ON THE COVER
First Quarter 2015

MENTALLY & PHYSICALLY STRONG: KANSAS ATHLETES GET THE HUDY ADVANTAGE

story & photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

Tyrel Reed, the winningest basketball player in University of Kansas history, tells a story from his freshman year. Andrea Hudy, Assistant Athletics Director of Sports Performance and the KU Men's Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach, demonstrates to the team what it is to be mentally tough, by doing a pushup using only her two thumbs.

"She does this thing, a pushup with just her thumbs. I mean just her two thumbs," Reed said. "Now I don't think it is as much a strength thing as it is a mental thing, blocking out the pain. And as a freshman, you see her do that and we are all thinking she is a Greek God!"

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PROFESSIONAL SPOTLIGHT
First Quarter 2015

INTEGRATED HEALTH: NEW TAKES ON CONVENTIONAL & NON-TRADITIONAL HEALTH CARE

story by ANNE BROCKHOFF
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

Khosh

Anxiety, hormone imbalances, disrupted sleep, depression—Emily Curran Day suffered from all of them in her late 20s. As a nurse, she knew none of it was normal for an otherwise healthy young woman, but she worried that any conventional treatment would address only her symptoms. She wanted more than that.

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First Quarter 2015

LMH and WELLNESS - A COMMUNITY PRIORITY

story by LIZ WESLANDER
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

LMH

During the past five years, the Business Health Center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital has been partnering with local employers to offer wellness programs for employees within the workplace, with positive results. Now the center is working to make some of its most popular programs more accessible to the entire Lawrence community.

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First Quarter 2015

THE BUSINESS OF YOGA & A FLEXIBLE FUTURE

story by LIZ WESLANDER
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

LMH

Yoga is not just for flexible people who want to relax – it's a rapidly growing segment of the health and wellness industry that has the potential to increase muscle tone and strength, reduce the risk of injury, boost mood, and assist in weight loss.

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First Quarter 2015

STAYING HEALTHY WITH HEALTH CARE ACCESS

by TARA TRENARY
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

HCA

Scott Swedlund knows what it's like to struggle. Though he says he's blessed today, but it wasn't always that way. About 20 years ago, he worked two jobs just to survive and try to save money for college. He had no health insurance through his work, didn't qualify for insurance under his parents and wasn't eligible for government assistance. And he got sick, really sick.

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First Quarter 2015

DRINKING TO HEALTH

story by LIZ WESLANDER
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

Heartland

Beverages are more than just thirst quenchers these days. For many, they are an avenue to better health and a go-to solution for snacks, meals and energy boosts throughout the day. With more and more people turning to juices, smoothies and unique tea blends on a daily basis, local businesses are getting creative about answering the demand.

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First Quarter 2015

CYNTHIA LEWIS, CEO OF DOUGLAS COUNTY VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION

 

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NEWSMAKERS
First Quarter 2015

Capital City Bank Hires Ernesto T. Hodison

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First Quarter 2015

Family Centered Medicine

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NON-PROFIT

First Quarter 2015

THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

story by TARA TRENARY
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

Heartland

Ericka Cole has suffered from depression and anxiety for much of her life, but she didn't know it until recently - because she is uninsured. She had been seeing a doctor at another clinic, but her needs weren't being met there.

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