By Tara L. Parr, MPAS, PA-C, Medi-Weightloss Clinics® - High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a major health problem in the United States, affecting more than 50 million people across the country. Hypertension is a state in which the pressure of blood in the arteries is elevated and requires the heart to work harder than normal to circulate ... Read More »
By Tara L. Parr, MPAS, PA-C, Medi-Weightloss Clinics® - High blood pressure, also known as hypertens...
By Belinda Gonzales, HIS As August comes, so do thoughts of school. For my grandchildren, it means s...
By Mikki Mills, RN, MSN and Stacy Searcy - It is well known that a cigarette has more than 4,000 car...
By Dr. Chad Wollard, DMD, Valencia Endodontic Associates - As spring arrives and warm weather activi...
By Cori Colombe, BS, CHC “Oh come on, just have one bite…you don’t need to lose weight…y...
By Belinda Gonzales, HIS As August comes, so do thoughts of school. For my grandchildren, it means shopping for new backpacks and clothes. For myself, I remember having to have a P.E. uniform, Elmer’s glue, and a gift for the teacher as the perfect first impression. Some of my favorite back to school memories are those of MY parents and ... Read More »
By Larry Pribyl, DDS Forty four million people in North America suffer from symptoms of TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). This can be characterized by jaw pain, ear pain, headaches, ear stuffiness, popping and/or clicking when eating and/or talking, an inability to open your mouth wide or an inability to close your mouth completely. Understanding How the Jaw Joint Works To ... Read More »
Nestled among the peaceful rolling hills just outside downtown Kansas City, Missouri, you’ll find an oasis of serenity, discovery and personal growth. This is Awaken Whole Life Center, a local spa, fitness, wellness and retreat refuge in Unity Village that is open to the public and designed to restore and refresh the whole person – body, mind and spirit. This ... Read More »
By Dr. Kyle Gulledge Taking the stairs without pain, being able to ride your bike again, finally starting on that exercise program, but your knees just won’t let you? Knee pain is an unfortunate reality for millions of Americans, but the real impact is not only the pain but what activities it stops us from doing. The knee is a ... 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 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 »
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 Douglas Kuehn, Director of Community Relations Hospice. I can’t think of one other single word in the English language that invokes as many inaccurate beliefs and conceptions. For most people, the word hospice conjures up frightening images of the final days in a loved one’s life. Many of the perceived thoughts regarding hospice care are based upon myths surrounding ... 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 »
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 »
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS CANCER? Cancer affects everyone…the young child with leukemia, a new bride with breast cancer, a father with colon cancer, a middle-aged, long-term smoker with lung cancer, or even the mother you love with endometrial cancer. In families all across the United States, cancer touches our lives, interrupts our intentions and takes many before we ... Read More »
By Meena Singh, M.D. As a dermatologist with a special interest in hair conditions, it consumes me how many individuals I see with permanent hair loss from our own styling practices!! This can lead to a common form of hair loss termed traction alopecia. What is Traction Alopecia? Traction alopecia can be a permanent, sometimes scarring form of hair loss ... Read More »
August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month—a great signal for you to get your child’s eyes checked before school starts. It’s almost back-to-school time and you’re prepared with your child’s enrollment forms, orientation schedules, and immunizations–but what about their eyes? Join us as we observe Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in partnership with Prevent Blindness America and the ... Read More »
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. More than 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for more than 76,000 cases of skin cancer in 2014. ... Read More »
By MaryKatherine Michiels-Kibler Five years ago, at age 13, I was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) after a series of visits to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain and vomiting. PKD, which causes cysts to grow on the kidneys, eventually leads to kidney failure and can cause a kidney to weigh up to 30 pounds. I am the ... Read More »
By Stephanie Harville I have suffered with Chronic Daily Migraines for 16 years, and I understand unmanageable, debilitating, life altering pain. My life was transformed on December 5, 2012 with a Neurostimulator Implant surgery. There is little information about this surgery in the treatment of chronic migraines, and I hope that in sharing my story I can make an impact ... Read More »
By Christine Evans, Executive Director, Feed Northland Kids Hungry children aren’t just statistics or sad stories on TV commercials. They are real and all too many of them are right here in Kansas City, Missouri. It is the mission of Feed Northland Kids, an organization serving school-age children living in Clay and Platte counties, to change all of that. That’s ... Read More »