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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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When It Comes to Comfort Finn Comfort Shoes are in a class of their own

Finn Comfort Shoes

By Lucas Wetzel, on behalf of Comfort Plus Shoes & Footcare Whether it’s BMW convertibles or Krups coffee grinders, German-made products have a reputation for outstanding quality and craftsmanship. But one of their most impressive exports might be Finn Comfort, a line of footwear that includes walking shoes, dress shoes and sandals. Understated Sophistication Meticulously handcrafted in Germany since 1945, …

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Bringing Health & Wellness to the Local Community

Bringing Health & Wellness to the Local Community

By Elizabeth Kelley The Health & Wellmobile, made possible by Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A. and several local partners, 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 they work, live and play. Our goal is …

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The Guilt-Shame-Binge Cycle of Emotional Eating

The Guilt-Shame-Binge Cycle of Emotional Eating

By Emily Foltz, Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor At Triumph, we would like to take this opportunity to raise awareness of emotional eating and share some tips and resources to help identify and change unhealthy relationships with food. What Is Emotional Eating? Emotional eating is eating to feed a feeling other than hunger. It may come from a need to self-comfort, …

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Nutrition for Older Persons

Nutrition for Older Persons

Both the number and the proportion of older persons – defined as aged 60 and over – are growing in virtually all countries, and worldwide trends are likely to continue unabated. Defining the Specific Nutritional Needs of Older Persons Older persons are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition. Moreover, attempts to provide them with adequate nutrition encounter many practical problems. First, their …

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American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Provides Home Away From Home

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Provides Home Away From Home

If you are a cancer patient fighting for your life, the last thing you should have to worry about is where you’re going to stay when receiving treatment and how you’re going to pay for it. Fortunately, for patients traveling to Kansas City for cancer treatment, the American Cancer Society’s  Hope Lodge is available to lessen the financial burden on …

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April is Autism Awareness Month

Annual Just Be You Walk for Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month and the Kansas City Metro has many things to celebrate with the services and programs that have been in existence and many services that are developing and growing. The Autism Society the Heartland (ASH) is one of those local resources that serves families in the Kansas City Metro. This organization started in the early 2000’s …

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Over-Scheduled Teens

Over-Scheduled Teens

By Rachel Lewis Very few people will question the importance of extracurricular activities in the lives of children through young adults. These pursuits provide many benefits for students including social, academic, and physical ones. They also provide qualities and skills that many parents wish to impart to their children including cooperation, team-building, leadership, discipline, and many others as well. Now, …

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Hormones and Weight: Finding the Right Balance

Hormones and Weight: Finding the Right Balance

By Betsy Stander, APRN Are you struggling to lose weight even when you’re doing everything ‘right’? Are you suddenly gaining weight although your diet and exercise have remained the same? Your hormones could be to blame! Hormones are important to all body functions and play a significant role in your ability to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. There …

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MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital – LEADERS IN BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION

LEADERS IN BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION

As a leader in brain injury rehabilitation, MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital will join the Brain Injury Association of America and its partners this month in recognizing National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Throughout March, the hospital is taking a closer look at brain injury rehabilitation and the healing power it can offer to patients with head injuries. Smart Choices for Brain Injury …

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Feeling Pulled Between Your Parents and Your Kids?

Feeling Pulled Between Your Parents and Your Kids?

Continuing care at Tallgrass Creek may be the solution. Today’s generation of 40 to 60 year olds find themselves in an unprecedented situation. Many members of this so-called “sandwich generation” are pulled between the needs of their children and their aging parents for whom they’re often providing full-time care. While caring for Mom or Dad can be a reward, it …

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