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Melanoma: The Deadliest Skin Cancer

By Daniel J. Aires, MD, JD – The University of Kansas Hospital – Melanoma is a deadly type of skin cancer. Young people can get melanoma; in fact melanoma is the most common cancer among men and women 25-29 years old, and is the most common killer of young women aged 29-34. During the past 80 years, the risk of …

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Lose Weight in Time for Summer

By Amy Shideler, MS, RD – Did the warm weather sneak up on you this year? If this caused you to panic about not being able to hide under bulky sweaters or even worse – wearing a bathing suit – don’t fret. If you want to lose weight by summer, it is possible! The weight loss process takes commitment and …

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Thumb Arthritis

By Brian J. Divelbiss, M.D. – One of the most common conditions presenting to a hand surgeon’s office is arthritis at the base of the thumb. This condition is ten times more common in women and tends to present after the age of 50, although the earliest symptoms can begin in the 40’s. Symptoms of Thumb Arthritis The arthritis involves …

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Q&A Women’s Health With Dr. Mirabile

The transitional years in a woman’s life, from those of normal hormonal function to  those of lower than normal function, are probably the most difficult time experienced. So many misconceptions exist with regards to the years we call the peri-menopause and menopause and so many women feel helpless with no where to turn for advice. New “Ask a Question” Help …

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Advanced Treatment for Bunions

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista, DPM – A bunion is the enlargement of the big toe joint that causes the big toe to drift towards the second toe. If you imagine a gum ball sized bone enlargement stuffed in your shoe next to the big toe, that’s the type of pain bunion sufferers walk around with daily. Heredity a Main …

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Tips for Purchasing Hearing Aids

By Tim Steele, Ph.D., FAAA – May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, first established in 1927 by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association as a time to encourage Americans to get their hearing evaluated. According to the Better Hearing Institute, about 10 percent of the U.S. population has some degree of hearing loss. If you have problems hearing, a comprehensive …

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What Is Hospice?

Medically-based end-of-life care addresses physical, emotional and spiritual quality of life for individuals and families. – By Gregory Rumburg – One out of three people in the United States choose hospice care when they are dying, according to the Hospice Foundation of America. Hospice care has been offered in the United States since the early 1970s, yet many still don’t …

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Living Well 365 Days a Year

By Gregg Laiben, M.D. – Life moves fast, and sometimes our lifestyles just can’t keep up. At the beginning of each year, most people make resolutions to be healthier and make better lifestyle choices. Then, a few months down the road, life happens, and we fall back into our bad habits again. We want to live healthy lives, but need …

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Traumatic Dental Injuries in Children

By Dr. Chad Wollard, DMD – As spring arrives and warm weather activities kick into full swing, the incidence of traumatic dental injuries in children tends to increase. Traumatic injury to the permanent teeth can range from crown fracture, separation injury (in which the tooth either partially or completely comes out of the socket), or a crushing injury (in which …

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Protect Your Little All-Star Safety Essentials In Preventing Pitching Injuries

By Matt Timm, DPT – This summer, thousands of kids across the metro will don their baseball uniforms and head out to the ballpark. Due to an alarming increase in the rate of injuries of the elbow and shoulder in adolescent pitchers since the mid 1990’s, youth organizations have focused more of their attention on safety. Contributing Factors for Overuse …

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Mirror, Mirror…. Who is THAT?

Let MedCOSMETIC™ Transform the Outer You to Match the Inner You! – By Dee Dee Jarvis – Have you ever looked into the mirror only to see a reflection that represents someone similar to you…but not quite the version your brain expects to see? With summer swimsuit season fast approaching, you may be more keenly aware of that reflection in …

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Meddling with Meditation

By Andrea Arvan, M.D. – None of that hippie stuff for me, right? For many people, meditation brings to mind sitting with your knees crossed and chanting “ohm” over and over again. Meditation is much more complicated and much more simple than that. Meditation is quieting the mind. But oh what such a simple act can do to your brain, …

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Are Fallen Arches Hurting Your Back?

By Dr. Robert Patterson Jr., D.C. – We often think of fallen arches as a cause of foot pain, but they also stress your spine. In fact, fallen arches often contribute to unresolved or recurrent back pain. Stress and Strain on Feet and Spine Excessive foot pronation (rolling in) can produce a short leg, pelvic unleveling, and increased curvature in your …

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

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 and support. We are here to be the “Voice of Brain Injury.” What is Traumatic Brain Injury? 1 in 10 individuals will be touched …

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Swap It Out

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – ““…But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these…since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” – Colossians 3:8-10 (NIV) I recently downloaded an app for …

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Is HCG The Weight Loss Cure We Have Been Waiting For?

By James Mirabile, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Medical Director,  – Medi-Weightloss Clinics® of Overland Park – Obesity is epidemic in the United States with 67% of American adults and 19% of adolescents and teens categorized as overweight or obese. Current popular diets call for cutting back on fat and sugar, consuming whole grains and lean meats, and even indulging in red wine. WHAT …

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Want to Make a Difference? Give the Gift of Life.

By Stephanie Crabtree, M.D., Kansas City Internal Medicine – Jim Seymour’s pick-up rumbled down to the firehouse in his sleepy village of Waverly, New York, population 4,444. Beckoned by a sign to “Be the Match,” Jim made a decision that would save the life of a woman half-way across the nation. Give the Gift of Life! KCIM Hosting Bone Marrow …

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