots

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends everyone six months of age and older get a flu shot. Have questions? Pediatrician Elizabeth Musil, MD, answers the most common questions about the flu and flu vaccine.

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  2. Children running to school

    Back-to-School: Easy as 1-2-3

    Transitioning into a school-year routine can be stressful for families. Dr. Amanda Sommerville, an Olathe Health pediatrician and internal medicine specialist, has some tips to help ease everyone back into fall.

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  3. Stop Stress Sign

    Six Stress-Busting Tips for Teachers

    Back to school is exciting, but let's face it, it can also be stressful. Isaac Johnston, MD, a family medicine physician at Olathe Health Family Medicine - Blackfoot, has six stress-busting tips to get you through the school year.

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  4. Couple looking at computer

    What You Should Know About the New Colon Cancer Screening Recommendations

    The American Cancer Society recently recommended individuals at average risk for colorectal cancer get screened earlier. Ashok Attaluri, MD, a gastroenterologist with Olathe Health GI Specialists, explains the reason for the new recommendation and answers other commonly asked questions.

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  5. Pharmacist Amber Lucas

    Olathe Medical Center Pharmacist Receives Legacy Award

    Amber Lucas, a pharmacist at Olathe Medical Center, received one of the top awards in the state for healthcare pharmacists. She was awarded the 2018 Kansas Council of Health-System (KCHP) Pharmacy Legacy Award.

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  6. Jack doing cardiac rehab at MCMC

    Cardiac Rehabilitation Gets Jack on the Road to Recovery

    The new Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Miami County Medical Center (MCMC) is a medically-supervised program designed to provide patients with healthy lifestyle education, a closely monitored exercise program, diet and nutrition counseling, and encouragement and support to recover from heart disease or surgery. Seventy-four-year-old Jack Coffman was one of the first cardiac rehab patients at MCMC earlier this year.

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  7. A couple riding bikes

    Cara's Knee Replacement Gives Her a New Spring in Her Step

    Cara Coffelt has a lot to celebrate. She recently retired after a 28-year career at Tri-Ko, Inc., a day and residential care facility for individuals
 with intellectual and developmental disabilities. And, thanks to a recent knee replacement surgery, she is looking forward to living an active retirement with less pain.

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  8. The Gallagher Family

    #OHbaby: Addie Gallagher Arrives on April Fool's Day in Less Than 30 Minutes

    Adeline Ora Tilly Gallagher wasn't joking around when she made her entrance into the world, arriving at 3:42 p.m. on April Fool's Day. This was the fourth child Kristi Gallagher delivered at The Birth Place at Olathe Medical Center and she's sad she won't be back.

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  9. Little girl at the beach

    Summer Safety Tips

    Summer is almost here, which means lots of new fun. It’s a great time to refresh your memory on summer safety tips for kids as you spend the days outside, in the water and on vacation!

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  10. Boy sleeping with dog

    Fevers: How high is too high? How to treat your child's fever and when to see their pediatrician.

    A fever is any body temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Fevers are very common in children, are generally a sign of a healthy immune system trying to fight an infection and are very rarely dangerous for a child. In fact, only temperatures greater than 109 degrees F can cause damage to a person’s body.

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  11. Olathe Health Ambassadors

    Olathe Health Volunteers Donate 32,000 Hours

    They're the friendly faces that greet you when you walk into the lobby, or help you get signed in for a procedure, or assist you with directions. They are our Olathe Health volunteers, and they help in more ways than you may know.

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  12. Happy baby girl and mom

    Are Ear Tubes in Your Child's Future?

    David K. Hill, MD, is one of Olathe Medical Center’s Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology) doctors. See his answers to common questions parents have about ear tubes for their children.

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  13. Woman making heart with hands

    Signs of Heart Attack in Women

    Women often experience different heart attack symptoms than men. According to the American Heart Association, women may have one or more of the following symptoms.

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  14. Knee Replacement X-ray

    Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic Opens Practice at Olathe Medical Center

    Physicians and staff from Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic Division of Signature Medical Group of KC, PA (KCBJ) recently opened their Olathe practice on the campus of Olathe Medical Center.

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  15. Yuletide Gala 2017

    2017 Yuletide Gala Sets Record Attendance

    The 2017 Yuletide Gala, which benefits the Olathe Medical Center Birth Place/NICU, set a record attendance.

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  16. Smiling Baby Girl

    The Facts About Childhood Immunizations

    Erica Red Corn, MD, Pediatrician at Olathe Health Pediatrics - Olathe Medical Park discusses the importance of childhood immunizations.

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  17. Man holding chest

    Catch the Signs of Heart Attack Early

    Don’t wait to get help if you experience any of these heart attack warning signs.

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  18. Mike Laney with his two cardiologists

    A Young Father's Close Call with Heart Disease

    This 45-year-old father didn't have heart disease on his radar. But thanks to advanced diagnostics and the gut instinct of his cardiologist, Mike Laney was able to avoid a heart attack.

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  19. Madelyn Madden with Dr. Jay Murphy, a cardiologist at Olathe Medical Center.

    Heart Attack Survivor Trusts Cardiology Team at OMC

    Madelyn, an 82-year-old mother of seven from Ottawa, was headed to bed late one night when she began to feel “funny".

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  20. Jenna and her two-month-old Skyler with Speech Language Pathologist Genna Miller

    Speech Therapy Helps Two-Month Old Skyler Feed

    When two-month-old Skyler had trouble latching and was choking on her milk, mom Jenna Miller reached out to Olathe Medical Center. With help from a Speech Therapist and Lactation Consultat, Skyler now has no trouble eating and is a happy, healthy little girl.

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  21. Gaylin and Barbara Anderson

    Rehab Patients Enjoy Their "Active 80's"

    Gaylin and Barbara Anderson, both 80, don't let their age slow them down. But injuries were holding them back. That's why they sought the help of Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services in Paola.

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  22. Dr. Lee and Patient

    Race Against Cancer

    Last summer, Doug Yost of Overland Park was the picture of health. A 56-year-old triathlete, Doug worked out six days a week, ate a healthy diet and never smoked or used tobacco. The last thing on his mind was cancer.

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  23. Maggie and Brian Schmidt with their twins in the OMC NICU

    Level II NICU Cares for Tiniest Patients

    Born five weeks early, Maggie and Brian Schmidt's twins were generally healthy, but Grant faced a few hurdles. He was admitted to OMC's Level II NICU, where Grant and the rest of his family received some special attention.

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  24. Patient and Doctors

    An Incredible Journey - From Beating Breast Cancer to Climbing Mount Everest

    Three weeks before getting married, most brides
 are stressing over final dress fittings, making final
 arrangements with the caterer and excitedly counting
 down the days before they say ‘I do.' For Olathe resident
 Kelly Long, the weeks before her wedding were spent in
 doctors' offices and the hospital, dealing with the news of a 𠊋reast cancer diagnosis at age 31.

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  25. LSVT rehab patient receiving therapy

    Unique Rehabilitation Program for Parkinson's Patients

    Allen Slater has Parkinson’s disease, which affects his balance, strength and endurance. Allen’s doctor referred him to the Parkinson’s disease outpatient rehab therapy program at Olathe Medical Center.

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  26. Vein Care Patient Kathy Alexander

    Breaking Free From Painful Varicose Veins

    Kathy Alexander, an aerobics instructor in Olathe, spends her days helping others get more active and encouraging them to get on their feet to exercise. But until recently, she couldn't wait to get off her feet after long days teaching classes.

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  27. Pediatric Therapist with a child

    Pediatric Therapy Program Based on Trust and Plenty of Fun

    Addison Bird is a typical seven year old who enjoys playing sports, cheerleading and chasing her sister around the house. It was during one of these rounds of horseplay in August 2015 when Addison broke her foot for the first time.

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  28. Lung Cancer Patient Photo

    Breathing Easy After Fighting Lung Disease

    Jim Germer of Gardner claims he's one of the luckiest guys around. And that's after spending months in and out of the hospital being treated for lung disease, including lung cancer.

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  29. Soccer Player

    Back in the Game

    With the help of Olathe Health Sports Rehabilitation Specialists, Harry was able to return to competitive soccer.

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