By Cori Colombe, BS, CHC “Oh come on, just have one bite…you don’t need to lose weight…you already look great!” You hear these sabotaging comments from your closest inner circle. While these comments are delivered with good intentions, they could be the comments that derail your weight loss efforts. Even with strong motivation to eat healthy, the summer months can ... Read More »
By Cori Colombe, BS, CHC “Oh come on, just have one bite…you don’t need to lose weight…y...
By Dr. Kyle Gulledge Kansas City Health & Wellness Magazine has brought together professionals f...
“Congestive Heart Failure.” Hearing those words from your doctor can be alarming. Congestive Heart F...
How improving the health of your employees can improve your bottom line. By Paula Lawrence, Medi-Wei...
By Belinda Gonzales- Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears but can often sound lik...
Breathing Secondhand Smoke is Almost Like Your Child Smoking Herself! July is Child Safety Month and Anne Penman Cold Laser Therapy wants to help you keep your children safe…from second and thirdhand cigarette smoke! The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke Secondhand smoke is the smoke that comes from the front or side of a burning cigarette, pipe or cigar. It is ... 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 ... Read More »
Improved Outcomes and Shorter Hospital Stays with Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital (Acute Rehab) vs. Nursing Home (Skilled Rehab) Rehabilitation has been proven to provide the maximum potential for recovery after a debilitating injury or illness. Patients who have the opportunity to participate in rehabilitation show improved functional outcomes over those who do not. The higher level of care provided in an ... Read More »
By Belinda Gonzales, HIS According to the Journals of Gerontology, nearly two thirds of adults 70 years of age and older suffer from a hearing loss. The article published on 4/12/2011 stated, “Although 76% said their hearing was of great importance to them, fewer than half had undergone a hearing test in the past five years.” I hear these statistics ... Read More »
By Dr. Kyle Gulledge Kansas City Health & Wellness Magazine has brought together professionals from various disciplines and, although we may be slightly different in approach, we all are striving for optimal health for all our patients and clients. As a new contributor to this publication, we thought we would begin by introducing ourselves to the KC Health & Wellness ... Read More »
By Andy Dean, PA-C By the time you read this, summer will have officially begun, and all kinds of fun outdoor activities await! Unfortunately, other things are waiting for you out there – namely nasty little insects, and they may have plans to disrupt your summer. In the summer months, it seems that nearly every patient I see has several ... Read More »
By Jill Recker, LMSW Many of us are faced with the responsibility of multiple roles. We expect and are hopeful of some of these roles; being a husband or a wife, a parent, maybe a successful business person. The role of caring for an aging parent, however, is not a role we look to with anticipation, or look to at ... Read More »
By Larry Pribyl, DDS Roughly 1-5 percent of children have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea symptoms are different in children than in adults. A child may not always have excessive daytime sleepiness but instead demonstrates abnormal daytime behavior and fatigue in their work and relationships in school. Sleep apnea may also affect the child’s ability to learn in school. They may ... Read More »
Ask your health care provider… “Have you EARNED Joint Commission Accreditation?” Ask yourself this question… What would you choose? Money or health? If you could only choose one, which would it be? SMART is the NEW RICH It has been said many times that RICH is the person who has lived a long life in good health. Good news, people ... Read More »
Using fireworks on the 4th of July is an American Tradition. And it can be safe if a few common sense rules are followed, says Ralph Apel, the spokesperson for the National Council on Fireworks Safety. Consumer fireworks go through vigorous third party testing in China before being shipped to the United States. But he notes, according to the U.S. ... Read More »
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. More than 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for more than 76,000 cases of skin cancer in 2014. ... Read More »
The Road Runners Club of America wants to remind the running community about the importance of following our hot weather running tips. Running in the heat of summer can be dangerous if proper precautions and preparations are not followed. Avoid dehydration! You can lose between 6 and 12 oz. of fluid for every 20 minutes of running. Therefore it is ... Read More »
During the summer months, there is usually an increase in the number of vehicles on the nation’s roadways. Families take to the highways for vacations and extended road trips. And while these excursions can start off as a happy occasion, they can too often result in tragedy due to negligence and failure to properly execute the necessary steps to ensure ... Read More »
Summer is filled with fun opportunities to spend with our pets, but some of these experiences can spell danger for our furry friends. Take these simple precautions to help keep your pet safe during the summer months. Visit the Vet A visit to the veterinarian for a summer check-up is a must. Make sure your pets get tested for heartworm ... Read More »
By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Educator and Coach, TCOY (Take Care of You) Wellness - Summer is in full swing and things are heating up with temperatures in the 90 degrees. There are many wonderful things this season brings, including: vacations, barbeques, lazy days at the pool or lake, and food from vegetable gardens to feast upon. Symptoms of Dehydration It’s ... Read More »
By Kim Colegrove I’m traveling right now and I must admit, people-watching is one of my favorite pastimes. As I sit in airports observing those around me, I notice a common thread amongst humanity – people are stressed. From the frazzled mom traveling with little ones to the well-dressed businessman with the far-off blank stare, stress is in the air ... Read More »
By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes - The Cambridge Dictionary defines a role model as an admired person who inspires others to copy his or her behavior. Based on this definition, there is no question that athletes, especially in America’s sports-crazy culture, are role models. Unfortunately, though, those who look up to an athlete for his performance on the ... Read More »