By Tara L. Parr, MPAS, PA-C, Medi-Weightloss March 2-9, 2014 is National Sleep Awareness Week. Most of us are aware of the importance of adequate and effective sleep to health and overall well-being. Lack of sleep or poor sleep quality can make you tired and sluggish, but did you know that it can also lead to body fat accumulation? Some ... Read More »
By Tara L. Parr, MPAS, PA-C, Medi-Weightloss March 2-9, 2014 is National Sleep Awareness Week. Most ...
By Biagio Mazza, DPT According to the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, PTs are experts in ...
By Mikki Mills, RN, MSN & Stacy Searcy - For many decades, the U.S. Surgeon General has warned A...
Life isn’t easy but it is a wonderful gift to unwrap throughout our journey from beginning to end. L...
By Mikki Mills, RN, MSN & Stacy Searcy - It is well known that a cigarette has more than 4,000 c...
Home Health agencies today are teaming up with Telehealth to provide closer monitoring of patients and better communication to physicians. What is Telehealth? Telehealth is the monitoring of a patient’s vitals by using in-home monitoring equipment. Telehealth products help patients with specific medical concerns to stay safe in their homes, as well as reduce the chance of returning to the ... Read More »
Rolling out of bed shouldn’t be so painful after eight hours of sleep. And pushing the grandkids on a swing should probably be more enjoyable, you think to yourself. If these things come to mind, it might be time to speak to a specialist about whether you have or are at risk for arthritis. Could I Have Arthritis? If you ... 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 Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista - The discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis and heel pain is normally located in the center of the arch extending to the heel. The pain can occur on either one or both feet and generally occurs with the first step in the morning or after sitting for a long period of time. Sometimes when x-rays ... Read More »
As a leader in brain injury rehabilitation, MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital will join the Brain Injury Association of America and its partners this month in recognizing National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Throughout March, the hospital is taking a closer look at brain injury rehabilitation and the healing power it can offer to patients with head injuries. Smart Choices for Brain Injury ... Read More »
Your next bathroom break may expose more than you realize. Before you flush valuable health information down the drain, get better acquainted with your urine — a byproduct of the kidneys’ complex filtration system. These are the top 5 ways urine can reveal important information about your kidneys as well as your overall health, according to the National Kidney Foundation. ... Read More »
The best place to find balance is right here, in the middle of America. Nestled among the peaceful rolling hills outside Kansas City, Missouri, you’ll find an oasis of serenity, discovery and personal growth. This is Awaken Whole Life Center, a wellness and retreat refuge designed to restore and refresh the whole person – body, mind and spirit. This new ... Read More »
By Biagio Mazza, DPT According to the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, PTs are experts in treating a wide range of diseases, including cancer. PT’s prescribe exercise as part of a structured, safe, and effective treatment regimen in order to prevent or address the functional deficits associated with a cancer diagnosis. Cancer is an umbrella term used to describe more ... Read More »
By Mikki Mills, RN, MSN & Stacy Searcy - For many decades, the U.S. Surgeon General has warned Americans about the ill effects from smoking. Although it is beyond any doubt that smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in most countries, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that smoking harms nearly every organ of the ... Read More »
Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half your plate fruits and vegetables. It’s also a great way to add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber. All this is packed in fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and fat. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 1⁄2 cups of vegetables your daily goal. ... 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 »
Life isn’t easy but it is a wonderful gift to unwrap throughout our journey from beginning to end. Life presents a number of challenges every day. Did you notice I chose the word “challenges” instead of problems? How we think greatly impacts the results of our experiences. A Warrior is someone who embraces courage, compassion, discipline and training to master ... Read More »
By Kim Colegrove - Contemplative practices, such as meditation and mindfulness, have become hot topics in corporate wellness programs. According to HR consulting and outsourcing giant Aon Hewitt, over 25% of large American companies have launched stress reduction initiatives. Some of these companies include Google, Apple, General Mills and Target. And Harvard Business School has stated, “The two most effective ... Read More »
Cancer of the colon and rectum (colorectal cancer) is the third most commonly diagnosed, and the second leading cause of cancer related death among men and women in this country. The National Cancer Institute estimates that there will be 143,460 new cases of colon and rectal cancer in 2012 and 51,690 deaths due to this cancer. THE IMPORTANCE OF A ... Read More »
By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes - “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” – Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV) The Olympic Spirit The Olympic Games are so ... Read More »
By Tara L. Parr, MPAS, PA-C - Breakfast: 315 calories Lunch: 451 calories Dinner & Beyond: 5,115 calories It may be a modest exaggeration, but for many of you weight loss warriors out there, you know exactly how that scenario transpires. You probably even chuckled a bit when you read it. We ... Read More »
The stomach is the way to a person’s heart. But did you know that it’s also a way to a healthier heart? Tips for Heart-Healthy Meals According to the National Institutes of Health, the risk of heart attack increases after age 45 for men and 55 for women—and coronary artery disease is the foremost cause of death in the United ... Read More »