Introducing advancements in uterine ablation with the newest and most efficient FDA approved Endometrial Ablation System By James Mirabile, MD, FACOG Some of the most common concerns I hear from my female patients are issues associated with heavy periods. Heavy or excessive menstrual bleeding is very common and affects about 1 in 5 women. The signs of heavy bleeding can affect ... Read More »
Introducing advancements in uterine ablation with the newest and most efficient FDA approved Endomet...
By Craig Schwartz, DO, FACOS, FICS, RPVI, RVT When it comes to matters of health, family history can...
When you can’t change your situation, change your perspective… My name is Debi Nunley. I was diagnos...
By Dereck Nunley When cancer creeps into your life —be it personally, through a family member or a f...
“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” (Christopher Reeve) According to the American Cancer S...
By Craig Schwartz, DO, FACOS, FICS, RPVI, RVT When it comes to matters of health, family history can often predict future medical issues, and varicose veins are no exception. Heredity is the primary risk factor for developing vein disease and is thought to be responsible for perhaps as much as 80% of cases. So, if your mother has dark, purple, ... Read More »
By Trish Carcopa, Health Writer In the year 2015, nurses will be counted in the statistic that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Hearing that diagnosis is further complicated when you are a nurse who now becomes the patient. The complication is answered by the question… DO YOU KNOW TOO LITTLE OR TOO MUCH? Nurses know ... Read More »
Each year the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) nominates and recognizes outstanding therapy practitioners in the state of Kansas. Although these awards are available, they are not always awarded, as the recipients must meet stringent award criteria. The KOTA Clinical Excellence Award is an honor this group designates only to deserving individuals. Its recipient is defined as someone who provides ... Read More »
Local Pop Artist Donates 50% of “Keep Fighting” iTunes sales during October to Susan G. Komen Kansas City pop artist Nate Evans has partnered with the Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City organization and will be donating 50% of his album sales on iTunes through October 31st. His most recent single and music video “Keep Fighting” showcases the will to never ... Read More »
By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista, DPM Almost all of us have had a problem with an ingrown toenail once in our lives. This common condition, where the side of the nail grows into the surrounding skin, causes redness and usually excruciating pain that causes any use of the foot to be unbearable. When To Seek Immediate Care Most patients find ... Read More »
When you can’t change your situation, change your perspective… My name is Debi Nunley. I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma breast cancer in April 2015. I have been designing hair for 33 years. I have a real passion for and thoroughly enjoy making women feel and look their best through fashioning new hair styles and accenting with creative color ... Read More »
By Lori Oswald - General Surgeon, Dr. Christie Brock in Lee’s Summit, holds a special place in her heart and in her growing practice for the diagnosis and treatment of Breast Cancer and other Breast anomalies. The invasive cancer impacted her own family just a few years ago. Since that personal family experience, she integrated her interest into her extensive ... Read More »
By Dereck Nunley When cancer creeps into your life —be it personally, through a family member or a friend, it can leave you stunned. When my wife, Debi, told me she had breast cancer, that’s exactly what I felt…stunned! It took about 10 minutes for my head to clear before I could begin thinking about how to tell our kids and ... Read More »
Autumn is my favorite season. The trees are turning, the air smells of crisp, dry leaves, and the nostalgia of the holiday season looms. Yet, as someone who has suffered from eczema in the past, I know that the thought of winter approaching can literally make my skin crawl. As the temperature falls, we crank up the heat in our ... Read More »
By Melissa Stivers, Director of Admissions In 1906, about 25 years after Women’s Christian Association of Kansas City, Missouri was founded and about 20 years before Armour Oaks Senior Living Community was built, a German doctor named Alois Alzheimer first noticed a patient with a disorder that presented with memory loss and other cognitive issues. After the patient’s death, the ... 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 »
A New Hunger-Relief Nonprofit Helping Feed Hungry People in KC By Lisa Ousley, Executive Director After the Harvest, a new hunger-relief nonprofit focused on getting fresh fruits and vegetables to feed hungry people, marked the end of its first 100 days of operation on September 19, noting that it has provided more than 500,000 pounds of fresh produce to Harvesters ... Read More »
By Lucy DelSarto, WellnessCoach & Life Enthusiast How sweet it is! This is not a reference to your taste buds, I’m talking about your ability to bring smiles to people you will never meet just by the simple act of caring enough to share. Halloween is only a few weeks away and it has become one of the year’s biggest ... Read More »
“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” (Christopher Reeve) According to the American Cancer Society, one in 75 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime. For women age 35-74, ovarian cancer represents the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths and, to date, there is no approved or effective method for detecting the disease. (Contrary to common belief, a Pap test ... Read More »
Peace of Mind for Parents; Healthy Hearts for Kids No parent wants to deal with the consequences of losing a child, yet undiagnosed heart conditions are estimated to claim the lives of 7,000 kids each year (under 18). That’s over 135 deaths each week in the US. The sad part is, with early diagnosis, most can be prevented. Sudden Cardiac ... Read More »
There are many health events that take place in the Kansas City area throughout the year. But none like the TakeAction! Health Conference. Kansas City’s ONLY whole-body health conference will be held October 26 – 28 at the Ball Conference Center in Olathe and all proceeds benefit local charities. The non-profit health conference focuses on physical, emotional and financial health and ... Read More »
By Rachel Lewis As the leaves change in the flush of the fall season, now is a great time to think about turning over a new leaf. Although October is most widely recognized as breast cancer awareness month, it is also the month to focus on self-improvement. There are several areas that teens can work on self-improvement with the most ... Read More »