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Making Smart Choices When it Comes to Your Health

Mirabile M.D. MedCosmetic team. From left to right: Alisha Williams, MA; Tama Veltri, LE; Sophia Garozzo, RN, BSN; Jessica Soliz, LE; Jessica Burge, RN, BSN; Kelli Folk, LE; Christina Ammon, LE

It starts with choosing the Med Spa with an onsite Medical Doctor Perhaps you know someone like Linda. She recently spent three months researching the best dishwasher for her kitchen. She read consumer-guide publications, scanned online reviews and interviewed salespeople at several retail stores. Linda finally purchased an appliance she expects will serve her family well for many years. That …

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Relief from Chronic Pain

Standing: Mark Chaplick, DO, James Scowcroft, MD, George Edwards, MD, Curt Johnson, MD, Joel Ackerman, MD, Atef Israel, MD Seated: Howard Aks, MD, Rebecca Burfeind, MD, Steven Charapata, MD, Thomas Laughlin, MD

Millions of people suffer every day from chronic (long-term) or acute (short-term) pain. KC Pain is the Midwest’s largest, most comprehensive, full-time pain management group. We are specialists in the management of your pain because we believe that “Life Shouldn’t Hurt.” Due to the complexities of pain, it is extremely important to have physicians with specialized knowledge and skills to …

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Let 2017 Be the Year You Take Control of Your Sleep Health!

Let 2017 Be the Year You Take Control of Your Sleep Health!

By Larry Pribyl, D.D.S. What does that mean? We all know we need to get more sleep. But wishing it to happen and implementing changes to make sure it improves are two different things. Start with some basics. Create a bedtime routine that prepares your “mind” for what is coming. Limit stimulates like computer and cell phone use the last …

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month – Putting the Pieces Together

Putting the Pieces Together

How MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital tackles the brain injury puzzle through rehabilitation A man in his 30s sits before an occupational therapist in a quiet therapy room folding a basket of laundry and sorting it into stacks. In the next room, a 65-year-old woman responds to her speech-language pathologist with words that correspond with images on cards. Down the hall in …

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Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

By Sarrisa Curry, Rock Steady Boxing Kansas City March is the month dedicated to luck, pots of gold, leprechauns and the color GREEN! In the real world, only one of those things truly exists. That one word can bring great benefit to those who utilize its healing attributes. The Color Green When gazing at the color green, it can calm …

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5 Things You Should Know About Colon Cancer That Could Save Your Life!

5 Things You Should Know About Colon Cancer That Could Save Your Life!

By American Cancer Society March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to consider the potentially lifesaving actions we can all take to prevent and detect this disease. Colorectal cancer is a major public health concern: it is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women combined. But it’s important to remember that this is a disease …

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Mother Daughter Duo Enjoys Healthy Cooking Together

Mother Daughter Duo Enjoys Healthy Cooking Together

The mother daughter duo of Linda Donaldson and Kiley Williams-Bowls is on a mission to encourage people to live healthy through heathy cooking. After both having had successful weight loss surgeries, they have dedicated their lives to eating heathy and encouraging others to do the same. Linda strives for the self-confidence, drive and a no surrender stance to share her …

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Changing the “Shame and Blame” Game

Changing the “Shame and Blame” Game

By Rachel Lewis Shame and blame constantly surround us, but especially surround teenagers. Throughout history and literature, shame has been used as a tool to keep kids and society in line. Whether it’s Hester Prynne being made to wear a scarlet “A” in The Scarlet Letter, or the way that people attack one another online and through Twitter, shame has …

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7 Lessons for the True Competitor

7 Lessons for the True Competitor

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”                              – Hebrews 12:1 It …

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Cherished Transitions FREE Senior Living Community Placement

Cherished Transitions FREE Senior Living Community Placement

Bringing Families and Senior Living…Together By Troy Bandy MHA, RN Cherished Transitions is a NO COST Senior Living Community Placement and Advocacy Service, serving the residents of The Greater Kansas City Area. We provide one-on-one, face-to-face consultations by Registered Nurses (RNs) at NO COST to seniors or their families to help you find the ideal Senior Living Community including: Independent …

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Try These 5 Diabetes Tips!

Try These 5 Diabetes Tips!

First things first – what is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition that prevents the body from properly using energy from food. This condition occurs when the body can’t use glucose (a type of sugar) normally. Glucose is the main source of energy for the body’s cells. The levels of glucose in the blood are controlled by a hormone called insulin, …

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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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Traction Alopecia: How to Fix Those Edges!

Traction Alopecia

By Meena Singh, MD As a dermatologist with a special interest in hair conditions, it consumes me how many women I see with permanent hair loss from our own styling practices!!  One common form of hair loss is called traction alopecia. Traction alopecia can be a permanent, sometimes scarring form of hair loss that typically occurs around the hairline and …

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How To Create a House Cleaning TimeTable

How To Create a House Cleaning TimeTable

By Tara Aronson What is the optimal house cleaning timetable for you? When it comes to a cleaning schedule, there aren’t any hard and fast rules that apply to everyone. That’s because each home has different traffic patterns and different amounts of time spent at home each day. But you can easily determine a housecleaning schedule that will provide you …

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Non-Surgical Root Canal Therapy Relieves Pain

Non-Surgical Root Canal Therapy

By Valencia Endodontic Associates – What is Endodontics? Endodontics, or Root Canal Therapy, is a branch of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association involving treatment of the center of the tooth, the pulp, and surrounding tissues of the tooth. A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by …

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Want To Have Your Business Name Seen All Over Kansas City ALL Day, Every Day?

The Health & Wellmobile WANTS YOUR BUSINESS!

The Health & Wellmobile provides basic Health Screenings, Scans and Education where Consumers Work, Live and Play NOW ACCEPTING SPONSOR PARTNERS FOR 2017! By Elizabeth Kelley The Health & Wellmobile, made possible by several local sponsor partners, is a massive consumer health education and wellness screening program designed to promote healthier living among local community residents while providing an opportunity …

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CHANGE OF HEART

CHANGE OF HEART

Make National Heart Health Month your time to lose excess weight and improve heart health with Medi-Weightloss®. No doubt you’ve read headlines or watched television reports on the proven connection between weight loss and heart health. Losing just five or 10 percent of your body weight, or BMI, can reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke. In fact, James …

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Dr. Matt Daggett Brings the Newest Orthopedic Shoulder and Knee Procedures Home to Kansas City

Dr. Matt Daggett Brings the Newest Orthopedic Shoulder and Knee Procedures Home to Kansas City

By Lori Oswald Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine (AOSM) in Lee’s Summit has created an orthopedic practice focused on musculoskeletal health, service, and quality care. The AOSM Team provides every patient with an individualized approach by providing elite care, recovery programs and education for patients and family members. With a quality team on board, you will find that the AOSM …

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