Corey's Story: It Can Happen at Any Age. The Importance of Preparing Advance Healthcare Plans.
Wednesday, April 17th, 6:30-8:00 pm
If you are a parent, spouse or adult child and a healthcare crisis occurs, who will speak for you? In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, come and hear one young man’s story about why it is so important to make advance care plans, even at a young adult age. A professional panel will also provide insight into how to engage your family in conversations about documenting your wishes. Co-sponsored by LMH Palliative Care Team and Lawrence Area Coalition to Honor End-of-Life Choices (CHEC). Free but advance registration requested by calling (785) 749-5800.
McLouth Patriots Day Health Screening
Saturday April 20, 9:00-11:00 am
Take a drive out to the beautiful town of McLouth, Kansas to join LMH and the staff of the McLouth Medical Clinic for free health screenings in honor of McLouth Patriots Day. A fingerstick total only cholesterol test (does not include HDL or LDL) and blood pressure screenings will be available. Drop into the McLouth Medical Clinic, 313 S. Union St, McLouth, Kansas. No fasting needed for the cholesterol test. Stay on for the Patriots Day parade and the other events.
No Bones About It! Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis
Tuesday April 30, 6:00-8:00 pm
Osteoporosis affects a large number of older adults, both male and female. It can be disabling as well as painful. Joan Brunfeldt, MD, of Reed Medical Group, and a certified clinical densitometrist, will share the latest information about this disease including screening, medical treatment and prevention recommendations. Michael Lange, MD, of Lawrence Anesthesia, P.A. and the LMH Pain Clinic, will discuss an outpatient procedure known as kyphoplasty, used to treat painful compression fractures in the spine from osteoporosis. Suzie Craig, PT, from LMH Therapy Services, will review the role of weight-bearing, strength and flexibility exercises in preventing the effects of osteoporosis. Advance registration requested, please.