Why is Vitamin D Important? Adequate vitamin D levels are vital for optimal functioning of almost every organ system! It is responsible for the proper control of calcium and phosphate regulation in the body which contributes to muscle and bone health, and prevents osteoporosis. It also plays an important role in the normal functioning of the immune system, insulin production, ... Read More »
Why is Vitamin D Important? Adequate vitamin D levels are vital for optimal functioning of almost ev...
By Adam P. Kramer, D. O. - Learning that you may need to have a surgical procedure can be quite frig...
By Dr. Chad Wollard, DMD, Valencia Endodontic Associates - As spring arrives and warm weather activi...
By Mikki Mills, RN, MSN and Stacy Searcy - It is well known that a cigarette has more than 4,000 car...
By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Educator & Coach - Growing up, I remember walking to a friend’s house...
By Adam P. Kramer, D. O. - Learning that you may need to have a surgical procedure can be quite frightening. In the past, this meant that you would need to have a large incision and an extended hospital stay to recover. In the 1980s, minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures were developed that allowed patients to have similar operative procedures done ... Read More »
By Dr. Chad Wollard, DMD, Valencia Endodontic Associates - As spring arrives and warm weather activities kick into full swing, the incidence of traumatic dental injuries in children tends to increase. Traumatic injury to the permanent teeth can range from crown fracture, separation injury (in which the tooth either partially or completely comes out of the socket), or a crushing ... Read More »
By Tim Steele, Ph.D., FAAA, president, Associated Audiologists, Inc. - If you have a computer, you know that technology is constantly changing. The state-of-the-art laptop or mobile phone you purchased just two years ago is no longer the latest. Hearing devices are constantly changing and improving too. Your hearing aids are tiny digital computer processors. We have new models today ... Read More »
By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista - For years, people have been frustrated by toenail fungus. The nail discoloration makes it almost impossible for those who suffer from it to freely enjoy certain activities without feeling self-conscious about exposing their feet in public. As the fungus progresses, the nail thickens and becomes damaged causing more problems to the sufferer. Up until ... Read More »
By Biagio Mazza, DPT - Outdoor weather is upon us. For me, I am beginning to be consumed with baseball, soccer, and warm weather activities for my 8 and 4 year old. For many others, the garden is the spring and summer sanctuary. While I have no idea how to manage the “green thumb” of gardening, I have had a ... Read More »
By Mikki Mills, RN, MSN and Stacy Searcy - It is well known that a cigarette has more than 4,000 carcinogens, many that are addicting and cause cancer. Smokers need to have support to quit. Anne Penman Cold Laser Therapy offers a non-invasive, pain free, NATURAL way to stop smoking. The Anne Penman Program is the most advanced treatment for ... Read More »
Home Health is an area of healthcare that many people are not familiar with, or do not understand the benefits and services it provides to patients and their caregivers. So, what is Home Health? Home Health consists of a wide range of healthcare related services provided within the patient’s home after an illness or recent hospital visit. A Home Health ... Read More »
Blood glucose monitoring is the main tool you have to check your diabetes control. This check tells you your blood glucose level at any one time. Keeping a log of your results is vital. When you bring this record to your health care provider, you have a good picture of your body’s response to your diabetes care plan. Fortunately, today’s ... Read More »
By Andy Dean, PA-C - Well, we’ve made it through another brutal winter and spring is right around the corner (at least according to the calendar!). Naturally, after being cooped up indoors all winter, most people (including us dermatology providers) will venture outdoors in search of fun things to do. As dermatology professionals, we want you to enjoy all your ... Read More »
It is a frustrating feeling to work hard your whole life to support yourself and your family only to suffer a debilitating injury or illness that cuts your career short. It’s even more frustrating when Social Security, the government safety-net that you have been contributing to for years, denies your claim to collect Social Security Disability benefits. At the Law ... Read More »
By Marcy Meyers, BioEnergetic Practitioner, Leawood Counseling Center - Although you are not taught this in Western culture, you have an electromagnetic ﬁeld that is a vital part of your human physiology. There are seven major vibrational frequencies that ﬂow around your body. Every internal organ, as well as your bones and muscles, also have a speciﬁc frequency. Medical professions ... Read More »
What Is Hospice? Hospice is a unique care program designed to meet the special needs of terminally ill patients and their families. Good Shepherd Hospice is not a facility; instead we provide services wherever the patient lives—at home or in a long term care setting. Hospice helps patients and families cope with the physical, emotional, social, financial and spiritual aspects ... Read More »
BAM! Your life changes when you hear that you have cancer. Immediately you think, when am I going to die? Then once this news settles into every fiber of your being, you start again to think about living. Anyone with cancer will tell you that suddenly life changes and those things you once stressed about drift away from taking up ... Read More »
NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month, held every April, was founded by and has been sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) since 1987 to increase public awareness and understanding aimed at reducing the stigma associated with alcoholism that too often prevents individuals and families from seeking help. For the 27th Anniversary of NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month, ... Read More »
What is Testicular Cancer? Testicular cancer can develop in one or both testicles. Some tumors are already metastatic at the time of diagnosis, which means they have spread to other organs, such as the lymph system, lungs and brain, leading to serious illness or death. Testicular cancer is rare, accounting for about 1% of all male cancers. However, testicular cancer ... Read More »
Celebrate April’s Youth Sports Safety Month and Learn More About Keeping Kids Safe on the Field Year Round
According to recent research, specializing in one sport at an early age isn’t what’s going to make your child an elite athlete – diversifying participation in a multitude of sports and not playing year-round, as promoted by the STOP Sports Injuries Campaign, though just might. Recent research published in Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, analyzed articles from 1990 to 2011 ... Read More »
Award Winning InnerVoice App Uses 3D Animated Avatars to Improve Communication for Children with Autism & Special Needs
Compliments of AlphaMed - Winner of the Mensa Education & Research Foundation Intellectual Benefit to Society Award 2013, InnerVoice will immerse you into a total communication environment — where you not only hear the desired message, but see it being produced. iTherapy & MotionPortrait are proud to give you InnerVoice, an award winning, patented, and affordable app that takes full ... Read More »