Understanding the Thyroid Gland

January 26, 2022

What is your thyroid capable of? Although small, the thyroid is mighty, and it can cause a variety of health issues. Many symptoms connected to thyroid conditions go ignored or undiagnosed, but they’re probably more common than you think. According to the American Thyroid Association, over 200 million people in the U.S. struggle with a…

The Difference between COVID-19, the Flu, Allergies, RSV, and a Cold

January 13, 2022

We’ve all been there; you wake up with a sore throat and your brain immediately starts rattling off the possible sicknesses you’ve caught. With cold and flu season colliding with COVID-19 spikes, it’s hard to tell what you’ve come down with. Cue the frantic Googling! To help settle some of the confusion, we’ve provided a…

Topeka ER & Hospital CMO Shares Winter Weather Safety Tips

January 7, 2022

Topeka ER & Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer Jared Schreiner, M.D., is sharing some tips and precautions for Shawnee County residents to help them stay safe this winter. “Although we haven’t seen much if any ice and snow yet, when we do, those conditions require extra awareness to avoid injury,” Dr. Schreiner warns. He says ER…

Emergency Room Services

January 5, 2022

The care you need, the compassion you deserve When thinking of a hospital, it may be hard to remember a time when anything other than COVID-19 came to mind. And although our health care workers on the front lines continue to give this pandemic their all, hospital and emergency room care extend far beyond the…

Christmas Coloring Book

December 13, 2021

Need a festive way to keep your little elves busy? Download our coloring book, “Comet’s Case of Reindeer Flu,” for a fun-filled coloring experience and read how Topeka ER & Hospital helped save Christmas! Click the image below to download the book.

Diabetes: Risks and Warning Signs

November 12, 2021

November is American Diabetes Month (ADM), a time to raise awareness and talk about preventing and managing diabetes. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an additional 84 million people in the U.S. are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This month, we’re reviewing how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while living…

Understanding ADHD

October 18, 2021

We’ve all heard of ADHD before, but what exactly does it entail? We’re breaking it down for National ADHD Awareness Month! You may have heard someone throw around the term when they felt scatterbrained, but true ADHD isn’t a momentary fog or a temporary phase; it’s a diagnosable behavioral disorder that can make completing daily…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 8, 2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Unfortunately, breast cancer has probably affected all of us in some way. With one in eight women receiving the diagnosis in their lifetime, it’s the most common cancer in American women. BCAM is a time for women to gather information, share their stories, and literally take health into their…

Women’s Ovarian Health

September 27, 2021

Do you know what’s going on in your ovaries? September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month. We’re covering both issues on the blog today because women’s reproductive health deserves to be talked about more. Let’s dive in!   Ovarian Cancer Although it’s called ovarian cancer, it can develop outside of…

Overdose Awareness Day

August 30, 2021

Addiction is a disease, and it’s one that is far too prevalent.  The CDC has estimated that 90,237 people have died from overdoses from September 2020 to April 2021. And the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports that North America continues to have the highest drug-related mortality rate in the world.  To raise…