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New Minimally Invasive Treatment for Spinal Fractures

New Minimally Invasive Treatment for Spinal Fractures

Doctors Hospital recently became one of the first medical facilities in the Kansas City area to treat a vertebral compression fracture using a new implant solution called the Kiva VCF Treatment System. Vertebral compression fractures occur when a bone in the spine cracks, fractures, or collapses. This is a serious condition that frequently goes undiagnosed. Without intervention, the pain may …

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Take a Step Toward Better Health by Finding the Right Shoes For You

by Finding the Right Shoes For You

By Lucas Wetzel, on behalf of Comfort Plus Shoes and Footcare Every month, the editors at Kansas City Health & Wellness Magazine provide us with a list of national health topics that are being observed that month. May, for example, is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, National High Blood Pressure Education Month and Correct Posture Month, to name just …

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High Blood Pressure in the Older Person

High Blood Pressure in the Older Person

By Dellas Baldelli As older adults live longer, they may have more than one chronic disease. Or they may have a health problem that can lead to another condition or injury if not properly managed. The older adult may also experience healthcare in various settings, such as a hospital, assisted living facility or at home. These situations can affect the …

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Women and Heart Disease

Women and Heart Disease

Take Steps to Conquer this Silent Killer Two days after Christmas, Julie Rickman, then 41, thought she was having an allergic reaction to her Christmas tree. After a trip to the emergency room, and sharing her family history of heart disease, doctors ordered testing that revealed Julie had suffered a silent heart attack with two blockages in her heart sometime …

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Biobloc Orthotropics – “Airway Orthodontics”

Biobloc Orthotropics

By Larry Pribyl, D.D.S. Everyone would like to have straight, perfect teeth. Not only for the way it enhances our smiles but our overall health is improved when our teeth are aligned and we are able to chew properly. Most parents will consider orthodontics if their child’s permanent teeth are coming in “crooked.” Did you ever wonder how or why …

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Motivating Consumers To Be Proactive About their Health

Motivating Consumers To Be Proactive About their Health

By Elizabeth Kelley The Health & Wellmobile, made possible by Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A., and several local partners, such as Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness, is a massive consumer health education and wellness screening program designed to promote healthier living among local community residents while providing an opportunity for consumers to receive basic health screenings, scans and education where …

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6 Ways to Thank a Caregiver

6 Ways to Thank a Caregiver

Family caregivers give so much – and ask for very little in return. These men and women are healthcare heroes who earn no pay but who more than earn our respect and unwavering support. Sometimes, though, it’s difficult for a caregiver to accept help. Here are a few ways to recognize, honor and provide much-needed respite for those dedicated family …

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Survivor Story

Survivor Story

Meet Amy, parent and Overland Park, KS resident. In 2014, during a trip to Mexico for her 40th birthday, Amy Bosler-Holdman noticed something different about the color and size of a mole on her forearm. She went to her doctor to have it checked and over the course of the next few months was diagnosed with melanoma. She had used …

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May is Food Allergy Action Month!

May is Food Allergy Action Month!

How Many People Have Food Allergies? • Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. • This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children (under 18 years of age) in the U.S. That’s roughly two in every classroom. • The economic cost of children’s food allergies is nearly $25 billion per year. Food Allergies on …

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Summer Goals and Projects for Teens: Expand Your Horizons

Summer Goals and Projects for Teens: Expand Your Horizons

By Rachel Lewis Summer is almost here! The months when students are free from homework and classes have officially arrived. Unfortunately, life doesn’t just get put on hold for three months while you kick back and relax. So why don’t you use this summer to do something that interests you or explore activities you never really thought were up your …

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Does This Job Make Me Look Fat? How to conquer on-the-job weight gain

How to conquer on-the-job weight gain

By Medi-Weightloss, a division of Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness If you believe your 9 to 5 is contri-buting to weight gain, you’re not alone. In a survey conducted by Career Builder and Harris Interactive, 55% of office workers surveyed consider themselves overweight and 41% say their weight gain occurred after starting their current job. What causes on-the-job weight …

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A Better Way to Leave the Hospital

A Better Way to Leave the Hospital

Avoiding Preventable Hospital Readmissions For most of us, when we get to leave the hospital, we’d rather not have another stay anytime soon. But people often find themselves back at the hospital within only a few weeks, for reasons that could have been avoided. Common reasons for hospital readmissions include medication issues, not having a solid post-hospital care plan in …

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Phoenix Healthcare Clinic: Comprehensive Wellness, Family Practice and Urgent Care Services in One Convenient Location

Phoenix Healthcare Clinic

Phoenix Healthcare Clinic is a comprehensive Family Practice and Urgent Care Clinic in Overland Park that focuses on “YOU” the patient. It’s one of the few, independently owned, non-hospital based, private practices of its kind in the area. Owners, Karen Trees, DNP, RNC, CNM, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, and Dana Hanson, RN, MS, FNP-C, are two Nurse Practitioners who are making a …

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Amy’s Story: Living Life Every Day

Living Life Every Day

As a firefighter and emergency medical technician for Kansas City, Missouri, Amy was in picture-perfect health, thriving in her job. On Dec. 18, 2012, Amy, 29, had just finished an intense workout in the on-site work gym when she collapsed with no warning, hitting her head on the back of a fire truck. Her co-workers rushed to help her, securing …

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DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS OF MEMORY LOSS?

DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS OF MEMORY LOSS?

How to recognize and treat the first symptoms Too often, the first signs of memory-related disorders like Alzheimer’s or dementia are dismissed as part of normal aging. The earlier you recognize the symptoms for what they are, the sooner you can help your loved one get the proper care and treatment. According to the senior health experts at Tallgrass Creek, …

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Your Headache Could be Caused by TMD: Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Your Headache Could be Caused by TMD:

Headaches can be alarming. Especially if they occur frequently. Often times our thoughts immediately go to “brain tumor” or some other brain malfunction. Although that is certainly a possibility, it may be your temporomandibular joint that is causing the pain. The TM joints are made up of the temporal bone of the skull (T) and the mandible (M), the lower …

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