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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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Advance Directives Guide Families During a Medical Crisis

Healthcare Advocates are Encouraging ‘The Conversation’ in April. – By Gregory Rumburg – Who will speak for you in case you can’t speak for yourself? That’s the question healthcare professionals are putting before themselves, their families and communities this month—and in the months to come, too. April 16—the day after federal taxes are due—has been designated as National Healthcare Decisions Day. …

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Prepare For The Summer Sun At MedCOSMETIC™

Skin and Sun

By Dee Dee Jarvis, MedCOSMETIC™ – With our mild winter now coming to an end and the sun finally starting to shine again, it’s time to start thinking about what you can do to prepare your skin for summer. Over winter, your skin has to endure harsh conditions, like cold and dryness, which can lead to premature aging. Taking steps …

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Spring Into Health

By Dawnavan Davis, Ph.D., – Director of Health Promotions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City – At Blue KC, we believe good health starts with individuals and we help people, like you, take charge of their health by giving them the tools to start living healthier lives. Working together, we can create a healthier community, one family at …

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Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain Treatment

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista – The discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis and heel pain is normally located in the center of the arch extending to the heel. The pain can occur on either one or both feet and generally occurs with the first step in the morning or after sitting for a long period of time. Sometimes when x-rays are taken …

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Are You One of the 12% Who Regularly Practice Healthy Habits?

By The American Heart Association – Are you one of the many Americans not practicing healthy habits? A recent American Heart Association survey reports that only 12 percent of American adults regularly practice all of these healthy habits: good nutrition, exercise and oral care. Of those that listed an excuse for not following through with healthy habits, the most common culprit …

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Emotional Exhaustion

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, because He cares about you.” – 1 Peter 5:6-7 I can’t remember the last time I had a definite end time to my daily responsibilities. You know, like when …

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Adhesive Capsulitis AKA “Frozen Shoulder”

By Lowry Jones Jr., M.D. – Dickson-Diveley Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic, Associated with Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute – Adhesive capsulitis, better known by most people as a “frozen shoulder,” is a common but many times poorly understood entity. The characteristic presentation is that of a progressive loss of shoulder motion in all directions with progressive pain. It is routinely rationalized by the …

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Is Minimalist Enough?

By Biagio Mazza, DPT, Elite Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy – Over the past 7 years, several companies have released their ver-sions of the “minimalist” shoe. This concept is, essentially, a glove for the foot – a lightweight, non-cushion shoe that is supposed to allow the foot to work naturally. The idea began from looking at 3rd world countries that …

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Chained to Your Reading Glasses?

Imagine Life Without Them! A SOLUTION TO READING GLASSES AND BIFOCALS Durrie Vision is one of only a handful of Refractive Surgery practices in the nation to offer a breakthrough in Femtosecond Laser Technology for lens correction. This technology allows Durrie Vision to provide you a solution to reading glasses and bifocals and get you back into an active lifestyle. …

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month – Early Detection Saves Lives!

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Prairie Dental Care offers free oral cancer screenings with every hygiene visit every month of the year. Early detection is that important! Oral cancer is not a rare disease. Approximately 37,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer every year in the U.S. It kills one person every hour of every day, with over 100 …

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Helping Infertile Couples Become Parents

Experience and Innovation Translate to Success Reproductive Resource Center (RRC) ~ is the region’s most experienced in helping infertile couples become parents. They are also the region’s leading innovator with a full range of treatment options ranging from minimal therapies to high-tech procedures. RRC specializes in reproductive health, infertility, and in-vitro fertilization (or IVF),and they are passionate about helping people …

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Non-Surgical Back Pain Relief

By Dr. Robert Patterson Jr., Overland Chiropractic – Do you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder, arm, leg, or low back pain?  If so, you are not alone. This type of pain robs you of your quality of life, and when it does, you want and deserve your pain-free life back as gently, effectively, and quickly as possible. Carol’s …

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Chronic Pelvic Pain

By James Mirabile, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., FOR WOMEN ONLY – Chronic Pelvic Pain is pain that occurs below the belly button which has lasted longer than six months in duration, and is one of the most common medical problems affecting women. It is estimated that as many as one out of every five women age 18-50 has chronic pelvic pain that has …

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