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SUMMER FUN AND WEIGHT LOSS CAN COEXIST

SUMMER FUN AND WEIGHT LOSS

By Cori Colombe, BS, CHC “Oh come on, just have one bite…you don’t need to lose weight…you already look great!” You hear these sabotaging comments from your closest inner circle. While these comments are delivered with good intentions, they could be the comments that derail your weight loss efforts. Even with strong motivation to eat healthy, the summer months can …

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Pet Safety During the Summer Months

Pet Safety During the Summer

Summer is filled with fun opportunities to spend with our pets, but some of these experiences can spell danger for our furry friends. Take these simple precautions to help keep your pet safe during the summer months. Visit the Vet A visit to the veterinarian for a summer check-up is a must. Make sure your pets get tested for heartworm …

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We’re All About Those ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ’s

We’re All About Those ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ’s

Oral Appliance Can Improve Snoring and Sleep the First Night! Ever notice how many more mattress stores there are these days? Even the major retail chains are focusing more on the sale of mattresses. I believe the focus has to do with increased awareness of how important it is to our health and well-being to get a good night’s sleep. …

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How to Recognize and Treat Hair Loss

How to Recognize and Treat Hair Loss

By Meena Singh, MD Many individuals will experience alopecia or hair loss over their lifetimes. There are many types of hair loss, as well as both surgical and non-surgical treatments to help. The first and most important aspect to mitigating ongoing hair loss, and restoring and re-thickening hairs, entails properly recognizing the type of hair loss. Hair loss or alopecia …

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Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Gallbladder Surgery Just Got Smaller!

Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Gallbladder Surgery Just Got Smaller!

Dr. Christopher Daggett with Advanced Surgical Associates is among the first physicians in the Kansas City area to provide micro-laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Recent advances in minimally invasive surgery aimed at diminishing incision size have led to the development of micro-laparoscopic surgical instruments. The increased level of complexity using such instruments requires a higher level of surgical skill compared …

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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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Listen Up – PROTECT YOUR HEARING ON INDEPENDENCE DAY!

PROTECT YOUR HEARING ON INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Ten million Americans have suffered hearing damage due to noise. Many think the irreversible hearing loss caused from noise only occurs with exposure over time, such as with factory or farm machinery. However, nothing could be further from the truth. A noise-induced hearing loss can also occur from one sudden blast of sound… even from a single firecracker. According to …

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Johnson County Libraries – Available As Cooling Centers

Johnson County Libraries

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days to visit one of 13 library branches. All of these facilities will be available during normal business hours. Libraries offer many services in addition to a cool place to rest and restore. You …

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Tips for Orientation and Heading Off To College

Tips for Orientation and Heading Off To College

By Rachel Lewis Suddenly it’s July and the time to head off to college is fast approaching. College is usually the first time most students are independent and living away from their parents. It is the time when students are able to discover who they are away from the people they have grown up around. However, transitioning into college can …

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7 Tips for a Stress-Free Summer Vacation

Stress-Free Summer Vacation

Summer is in full swing. It’s an exciting time! The kids are out of school, the weather is great, and we are all ready for some fun and relaxation! Many of us like to spend the summer on the road with our family. While the idea of traveling somewhere new can be exciting, it can also be full of stress. …

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July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Sara Howington, Nashville’s Walk to Cure Arthritis Youth Honoree

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. It is a common misconception that only “old” people are afflicted with arthritis. Nearly 300,000 children in America have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. What is Juvenile Arthritis? The form of arthritis that kids experience is not the same as grandma’s aches and pains. These children suffer from an autoimmune form of arthritis. Their …

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Could Your Diet Be Causing Your Insomnia?

Could Your Diet Be Causing Your Insomnia?

Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders, with chronic insomnia affecting one person in ten. While there can be several reasons why people suffer from insomnia, scientists have discovered that what we eat plays a significant part in our ability to sleep well. What is insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disorder wherein people are unable to sleep long …

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Beach Safety – Make Sure Your Beach Time Remains Fun and Safe

Beach Safety

A day at the beach is one of the favorite ways families like to spend their vacation or holiday time. However, the beach is a natural environment that may harbor a number of dangers for both children and adults. Make sure your beach time remains a happy time, free of accidents and injuries. Sunburn No matter how much experience people …

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Melanoma Rates Have DOUBLED Over the Last Three Decades

Melanoma Rates Have DOUBLED Over the Last Three Decades

Melanoma rates doubled between 1982 and 2011 but comprehensive skin cancer prevention programs could prevent 20 percent of new cases between 2020 and 2030, according to this month’s Vital Signs report. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., and melanoma is the most deadly type of skin cancer. More than 90 percent of melanoma skin cancers …

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A Firsthand Glimpse at God’s Mighty Work

A Firsthand Glimpse

By Don Thompson, MD, MPH&TM A handicapped man venturing outside and enjoying the sunshine for the first time in nearly  four  years.  A hospital  receiving desperately needed medical supplies out of nowhere without asking. A burned out and weary physician rediscovering his passion and joy for healthcare. A young girl being rescued from the pits of prostitution and human trafficking. A …

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June is Men’s Health Month – Testosteron – A Man’s Most Vital Hormone

Testosteron

By Sandy Edwards, APRN Testosterone is a man’s most vital hormone and is critical to overall health and well-being. Every man experiences a gradual decline in hormone production as he gets older. Beginning at age 30, his body starts to manufacture less and less testosterone, losing roughly one to three percent per year. Then, sometime between age 40 and 55, …

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DISCHARGE PLANNERS ARE PATIENTS GETTING THE BEST REFERRALS?

DISCHARGE PLANNERS

By Trish Carcopa, BA Health Management, Health Writer The end of any week of the month, hospital patients are being discharged.The referral from the Social Worker is as directed: If the patient has a skilled need that is medical, the referral goes to Home Health Care. Skilled needs are those that will require a nurse to provide care and supervision. …

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