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Josephine’s Journey Home: A NICU Graduate Story

Today, Baby Josephine is a chatty and social five-month-old. She ranks in the top 20th percentile for weight, a milestone that brings parents Emily and Aaron Davis great joy. However, just six months ago, Josephine was born weighing only four pounds, 12 ounces. In need of some extra care after her birth, she was admitted […]

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  1. Jaree Lanser, RRT, Is Named the 2021 Frank H. Devocelle Legacy Award Winner

    Jaree Lanser, RRT, Is Named the 2021 Frank H. Devocelle Legacy Award Winner

    Jaree Lanser, RRT, who works in the Cardiopulmonary Department at Miami Country Medical Center as a registered respiratory therapist, is the 2021 Frank H. Devocelle Legacy Award winner. After being recognized as the 4th Quarter Outstanding Associate, senior leadership team named the 14-year-veteran the Frank H. Devocelle Legacy Award Winner. For this achievement, Jaree will […]

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  2. Breast Cancer: New Screening and Treatment Options Now Available

    Breast Cancer: New Screening and Treatment Options Now Available

    Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. If you’re one of the women affected by breast cancer, we want to ensure you receive the care you need. In addition to our existing breast cancer services, we’ve added some new screening and treatment tools. New Resources FAST Breast MRI Screening The FAST Breast […]

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  3. Josephine’s Journey Home: A NICU Graduate Story

    Josephine’s Journey Home: A NICU Graduate Story

    Today, Baby Josephine is a chatty and social five-month-old. She ranks in the top 20th percentile for weight, a milestone that brings parents Emily and Aaron Davis great joy. However, just six months ago, Josephine was born weighing only four pounds, 12 ounces. In need of some extra care after her birth, she was admitted […]

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  4. Miami County Medical Center Celebrates 25 Years

    Miami County Medical Center Celebrates 25 Years

    Miami County Medical Center (MCMC) is celebrating 25 years in its current facility by looking back on some key highlights from the last couple decades. Where We’ve Been Construction of the existing MCMC hospital was completed in 1996. Costing $13 million to build, the new 56,500-square-foot facility was twice as large as the old hospital. […]

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  5. An Agent for Early Detection

    An Agent for Early Detection

    Olathe resident and real estate agent Bev Huff was fighting breast cancer long before she was diagnosed in November 2020. In the years leading up to her diagnosis, both Bev’s mom and aunt battled the disease. She followed their cancer journeys closely. When Bev was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma (the most common type of […]

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  6. Flu Facts: What You Need to Know

    Flu Facts: What You Need to Know

    You asked.  Elizabeth W. Musil, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician at Olathe Health Pediatrics – Olathe Medical Park and Olathe Health Pediatrics – College Point, answered.   As COVID-19 continues to make headlines, influenza (flu) prevention shouldn’t fall off your radar. Viruses have been unpredictable the last year, beginning with a dip in flu cases (due to […]

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  7. A Testimony of Hope for Breast Cancer Patients

    A Testimony of Hope for Breast Cancer Patients

    This October during Breast Cancer Awareness month, Hattie Heard is sharing her cancer journey and encouraging women to get their annual mammograms. In 2019 Hattie was a healthy, active 56-year-old. She exercised, saw her doctor for regular check-ups, and had annual mammograms. Despite feeling fine, Hattie started to notice some discharge from her right breast. […]

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  8. Olathe Health Now Offering Third Dose for Qualifying Patients

    Olathe Health Now Offering Third Dose for Qualifying Patients

    Olathe Health is now offering a third dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to patients who are moderate to severely immunocompromised. This is in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s support for the expansion of emergency use authorization for […]

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  9. COVID-19 Diagnosis Saved the Life of a Young Cancer Patient

    COVID-19 Diagnosis Saved the Life of a Young Cancer Patient

    More than a year since the pandemic gripped the world, it’s rare to hear someone say anything positive about COVID-19. But had it not been for her COVID-19 diagnosis, Brianna Bolden of Shawnee wouldn’t have known she had cancer. “COVID saved my life.” Twenty-three-year-old Brianna was diagnosed with COVID-19 after experiencing common cold symptoms. Two […]

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  10. FREEZE! Procedure Stops Heart Rhythm Condition in its Tracks

    FREEZE! Procedure Stops Heart Rhythm Condition in its Tracks

    An innovative heart procedure at Olathe Medical Center (OMC) is helping doctors freeze away a common heart rhythm disorder. Atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, is a fast and abnormal pattern of contractions in the upper part of the heart. Atrial fibrillation may cause mild to severe symptoms, including fatigue, shortness of breath and lightheadedness. Some patients, […]

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