Protecting Your Brain: TBI Awareness

March 14, 2022

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Each year, this initiative aims to raise awareness of the growing prevalence of traumatic brain injuries and how we can better protect ourselves. First, let’s review how our brains work! The brain is a part of your body’s central nervous system, and it functions by sending and receiving vast…


Understanding Endometriosis

March 4, 2022

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, a topic that brings women, families, and medical communities together in solidarity. The Endometriosis Awareness movement began in 1993 when Mary Lou Ballweg and seven other women decided that endometriosis, and all the women around the world suffering from it, deserved to be recognized. As with all health issues, the…

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American Heart Month

February 23, 2022

Thanks to Valentine’s Day, the symbol for February is a heart. ❤ You see it everywhere—on candy, cards, decorations, and clothing, so what better time to honor our most important organ than with American Heart Month! For AHM, we are raising awareness of the risks and symptoms of heart disease and sharing tips to improve…

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

February 17, 2022

Unfortunately, cancer has affected all of us in one way or another. And although 1.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year, 30 to 50 percent of all cancers can be avoided by reducing risk factors and implementing evidence-based prevention strategies. February is National Cancer Prevention Month, so we’re taking this opportunity to inform…

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Tips for a Healthy Relationship

February 9, 2022

When you love someone, your feelings extend far beyond one day of the year. Roses and chocolate are always nice, but there are many meaningful ways to express how much you care about someone past February 14th! A thoughtful way to show your love is by caring for your significant other’s health. When you encourage…

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.