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A Possible Alternative to a CPAP Machine

A Possible Alternative to a CPAP Machine

If you were diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and your primary care doctor ordered a CPAP or BiPAP machine, you now find yourself lugging around extra equipment when you take a trip—especially inconvenient if you travel by air or want to go camping. Each time you gather up everything for your trip, you may think, ‘There has to be a …

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The Dangers of Tanning Beds and Severe Sunburns

The Dangers of Tanning Beds and Severe Sunburns

By Amy Haynes, American Cancer Society May is Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month and it is by far the most common cancer in the U.S. There are three types of skin cancer, basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. Melanoma is a less common but a much more dangerous type of skin cancer. It is estimated that more than 76,000 …

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Create a Custom Health Fair for Your Employees

The Health & Wellmobile WANTS YOUR BUSINESS!

By Rachel Garrison 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 …

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Prescription for Wellness: Our 8 Favorite Health Tips

Prescription for Wellness: Our 8 Favorite Health Tips

Wellness is just as important as good health — in fact, it contributes to your overall wellbeing, and here’s why. “Wellness” is a big part of our name — and our mission. At Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness, we do more than provide the latest treatments and proven health-related services to our patients; we recommend do-able tips you can …

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Recognizing and Treating Depression It’s Nothing To Be Ashamed Of

Recognizing and Treating Depression

By J. Lynne Weilert, LMSW, Leawood Counseling Center Statistics Mood disorders, including major depression, affect 20 million Americans each year. About 17% of people in the United States will suffer from Major Depression during their lifetime. Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States, and the annual cost of treatment and lost productivity is over 87 billion …

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Humor Month? How About Humor Every Day?

Bill Mahoney with Daughter Anne

By David Naster, Humor Coach, Author, Speaker If anyone dedicates just one month to humor, your life probably isn’t very joyful. We must find and experience humor every day. Being amused and delighted by a funny idea that causes us to feel good is imperative for our emotional weIl being. Humor brings us out of situations that cause worry, anxiety …

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DAVE’S STORY – Drumming His Way Back to Independence

DAVE’S STORY

Dave Miller, 52, was the typical active young man. He worked for a roofing company for more than 30 years, enjoyed water and snow skiing, boating, working in the yard, and watching sports. In May 2015, he noticed intermittent sharp pains in his legs. Shortly after that, he experienced trouble walking and eventually was unable to get up. He sought …

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April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

By Sarrisa Curry, Rock Steady Boxing Ancient Egyptian drawings and writings depict a strange ailment which caused drooling, backs bent in a forward slump, and shaking bodies. Ayurverdic manuscripts dating back to the 10th century BC detail an illness marked by a progressive degeneration of walking, talking, and movement. We now recognize these symptoms as Parkinson’s Disease. Discovery and Diagnosis …

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Advanced Surgical Associates Offers New In-Office Diagnostic Services Saving Patients Time and Money

Advanced Surgical Associates

Ultrasound & Manometry services will assist with abdominal, breast, pelvic floor, rectal and colon disorders By Lori Oswald Darcy Shaw, M.D. Dr. Darcy Shaw is now offering evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, fecal incontinence, constipation, and rectal prolapse. Our pelvic floor center, for women, begins with a thorough evaluation, including a history and comprehensive physical examination. Additional testing …

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A Better Way to Leave the Hospital

A Better Way to Leave the Hospital

Avoiding Preventable Hospital Readmissions For most of us, when we get to leave the hospital, we’d rather not have another stay anytime soon. But people often find themselves back at the hospital within only a few weeks, for reasons that could have been avoided. Common reasons for hospital readmissions include medication issues, not having a solid post-hospital care plan in …

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Acne 101

By Jim Fackrell, PA-C Being a teenager can be tough. If you’re a teenager suffering from acne, it can be even tougher. For some, acne can cause social anxiety or even depression. What some may view as a simple pimple, could be viewed as a life changing event for others. Over 70 Million people suffer from acne, the majority being …

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Over-Scheduled Teens

Over-Scheduled Teens

By Rachel Lewis Very few people will question the importance of extracurricular activities in the lives of children through young adults. These pursuits provide many benefits for students including social, academic, and physical ones. They also provide qualities and skills that many parents wish to impart to their children including cooperation, team-building, leadership, discipline, and many others as well. Now, …

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Stressed Out

Kansas City Health and Wellness Magazine

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) It’s almost impossible to find anyone who isn’t feeling …

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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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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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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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