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February 20th is Love Your Pet Day.

February 20th is Love Your Pet Day

By Jodi Thomas My husband gave me a wooden sign a few years back that reads, “Dogs Welcome. People Tolerated.”  Sadly, it’s not too far from the truth.  It’s hard to compete with a furry creature that is always happy to see you, does what you say (most of the time), and is always there for you.  I’m known to be …

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Is Your Heart Trying to Tell You Something Through Your Swollen Feet?

Why Is My Foot Swollen? Do you have a swollen foot or feet? What about your ankles? It could be edema or hypertension. It could be a signal from your heart. What Is High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure is also known as hypertension. Blood pressure refers to the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as …

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Core Foods

Core Foods

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach Did you know that we are fed by not just what we eat, but by other areas in our life that “feed” us?  These are what I call Core Foods. Core Foods can nourish us just as much as food can. They satisfy us internally at our core and provide energy on a …

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Is A Debt-Free Life Possible?

Is A Debt-Free Life Possible?

Leslie Balfaqih couldn’t believe how much money she and her husband wasted every month. “Our financial life was a mess,” Leslie says from her home in Florida. “To say we were disorganized is putting it mildly.” Like so many Americans, they didn’t have a plan for their money. The problem is often not how much money a family makes, but …

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Take Preventive Steps to Avoid Frozen Pipes

Take Preventive Steps to Avoid Frozen Pipes

(NewsUSA) Winter is officially upon us and that means many homeowners will be paying a hefty price for not protecting their property against frozen pipes. According to the Insurance Industry Institute, water damage and freezing is the second most common home insurance claim filed, with the average claim totaling $8,861. In fact, frozen pipes are a significant contributor to the …

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Ready, Set, SMART Marketing Goals 5 Steps to Success

Ready, Set, SMART Marketing Goals

By Kenna Lewis, Social Centric Media With a little bit of planning and purposeful goal-setting, you can start the year off right and strive to make 2018 the best year yet! Well, here we are; it’s the beginning of a new year. Like most people, I use the first of the year to evaluate and set digital marketing goals for …

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Wholehearted

Wholehearted

By Jodi Thomas I love Valentine’s Day. Not just the flowers and the chocolate and all that good stuff, but I have always loved the idea of celebrating love . . . and on a trivial note, seeing all the pink and red hearts just makes me happy for some reason. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my own …

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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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Headaches are Such a Pain!

Headaches are Such a Pain!

By Larry Pribyl, D.D.S. Even for dentists who have extensive training in craniomandibular disorders and jaw dysfunction, intense headaches are often challenging cases to manage. To discover the true cause of the pain, professionals are not unlike detectives looking for clues which can put the pieces of the puzzle together. For instance, among the varying headaches: vascular, sinus congestion, or …

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Finding Memories with Alzheimer’s

Finding Memories with Alzheimer’s

In 1906, about 25 years after Women’s Christian Association of Kansas City, Missouri was founded and about 20 years before Armour Oaks Senior Living Community was built, a German doctor named Alois Alzheimer first noticed a patient with a disorder that presented with memory loss and other cognitive issues. After the patient’s death, the autopsy revealed shrunken parts of the …

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Add “Total Wellness” to Your 2018 Resolutions

Add “Total Wellness” to Your 2018 Resolutions

Becoming your own BFF is just the beginning to making this year your best It may come as no surprise that one of the most repeated New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Other popular goals include getting a better night’s sleep, feeling better overall, gaining self-confidence and even finding more personal time; in essence putting you first for a …

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Six Advances in Hearing Technology to Help You Hear Better in the New Year

Six Advances in Hearing Technology to Help You Hear Better in the New Year

By Tim Steele, Ph.D., FAAA, President, Associated Audiologists Digital technology and the microchip have made it possible to pack more power and features into hearing aids than ever before. But what are the features you should look for if you’re in the market for hearing aids in the new year? 1. Automatic Programs The latest hearing aids can automatically detect …

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Insist on the Best for Stroke Recovery

Insist on the Best for Stroke Recovery

What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When this happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood – and oxygen – it needs, so it starts to die. A stroke can result in difficulties in moving around, performing daily …

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EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR PAINFUL VERTEBRAL COMPRESSION FRACTURES

EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR PAINFUL VERTEBRAL COMPRESSION FRACTURES

Diseases such as osteoporosis or bone tumors can weaken vertebrae, the bones of the spine, which can then collapse suddenly under the force of normal daily activity. Compression fractures can cause unbearable pain and lead to significant reductions in quality of life. Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty are minimally invasive, image-guided treatments for the pain associated with compression fractures. CONSULTATION During consultation, …

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You Don’t Have to Live with Acne

You Don’t Have to Live with Acne

Treatments that help keep your skin looking and feeling healthy KMC Dermatology Acommon stumbling block to healthy looking skin, and something that affects almost everyone at some point in their life: acne. Contrary to popular belief, acne isn’t just the plight of pubescent teenagers; “Infantile acne” can occur in babies as a result of exposure to mom’s hormones in utero. …

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An American Heart Survivor Story

An American Heart Survivor Story

By American Heart Association Two days after Christmas, Julie Rickman, then 41, thought she was having an allergic reaction to her Christmas tree. After a trip to the emergency room, and sharing her family history of heart disease, doctors ordered testing that revealed Julie had suffered a silent heart attack with two blockages in her heart sometime in the past …

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TEN Strategies for not Losing Your Temper

Losing Your Temper

By Tim Kimmel You’re on the brink of losing your temper with your kids. You hold it in. You bite your tongue. You take a deep breath… and then you lose it. Ugh. Not a good feeling and certainly not productive. Just about every parent, if they admitted it, has lost their temper with their child. After all, pushing a …

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Free Marketing for Health & Wellness Non-For-Profits!?

The Health & Wellmobile WANTS YOUR BUSINESS!

By Elizabeth Kelley The Kansas City Health & Wellmobile will be hosting a FREE informational partnership seminar for non-for-profits who provide Health & Wellness services and products to consumers. During this seminar, non-for-profit (NFP) organizations will learn about how their charities will receive FREE marketing exposure and partnership with the Health & Wellmobile in 2018. These are partnerships created with …

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