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Liquid Nicotine Poses Death Risk to Children Charlie’s House offers suggestions to keep children safe and away from this potentially toxic chemical

Liquid Nicotine Poses Death Risk

A child’s death in NY, suspected to relate to liquid nicotine,  prompted Charlie’s House, a Kansas City nonprofit organization dedicated to prevent injuries to children in and around the home, to offer some suggestions and request action.   John McCarthy, Charlie’s House Executive Director “The vapor, the fuel, for e-cigarettes, typically contains liquid nicotine. When ingested, liquid nicotine is very …

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Setting a New Standard in Hearing Care: Our Patients are Like Family

New Standard in Hearing Care

By Belinda Gonzales, Owner, NuSound Hearing Center If you have ever bought, considered buying, or helped a loved one buy a hearing aid, you know the process can be grueling. Many of you have felt about hearing devices the way that I feel about purchasing insurance or doing my taxes. The policy could be written in Chinese and I would …

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Valentine’s Day Bible Verses: 20 Great Quotes

Valentine’s Day Bible Verses

By Pamela Rose Williams Valentine’s Day is all about love. I remember it was something that we celebrated as young children. We would get “valentines” (little love note cards) and sign our name to the back and then distribute them to all of our classmates. It was at times special and awkward to receive a valentine from a secret admirer. …

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EXPERIENCE TRUE HEALTH

EXPERIENCE TRUE HEALTH

By Dr. Kyle Gulledge True health is something that we are all after. True health is not merely the absence of disease or symptom, but is vitality, energy and overall wellbeing. Yet when we look at our health care system, the majority of our time, and our money, is spent on managing diseases. We are left with a system that …

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Advocating for the Hearts of Women

Advocating for the Hearts of Women

By Tracy Stevens, MD, Medical Director and Marcia McCoy, RN, MSN, Director Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center and Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute In 2014, Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center celebrated 20 years of advocating for women’s heart health. The Center was founded in 1994 and is recognized as the first women’s heart …

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Give Yourself the Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep

Good Night’s Sleep

By Larry Pribyl, DDS Did you know there are over 80 different types of sleep disorders? There are many different ways our sleep can be affected. The average number of hours we sleep is getting less, not only because of a sleep disorder we may have, but also because our sleep may be disrupted by the sleep disorder of a …

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Why Won’t My Hair Grow?

Hair Grow

By Meena Singh, M.D. I have countless patients, friends and family members who complain about how their hair refuses to grow. Then, the comparisons start. “Why do (insert ethnic group) people always have such long hair?” This is a troubling issue for many. Fortunately, many studies have looked into this very issue and can give us insights into these quandaries. …

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Healthy Eating Without Breaking the Bank

Healthy Eating

By Alexa Angelo, Bachelor of Science Dietetics Feeding your family healthy, nutritious meals while staying on a budget can seem overwhelming. Most people even dread going to the grocery store. Sticking to a few simple tips can help make grocery shopping more enjoyable and cost effective. Money Saving Tips Successful grocery shopping starts at home. Before heading to the store, …

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MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Certifications for Disease-Specific Care

MidAmerica Rehabilitation

When it comes to stroke, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries, MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital affirms that it has maintained the highest standards to address these conditions by achieving Disease-Specific Care Certification for its spinal cord injury rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation and brain injury rehabilitation programs through The Joint Commission. Since 1951, The Joint Commission has maintained the highest standards that focus …

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Robotic Surgery – Defying the Myths

Robotic Surgery

By Adam P. Kramer, D. O. – Learning that you may need to have a surgical procedure can be quite frightening. In the past, this meant that you would need to have a large incision and an extended hospital stay to recover. In the 1980s, minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures were developed that allowed patients to have similar operative procedures done …

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Boost Your Immune System with Massage

Boost Your Immune System

The immune system is a unique network of cells and organs whose sole purpose is to protect your body from foreign invaders which can cause immediate or long term damage to one or more systems. Just as your internal organs such as heart, liver, lungs and kidneys need to be protected, your entire immune system does as well. It is …

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Living with Discipline

Living with Discipline

By Grant Bradshaw, NASM, CPT, CES Grant Bradshaw, Pro Trainer, Teams Up with Son, Connor To Live a Disciplined Life of Fitness & Nutrition Living a healthy lifestyle starts with parents leading the way and setting good fitness examples for their kids. It’s crucial for parents to practice what they preach if they want their kids to live a healthy, …

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See No Evil! Speak No Evil! Hear No Evil??

NuSoundHearing

By Belinda Gonzales, Owner, NuSound Hearing Center With each new year comes new resolutions. Every January, many resolve to lose weight, quit smoking, or exercise more. This January, as you are evaluating your health, I want you to be armed with some vital information. Regular checkups and examinations are an integral part to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. For adults over …

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Caregivers: Make This the Winter You Stop Worrying – Get help and support from the experts in continuing care for seniors.

Caregivers

During winter, caring for your aging parent can be slippery business — especially if that parent lives alone. Harsh winter weather can make it difficult to reach a loved one who relies on you to manage medications, stock the refrigerator, or provide transportation to doctor appointments. Then there’s the matter of your parent’s safety. The threat of power outages, icy …

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Treatment of Eczema

Treatment of Eczema

By Andy Dean, PA-C Twenty-fourteen has been pretty easy on us weather-wise so far, but the temperatures will soon drop. For most people, colder weather translates into drier skin, which can result in a mild “winter itch.” But for some, the itching can become so severe as to be distressing and can result in rashes. This is known as eczema. …

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Amazing Advances Allow Physicians to Genetically Predict Certain Cancers

Predict Certain Cancers

Amazing technological advances are now available providing physicians and geneticists with the ability to screen, and even genetically predict, the probability of developing certain cancers for patients and their family members. This service is being offered and managed by a highly qualified team of physicians in Lee’s Summit. Identifying the Breast Cancer Gene At a recent unique educational event, patients …

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Preparing Teens to Dream Bigger and Achieve More This Year!

Preparing Teens to Dream Bigger

By Rachel Lewis A new goals and plans for the next year. With the time of New Year’s resolutions upon us, I encourage you to reflect on the past, the present, and to prepare for a bigger and brighter future. Unfortunately, most New Year’s resolutions fail due to the lack of planning and turning them into actions. Habits are hard …

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Start 2015 with Better Sleep! Using Superfruits Instead of Drugs for a Good Night’s Sleep

Start 2015 with Better Sleep

By Shelley Alexander, D.O. Sleep issues are an epidemic in America. While many people are looking for answers in laboratories, not enough are looking in their local produce section for healthy sleep. First, let’s look at the commonly used over-the-counter, drug-based sleep aids like Zzzquil, Benadryl or Tylenol PM. These products are inexpensive and easy to get and that’s a …

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