Stroke, cancer, dementia are all conditions that can cause dysphagia. Fifteen million Americans experience dysphagia or have trouble swallowing. One of those people is June Hubert from Emporia, who was traveling abroad in March this year, when she was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection that then led to Bell's Palsy.
Martin W. Jones from Lebo, Kansas, grew up playing baseball and served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. The strain from these activities ultimately debilitated his knees, and made him a candidate for double knee surgery.
After hearing about a school that's using weighted blankets to help calm kids,a local mom consulted Shelley Grutsch, an occupational therapist from Maple Hill, KS, who's making weighted blankets for locals.
Nurses are invaluable in the medical field, and the need for more qualified RN's is great in Northeast Kansas. Newman Regional Health in Emporia is using their nurse externship program to retain more qualified RN's.
Today, one in five adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year. As more and more people are in crisis, Topeka police are working to give the best help possible, while enforcing the law. Suicides, bipolar disorders, and depression, this special police force has seen it all!