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September 18, 2014 - Thursday

Fit After 50 Make a Total Transformation

Fit after 50

By Grant Bradshaw, NASM, CPT, CES Personal training is my passion. I have dedicated my life to helping others become healthy and fit! After spending 20 years researching, learning and living a healthy, fit lifestyle, I am committed to helping others learn to do the same. Over the last nine months, I have had the privilege of working with John McCarthy, ... Read More »

COURT CASE 101 TCOY Racquetball and You


YOUR COURT APPEARANCE IS REQUESTED By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Educator and Coach, TCOY (Take Care of You) Wellness The top three or four priorities in life often include: family, career, faith, health, friends, and relationships. Does your current lifestyle support your priorities? Have your personal priorities taken a distant second, third or fourth place to what is often merely urgent ... Read More »

Are Your Hormones Making You Fat?

Medi Clinic

By Betsy Stander, APRN Are you struggling to lose weight even when you’re doing everything ‘right’? Are you suddenly gaining weight although your diet and exercise have remained the same? Your hormones could be to blame! Hormones are important to all body functions and play a significant role in your ability to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. There ... Read More »

Natural Solutions to Neck Pain

Natural Solutions to Neck Pain

By Dr. Kyle Gulledge Carrie had been everywhere. She had tried physical therapy, chiropractic, medications and steroids. While some of these things had helped for a time, she seemed to always have that stiff neck and shoulder tension. When she came into Elite Physical Medicine, she was a little bit skeptical. She had tried everything and she wasn’t sure how ... Read More »

The Best Place to Find Balance is Here, in the Middle of America.

Find Balance

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 »

Queen of Hearts 5K Walk/Run to Benefit

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Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center By Alexis Rewalt Miss Kansas United States 2013 Just because you’re not having a heart attack doesn’t mean that it won’t affect your life. We all have a relative, friend, mentor or other person near to us who has been touched by heart disease. I’m Alexis Rewalt and in my family there ... Read More »

5 Tips for Coping with Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Bladder control problems, often referred to as urinary incontinence, affect millions of American women and men. Almost half of the people experiencing these symptoms are older adults.  Although it is a common problem, less than 10 percent of those with incontinence seek treatment from their physicians. They might be embarrassed, assume it’s a natural part of aging, or are not ... Read More »

Shooting Pain in the Ball of Your Foot?

Shooting Pain in the Ball of Your Foot

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista, DPM Shooting pain in the ball of the foot is most likely caused by a neuroma which is a form of nerve inflammation that causes burning, shooting, or throbbing pain. It is commonly caused by an injury or shoes that are too tight. The location of the pain—often referred to as Morton’s Neuroma—is usually between ... Read More »

Hearing Loss May Be a Side Effect of Cancer Therapy

Hearing Loss

By Belinda Gonzales, HIS I have often heard cancer described as the “C” word. By using this description, we imply that it may be contagious and if we don’t say it we will not catch it. This seems to make cancer even more mysterious and scary than it already is. September is National Ovarian and Prostate Cancer AND Leukemia and ... Read More »

Is Your CPAP Machine Getting in Your Way?

CPAP Machine

A Custom Made Oral Sleep Appliance Can Eliminate Need for CPAP Machine By Larry Pribyl, DDS 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 ... Read More »

Help for Psoriasis Sufferers

Help for Psoriasis Sufferers

By Andy Dean, PA-C - As we all know, Kansas City is notorious for its cold winters. About this time of year, the sweaters, long pants and heavy coats fly out of the closets and off the shelves. And for about 3% of the population, those long sleeves are a relief as they can finally cover up a distressing skin ... Read More »


11 August 2014 Ms. Trish Carcopa Executive Director BrightStar 10100 West 87th Street, S100 Overland Park, KS 66212 Dear Ms. Carcopa: My family and I will be forever grateful to BrightStar and all your staff who were involved in arranging for 24/7 RNs which made it possible for us to bring our mom home to spend her final days. When ... Read More »

Prostate Cancer Networking Group Offers Valuable Support

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By Steve Hentzen Men who have, or have had, prostate cancer give valuable support to others through their involvement with the Prostate Cancer Networking Group. Just as men have received support from this group, they can in turn offer other patients and their families patience, strength, and endurance through their experiences with diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Early Detection is Key ... 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 »

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant or cancerous cells are found in the ovaries. An ovary is one of two small, almond-shaped organs located on each side of the uterus that store eggs or germ cells and produce female hormones estrogen and progesterone. There are many types of tumors that can start in the ovaries. Some are benign, ... Read More »

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Northwest Tennessee Health & ... Read More »

The Silent Path to a Better Brain 3 Scientific Reasons to Meditate

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By Kim Colegrove There is abundant scientific evidence supporting a positive correlation between meditation and mental, emotional, and physical health. Some of the more widely-proven benefits are: stress reduction, lower blood pressure, relief from depression, and decreased anxiety. This is great news for millions of work-weary, overscheduled Americans. But emerging research is uncovering even more reasons to consider meditation as ... Read More »

Back to School Tips for Keeping Family Healthy

School Safety

Why you should make some simple changes before heading back to school As summer comes to a close, it’s important to get kids back on the right track as they head back to the classroom. In order to make sure your kids have the most successful and healthy school year possible, start getting them reintegrated in a scheduled lifestyle with ... Read More »