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CPR Can Save Lives! CPR and AED Awareness Week: June 1-7

Rick, Susan, Brooke and Kate Worrel

The use of CPR dates all the way back to 1740, yet even today, most Americans don’t know how to perform it. Given properly and immediately to sudden cardiac arrest victims, CPR can save lives. About 90 percent of people who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die. If life-saving CPR is performed, a victim’s chance of survival can double, even …

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Keeping Our Children Safe Online

Keeping Our Children Safe Online

By Kenna Lewis, Social Centric Media Our teenagers spend most of their time on social media — messaging each other, sharing pictures, videos and thoughts, reading the thoughts and feelings of others, and meeting new people. As a parent, this can feel terrifying and overwhelming. There are so many different social media apps out there, it’s hard for anyone to …

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Relay For Life, Relay For Hope

relay for Life

In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern, cancer. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer. At Relay For Life …

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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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Create a Custom Health Fair for Your Employees

The Health & Wellmobile WANTS YOUR BUSINESS!

The Health & Wellmobile 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 and education where they live, work and play. Did You Know? Getting employees involved in a corporate wellness initiative can test even the most dedicated coordinator …

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Warning Signs of Testicular Cancer

Although testicular cancer is relatively rare, affecting just 1 in 263 American males, testicular tumors are on the increase. Testicular cancer usually affects younger men, so if you are in your 20s, 30s, or 40s, you should be aware of the possible symptoms of testicular cancer. While many testicular lumps are harmless, if a testicle lump does turn out to …

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Thanks, Dad!

Thanks Dad

“Thanks!” Such a small word to convey the heartfelt gratitude I feel for my Dad – for the wonderful Father and person he is. It is a blessing to get to wish my Dad “Happy Father’s Day” yet another year! Words can’t express how thankful I am that our Dad is still with us, at nearly age 89! Amazingly, he’s …

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Know the Difference in Inpatient Rehabilitation for Better Recovery

Know the Difference in Inpatient Rehabilitation for Better Recovery

You never know when you may be faced with the challenging task of being a caregiver for someone you love. Stroke, brain injury, hip fracture, Parkinson’s disease and many other conditions may require the need for inpatient rehabilitation. Knowing the difference between an inpatient rehabilitation hospital like MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital and a skilled nursing facility–or nursing home–can help you as …

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FEMALE WELLNESS GETS AN INTIMATE MAKEOVER

FEMALE WELLNESS GETS AN INTIMATE MAKEOVER

Mirabile M.D. now offers two non-invasive technologies to help women regain confidence Nancy is an avid exerciser, going to the gym several times a week to spin and aerobic classes. But an increasingly embarrassing problem of stress urinary incontinence caused the 52-year-old mother of three to retreat from working out in a public venue. “Imagine being in a room full …

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Helping Loved One 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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Local Kansas City Residents Get Relief from Peripheral Neuropathy Pain

Local Kansas City Residents Get Relief from Peripheral Neuropathy Pain

Near Infrared Therapy is a highly effective treatment that’s drug-free, safe, and painless Are you one of the 20 million people suffering from peripheral neuropathy? Neuropathy means “nerve disease or damage.” Symptoms include burning, tingling, sensitivity or numbness in the feet or hands. Peripheral neuropathy is a progressive condition which impacts quality of life, causing pain, sleep disruption, or trouble …

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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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May is Stroke Awareness Month – LINDA’S STORY

May is Stroke Awareness Month - LINDA’S STORY

Linda Miller, 68, moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Independence, Missouri in June 2012 to take a position as a senior pastor at a local church. She gave her first sermon July 1, and when she did not show up to church the following week, her new church family knew something was wrong and sent for help. The morning of Sunday, …

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5 Simple Steps to Living Well With Arthritis

Living Well With Arthritis

Arthritis FAST FACTS – Arthritis is the nation’s No. 1 cause of disability. – The most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis, affects an estimated 31 million Americans. – In the U.S., 23% of all adults—more than 54 million people—have arthritis. That’s 1 in 5 people age 18 or over. – Arthritis is more common among women (24%) than men (18%), …

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Ask the Humor Coach

Q. Dear Humor Coach, My husband has Alzheimer’s. After 45 years with him, it is hard as he sometimes doesn’t know who I am. He gets embarrassed and it makes me quite sad. How could anything possibly be funny at times like these? – Sheila A. Dear Sheila, I understand. It’s not funny at times like that. My mom began …

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The Amy Thompson Run for Brain Injury “A Voice for Brain Injury”

The 2017 Honoree: Zeke Crozier

The Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City (BIAKS) serves the Kansas City metro and state of Kansas offering services for survivors, loved ones, professionals and the general community on brain injury awareness, education support and prevention. We are here to be the “Voice of Brain Injury.” What is Traumatic Brain Injury and Who is At Risk? The …

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5 Tips to Help You Navigate Social Media

Navigate Social Media

The good news is that it is easy to get started using social media for your business, it is super fun, and can open many new opportunities to help your brand flourish and grow. Here are 5 tips to help you navigate the social media waters in a manageable and effective way. Social Media Tips: 1. Strategy If you want …

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