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Brides Against Breast Cancer

Brides Against Breast Cancer

You’re Invited! Charity Bridal Show and Wedding Gown Sale November 21 – 22, 2014 By Allison Ward Moore Brides Against Breast Cancer invites all brides and guests to browse through hundreds of  new and lovingly worn designer and couture wedding gowns, all at an incredible savings. Most gown prices range from $99 to $799, with designer gowns valued up to …

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OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer

OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” These words have never rung truer than they did for Melissa Wood in March of 2013. Melissa, Chief Administrative Officer at Burns & McDonnell, wife, and mother of three, hadn’t been feeling well since the previous December. She told her doctor at that point, …

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Guidelines for Drug Disposal

Guidelines for Drug Disposal

FDA and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy developed federal guidelines that are summarized here: Follow any specific disposal instructions on the prescription drug labeling or patient information that accompanies the medicine. Do not flush medicines down the sink or toilet unless this information specifically instructs you to do so. Take advantage of community drug take-back programs …

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AFTER THE HARVEST

AFTER THE HARVEST

A New Hunger-Relief Nonprofit Helping Feed Hungry People in KC By Lisa Ousley, Executive Director After the Harvest, a new hunger-relief nonprofit focused on getting fresh fruits and vegetables to feed hungry people,  marked the end of its first 100 days of operation on September 19, noting that it has provided more than 500,000 pounds of fresh produce to Harvesters …

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6th Annual Tweak the Treat A “TCOY Wellness” Post-Halloween Event

6th Annual Tweak the Treat

By Lucy DelSarto, WEC, Coach & Life Enthusiast How sweet it is! This is not a reference to your taste buds, I’m talking about your ability to bring smiles to people you will never meet just by the simple act of caring enough to share. Halloween is only a few weeks away and it has become one of the year’s …

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More Meditation, Less Medication? How Practicing Silence Can Help You Balance

More Meditation

By Kim Colegrove Can anxiety and depression be reduced through meditation? A growing number of researchers and health care professionals believe so, and are encouraging patients to practice meditation as a complement to medications and other treatments and therapies. In a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association earlier this year, meditation was found to improve symptoms …

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Bullying Facts for National Bullying Awareness Month

Bullying Facts

Bullying directly affects students’ ability to learn. Students who are bullied often have declining grades and lose self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth. (Hoover & Oliver,1996, p. 10; Hazler, Hoover, & Oliver, 1992; Garbarino, 1999; Olweus, 1993; McMaster, Connolly, Pepler, & Craig, 1998; Rigby, 2001) Students who are bullied report more physical and emotional symptoms such as headaches, stomachaches, anxiety, and depression. …

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Fit After 50 Make a Total Transformation

Fit after 50

By Grant Bradshaw, NASM, CPT, CES Personal training is my passion. I have dedicated my life to helping others become healthy and fit! After spending 20 years researching, learning and living a healthy, fit lifestyle, I am committed to helping others learn to do the same. Over the last nine months, I have had the privilege of working with John McCarthy, …

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COURT CASE 101 TCOY Racquetball and You

YOUR COURT APPEARANCE IS REQUESTED By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Educator and Coach, TCOY (Take Care of You) Wellness The top three or four priorities in life often include: family, career, faith, health, friends, and relationships. Does your current lifestyle support your priorities? Have your personal priorities taken a distant second, third or fourth place to what is often merely urgent …

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Are Your Hormones Making You Fat?

Medi Clinic

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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Natural Solutions to Neck Pain

Natural Solutions to Neck Pain

By Dr. Kyle Gulledge Carrie had been everywhere. She had tried physical therapy, chiropractic, medications and steroids. While some of these things had helped for a time, she seemed to always have that stiff neck and shoulder tension. When she came into Elite Physical Medicine, she was a little bit skeptical. She had tried everything and she wasn’t sure how …

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The Best Place to Find Balance is Here, in the Middle of America.

Find Balance

Nestled among the peaceful rolling hills just outside downtown Kansas City, Missouri, you’ll find an oasis of serenity, discovery and personal growth. This is Awaken Whole Life Center, a local spa, fitness, wellness and retreat refuge in Unity Village that is open to the public and designed to restore and refresh the whole person – body, mind and spirit. This …

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Hearing Loss May Be a Side Effect of Cancer Therapy

Hearing Loss

By Belinda Gonzales, HIS I have often heard cancer described as the “C” word. By using this description, we imply that it may be contagious and if we don’t say it we will not catch it. This seems to make cancer even more mysterious and scary than it already is. September is National Ovarian and Prostate Cancer AND Leukemia and …

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Is Your CPAP Machine Getting in Your Way?

CPAP Machine

A Custom Made Oral Sleep Appliance Can Eliminate Need for CPAP Machine By Larry Pribyl, DDS If you were diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and your primary care doctor ordered a CPAP or BiPAP machine, you now find yourself lugging around extra equipment when you take a trip—especially inconvenient if you travel by air or want to go camping. Each …

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Help for Psoriasis Sufferers

Help for Psoriasis Sufferers

By Andy Dean, PA-C – As we all know, Kansas City is notorious for its cold winters. About this time of year, the sweaters, long pants and heavy coats fly out of the closets and off the shelves. And for about 3% of the population, those long sleeves are a relief as they can finally cover up a distressing skin …

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A PATIENT/FAMILY WISH DELIVERED

11 August 2014 Ms. Trish Carcopa Executive Director BrightStar 10100 West 87th Street, S100 Overland Park, KS 66212 Dear Ms. Carcopa: My family and I will be forever grateful to BrightStar and all your staff who were involved in arranging for 24/7 RNs which made it possible for us to bring our mom home to spend her final days. When …

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Prostate Cancer Networking Group Offers Valuable Support

By Steve Hentzen Men who have, or have had, prostate cancer give valuable support to others through their involvement with the Prostate Cancer Networking Group. Just as men have received support from this group, they can in turn offer other patients and their families patience, strength, and endurance through their experiences with diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Early Detection is Key …

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LIVE LONGER BY BEING A QUITTER!

LIVE LONGER BY BEING A QUITTER

By Mikki Mills, RN, MSN and Stacy Searcy – It is well known that a cigarette has more than 4,000 carcinogens, many that are addicting and cause cancer. Smokers need to have support to quit. Anne Penman Cold Laser Therapy offers a non-invasive, pain free, NATURAL way to stop smoking. The Anne Penman Program is the most advanced treatment for …

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