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What to Do About Winter Colds

As we enter colder months and infections begin to spread, you may wonder how to best care for yourself or a loved one. While it can be tempting to head straight to the pharmacy, not all infections need to be treated with medications. Many clear up by themselves, making it important to know some basic […]

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  1. What to Do About Winter Colds

    What to Do About Winter Colds

    As we enter colder months and infections begin to spread, you may wonder how to best care for yourself or a loved one. While it can be tempting to head straight to the pharmacy, not all infections need to be treated with medications. Many clear up by themselves, making it important to know some basic […]

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  2. Divine Chi Is Named 2022 Frank H. Devocelle Legacy Award Winner

    Divine Chi Is Named 2022 Frank H. Devocelle Legacy Award Winner

    After being recognized as the Third Quarter Outstanding Associate, the senior leadership team named 7-year-veteran, Divine Chi, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP, the 2022 Frank H. Devocelle Legacy Award winner. Dr. Chi, who works as lead oncology pharmacist at the Olathe Health Cancer Center, will receive a $2,000 cash award, lunch with CEO and President Stan Holm, […]

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  3. Back in the Swing of Things

    Back in the Swing of Things

    When the familiar discomfort set in, Wilma Schwermer knew it was time for a knee replacement. After walking the halls of Paola Middle School, where she works as a paraprofessional, Wilma would return home depleted and tired. Eventually, the pain was so bad she could not sleep through the night or tend to her chickens […]

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  4. Five Ways to Manage Stress in the Moment: Quick and Easy Stress-Management Tips for Parents

    Five Ways to Manage Stress in the Moment: Quick and Easy Stress-Management Tips for Parents

    If you have ever tried to console a fussy toddler while working through a thread of unread texts from the ballet carpool, you know how stressful the days can be – and that’s just over morning coffee. Filling the role of Mom or Dad is one of the most rewarding and challenging things many people […]

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  5. Childhood Immunization: More Than a Back-to-School To-Do

    Childhood Immunization: More Than a Back-to-School To-Do

    It has been more than two years since the outbreak of COVID-19, and the medical community is still talking about the importance of vaccination. The reason? Immunization, which uses vaccines to trigger a protective immune response in the body, is still the best defense against potentially life-threatening diseases, especially in children. Family medicine practitioners get […]

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  6. More Than a Spine Surgery: Mobility and Faith in Healthcare Restored

    More Than a Spine Surgery: Mobility and Faith in Healthcare Restored

    What began as a primary care visit for radiating neck pain led to a six-level spinal fusion (C4-T3) within just three weeks’ time. When 63-year-old Gardner resident Danny Scherdin began experiencing acute pain that felt like an “electric shock,” pins and needles, as well as numbness in his neck and left arm, primary care provider […]

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  7. Dear Birth Place

    Dear Birth Place

    Dear Birth Place at Olathe Medical Center, Happy birthday! I saw that The Birth Place’s NICU is turning five this month, and I wanted to express my family’s gratitude for your services. We are forever grateful for this NICU and the wonderful people who work there. In recognition of this milestone, I shared some highlights […]

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  8. The Birth Place: A Mother’s Calling

    The Birth Place: A Mother’s Calling

    First-time mom Gracey Routh had a vision for her birth story. She wanted a water birth, but she wanted to deliver at a hospital, in case she or her baby needed medical intervention. And she wanted privacy with easy access to her support team. After learning the newly remodeled The Birth Place at Olathe Medical […]

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  9. Emerson’s Birth Story

    Emerson’s Birth Story

    As The Birth Place celebrates its fifth anniversary, one special NICU graduate is ringing in her third birthday. Despite a two-day stay in the NICU, three-year-old Emerson has grown into a happy, healthy toddler. “She is absolutely perfect,” mom Amanda, exclaimed. “We are forever grateful to the NICU nurses at The Birth Place.” Before Emerson’s […]

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  10. Finding Steady Ground

    Finding Steady Ground

    Going down a set of stairs. Mowing the lawn. People do these activities every day without thinking twice. But for 56-year-old Osawatomie resident Clayton Sherlock these simple tasks were taxing and filled with uncertainty before a total knee replacement in November 2021. The Problem Knee Clayton’s knee issues began in 2000 when his weight reached […]

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