Six factors to consider when planning a tattoo removal By Christina Ammon, Licensed Esthetician, Mirabile M.D. MedCosmetic Approximately 38% of adults in the US between the ages of 18-40 have at least one tattoo. And, approximately 17% of these adults regret getting their tattoo. For some, they’ve reached a point in their life when the tattoo’s meaning is no longer relevant. ... Read More »
Six factors to consider when planning a tattoo removal By Christina Ammon, Licensed Esthetician, Mir...
By Linda Harrison, M.D. and Tricia McGhie, M.D. of Diagnostic Imaging Centers P.A. How many times ha...
If you were diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and your primary care doctor ordered a CPAP or Bi...
Valentines Day doesn’t have to be just for “couples.” Include your kids or grandkids to make this V...
By Dr. Chad Wollard, DMD, Valencia Endodontic Associates – As spring arrives and warm weather ...
Discover the benefits of nursing care and memory care at Tallgrass Creek If you’re caring for a senior loved one, then you know the anxiety that winter brings. Along with the threat of a major weather event, there are the day-to-day worries: How will Mom get to her doctor’s appointments? Is she setting the thermostat high enough? What if bad ... Read More »
By Linda Harrison, M.D. and Tricia McGhie, M.D. of Diagnostic Imaging Centers P.A. How many times have you been encouraged to “put a little heart in it”? Perhaps it was work, a project, a relationship… The intention is clear: everything’s better with care and love, and a little heart. The heart is a symbol of love and life – and ... Read More »
If you were diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and your primary care doctor ordered a CPAP or BiPAP machine, you now find yourself lugging around extra equipment when you take a trip—especially inconvenient if you travel by air or want to go camping. Each time you gather up everything for your trip, you may think, ‘There has to be a ... Read More »
FACT: Congestive heart failure (CHF) affects nearly five million Americans, and is one of the most common reasons for hospitalization. FACT: “Heart failure” doesn’t mean that your heart has stopped, it means your heart’s not pumping as much blood as your body needs. FACT: Understanding CHF and learning how to manage this condition can greatly improve your quality of life ... Read More »
By Lucas Wetzel, on behalf of Comfort Plus Shoes & Footcare If you’ve watched the NFL playoffs or other professional sporting events this year, you might have heard references to players wearing custom orthotics, or, in the case of Peyton Manning, taking special measures to reduce the impact of plantar fasciitis. But it’s not just pro athletes who need special ... Read More »
American Heart Association Says New Dietary Guidelines Will Help Establish a Healthier Roadmap for Americans The American Heart Association (AHA) applauds the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) on the release of the 2016 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. “The new federal dietary guidelines give Americans more flexibility in their diets without sacrificing their health. By providing ... Read More »
KMC Dermatology It’s been all over the news and celebrity gossip columns lately – pumped up lips are the hottest new trend. Celebrities and people of all ages want fuller or younger looking lips. But what options do you have for plumping up, and what should you know before you decide to enhance your pout? Types of Treatments Available There ... Read More »
We’re all aware that exercise is a vital component for keeping our bodies healthy and strong. And, we know that exercise helps to strengthen our muscles and support our skeletal system – that’s why it’s often used to treat conditions and injuries associated with the spine, joints, and nervous system. However, did you know that exercise therapy is also effective ... Read More »
What does “science” of kindness mean? Practicing kindness is more than just a nice thing to do; it’s also beneficial to overall well-being. Kindness is scientifically proven to boost health, happiness and societal goodwill. Can kindness be taught? Yes! Kindness, like physical and academic skills, appears to be something that is not fixed, but rather can be enhanced with training ... Read More »
What Are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships. They are not a fad, phase, or lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health. People struggling with an eating disorder need to seek professional help. The earlier a ... Read More »
Congenital heart defects (CHD) are heart conditions that a baby is born with. These conditions can affect the heart’s shape or how it works, or both. Congenital heart defects are the most common types of birth defects. Birth defects are health conditions that a baby is born with that change the shape or function of one or more parts of the ... Read More »
The WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration Luncheon on Thursday, February 4, 2016 will honor six local residents for their impact on women and girls in our community through sports. Children’s Mercy Youth Sports Girl Award Claire Tietgen is a strong, confident special needs 13-year-old who has won 11 gold medals in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has joined her ... Read More »
By Lori Oswald – General Surgeon, Dr. Christie Brock in Lee’s Summit, holds a special place in her heart and in her growing practice for the diagnosis and treatment of Breast Cancer and other Breast anomalies. The invasive cancer impacted her own family just a few years ago. Since that personal family experience, she integrated her interest into her extensive ... Read More »
By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Educator & Coach I’ve learned one of the quickest ways to snap out of an unpleasant mood is to realize there is always someone whose situation is worse than mine. When I follow that thought with an intentional mind shift and do a Random Act of Kindness, I find my mood will dramatically improve. An Attitude ... Read More »
By Rachel Lewis With the onset of a new year, teens should take time to focus on themselves. Teens are in the most transitive part of their lives and trying to discover who they really are. One of the toughest parts of this difficult time is to have confidence in yourself and your capabilities as well as the belief that ... Read More »
Valentines Day doesn’t have to be just for “couples.” Include your kids or grandkids to make this Valentine’s Day extra special. 1. Ask the kids to tell you how they think Valentine’s Day began. Write down what they say. Then do some research with the children, online or at the library, and see if their ideas are correct. 2. Designate ... Read More »
By Jodi Thomas I have been a Christian for almost 30 years, and in that time I have studied a lot about the nature and character of God, as revealed in the Bible. The more I learn, the more I marvel. He is. . . marvel-ous, really. God is, to the infinite degree, all the following: holy, just, merciful, gracious, ... Read More »