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When It Comes to Comfort Finn Comfort Shoes are in a class of their own

Finn Comfort Shoes

By Lucas Wetzel, on behalf of Comfort Plus Shoes & Footcare Whether it’s BMW convertibles or Krups coffee grinders, German-made products have a reputation for outstanding quality and craftsmanship. But one of their most impressive exports might be Finn Comfort, a line of footwear that includes walking shoes, dress shoes and sandals. Understated Sophistication Meticulously handcrafted in Germany since 1945, …

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Bringing Health & Wellness to the Local Community

Bringing Health & Wellness to the Local Community

By Elizabeth Kelley The Health & Wellmobile, made possible by Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A. and several local partners, 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, scans and education where they work, live and play. Our goal is …

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The Guilt-Shame-Binge Cycle of Emotional Eating

The Guilt-Shame-Binge Cycle of Emotional Eating

By Emily Foltz, Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor At Triumph, we would like to take this opportunity to raise awareness of emotional eating and share some tips and resources to help identify and change unhealthy relationships with food. What Is Emotional Eating? Emotional eating is eating to feed a feeling other than hunger. It may come from a need to self-comfort, …

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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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American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Provides Home Away From Home

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Provides Home Away From Home

If you are a cancer patient fighting for your life, the last thing you should have to worry about is where you’re going to stay when receiving treatment and how you’re going to pay for it. Fortunately, for patients traveling to Kansas City for cancer treatment, the American Cancer Society’s  Hope Lodge is available to lessen the financial burden on …

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April is Autism Awareness Month

Annual Just Be You Walk for Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month and the Kansas City Metro has many things to celebrate with the services and programs that have been in existence and many services that are developing and growing. The Autism Society the Heartland (ASH) is one of those local resources that serves families in the Kansas City Metro. This organization started in the early 2000’s …

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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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Hormones and Weight: Finding the Right Balance

Hormones and Weight: Finding the Right Balance

By Betsy Stander, APRN Are you struggling to lose weight even when you’re doing everything ‘right’? Are you suddenly gaining weight although your diet and exercise have remained the same? Your hormones could be to blame! Hormones are important to all body functions and play a significant role in your ability to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. There …

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MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital – LEADERS IN BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION

LEADERS IN BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION

As a leader in brain injury rehabilitation, MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital will join the Brain Injury Association of America and its partners this month in recognizing National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Throughout March, the hospital is taking a closer look at brain injury rehabilitation and the healing power it can offer to patients with head injuries. Smart Choices for Brain Injury …

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Feeling Pulled Between Your Parents and Your Kids?

Feeling Pulled Between Your Parents and Your Kids?

Continuing care at Tallgrass Creek may be the solution. Today’s generation of 40 to 60 year olds find themselves in an unprecedented situation. Many members of this so-called “sandwich generation” are pulled between the needs of their children and their aging parents for whom they’re often providing full-time care. While caring for Mom or Dad can be a reward, it …

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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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Beyond the Flip-Flop

Beyond the Flip-Flop

Stylish Sandals That Are Actually Good For Your Feet By Lucas Wetzel, on behalf of Comfort Plus Shoes & Footcare Every year around spring break, I pick up a new pair of cheap flip-flops in anticipation of warmer temperatures. By the time the pool opens or the trip to the beach arrives, however, one of the straps has already broken …

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Let 2016 Be the Year You Take Control of Your Sleep Health!

Let 2016 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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Bringing Health & Wellness to the Local Community

Bringing Health & Wellness to the Local Community

The Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A. 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 services where they work, live and play. Our goal is to promote overall health and wellness; to motivate consumers to be …

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Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Gallbladder Surgery Just Got Smaller!

Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Gallbladder Surgery

Dr. Christopher Daggett with Advanced Surgical Associates is among the first physicians in the Kansas City area to provide micro-laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Recent advances in minimally invasive surgery aimed at diminishing incision size have led to the development of micro-laparoscopic surgical instruments. The increased level of complexity using such instruments requires a higher level of surgical skill compared …

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THE BASIC FACTS ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER

THE BASIC FACTS ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER

Colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon and rectum—is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women combined. The general population faces a lifetime risk for developing the disease of about 5 percent, while someone whose family has a history of colorectal cancer has a 10 to 15 percent chance of developing the disease. …

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March is National Kidney Disease Awareness Month

National Kidney Disease

Most Americans know that heart disease and cancer can be silent killers and understand that monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol and having regular mammograms are critical to protecting their health. Too few adults—and not enough doctors—realize, however, that chronic kidney disease (CKD) is another common, life-threatening illness that often goes undetected until very advanced when it could be diagnosed early …

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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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