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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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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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Technological Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation

Technological Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation

By Richard C. Senelick, MD Neurologist and Editor in Chief of HealthSouth Press A revolution is now under way in neurorehabilitation, particularly of stroke patients. Rehabilitation is a relatively new specialty, with the primary origins of the practice only dating back to World War II. During its early stages, the rehabilitation of stroke patients was a ‘high touch’ experience, teaching …

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Humor is Good Medicine for the Heart

Humor is Good Medicine for the Heart

The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter By David Naster “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine…” That is a quote from Proverbs 17:22 and since this is American Heart Month, I will prove the accuracy of that quote. I have been a professional comedian for over 40 years. Besides just making people laugh, I have created You Just …

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Cardiovascular Disease – How Inflammation, Oxidation, Nutrition and Sensitivity to Insulin Affect the Heart

Cardiovascular Disease

Presented by The Healthy Living Clinic “Heart disease is caused by so much more than high cholesterol,” says Dr. Charles Andrews, the clinic director at the Healthy Living Clinic. “It is influenced by nutrition, inflammation, oxidation and sensitivity to insulin.” The Healthy Living Clinic was created by doctors and nutritionists who are trained to go beyond drug therapies and address …

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American Heart Association SURVIVOR STORIES

Sydney Priest’s Survivor Story

Sydney Priest’s Survivor Story It was noon when 25-year-old Sydney Priest came home after a full morning of classes. She was not only a med student but also her class president at A.T. Still University—Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Not long after eating lunch, she began to feel ill. She was dizzy and started throwing up. Sydney thought she would …

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Exercise Therapy Can Help Manage Many Conditions

Exercise Therapy Can Help Manage Many Conditions

We’re all aware that exercise is a vital component for keeping our bodies healthy and strong. And, we know that exercise helps to strengthen our muscles and support our skeletal system – that’s why it’s often used to treat conditions and injuries associated with the spine, joints, and nervous system. However, did you know that exercise therapy is also effective …

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WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards

Featuring Jessica Mendoza Olympic Gold Medalist Softball Player and Current ESPN Broadcaster

Celebration Honorees Announced February 1, 2017 The WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration presented by Price Chopper on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 will honor six local residents for their impact on women and girls in our community through sports. Children’s Mercy Youth Sports Girl Award Ryleigh Patience was diagnosed with Hurler’s Syndrome when she was 3-years-old. Ryleigh was told …

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Congestive Heart Failure: Know the Facts

Congestive Heart Failure: Know the Facts

FACT: Congestive heart failure (CHF) affects nearly five million Americans, and is one of the most common reasons for hospitalization. FACT: “Heart failure” doesn’t mean that your heart has stopped, it means your heart’s not pumping as much blood as your body needs. FACT: Understanding CHF and learning how to manage this condition can greatly improve your quality of life …

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Let’s Talk About Lips: Injections to Plump That Pout

Injections to Plump That Pout - Lip Treatment

KMC Dermatology It’s been all over the news and celebrity gossip columns lately – pumped up lips are the hottest new trend. Celebrities and people of all ages want fuller or younger looking lips. But what options do you have for plumping up, and what should you know before you decide to enhance your pout? Types of Treatments Available There …

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The Importance of Confidence in Teens

Importance of Confidence

By Rachel Lewis With the onset of a new year, teens should take time to focus on themselves. Teens are in the most transitive part of their lives and trying to discover who they really are. One of the toughest parts of this difficult time is to have confidence in yourself and your capabilities as well as the belief that …

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10 Valentine’s Ideas For Your Family

10 Valentine’s Ideas for Your Family

Valentines Day doesn’t have to be just for “couples.”  Include your kids or grandkids to make this Valentine’s Day extra special. 1. Ask the kids to tell you how they think Valentine’s Day began. Write down what they say. Then do some research with the children, online or at the library, and see if their ideas are correct. 2. Designate …

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The True Valentine

The True Valentine

By Jodi Thomas I have been a Christian for almost 30 years, and in that time I have studied a lot about the nature and character of God, as revealed in the Bible. The more I learn, the more I marvel. He is. . . marvel-ous, really. God is, to the infinite degree, all the following: holy, just, merciful, gracious, …

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