Olathe Health Blog

Category: Expert Advice

  1. Seeing your doctor is safe. Avoiding immunizations isn’t.

    Seeing your doctor is safe. Avoiding immunizations isn’t.

    Staying healthy requires people of all ages to remain current on their immunizations. The most vulnerable to vaccine-preventable illness are children. Dr. McGinnis explains the importance of remaining current on your routine immunizations and how to get caught up if not current.

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  2. Three Ways to Support a Healthy Breastfeeding Experience

    Three Ways to Support a Healthy Breastfeeding Experience

    You have a lot on your mind during pregnancy, and breastfeeding may not be at the top of the list. However, lactation consultants at Olathe Medical Center suggest researching and planning for breastfeeding as early as 16 weeks. Here are a few things to help you achieve breastfeeding success. First, it’s important to know the […]

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  3. Make Your New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking

    Make Your New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking

    This year, tackle one of the biggest hurdles to your health. Quit smoking. Nurse Navigator Jeni Wakefield offers tips to help you keep your resolution and achieve your goal of quitting.

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  4. 5 Healthy Habits to Fight Cold and Flu Season

    5 Healthy Habits to Fight Cold and Flu Season

    It’s that time of year where germs are just getting passed around at schools and public places. Here are some tips to keep the germs away.

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  5. Know Your Risk: Can You Prevent Diabetes?

    Know Your Risk: Can You Prevent Diabetes?

    Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal and is an early warning sign that Type 2 diabetes may be in your future. People with prediabetes don’t always have symptoms. How to know if you’re at risk.

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  6. The Facts About Flu

    The Facts About Flu

    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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  7. Stress Relief for Students

    Stress Relief for Students

    For kids heading back to school, it can be an exciting time, and also a little scary. With so many unknowns, children can experience added stress. We’re here to help!

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  8. What You Need to Know About the Measles Outbreak

    What You Need to Know About the Measles Outbreak

    The U.S. is experiencing the greatest number of reported cases of measles since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pediatrician Elizabeth Musil, MD, explains how you can protect your child from measles.

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  9. Switching from Breast Milk or Formula to Whole Milk

    Switching from Breast Milk or Formula to Whole Milk

    We had a great question last week on how to transition from breast milk to whole milk. Whether you’re using breast or formula, we recommend introducing whole milk around 12 months of age.

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  10. Six Stress-Busting Tips for Teachers

    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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