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The Importance of Meal Planning

The Importance of Meal Planning

How batch cooking can set you up for success By Charidy Matney, Medi-Weightloss It’s commonly said that losing weight is 80% nutrition and 20% fitness. We’ve all seen that hard working person at the gym. You know the one – she shows up every day and puts in 110%, but unfortunately makes no change to her body composition. Perhaps that …

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The ABCs of Purchasing Shoes That Really Fit

Purchasing Shoes That Really Fit

By Lucas Wetzel At most of the nation’s 30,000 shoe stores, the goal is to sell the most shoes in the least amount of time, boosting commissions while minimizing returns. But at a tiny fraction of stores, such as Comfort Plus in Leawood, licensed professionals work carefully with consumers to evaluate shoe fit and comfort — not just on the …

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Study Says Staying Home May Increase Depression in Dementia Patients

Staying Home May Increase Depression

Estimates show that up to half of the people with dementia are depressed. Some research shows that depression is a risk factor for dementia, and other studies show that depression may in fact be a complication of the condition. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K. has found that depression among people with …

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Steve’s Story

As the Regional Safety Manager for dairy farms, Steve Zink traveled to production plants frequently and was no stranger to rental cars. Yet, on a routine business trip in August 2014, Steve was exiting his rental car when the door quickly came back toward him, hitting him in the head and knee. While his knee hurt from the impact, he …

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You Don’t Have To Live With Acne

You Don’t Have To Live With Acne

By Anne Neeley, MD November is “healthy skin” month, so I’m writing about something that affects almost everyone at some point in their life: acne. Contrary to popular belief, acne isn’t just the plight of pubescent teenagers: “Infantile acne” can occur in babies as a result of exposure to mom’s hormones in utero. This usually resolves, but can sometimes be …

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What Causes TMJ Disorders?

What Causes TMJ Disorders?

By Larry Pribyl, DDS Any condition that places excessive stress on the TM joint, or the muscles that work the jaw joint, can predispose a person to TMJ disorder (TMD). In many cases, trauma can initiate TMD. Not all trauma—even severe trauma to the jaw joint—will result in TMD. Much depends on the person’s capacity to heal. Factors that Contribute …

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The Headache & Pain Center Launches #LivePainFreeInKC Initiative

LivePainFreeInKC Initiative

  Bright blue skies, blankets of snow, crisp days and cozy nights by a crackling fire. For many people, winter is a welcome time of year. But for people with certain diseases like arthritis, it can be a pain—literally. That’s one of the reasons the specialists at the Headache & Pain Center are launching the #LivePainFreeInKC initiative – to raise …

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Health & Wellmobile Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Bringing Health & Wellness to the Local Community

By Elizabeth Kelley As we settle into fall, it’s always nice to take a deep breath, slow down and reflect on the gifts of the last year. The Diagnostic Imaging Centers P.A. Health & Wellmobile is proud to have celebrated our one year anniversary over Labor Day weekend. It seems unreal that just over a year ago, we provided our …

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November is American Diabetes Month – Diabetes Myths

There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts – such as diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture of diabetes that is not accurate and full of stereotypes and stigma. Get the facts about diabetes and learn how you can stop diabetes myths …

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November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

By Sheila Pinkston Epilepsy is a neurological condition which affects the nervous system. Epilepsy is also known as a seizure disorder.  More people live with epilepsy than with autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy – combned.  Below are some interesting facts about epilepsy. 1. No one can swallow his or her tongue during a seizure.  It’s …

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10 Ways to Teach Kids Gratitude This Thanksgiving

By Jenny Witte Toddlers and young kids are self-centered by nature, and thankfulness needs to obviously extend beyond just basic good good manners. The default mode will always be “satisfy me,” and putting others first and being grateful is not natural. It has to be taught. Gratefulness also needs to be practiced to take hold, and it is a lifelong …

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Robotic Surgery – Defying the Myths

Robotic Surgery

By Adam P. Kramer, D.O. Learning that you may need to have a surgical procedure can be quite frightening. In the past, this meant that you would need to have a large incision and an extended hospital stay to recover. In the 1980s, minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures were developed that allowed patients to have similar operative procedures done through smaller …

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Still Competing Strong at 50+ You Can Too!

Still Competing Strong

A professional athlete and coach for over three decades, Lucy DelSarto remains a top competitor and mentor in the sport of racquetball. She represents what living life with tenacity, resilience and passion is all about. There are the same number of hours in a day for everyone, how you spend them determines what your priorities are. The desire to live …

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Pilgrims with a Purpose

Pilgrims with a Purpose

By Eric Potter, MD As pilgrims in this life, we embark upon an adventure filled with great stories. Stories of breathlessness, stories of laughter, and stories of woe fill our memories and await our tomorrows.  However, all noble journeys, regardless of their rabbit trails and pit stops, must be destined for a singular end.  Human life is no exception.  The …

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Take Control of Your Heavy Period in Just Two Minutes

Take Control of Your Heavy Period

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 …

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The Role Heredity Plays in the Development of Varicose Veins

The Role Heredity Plays in the Development of Varicose Veins

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, …

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When the Nurse Becomes the Patient

When the Nurse Becomes the Patient

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 …

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KOTA Awards Clinical Excellence Award to Mary Gessler, MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital

KOTA Awards Clinical Excellence Award

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 …

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