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4 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Holiday Weight Gain

By Paula Lawrence, Medi-Weightloss® The Holiday Season! A time filled with family gatherings, social outings and…heavy calorie consumption. Along with all the joy and cheer, the holiday season brings an abundance of rich foods, sweet treats and high caloric cocktails. Looking for ways to enjoy the season without weight gain? Here are 4 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain: 1.   ... Read More »

Holiday Friendly Recipes

Holiday Friendly Recipes

Spinach Dip Makes 12 servings Ingredients: 1 cup chopped spinach 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt 1 cup light mayonnaise 2 tsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt ¼ tsp parsley Directions: Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving. Serve with raw vegetables. Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 70 Fat: 5 g Carbs: 4 ... Read More »

How to Balance Holiday Planning with Every Day Caregiving Respite care at Tallgrass Creek offers a solution for seniors and their families.

Balance Holiday Planning

Caregivers of older family members can often feel overwhelmed by their many responsibilities. It’s a normal feeling known as “caregiver burnout.” During the holidays, it can be even more pronounced. In between your usual caregiving duties, you have to find time to shop, cook, clean, travel, and attend to social obligations. That’s why more and more caregivers are turning to ... Read More »

Traumatic Dental Injuries in Children

Traumatic Dental Injuries in Children

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 »

Helping Clients Win Social Security Disability Cases

Social Security Disability

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 »

Regain the Gift of Sound this Holiday

Gift of  Sound

By Belinda Gonzales, Owner, NuSound Hearing Center It’s been called the most wonderful time of year. We watch movies where the families gather for the perfect meal, looking great and without conflict. We are told that we are to be joyful and full of good cheer and, yet, according to the National Institute of Health, Christmas is the time of ... Read More »

Amazing Advances Allow Physicians to Genetically Predict Certain Cancers

Predict Certain Cancers

Amazing technological advances are now available providing physicians and geneticists with the ability to screen, and even genetically predict, the probability of developing certain cancers for patients and their family members. This service is being offered and managed by a highly qualified team of physicians in Lee’s Summit. Identifying the Breast Cancer Gene At a recent unique educational event, patients ... Read More »



By Trish Carcopa, BA Health Management, Health Writer “Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because they do not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let ... Read More »

Holiday Tips for Thinning Hair in Men and Women

Holiday Tips for Thinning Hair in Men and Women

By Meena Singh, M.D. - The holidays are upon us! This typically entails plenty of gatherings and social events. For those with hair loss, however, it can mean having to find more ways to camouflage thinning areas. Most importantly, your cause of hair loss should be properly diagnosed and optimally treated. One of the most common types of hair loss ... 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 »

Advanced Treatment for Bunions

Advanced Treatment for Bunions

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista, DPM - Abunion is the enlargement of the big toe joint that causes the big toe to drift towards the second toe. If you imagine a gum ball sized bone enlargement stuffed in your shoe next to the big toe, that’s the type of pain bunion sufferers walk around with daily. Heredity a Main Cause ... Read More »

Give Your Child the Gift of Success this Holiday Season

Success this Holiday Season

By Rachel Lewis The holiday season is a time for families to come together and share not only love and warmth but also encourage and enjoy each other’s interests. Some of my favorite memories revolve around doing just that. I am a reader, but I attribute a lot of my love for books to my grandmother. Every year, she would ... Read More »

Give the Gift of Sleep this Holiday Using Superfruits Instead of Drugs for a Good Night’s Sleep

Gift of Sleep

By Shelley Alexander, D.O. Sleep issues are an epidemic in America. While many people are looking for answers in laboratories, not enough are looking in their local produce section for healthy sleep. First, let’s look at the commonly used over-the-counter, drug-based sleep aids like Zzzquil, Benadryl or Tylenol PM. These products are inexpensive and easy to get and that’s a tempting ... Read More »

Fun Family Ideas for December

Fun Family Ideas

By Jodi Thomas Some of my favorite things to do during the holiday season are absolutely free, or close to it.  Be sure to carve out time to enjoy some of the simpler things with your family this December. Family Movie Night:  Pop some popcorn, make some hot chocolate and watch some Christmas classics together:  Jim Carrey’s The Christmas Carol, ... Read More »

American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart®

Simple Cooking

Roasted Turkey Ingredients: - 1 1/2 lb. fresh or frozen turkey, thawed - 2 Tbsp. dried, salt-free herbs, Italian blend - 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil - 1 tsp. black pepper - 1 cup fresh carrots (about 2 carrots), coarsely chopped - 2-3 rib celery, coarsely chopped - 1 small onion, coarsely chopped - 3 sprig fresh thyme OR 1 Tbsp. ... Read More »

Cancer During the Holidays

Cancer During the Holidays

By American Cancer Society The holidays can be a difficult time of year when you or a loved one is facing cancer. Your usual traditions may be disrupted by treatment needs or unpleasant side effects; the demands of the season may feel overwhelming when combined with the emotions stirred by dealing with a serious illness. These tips and resources can ... Read More »

Angel Tree – The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program, which began in 1991, is entering its 23rd year of making the holidays brighter for thousands of children in the Kansas City area. This year, Angel Trees are located at Oak Park Mall, Zona Rosa Shopping Center, Independence Center, Metro North Mall and participating Walmart stores. Every Angel Tree features dozens of angel tags, ... Read More »

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Holiday Shopping

According to experts, the highest crime rate of the year is during the holiday season. Consider the following safety tips this shopping season to better protect yourself: Leave your purse at home. Take a small amount of money or 1 credit card with you and your ID. Place these items in a small wallet and tuck them safely inside your ... Read More »