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March 2-8 is Sleep Awareness Week – What is Your Sleep IQ?

sleeping time by age

True or False? During sleep, your brain rests. False. While your body rests, your brain doesn’t. An active brain during sleep prepares us for alertness and peak functioning the next day. Sleeping just one hour less a night can prevent you from learning or functioning normally. True. Most adults need around eight hours of sleep to function at their best. …

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Nutrition for Older Persons

Nutrition for Older Persons

Both the number and the proportion of older persons – defined as aged 60 and over – are growing in virtually all countries, and worldwide trends are likely to continue unabated. Defining the Specific Nutritional Needs of Older Persons Older persons are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition. Moreover, attempts to provide them with adequate nutrition encounter many practical problems. First, their …

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Urine Encyclo “pee” dia: What Your Pee Says about Your Health

Urine Encyclo “pee” dia

Your next bathroom break may expose more than you realize. Before you flush valuable health information down the drain, get better acquainted with your urine — a byproduct of the kidneys’ complex filtration system. These are the top 5 ways urine can reveal important information about your kidneys as well as your overall health, according to the National Kidney Foundation. …

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The Olympic Difference

Olympic

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” – Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV) The Olympic Spirit The Olympic Games are so …

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Non-surgical Body Sculpting Heats Up!

Non-surgical Body Sculpting Heats Up!

Samantha dropped 86 pounds through Medi-Weightloss® at Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health and Wellness and wants to reward herself with a procedure to reduce the stubborn fat around her bra line and thighs. Brad is at his ideal weight but still can’t lose his “love handles.” Melissa has worked hard to get back in shape after her second baby, but longs …

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How the Latest Hearing Aids Can Keep You Connected

How the Latest Hearing Aids Can Keep You Connected

By Tim Steele, Ph.D., FAAA, President, Associated Audiologists, Inc. Digital technology continues to advance, making microprocessors smaller and more powerful than ever, including those used in the latest hearing aids from Widex, called BEYOND. Connecting to Other Devices Many of today’s hearing aids are now equipped with Bluetooth technology and other connectivity options. This enables the wearer to wirelessly connect …

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AutoAmbulator: Robotic Gait Training

AutoAmbulator: Robotic Gait Training

HealthSouth is doing more than offering the latest healthcare technologies … it’s creating them. The AutoAmbulator® brings cutting-edge technology into the rehabilitation process. The AutoAmbulator is an innovative therapeutic device designed to help rehabilitate patients who experience difficulty walking from a Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and other neurologic conditions that result in gait abnormality or …

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MELANOMA: The Deadliest Skin Cancer – Get Screened

MELANOMA: The Deadliest Skin Cancer

By KMC Dermatology It was just a tiny brown freckle on my inner right thigh. Then, practically overnight, it became black and slightly raised. Had it been on my back or another less visible part of my body, I never would have known it was there. I had it removed last September, the doctor optimistically saying, “It looks like nothing.” …

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Kansas City at Go Red For Women

Go Red For Women

Go Red For Women is an initiative created by the American Heart Association to dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease and stroke as the number one killer of women. The campaign is a passionate, emotional, social movement designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths …

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February 20th is Love Your Pet Day.

February 20th is Love Your Pet Day

By Jodi Thomas My husband gave me a wooden sign a few years back that reads, “Dogs Welcome. People Tolerated.”  Sadly, it’s not too far from the truth.  It’s hard to compete with a furry creature that is always happy to see you, does what you say (most of the time), and is always there for you.  I’m known to be …

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Is Your Heart Trying to Tell You Something Through Your Swollen Feet?

Why Is My Foot Swollen? Do you have a swollen foot or feet? What about your ankles? It could be edema or hypertension. It could be a signal from your heart. What Is High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure is also known as hypertension. Blood pressure refers to the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as …

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Core Foods

Core Foods

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach Did you know that we are fed by not just what we eat, but by other areas in our life that “feed” us?  These are what I call Core Foods. Core Foods can nourish us just as much as food can. They satisfy us internally at our core and provide energy on a …

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Is A Debt-Free Life Possible?

Is A Debt-Free Life Possible?

Leslie Balfaqih couldn’t believe how much money she and her husband wasted every month. “Our financial life was a mess,” Leslie says from her home in Florida. “To say we were disorganized is putting it mildly.” Like so many Americans, they didn’t have a plan for their money. The problem is often not how much money a family makes, but …

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Take Preventive Steps to Avoid Frozen Pipes

Take Preventive Steps to Avoid Frozen Pipes

(NewsUSA) Winter is officially upon us and that means many homeowners will be paying a hefty price for not protecting their property against frozen pipes. According to the Insurance Industry Institute, water damage and freezing is the second most common home insurance claim filed, with the average claim totaling $8,861. In fact, frozen pipes are a significant contributor to the …

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Ready, Set, SMART Marketing Goals 5 Steps to Success

Ready, Set, SMART Marketing Goals

By Kenna Lewis, Social Centric Media With a little bit of planning and purposeful goal-setting, you can start the year off right and strive to make 2018 the best year yet! Well, here we are; it’s the beginning of a new year. Like most people, I use the first of the year to evaluate and set digital marketing goals for …

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Wholehearted

Wholehearted

By Jodi Thomas I love Valentine’s Day. Not just the flowers and the chocolate and all that good stuff, but I have always loved the idea of celebrating love . . . and on a trivial note, seeing all the pink and red hearts just makes me happy for some reason. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my own …

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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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Finding Memories with Alzheimer’s

Finding Memories with Alzheimer’s

In 1906, about 25 years after Women’s Christian Association of Kansas City, Missouri was founded and about 20 years before Armour Oaks Senior Living Community was built, a German doctor named Alois Alzheimer first noticed a patient with a disorder that presented with memory loss and other cognitive issues. After the patient’s death, the autopsy revealed shrunken parts of the …

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