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Living Better with Dementia

Living Better with Dementia

By Village Home Health and Village Helpers In-Home Care Q. What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?  A. Dementia is a group of symptoms, while Alzheimer’s is a disease that can cause dementia. Other common causes of dementia are Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. How Can Home Health Care Help Those Living With Dementia? A good …

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You’ve Been Offered a Voluntary Separation Package, Now What?

You’ve Been Offered a Voluntary Separation Package, Now What?

Tips that may help with an unexpected change in your career. By Jake Falcon, CRPC®, CEO, Wealth Advisor We specialize in helping individuals work through life’s transitions, whether that may be retirement, receiving an inheritance, or various other financial events. Corporate America is ever changing and with the pressure to constantly do more with less, sometimes companies are forced to …

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Diabetes: Know the Warning Signs

Diabetes: Know the Warning Signs

If left untreated, diabetes can lead to major health issues. November is National Diabetes Month and though many people are familiar with the term diabetes, they may not be familiar with the major health problems that can accompany the disease if left undiagnosed and untreated. Amputation, stroke and wounds that won’t heal, and even blindness, are just a few of …

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ALF Appliances: The Future Is Here

ALF Appliances: The Future Is Here

Relief for Headaches, Snoring, TMJ, and Sleep Apnea Defining ALF appliance therapy:  ALF appliance therapy is a more holistic approach to improving your quality of life through orthodontics. ALF is an acronym meaning Advanced Lightwire Functional. Some of the main components of the ALF appliance include: iron, cobalt and chromium. The flexible nature of this appliance allows movement of the …

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Health & Wellmobile Teams Up This Fall with Anthony Plumbing, Heating and Cooling

The Health & Wellmobile WANTS YOUR BUSINESS!

By Courtnie Weber The Kansas City Health & Wellmobile is dedicated to promoting healthier living among local community residents, and providing opportunities for consumers to receive basic health screenings and services where they work, live, and play. Now, we’re excited to expand our screenings and services by working with Anthony Plumbing, Heating and Cooling to screen for common allergy-related issues …

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Veterans Day is November 11th – Honoring Our Veterans

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an important day for showing appreciation to members of our military, past and present. If you’re looking for an appropriate way to honor a veteran in your life, or would like to contribute in a way that’s meaningful for veterans everywhere, here’s a list of suggestions to start you off. 1. Show Up Attend a Veterans Day event …

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The Importance of Knowing Your Target Audience

The Importance of Knowing Your Target Audience

By Kenna Lewis, Social Centric Media Knowing who your target audience is and how to connect with them is critical for achieving your brand’s online strategy. By creating and sharing relevant content and stories for the right audience, you can significantly boost customer engagement, generate quality sales leads, and increase conversation around your business. A great place to start is …

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Finding Memories with Alzheimer’s

Finding Memories with Alzheimer’s

In 1906, about 25 years after Women’s Christian Association of Kansas City, Missouri was founded and about 20 years before Armour Oaks Senior Living Community was built, a German doctor named Alois Alzheimer first noticed a patient with a disorder that presented with memory loss and other cognitive issues. After the patient’s death, the autopsy revealed shrunken parts of the …

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Holiday Food & Your Skin

Holiday Food & Your Skin

By Jim Fackrell, PAC The holidays are upon us. A time to give thanks and spend time with friends and family. For some it’s the end of a long anticipated wait for the holiday feast, Grandma’s Deviled eggs, Aunt Betty’s Pumpkin Pie or even the Roast Beast. For others, it’s the anticipated, dreaded weight gain that seems to be associated …

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Did you know that memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or dementia? Did you know that memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or dementia? Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 10 …

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Non-Surgical Root Canal Therapy Relieves Pain

Non-Surgical Root Canal Therapy

By Valencia Endodontic Associates – What is Endodontics? Endodontics, or Root Canal Therapy, is a branch of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association involving treatment of the center of the tooth, the pulp, and surrounding tissues of the tooth. A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by …

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Battling the Opioid Epidemic

Battling the Opioid Epidemic

KC Pain Center Uses a Proactive Approach to Battle the Unprecedented Opioid Epidemic It seems as though you can’t turn on your television or pick up a newspaper without having your attention drawn to what is being referred to as an unprecedented opioid epidemic, which our nation is in the midst of. To put it into better perspective, the Centers …

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Breast Cancer Awareness, Unplugged

Breast Cancer Awareness,

Why the ongoing conversation about the disease matters 365 days a year—and why maintaining overall health and awareness reduces your risk. Let’s be frank. Chances are you, a loved one, a colleague or a Facebook friend is facing breast cancer. Maybe you’re on the other side of it and have transitioned from treatment to recovery and survivorship. Perhaps you’re grieving …

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The Power of Pet Therapy

The Power of Pet Therapy

When Pippin prances into MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital, it’s hard not to notice and immediately break into a smile. Standing about 34 inches tall and wearing little shoes, Pippin is a miniature horse, and his calm and gentle demeanor – as well as cuteness – is providing patients at the hospital with a kind of therapy that only the four-legged variety …

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How to Address Hair Loss After Breast Cancer Treatment

How to Address Hair Loss After Breast Cancer Treatment

By Meena Singh, MD Unfortunately, breast cancer is not an uncommon condition. Most Americans know someone that has been affected by this malignancy. In the United States, 1 in every 8 women will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime. Over 220,000 women are diagnosed every year and it is the second leading cause of death. Fortunately, due to early …

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Join Us at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event

Join Us at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event

While significant progress in the fight against breast cancer has been made, more needs to be done. Excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women. According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2017, an estimated 252,710 women in the United …

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Breast Cancer Survivor: Jennifer Bishop – My Journey to Cancer Free

Breast Cancer Survivor: Jennifer Bishop

I like to call Dr. Christie Brock my “Life Saver,” the physician who surgically removed the cancer from my breast and also quickly treated my post-operative collapsed lung, literally saved my life. During a weekend getaway in 2015 over the July 4th holiday, while receiving a tight hug from my husband, we noticed a lump on the side of my …

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Know the Facts About CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

Know the Facts About CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

What is Congestive Heart Failure? When you have CHF, your heart is weakened, resulting in a backup of blood in the heart. This forces the fluid in the blood into the lungs, causing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Fluid can also back up into feet, ankles or abdomen, causing swelling (edema) of those areas. FACT: Congestive heart failure (CHF) …

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