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John Knox Village: Far More Than Just a Retirement Community

John Knox Village: Far More Than Just a Retirement Community

A Leading Health Care Provider in 12 Missouri & Kansas Counties What is John Knox Village? This not-for-profit Life Plan Community (previously called “continuing care retirement community”) in Lee’s Summit is bursting with amenities and filled with neighborhoods and neighbors who make you feel at home. With more than 1,000 homes, and more on the way, you’re sure to find …

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Headaches are Such a Pain!

Headaches are Such a Pain!

By Larry Pribyl, D.D.S. Even for dentists who have extensive training in craniomandibular disorders and jaw dysfunction, intense headaches are often challenging cases to manage. To discover the true cause of the pain, professionals are not unlike detectives looking for clues which can put the pieces of the puzzle together. For instance, among the varying headaches: vascular, sinus congestion, or …

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Patch Testing for Skin Allergies

Patch Testing for Skin Allergies

By Andy Dean, PA-C One of the many things that sets KMC Dermatology apart from other offices is the extensive testing we do for skin allergies. It’s called patch testing, and is the most accurate way to determine specific preservatives, fragrances, dyes, metals, rubber, hairdressing products, and many others that you may be allergic to. We offer some of the …

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Is Your Child’s Backpack Safe?

Is Your Child’s Backpack Safe

– By the American Occupational Therapy Association – Think the books and school supplies that your child is carrying in a backpack slung haphazardly across one shoulder are harmless? Think again. Heavy loads carried by more than 79 million students across the U.S. can cause low back pain that often lasts through adulthood. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety …

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5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

By Susan Merrill The first day of school at my house ran the gamut from, “I am so excited to go back to school!” to “My stomach hurts. I don’t want to go to school.” In other words, there were years my kids couldn’t wait to go back, and there were other years when the dread they felt made my …

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Executive Functioning is at the Heart of an ADHD Diagnosis

Executive Functioning is at the Heart of an ADHD Diagnosis

How Parents/Educators Can Support Students with ADHD By Jane N. Hannah, Ed.D Over summer break, I was in a hospital elevator carrying a new book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and a person on the elevator inquired about the book. She commented that her son was just diagnosed with ADHD, which sparked a conversation between the two of us. …

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Advanced Surgical Associates – Now Offers In-Office Diagnostic Services Saving Patients Time and Money

Advanced Surgical Associates

Ultrasound & Manometry services will assist with abdominal, breast, pelvic floor, rectal and colon disorders By Lori Oswald Darcy Shaw, M.D. Dr. Darcy Shaw is now offering evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, fecal incontinence, constipation, and rectal prolapse. Our pelvic floor center, for women, begins with a thorough evaluation, including a history and comprehensive physical examination. Additional testing …

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Back-to-School Eye Exams for Children

Children’s Eye Health

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month—a great signal for you to get your child’s eyes checked before school starts. It’s almost back-to-school time and you’re prepared with your child’s enrollment forms, orientation schedules, and immunizations–but what about their eyes? Join us as we observe Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in partnership with Prevent Blindness America and the …

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Exercise Therapy Can Help Manage Many Conditions

Exercise Therapy Can Help Manage Many Conditions

We’re all aware that exercise is a vital component for keeping our bodies healthy and strong. And, we know that exercise helps to strengthen our muscles and support our skeletal system – that’s why it’s often used to treat conditions and injuries associated with the spine, joints, and nervous system. However, did you know that exercise therapy is also effective …

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Back to School Tips for Keeping Family Healthy

School Safety

Why you should make some simple changes before heading back to school As summer comes to a close, it’s important to get kids back on the right track as they head back to the classroom. In order to make sure your kids have the most successful and healthy school year possible, start getting them reintegrated in a scheduled lifestyle with …

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RECOVERY IS A JOINT EFFORT

RECOVERY IS A JOINT EFFORT

What to Expect after Knee Replacement Surgery Total knee replacement is one of the most commonly-performed procedures in orthopedic and sports medicine, enabling millions of people to resume an active life. For some people, the results feel like nothing short of a miracle. But what happens after your surgery to bring about those results? Rehabilitation (rehab) after a knee replacement …

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Goals-Based Wealth Management. What Is It Really?

Goals-Based Wealth Management

By Jake Falcon, CRPC®, CEO, Wealth Advisor A Financial Plan: Your Road Map to Success Goals-Based Wealth Management starts with a financial plan. We call it your road map to success. Along the way, you will need a guide to help you navigate life’s twists and turns and handle the unexpected events. We are here to serve as that guide …

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HealthSouth REAL™ Therapy

HealthSouth REAL™ Therapy

Helping Patients Get Back to Living with Real-Life Scenarios It was about a week into her therapy, and Linda White was optimistic. After a bad break to her leg and hip replacement surgery, Linda was admitted to a HealthSouth rehabilitation hospital. Her goal was to get back to her normal life as quickly as possible. She worked diligently with her …

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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 the …

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Keep your Pets Safe in the Summer Heat

Keep your Pets Safe in the Summer Heat

The summer months can be uncomfortable — even dangerous —for pets and people. It’s difficult enough simply to cope with rising temperatures, let alone thick humidity, but things really get tough in areas that are hit with the double blow of intense heat and storm-caused power outages. The American Humane Society offers this advice. You can help keep your pets …

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The Art of Storytelling

The Art of Storytelling

By Kenna Lewis, Social Centric Media We’re all “storytellers.” We don’t call ourselves that, but it’s what we do every day. Storytelling is the act of framing an idea as a narrative to inform, instill values, entertain, and inspire. In this new “information” age, your ability to share your ideas with emotion, context, and relevance is the one skill that …

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The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

By Amy Hundley, RD, LD Are you experiencing the warning signs of vitamin D deficiency? In this article, we will review the newest research regarding vitamin D. WHY THE NEED FOR VITAMIN D: First off, this vitamin helps absorb calcium and regulates proper calcium levels in the blood. In essence, if we didn’t have vitamin D, our bodies couldn’t absorb …

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Center for Medical Missions

Center for Medical Missions

A ministry of Christian Medical & Dental Associations By Mandi Mooney “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey …

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