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LISTEN UP – PROTECT YOUR HEARING ON INDEPENDENCE DAY!

PROTECT YOUR HEARING ON INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Ten million Americans have suffered hearing damage due to noise. Many think the irreversible hearing loss caused from noise only occurs with exposure over time, such as with factory or farm machinery. However, nothing could be further from the truth. A noise-induced hearing loss can also occur from one sudden blast of sound….even from a single firecracker. According to the …

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RECOVERY IS A JOINT EFFORT

RECOVERY IS A JOINT EFFORT

What to Expect after Knee Replacement Surger Total knee replacement is one of the most commonly-performed procedures in orthopedic and sports medicine, enabling millions of people to resume an active life. For some people, the results feel like nothing short of a miracle. But what happens after your surgery to bring about those results? Rehabilitation (rehab) after a knee replacement …

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Tips for Staying Cool During a Summer Run

Tips for Staying Cool During a Summer Run

1. Try Running Early in the Morning It’s the coolest, most serene part of the day, and there’s nothing like a morning run to boost your mood all day long. 2. Drink Like Crazy Even if you don’t feel thirsty, drink at least 8 oz. of fluid each hour, and more if you’re outside or tend to perspire a lot. …

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Picnics, Cook Outs and Summer Parties— Make them Safe and Satisfying

Picnics, Cook Outs and Summer Parties

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN According to the CDC, 48 million Americans, or one in six people get sick from contaminated food. We’re more familiar with publicized culprits such as salmonella, E.Coli and Listeria, but there are several other harmful pathogens by lesser known names like Clostridium botulinum. Mishandling of food either from its source or en route is …

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Tips for Orientation and Heading Off To College

Tips for Orientation and Heading Off To College

By Rachel Lewis Suddenly it’s July and the time to head off to college is fast approaching. College is usually the first time most students are independent and living away from their parents. It is the time when students are able to discover who they are away from the people they have grown up around. However, transitioning into college can …

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Testosterone – A Man’s Most Vital Hormone

Testosterone

Testosterone is a man’s most vital hormone and is critical to overall health and well-being. Every man experiences a gradual decline in hormone production as he gets older. Beginning at age 30, his body starts to manufacture less and less testosterone, losing roughly one to three percent per year. Then, sometime between age 40 and 55, testosterone levels drop dramatically …

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Is Having a Tan Worth the Risk?

Is Having a Tan Worth the Risk?

By Meena Singh, M.D In the United States, there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined. Over two million people are diagnosed annually. As a dermatologic surgeon, I am kept quite busy treating skin cancers with Mohs Micrographic Surgery, which is the standard of care for treating higher risk skin cancers. The …

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Leaders In Minimally Invasive Surgery

Leaders In Minimally Invasive Surgery

“They have always been very considerate and attentive to my needs as well as treating me like a person, not just a patient to run through the numbers.” Doug, Advanced Surgical Associates Patient The doctors at Advanced Surgical Associates (ASA) pride themselves in caring for their patients and for staying on the leading edge when it comes to performing surgery. …

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TVH CEO and Wellness Coach Promote Health and Wellness in the Workplace

TVH CEO and Wellness Coach Promote Health and Wellness in the Workplace

TVH in the Americas (TVH) is known to its customers as the worldwide leading supplier of quality parts for the material handling and industrial equipment industry. Employees know TVH as a company that cares about their health and well-being. With over 800 employees at 11 locations across North America, it can be challenging to implement companywide health and wellness initiatives. …

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Seven Steps to Good Foot Health

Seven Steps to Good Foot Health

A Guide to Making Sure Your Feet Get the Support They Need By Lucas Wetzel, on behalf of Comfort Plus Shoes and Footcare If you look at the details, the foot is an amazing instrument. Each foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. The soles of our feet contain more sweat glands and sensory …

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Mammography Saves Lives!

Mammography Saves Lives!

But I feel fine, doc!” As medical care practitioners, much of our work is reactive: people come to us for help when they are having an issue. We love to help! But we like to remind people that after-the-fact isn’t the only time we can be helpful. Screenings are an important part of a person’s health. There are certain tests …

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Kansas City Heart & Stroke Walk/5K Run

Kansas City Heart & Stroke Walk 5K Run

The Kansas City Heart & Stroke Walk/5K Run is a family-friendly event and an opportunity to honor survivors and their families and celebrate lifestyle change successes. This year’s walk will take place at the Kansas City Power & Light District on June 18th and will feature cooking demonstrations, hands-only CPR training, a Kids Zone, healthy snacks, giveaways and more. The …

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The Importance of Summer for Teens

The Importance of Summer for Teens

By Rachel Lewis Summer is finally here! The days are getting longer, temperatures are rising, and the lure of the outdoors is there for everyone. Basically, anything but school seems to be pretty irresistible. Why is summer so important for teens? Summer gives teens the perfect amount of rest and relaxation to start up school again in the fall feeling …

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Volunteer Drivers Needed to Transport Cancer Patients to Treatment

Volunteer Drivers Needed to Transport Cancer Patients to Treatment

By Amy Haynes | Communications Manager, Division Communications An estimated 34,270 Missouri residents and 14,530 Kansas residents will learn they have cancer this year and getting to their scheduled treatment will be their greatest concern. To ensure patients get to the critical care they need without additional stress, the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery® program can help provide free …

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Relay For Life, Relay For Hope

Julie Davidson (left) and Sheri Woxland (right)

In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern, cancer. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer. At Relay For Life …

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Happy Father’s Day, Dad! You’re The BEST!

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

By Lorrie O’Leary Ritchie I was honored to write about our beloved Mom last month for Mother’s Day, especially since she passed away more than two years ago. Many times, we honor loved ones after they have passed away. This time, I thought it would be nice to honor our beloved Dad while he is still with us. SO, DAD, …

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Invest in Your Most Priceless Asset this May – Your Health

Invest in Your Most Priceless Asset this May – Your Health

The Mirabile M.D. Team helps women of all ages channel their inner beauty, health and wellness. Take control of your health Most women have heard that phrase throughout their lives—whether from a physician, best friend or the media—but in today’s fast-paced world, being responsible for personal health and well-being is even more critical. As a woman, it doesn’t matter what …

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