October 18, 2017 - Wednesday

Battling the Opioid Epidemic

Battling the Opioid Epidemic

KC Pain Center Uses a Proactive Approach to Battle the Unprecedented Opioid Epidemic It seems as though you can’t turn on your television or pick up a newspaper without having your attention drawn to what is being referred to as an unprecedented opioid epidemic, which our nation is in the midst of. To put it into better perspective, the Centers …

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Breast Cancer Awareness, Unplugged

Breast Cancer Awareness,

Why the ongoing conversation about the disease matters 365 days a year—and why maintaining overall health and awareness reduces your risk. Let’s be frank. Chances are you, a loved one, a colleague or a Facebook friend is facing breast cancer. Maybe you’re on the other side of it and have transitioned from treatment to recovery and survivorship. Perhaps you’re grieving …

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The Power of Pet Therapy

The Power of Pet Therapy

When Pippin prances into MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital, it’s hard not to notice and immediately break into a smile. Standing about 34 inches tall and wearing little shoes, Pippin is a miniature horse, and his calm and gentle demeanor – as well as cuteness – is providing patients at the hospital with a kind of therapy that only the four-legged variety …

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How to Address Hair Loss After Breast Cancer Treatment

How to Address Hair Loss After Breast Cancer Treatment

By Meena Singh, MD Unfortunately, breast cancer is not an uncommon condition. Most Americans know someone that has been affected by this malignancy. In the United States, 1 in every 8 women will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime. Over 220,000 women are diagnosed every year and it is the second leading cause of death. Fortunately, due to early …

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Join Us at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event

Join Us at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event

While significant progress in the fight against breast cancer has been made, more needs to be done. Excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women. According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2017, an estimated 252,710 women in the United …

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Breast Cancer Survivor: Jennifer Bishop – My Journey to Cancer Free

Breast Cancer Survivor: Jennifer Bishop

I like to call Dr. Christie Brock my “Life Saver,” the physician who surgically removed the cancer from my breast and also quickly treated my post-operative collapsed lung, literally saved my life. During a weekend getaway in 2015 over the July 4th holiday, while receiving a tight hug from my husband, we noticed a lump on the side of my …

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Know the Facts About CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

Know the Facts About CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

What is Congestive Heart Failure? When you have CHF, your heart is weakened, resulting in a backup of blood in the heart. This forces the fluid in the blood into the lungs, causing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Fluid can also back up into feet, ankles or abdomen, causing swelling (edema) of those areas. FACT: Congestive heart failure (CHF) …

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RESEARCH ON THE RUN

RESEARCH ON THE RUN

A Winning Partnership between KU Cancer Center and OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer Foundation “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead Just ask Jeff Hirst and Rebecca Wates, both PhD researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Along with Andrew Godwin (Director, …

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Bringing Up Boys

Bringing Up Boys

By Nancy Jergins and Dana Hall McCain Boys need to remember one thing most of all when it comes to their feelings, especially anger: they always have a choice for how to respond, so says author and pediatrician Meg Meeker. I hear her loud and clear on this because I have a boy on the cusp of puberty (hello, testosterone)—the …

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The Benefits of Juice Cleanses

The Benefits of Juice Cleanses

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach I recently completed a 27 day juice cleanse sponsored by Juice Bar. I lost weight, had more energy, my thoughts were clearer, and reset my cravings. Here are some of the many benefits of doing a juice cleanse: • Rest the stomach – Juices require less energy to digest. Remember to gently chew …

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Humor and Cancer

Dear Humor Coach, Q. I was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I am nervous and scared. It is difficult to imagine, but how is humor even possible? – Cindi A. Cindi, I completely understand. It’s not funny that you have cancer. Humor and laughter are used as a way to navigate through the nervousness and fear. Here is an example …

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Bringing Health & Wellness to the Community

The Health & Wellmobile WANTS YOUR BUSINESS!

By Elizabeth Kelley The Kansas City Health & Wellmobile is a massive consumer health education and wellness screening program designed to promote healthier living among local community residents while providing an opportunity for consumers to receive basic health screenings and services where they work, live and play. Our goal is to promote overall health and wellness; to motivate consumers to …

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Cyberbullying and Your Kids

Cyberbullying and Your Kids

By Kenna Lewis, Social Centric Media With the new age of technology, bullying is no longer limited to schoolyards or street corners. It can occur almost anywhere and at any time via email, texts, cell phones, and social media sites 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it is on the rise among school aged children. Some facts …

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