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RESEARCH ON THE RUN

RESEARCH ON THE RUN

A Winning Partnership between KU Cancer Center and OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer Foundation “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead Just ask Jeff Hirst and Rebecca Wates, both PhD researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Along with Andrew Godwin (Director, …

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Bringing Up Boys

Bringing Up Boys

By Nancy Jergins and Dana Hall McCain Boys need to remember one thing most of all when it comes to their feelings, especially anger: they always have a choice for how to respond, so says author and pediatrician Meg Meeker. I hear her loud and clear on this because I have a boy on the cusp of puberty (hello, testosterone)—the …

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The Benefits of Juice Cleanses

The Benefits of Juice Cleanses

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach I recently completed a 27 day juice cleanse sponsored by Juice Bar. I lost weight, had more energy, my thoughts were clearer, and reset my cravings. Here are some of the many benefits of doing a juice cleanse: • Rest the stomach – Juices require less energy to digest. Remember to gently chew …

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Humor and Cancer

Dear Humor Coach, Q. I was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I am nervous and scared. It is difficult to imagine, but how is humor even possible? – Cindi A. Cindi, I completely understand. It’s not funny that you have cancer. Humor and laughter are used as a way to navigate through the nervousness and fear. Here is an example …

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Bringing Health & Wellness to the Community

The Health & Wellmobile WANTS YOUR BUSINESS!

By Elizabeth Kelley The Kansas City 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 …

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Cyberbullying and Your Kids

Cyberbullying and Your Kids

By Kenna Lewis, Social Centric Media With the new age of technology, bullying is no longer limited to schoolyards or street corners. It can occur almost anywhere and at any time via email, texts, cell phones, and social media sites 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it is on the rise among school aged children. Some facts …

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Servant Leadership Proverbs for Today’s Leaders

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) If you look up the term “servant leadership” online, you will find that the phrase was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in The Servant as Leader, an essay he first published in 1970. Yes, he may have coined the term, but the concept itself dates back to Christ, the greatest servant leader who ever lived. Today, the Greenleaf Institute states, “Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world.” I would wholeheartedly agree, but a better definition of servant leadership is found in Mark 9:35. In this chapter, Jesus sits down his disciples to do a leadership intervention because they were arguing among themselves about who would be the greatest when Christ established His kingdom. Jesus summed up servant leadership in a short phrase, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all” (Mark 9:35). In Mark 10:42-45, He expands on that by saying, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” If the Son of God was a servant leader, shouldn’t we aspire to be one as well? Servant leaders are servants first and leaders second. It would be more accurate to call them “leader servants.” Their main focus is serving others, not on the accumulation of power, prestige or wealth. They want to help those they lead to become all God designed them to be by helping them to reach their full potential. Their goal is not to build an empire but to build the people they influence—their staff, their customers and their communities. I was “infected” by the example of Dr. Ernie Steury, a humble missionary physician who faithfully modeled servant leadership to me as we served at a small bush hospital he started in rural Kenya in 1959. He was so contagious that I had the overwhelming desire to be just like him after spending only a few weeks following him around as a college student one summer. After finishing medical school and residency, I joined Ernie as a missionary physician in 1981. His impact on my life was profound as he invested in me for 11 years. He stretched me constantly and gave me ever-increasing responsibilities and authority, essentially providing a “lab” for me to practice what he modeled. He advised, encouraged and challenged me to new heights every day. Four years after I arrived, he put me in charge of the hospital when he traveled back to the United States for a year furlough. As I continue striving to be a servant and build others, I know I’m the leader I am today because of his investment in my life. Though organizational success is not the primary goal of a servant leader, it is its byproduct, because you get the best effort and results out of those you lead. I’ve experienced this. As the Chief Executive Officer of Christian Medical & Dental Associations, I was surprised when we were selected as the “Best Christian Workplace” in the U.S. by Christianity Today and the Christian Leadership Alliance. I was amazed, because we had gone from a struggling small organization that almost imploded due to a huge crisis my first year to an admired major player in the non-profit sector eight years later. I credit that to my senior staff’s efforts to be servant leaders. Though many people are attracted to the concept of being a servant leader in their homes, workplace and community, they don’t know how to do it or even where to begin. Old habits and ways of leading are hard to break. That’s why Bert Jones and I wrote Servant Leadership: Proverbs for Today’s Leaders. Using pithy and succinct proverbs, we teach you how to become the servant leader you desire to be. If you are already a servant leader, we will help you to further improve “your serve” because you should never be satisfied with where you are on your journey. To purchase your copy of Servant Leadership, visit www.cmda.org/servantleadership. Personalized embossing with name or company logo and discounted orders on 10 or more is also available. To purchase the e-book version, visit www.cmda.org/amazon. “I love this new book. Wisdom flows throughout the hundreds of uplifting, thought provoking sayings. Let the wisdom of this book help you become the leader God is calling you to be. Every Christian leader should have this book on his or her desk.” —Frank Lofaro President, Prison Fellowship International “Pointed, pithy and powerful. I find David Stevens’ and Bert Jones’ writing on point. I move from conviction to affirmation and motivation. I pray often to be the slave of God. These proverbs actualize that prayer.” —Dr. John Neihof President of Wesley Biblical Seminary

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) If you look up the term “servant leadership” online, you will find that the phrase was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in The Servant as Leader, an essay he first published in 1970. Yes, he may have coined the term, but the concept itself dates back to Christ, the greatest servant leader who ever …

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What is So Bad About Mouth Breathing?

What is So Bad About Mouth Breathing?

By Larry Pribyl, D.D.S. If you or your child only has this condition occasionally during a cold or a temporary allergic situation, chances are your dental health will not be affected. However, long term mouth breathing (meaning 4 months or longer) can have a profound effect on the development of your dental arches and the alignment of your teeth. This …

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Traumatic Dental Injuries in Children

Traumatic Dental Injuries in Children

By Dr. Chad Wollard, DMD, Valencia Endodontic Associates – As spring arrives and warm weather activities kick into full swing, the incidence of traumatic dental injuries in children tends to increase. Traumatic injury to the permanent teeth can range from crown fracture, separation injury (in which the tooth either partially or completely comes out of the socket), or a crushing …

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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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Say Good-bye to Stubborn Fat Deposits

Say Good-bye to Stubborn Fat Deposits

Crunches won’t do it. Planks don’t make a dent. We’re talking about those stubborn body areas that no amount of exercise will diminish. For some, it’s the abdomen (that darn “pooch”) or love handles that are anything but loveable. Others complain about back fat or extra inches on the upper thighs or flanks. Fat under the arms that make wearing …

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MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital Celebrates The Power of Rehabilitation During National Rehabilitation Week

MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital Celebrates The Power of Rehabilitation During National Rehabilitation Week

National Rehabilitation Week is observed September 17-23, 2017, and highlights the importance of rehabilitation, patient successes as well as the clinicians providing the care to get patients back to doing the things they love. During this week, MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital joins hospitals across the country to celebrate “The Power of Independence,” focusing on rehabilitation medicine and the many patients who …

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FILLING AN EMPTY FOUNTAIN

FILLING AN EMPTY FOUNTAIN

By Jake Falcon, CRPC®, CEO, Wealth Advisor At Falcon Wealth Advisors, we feel having a portfolio without a comprehensive plan to guide the investment decision is speculation. In other words, it’s like having a fountain with no water. To avoid having a portfolio without a plan, we take our clients through a three-step process: 1.    INITIAL CONSULTATION Our initial consultation …

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Now You Can Assess the Severity of Your Neuropathy!

Now You Can Assess the Severity of Your Neuropathy!

Do you or a loved one suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy, with nerve pain or numbness? If so, you’re not alone. That’s the bad news. The good news is that Lumen Care Center’s proprietary assessment and treatment protocol is a true breakthrough in treating Peripheral Neuropathy. What is Peripheral Neuropathy? Neuropathy means “nerve disease or damage” and it results from damage …

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Tips for Decreasing Your Risk of Skin Cancer

Tips for Decreasing Your Risk of Skin Cancer

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. There are various types of skin cancer such as Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Melanoma. Want to decrease your risk for developing skin cancer? •    Limit exposure to UV light during the hours of 9am-4pm. Now, I know that this is …

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Tips for preventing sports injuries in kids and teens

Tips for preventing sports injuries in kids and teens

More time on the field brings a greater risk of experiencing sports-related injuries. Pediatric sports medicine expert R. Jay Lee, M.D. at Johns Hopkins University provides these injury prevention tips to help keep your young athlete on the field rather than on the sidelines. 1. Talk with your young athlete. Make sure your young athlete understands that he or she …

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