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President and CEO Jeff Korsmo leaving Via Christi Health

After more than four and a half years leading Ascension Via Christi in Kansas, Jeff Korsmo, Senior Vice President, Ascension Health/Kansas Ministry Market Executive, has decided to take a leadership position with Essentia Health in Minnesota. His last day with Via Christi and Ascension will be May 13.

Repairing knee cartilage now can prevent osteoarthritis, joint replacement later

Knee

Articular cartilage — the soft white cartilage that covers the ends of the bones and helps joints to move smoothly — is vital to the structure and function of knee joints. It also helps to absorb the forces throughout the knee. Once damaged, cartilage is unable to repair itself and the joint cartilage gradually wears away.

Children susceptible to mood changes in winter

Seasonal affective disorder in children

As the hours of sunlight and average temperature outside drop, our moods or attitudes can do the same.

When our mood is significantly affected by a seasonal change, it is called depression with a seasonal pattern. You often may hear this condition referred to as the winter blues or winter depression, as it is most prevalent in the fall and winter months from November to March.

How to ensure kids' toys are safe when buying gifts

Christmas toy safety

As children write their holiday wish lists, it’s important for adults to know that most toys are not one-size-fits-all. Catalogs, television commercials, store displays and online advertising inundate us with images of the latest toys and gadgets, but not every toy is right for every child. Make sure you and other gift-givers are safety smart before you hit the stores this holiday season. 

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