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WIN for KC

WIN for KC

Annual Women’s Sports Awards Celebration Luncheon WIN for KC Honors Six Local Residents The Women’s Intersport Network for Kansas City (WIN for KC) was established in 1994 with the mission to empower girls and women through advocating and promoting the lifetime value of sports and fitness, while providing opportunities for participation and leadership development. WIN is a volunteer, membership-driven organization …

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Cheers to the New Year

Cheers to the New Year

Alcohol use increases around the holiday season for a variety of reasons. Many people experience depression and grief around the holiday season from past experiences. The holiday season is a time for parties and celebrations. Assessing for risky alcohol behavior is one of the top preventive services not offered at most healthcare facilities. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 …

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Just One Word!

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes “…I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race…” – Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT) I absolutely love the New Year! If the previous year was long and difficult, the New Year …

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Holiday Friendly Recipes

Holiday Friendly Recipes

Spinach Dip Makes 12 servings Ingredients: 1 cup chopped spinach 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt 1 cup light mayonnaise 2 tsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt ¼ tsp parsley Directions: Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving. Serve with raw vegetables. Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 70 Fat: 5 g Carbs: 4 …

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How to Balance Holiday Planning with Every Day Caregiving Respite care at Tallgrass Creek offers a solution for seniors and their families.

Balance Holiday Planning

Caregivers of older family members can often feel overwhelmed by their many responsibilities. It’s a normal feeling known as “caregiver burnout.” During the holidays, it can be even more pronounced. In between your usual caregiving duties, you have to find time to shop, cook, clean, travel, and attend to social obligations. That’s why more and more caregivers are turning to …

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Regain the Gift of Sound this Holiday

By Belinda Gonzales, Owner, NuSound Hearing Center It’s been called the most wonderful time of year. We watch movies where the families gather for the perfect meal, looking great and without conflict. We are told that we are to be joyful and full of good cheer and, yet, according to the National Institute of Health, Christmas is the time of …

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PAY IT FORWARD THIS HOLIDAY

PAY IT FORWARD

By Trish Carcopa, BA Health Management, Health Writer “Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because they do not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let …

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Holiday Tips for Thinning Hair in Men and Women

Holiday Tips for Thinning Hair in Men and Women

By Meena Singh, M.D. – The holidays are upon us! This typically entails plenty of gatherings and social events. For those with hair loss, however, it can mean having to find more ways to camouflage thinning areas. Most importantly, your cause of hair loss should be properly diagnosed and optimally treated. One of the most common types of hair loss …

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5 Tips for Coping with Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Bladder control problems, often referred to as urinary incontinence, affect millions of American women and men. Almost half of the people experiencing these symptoms are older adults.  Although it is a common problem, less than 10 percent of those with incontinence seek treatment from their physicians. They might be embarrassed, assume it’s a natural part of aging, or are not …

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Give Your Child the Gift of Success this Holiday Season

Success this Holiday Season

By Rachel Lewis The holiday season is a time for families to come together and share not only love and warmth but also encourage and enjoy each other’s interests. Some of my favorite memories revolve around doing just that. I am a reader, but I attribute a lot of my love for books to my grandmother. Every year, she would …

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Give the Gift of Sleep this Holiday Using Superfruits Instead of Drugs for a Good Night’s Sleep

By Shelley Alexander, D.O. Sleep issues are an epidemic in America. While many people are looking for answers in laboratories, not enough are looking in their local produce section for healthy sleep. First, let’s look at the commonly used over-the-counter, drug-based sleep aids like Zzzquil, Benadryl or Tylenol PM. These products are inexpensive and easy to get and that’s a tempting …

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American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart®

Roasted Turkey Ingredients: – 1 1/2 lb. fresh or frozen turkey, thawed – 2 Tbsp. dried, salt-free herbs, Italian blend – 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil – 1 tsp. black pepper – 1 cup fresh carrots (about 2 carrots), coarsely chopped – 2-3 rib celery, coarsely chopped – 1 small onion, coarsely chopped – 3 sprig fresh thyme OR 1 Tbsp. …

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Cancer During the Holidays

Cancer During the Holidays

By American Cancer Society The holidays can be a difficult time of year when you or a loved one is facing cancer. Your usual traditions may be disrupted by treatment needs or unpleasant side effects; the demands of the season may feel overwhelming when combined with the emotions stirred by dealing with a serious illness. These tips and resources can …

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Angel Tree – The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program, which began in 1991, is entering its 23rd year of making the holidays brighter for thousands of children in the Kansas City area. This year, Angel Trees are located at Oak Park Mall, Zona Rosa Shopping Center, Independence Center, Metro North Mall and participating Walmart stores. Every Angel Tree features dozens of angel tags, …

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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Holiday Shopping

According to experts, the highest crime rate of the year is during the holiday season. Consider the following safety tips this shopping season to better protect yourself: Leave your purse at home. Take a small amount of money or 1 credit card with you and your ID. Place these items in a small wallet and tuck them safely inside your …

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RACQUETBALL is the FUN Workout for All Ages and Skill Levels!

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. There is nothing more important than our health and relationships. Make it a priority to schedule time to take care of you. Make a conscious effort to focus on and nourish both your body and relationships. By doing these two things, you will enhance your well-being. Actions Develop …

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Holiday Presence The Gift Money Can’t Buy

Holiday Presence

By Kim Colegrove The holiday season stirs up nostalgia – childhood memories, happy times, and fun family gatherings. But, it’s also notorious for creating stress. If you’re a fan of peace on Earth and good will toward men, I’d like to suggest a simple way to reduce your stress and enhance your holidays. Learn the power of presence. What is …

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12 Practices for a Healthy Life

Healthy Life

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Deuteronomy 5 gives the account of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments from God. At the time, the Commandments were given to protect God’s chosen people and bring life to the community, but, ultimately, all of the law was given to expose human sin and our need for a Savior. LEADERS SURVEYED FOR TOP …

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