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on Wed, July 22, 2015
Standing in an aisle in a sporting goods store recently, I had to make an important decision. I was there to buy my 4-year-old son his first “big boy”...
eye care and swimming
on Mon, July 20, 2015
Summer means many long afternoons at the pool. For many of us the pool can leave our eyes red and feeling irritated. What can be done to help? The ocular...
on Wed, July 15, 2015
The term “pitch count” wasn’t prominent when Jim Walker, MD, played youth baseball in the southcentral Kansas town of Nickerson. Schedules that were lean on...
on Tue, July 14, 2015
One question we frequently get in the Via Christi Breastfeeding Clinic is whether it's OK to drink alcohol while breastfeeding.   Alcohol is as much of a...
on Wed, July 08, 2015
During the summer months, having a runny nose, sore throat or cough combined with sneezing may lead you to believe you have allergies. But these symptoms are...
on Tue, July 07, 2015
With many of us spending time outside this time of year, parents will be using sunscreen and bug spray to protect their children.  While these products are...
on Mon, July 06, 2015
Lacrosse has been one of Joey Horlacher’s passions throughout his six-year bout with Crohn’s disease. On a beautiful spring Saturday at a northeast Wichita...
on Mon, July 06, 2015
Local law enforcement and healthcare professionals have become alarmed at the increasing number of young people using synthetic marijuana, or K2. The danger...
fireworks safety
on Mon, June 29, 2015
Lynnette Spencer has seen the damage fireworks can do. As burn program coordinator for Via Christi Regional Burn Center in Wichita, she understands how even...
on Wed, June 24, 2015
One of the best ways parents and children can interact is by reading books together. There have been numerous studies on the benefits of reading to children as...

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