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A Mom’s Real-Life Weight Loss

A Mom’s Real-Life Weight Loss

Holly Elliott wanted to lose weight without judgment and found a sensible strategy that also changed her family’s relationship with food. Over the years, Holly Elliott of Lee’s Summit has taken countless weight-loss programs for a spin. From DIY plans and one-off and fad diets to weekly weigh-in meetings, the 43-year-old mom of two teens has tried multiple methods to …

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Hear Better on a Budget

Hear Better on a Budget

By Tim Steele, Ph.D., FAAA, President, Associated Audiologists, Inc. Only 33 percent of Americans with hearing loss use hearing devices, leading many to assume hearing aid cost may pose a potential barrier to care. But with numerous studies confirming the connection between untreated hearing loss and increased risk for cognitive decline, memory loss, falls, depression, anxiety and social isolation, you …

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When Anxiety Becomes a Problem

When Anxiety Becomes a Problem

Everyone has anxiety. Anxiety can help us to work hard on a deadline or to do our best. If we see a bear near us in the woods, our anxiety increases to help alert us of danger as a form of protection. When does anxiety become a problem? Anxiety becomes a problem when it gets in the way, interfering with …

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MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital ​Stroke Center of Excellence

MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital ​Stroke Center of Excellence

Technological Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation By Richard C. Senelick, MD Neurologist and Editor in Chief of HealthSouth Press A revolution is now under way in neuro-rehabilitation, particularly of stroke patients. Rehabilitation is a relatively new specialty, with the primary origins of the practice only dating back to World War II. During its early stages, the rehabilitation of stroke patients was …

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New iBalance SmartTouch Fitness Machine Technology Improves Balance and Reduces Risk of Falls for Seniors

New iBalance SmartTouch Fitness Machine Technology Improves Balance and Reduces Risk of Falls for Seniors

Falls are no laughing matter for seniors. Every year, one in four Americans age 65 and older experiences a fall, accounting for more than 800,000 hospitalizations annually. All too often, these hospitalizations are followed by a slow, arduous road to recovery. The iBalance machine helps improve balance and reduce the risk of a loved one taking a life-altering fall. Village …

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5 Social Media Advertising Tips and Tricks

5 Social Media Advertising Tips and Tricks

By Kenna Lewis, Social Centric Media Social media advertising is an amazing way to build traffic and exposure for you and your business. It works great for both new and established ones, and can become a steady way to build alternative traffic sources. This month we’ll be talking about social media advertising tips and tricks. 1. Be professional. While connections …

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Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer This Summer

Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer This Summer

By Tiffany Engelken, APRN-C As our outdoor activities get into full swing, it is that time of year to review the dos and don’ts of sun protection. Sun exposure is the number one modifiable risk factor in the prevention of skin cancer. Sun exposure causes about 90 percent of all skin cancers. Statistics: The statistics are a compelling reminder of …

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TIPS FOR PREVENTING SKIN CANCER

TIPS FOR PREVENTING SKIN CANCER

May is Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month and skin cancer is by far the most common cancer in the U.S. There are three types of skin cancer: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. Melanoma is a less common but much more dangerous type of skin cancer. It is estimated that more than 91,000 new cases will be diagnosed this …

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Helping Loved Ones Suffering with Osteoporosis

Suffering with Osteoporosis

By Dellas Baldelli What Is Osteoporosis? According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, Osteoporosis is a disease in which the density and quality of bones are reduced, leading to weakness of the skeleton and increased risk of fracture, particularly of the spine, wrists, hip, pelvis and upper arms. Osteoporosis and associated fractures are an important cause of mortality and morbidity. In …

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Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural steroid injections are a commonly used treatment for many forms of low back, leg, neck and arm pain. This treatment method has been utilized since the 1950’s and offers a non-surgical option for management of the pain associated with both neck and lower back problems. The goal of the injections is to help alleviate pain and many times the …

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Traumatic Dental Injuries in Children

Traumatic Dental Injuries in Children

By Dr. Chad Wollard, DMD, Valencia Endodontic Associates – As spring arrives and warm weather activities kick into full swing, the incidence of traumatic dental injuries in children tends to increase. Traumatic injury to the permanent teeth can range from crown fracture, separation injury (in which the tooth either partially or completely comes out of the socket), or a crushing …

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Proven Treatment Offers Hope for Men Suffering Enlarged Prostate

Men Suffering Enlarged Prostate

Enlarged Prostate Affects Nearly 40 million men in the United States (1) Urologist Dr. Mike Kozminski of Phoenix Urology in St. Joseph,MO recently sat down with Kansas City Health and Wellness Magazine to talk about a common condition that many of his patients face: benign prostatic hyperplasia, commonly known as enlarged prostate or BPH. In fact, over 70 percent of …

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Losing Weight on Medi-Weightloss® is as Easy as 1-2-3!

Losing Weight on Medi-Weightloss® is as Easy as 1-2-3!

Say no-no to yo-yo dieting with this proven three-phase program There’s a buffet of reasons people avoid joining a weight-loss program; at the top of the list is a “been there, done that” attitude. It’s easy to lose weight. Keeping it off is the hard part. That’s why Medi-Weightloss® is so successful. Its three-phase program provides ongoing help so patients …

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Your Headache Could be Caused by TMD: Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea 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) …

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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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Spring Cleaning…for Your Face!

Spring Cleaning…for Your Face!

By Jim Fackrell, PA-C Spring will bring the regeneration of the grass, trees and beautiful flowers. Unfortunately, the end of “old man winter” doesn’t always bring beautiful things. The bite of winter can leave your skin dry, flaking and, let’s just say it, “aged looking skin.” Winter can really take its toll on healthy skin. The heaters in our home …

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