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November 26, 2014 - Wednesday

Still Competing Strong at 50+ You Can Too!

Still Competing Strong

A professional athlete and coach for over three decades, Lucy DelSarto remains a top competitor and mentor in the sport of racquetball. She represents what living life with tenacity, resilience and passion is all about. There are the same number of hours in a day for everyone, how you spend them determines what your priorities are. The desire to live ... Read More »

Low-Carb DOs and DON’TS

Low-Carb DOs and DON'TS

By Tara L. Parr, MPAS, PA-C For first-timers, the world of low-carb diets can be intimidating. Imagining your everyday existence without handy foods like sandwich bread, granola bars or even fruit, can be all but inconceivable for some. Low-carbohydrate diets can be an effective way to get the weight loss wheels moving in the right direction, but the key is ... Read More »

The Link Between Hearing Loss and Alzheimer’s

Hearing Loss and Alzheimer

By Belinda Gonzales, Owner, NuSound Hearing Center Imagine that you have hurriedly gotten dressed, grabbed your cup of coffee and are ready to rush off to work and then realize that you cannot remember where you have put your car keys. It has happened to the all of us at one time or another. But, now, imagine that you pick ... Read More »

Advanced Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus

Advanced Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus

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 »

Quality Senior Care with a Personal Touch Tallgrass Creek is redefining continuing care

Quality Senior Care

The new Continuing Care neighborhood at Tallgrass Creek provides Overland Park retirees with an innovative option for assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation, and long-term nursing care. Tallgrass Creek is part of Erickson Living,® a national network of communities with over 30 years of experience providing exceptional health care to seniors. Situated on the grounds of the impressive Tallgrass Creek campus, ... Read More »

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART WANTS TO BE

HOME

By Trish Carcopa, BA Health Management, Health Writer Healthcare professionals all know that when you ask the patient what is your number one goal as they face health challenges – they all say to be able to go back home. This is the life measurement goal of everyone, no matter their age or health challenge. Patient Options The number one ... Read More »

miraDry Vanishes Underarm Sweat and Odor!

Underarm Sweat and Odor

By Greg Chambon, M.D. How cool would it be not to sweat! Imagine never having to buy or use deodorant again. No more sweat stains. No more yellowed shirts. No sweaty business meetings or sweaty golf outings. Really, no sweat? Yes, really! miraDry will help vanish underarm sweat and odor forever! What it won’t vanish is your self-confidence! About Sweat ... Read More »

Enhance Your Appearance in Time for the Holidays

Enhance Your Appearance

By Krishna Schmidt, PA-C Once upon a time, not so long ago, injectable cosmetic procedures were considered somewhat taboo and were performed with a “hush-hush” mentality. Many who wanted to improve their appearance were dissuaded by reports of inconsistent outcomes, expense and risks. Today, in the face of an almost mind-boggling array of options for filling, sculpting, plumping, softening, relaxing, ... Read More »

November is TMJ Awareness Month – Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction is Not a New Disorder

By Larry Pribyl, DDS Often referred to as TMJ, this disorder is not new. It’s just been misdiagnosed for years. Unfortunately, negative or inconclusive findings often lead to prolonged drug therapy, a frustrating doctor to doctor search by the patient and often an incorrect diagnosis of psychosomatic illness. Many TMJ patients have had extensive work-ups and testing leading to ineffective ... Read More »

How to Best Develop Skills for Success in Young Minds

Skills for Success

By Rachel Lewis As a parent, it is wise to ensure that your children develop skills that will help them succeed in all aspects of life—from school up to the time when they start working. Learning soft skills should start at home and continue through students schooling. Unfortunately, soft skills are often left out due to time constraints on both ... Read More »

Beautiful Skin Starts with Healthy Skin

Healthy Skin

To maintain and improve skin health, an effective, professional pharmaceutical skincare regimen is essential. Over-the-counter products only treat skin’s surface layer. Optimal skin health is achieved by reaching live tissue with products that work at the cellular level to diminish fine lines, fade sun damage and increase hydration. Awaken Whole Life Center is proud to use and offer both the ... Read More »

Meditation, Mindfulness, and Being Thankful

Meditation

By Kim Colegrove It’s a Family Tradition We all know we should be more thankful, especially at this time of the year.  After all, we live very well compared to much of the world. But we’re so darn stressed. When did life become this hectic? When did we lose the joy, thrill and anticipation of holiday time? Why is it ... Read More »

Robotic Surgery – Defying the Myths

Robotic Surgery

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 »

Pilgrims with a Purpose

Pilgrims with a Purpose

By Eric Potter, MD As pilgrims in this life, we embark upon an adventure filled with great stories. Stories of breathlessness, stories of laughter, and stories of woe fill our memories and await our tomorrows.  However, all noble journeys, regardless of their rabbit trails and pit stops, must be destined for a singular end.  Human life is no exception.  The ... Read More »

Kansas City Rescue Mission Brings Thanksgiving Home

Kansas City Rescue Mission Brings Thanksgiving Home

By Julie Larocco, Kansas City Rescue Mission - In the weeks before Thanksgiving, the women in my family begin an email thread that becomes a winding trail leading to our Thanksgiving table. It begins simply enough: who will host dinner this year and at what time? The discussion progresses to the turkey and from there it twists and turns for ... Read More »