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Your Next Step Doesn’t Have to Hurt!

Your Next Step Doesn’t Have to Hurt!

20 million people suffer from peripheral neuro-pathy. Neuropathy simply 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 walking. Maintaining a happy, active, quality of life can become a chore. WHAT CAUSES PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY? Diabetes …

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Parkinson’s Doesn’t Hold Any Punches… Fight Back with Boxing and Exercise!

Parkinson’s Doesn’t Hold Any Punches... Fight Back with Boxing and Exercise!

Rock Steady Boxing Offers an Intense Workout that Has Been Proven to Cause Positive Change in the Brain By Sarrisa Curry, Rock Steady Boxing Kansas City If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), you likely know that while there are medications and treatments that can relieve the many symptoms of the disease, there is …

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THE WIZARD OF OZ IS COMING!!

THE WIZARD OF OZ IS COMING!!

MLB Hall of Famer and Thirteen-Time Gold Glove Winner Ozzie Smith will highlight SportsFest 2017 – the 3rd Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City Athletics and Healthy Lifestyle program fundraiser. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City provide a fun, safe environment where children of all ages learn, play, grow and meet new friends. From …

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Creating Joyful Moments in the Beginning to Middle Stages of Alzheimer’s

Creating Joyful Moments in the Beginning to Middle Stages of Alzheimer’s

By Melissa Stivers, Director of Admissions 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 …

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Did You Know Children Can Suffer From Sleep Apnea?

Did You Know Children Can Suffer From Sleep Apnea?

By Larry Pribyl, DDS Roughly 1-5 percent of children have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea symptoms are different in children than in adults. A child may not always have excessive daytime sleepiness but instead demon strates abnormal daytime behavior and fatigue in their work and relationships in school. Sleep apnea may also affect the child’s ability to learn in school. They …

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A Quarter Century of Excellence

A Quarter Century of Excellence

James Mirabile, M.D., FACOG and founder of Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness celebrates 25 years of serving patients with professionalism and compassion Examples of the well-deserved, superb qualifications of James Mirabile, M.D., FACOG are displayed throughout his Overland Park office. Among them are framed certificates from Kansas City Super Doctors®, including one naming him to the prestigious Hall of …

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Look Refreshed and Renewed (but Still You)!

Look Refreshed and Renewed (but Still You)!

Mirabile M.D. offers multiple non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedures Anita got comfy in the reclining chair at MedCosmetic, a division of Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness a few weeks ago. At 62, she was relatively happy with her face; good genetics and a rigorous skin care regimen including sunscreen, meant fewer wrinkles than most women her age. But she felt …

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Clinical Research Trials are at the Heart of All Medical Advances

Clinical Research Trials

Pain Management Associates, a Division of KC Pain Centers, is Playing a Vital Role in the Advancement of Medical Therapies, Medications and Technologies By Brenda Heard Clinical trials are part of clinical research and are at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical research trials examine new ways to prevent, treat and detect disease. This involves using new drugs or …

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“You Have Cancer” Coping Emotionally with a Serious Health Diagnosis

“You Have Cancer”

By Lynne Weilert, LMSW, Leawood Counseling Center Nothing can prepare you for the fear and anxiety that occurs when you are told you have Cancer or another serious diagnosis. Usually it starts with a phone call from the doctor’s nurse soon after a biopsy, CT Scan, or other form of testing. Suddenly, they want you back in the office within …

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Tips for Seniors to Prevent Falls

Tips for Seniors to Prevent Falls

According to the CDC, each year, one in every three adults ages 65 or older falls and 2 million are treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries. And the risk of falling increases with each decade of life. The long-term consequences of fall injuries, such as hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), can greatly impact the health of your …

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How Open Is Your Child’s Airway? Sleep Apnea Symptoms in Children

Sleep Apnea Symptoms in Children

By Larry Pribyl, D.D.S. Some children may have a problem with a smaller than normal airway which may contribute to snoring or sleep apnea. Roughly 1-5 percent of children have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea symptoms are a little different in children than in adults. A child may not always have excessive daytime sleepiness but instead demonstrates abnormal daytime behavior and …

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Is Having a Tan Worth the Risk?

Is Having a Tan Worth the Risk

By Meena Singh, M.D In the United States, there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined. Over two million people are diagnosed annually. As a dermatologic surgeon, I am kept quite busy treating skin cancers with Mohs Micrographic Surgery, which is the standard of care for treating higher risk skin cancers. The …

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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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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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