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Learn How Your Family Members Can Live Healthier Lives

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By Dawnavan Davis, Director of Health Promotions – As Kansas City’s health and wellness leader, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is committed to empowering children and families to lead healthier lives. As part of this commitment, Blue KC recently employed a new Health Promotions strategy supporting community initiatives that address childhood obesity. Healthy Children Equal …

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Changing the Look of Cancer at Missys’ Boutique

Missys' Boutique

Patricia’s Story Patricia Bunting smiled a little bigger and sat a little straighter as she squared her shoulders and pointed proudly to her chest. “I feel like a new woman,” she said emphatically when asked about her breast prosthesis following a double mastectomy. “Before these (prosthesis), I didn’t go anywhere, I isolated myself,” Patricia explained. Patricia lost her breasts to …

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Back Pain and Golf: “Hey Doc, When Can I Play Golf Again?”

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By Fermin J. Santos, M.D. – When I did my interventional spine fellowship in Scottsdale, Arizona, one of the most frequently asked questions by patients was when could they return to playing golf. Golf’s popularity may be at an all-time high, given the demographics (baby-boomers with more free time) and affordability of the game. However, like any other sport, golf …

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Bring Back Time with MedCOSMETIC’s™ ActiveFx™ CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treatment

The ActiveFx™ Difference

By Dee Dee Jarvis – Effective skin rejuvenation involves reduction of lines and wrinkles, elimination of dark pigmentation caused by sun damage, pore shrinking and smoothing of acne scars. These are difficult goals to achieve but they can be with a single ActiveFx™ treatment. The ActiveFx™ Difference The ActiveFx™ is a less invasive version of the CO2 resurfacing laser which …

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What’s the Hype about Vitamin D?

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By Katy Graves, MPAS, PA-C – Why is Vitamin D Important? Adequate vitamin D levels are vital for optimal functioning of almost every organ system! It is responsible for the proper control of calcium and phosphate regulation in the body which contributes to muscle and bone health, and prevents osteoporosis. It also plays an important role in the normal functioning …

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Ask The Doctor – Women’s Health Q&A with Dr. Mirabile

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Q: I’m 43 years old, I work out 3 times per week, is it just my destiny or are hormones to blame for my increased waistline?  KR A: This is a constant, recurring question that needs very little explanation! The answer is NO, it is not your destiny and Yes, you can blame your hormones! Why and what you can do …

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Non-Surgical Back Pain Relief

Back Pain

By Dr. Robert Patterson Jr. – Do you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder, arm, leg, or low back pain?  If so, you are not alone. This type of pain robs you of your quality of life, and when it does, you want and deserve your pain-free life back as gently, effectively, and quickly as possible. Carol’s Story …

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Considering a Laser Vision Correction Procedure?

laser vision

If so, what questions will you ask to help make your decision and choose the right surgeon you can trust with your vision? Many people do not know enough about laser vision correction, so they simply resort to basing this very important decision on price alone. Durrie Vision wants to help you get started on the path to great vision …

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Workplace Wellness: What It Is and Why It’s Important To All Of Us!

workplace wellness

By Jacob Wayman, Project Manager, Corporate Medicine and Wellness Services – As an employer or employee, you may already be aware that ‘Wellness’ is the new buzz word of the health care industry and, more importantly, the workplace. But what exactly is Wellness? And how can we incorporate it in the Workplace? By definition Workplace Wellness is: “…an organized, employer-sponsored …

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Wishing Your Smile Better Reflected Who You Are?

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Most people would agree that along with the eyes, your smile is the first thing people notice about you. It is how you express yourself and connect with others. When your smile is a true reflection of how you feel inside, your best self will shine through. Research has shown that a genuine smile can only be brought on by …

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Knee Pain

By Joshua J. Niemann, MD – Although there are many causes of knee pain, one of the most common conditions I see in the office is osteoarthritis (OA). Often called “wear and tear” arthritis, it is a slowly progressive degenerative disease in which the joint cartilage gradually wears away. It most often affects people older than 50, and can become …

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Discover Better Health by Speaking with Your Pharmacist

Pharmacist

By Jessica Lea, Pharm.D., BCPP – How many times have you left your physician’s office with a prescription that you never filled? Or stopped taking a prescribed medication because of its side effects or high cost? Medicine is prescribed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle by controlling your conditions. Unfortunately, there are many factors that can cause your medications …

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Advanced Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus

Fungus

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista – For years, people have been frustrated by toenail fungus. The nail discoloration makes it almost impossible for those who suffer from it to freely enjoy certain activities without feeling self-conscious about exposing their feet in public. As the fungus progresses, the nail thickens and becomes damaged causing more problems to the sufferer. Up until …

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Local Hero Uses CPR to Save a Life… on Vacation!

CPR

Local cardiologist and community leader, Willie Lawrence, MD saves lives each and every day. Named as he American Heart Association’s 2011 Physician of the Year, Dr. Lawrence works tirelessly to advocate and fulfill the association’s mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. As a physician, Dr. Lawrence is also an expert at performing CPR, but notes …

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PUTTING THE BOOTS TO ALS 5K RUN/WALK FUNDING A CURE FOR ALS

Putting the Boots to ALS 5k Run

By John Lillis – Race Day: Saturday, July 7, 2012 Project 5 for ALS is a grassroots organization, which started from the vision of Robert C. Willson (Big Bob) two years before he died of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Rob urged all of his friends and family to support his goal of starting a foundation to fund ALS research. He …

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Angel Flight Central “Giving Hope Wings”

Angle Flight

His name was John. John was an eight-year-old adopted Korean boy suffering from a rare heart abnormality. He was going to die without an operation. With no health insurance, his adoptive parents, experiencing financial hard times, and the local hospital’s lack of expertise to perform the surgery John needed to live, the odds seemed stacked against him. A surgeon and …

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Fit 4 Ever: Be Aggressive

Spiritual Wellness

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – “Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” – 1 Corinthians …

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