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NEWS ANCHOR AND PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVOR SPEAKS OUT TO SAVE LIVES “When it comes to prostate cancer, what you don’t know can kill you. That’s why I’m so willing to discuss my experience with others.” So says John Holt, longtime FOX 4 News co-anchor, diehard Jayhawk, loving husband, proud father of an Army second lieutenant and a student nurse – …

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The Truth About Metabolism


By Katy Graves, MPAS, PA-C – What Does it Mean When People Say, “I Have a Slow Metabolism?” Metabolism is the chemical process by which the body converts food into energy. Your body extracts nutrients from food through digestion, and through elimination expels waste. A slow metabolism describes a less efficient process of the conversion of food to fuel. Contrary to …

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Beyond LASIK…


SBK: The Newest, Most Advanced  Form of Laser Vision Correction WHAT IS SBK? SBK is the acronym for Sub-Bowman Keratomileusis. It is the newest, most advanced form of Laser Vision Correction in the world, beyond even LASIK. The SBK procedure reshapes the cornea, allowing you to see clearly, correcting myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. SBK is an all-laser procedure …

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OXYTOCIN The New Cuddle, Love, and Bonding Hormone

Oxytocin Functions

By James Mirabile, M.D., FACOG – That’s right, OXYTOCIN, the hormone in pregnancy which stimulates contractions in labor and aids in induction of labor is now being considered the libido drug of the century! I said the same thing, “huh?” I learned of this recently from a patient who had seen a physician in Florida who she states, “turned her …

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Shooting Pain in the Ball of Your Foot?

foot pain treatment

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista, DPM – Shooting pain in the ball of the foot is most likely caused by a neuroma which is a form of nerve inflammation that causes burning, shooting, or throbbing pain. It is commonly caused by an injury or shoes that are too tight. The location of the pain—often referred to as Morton’s Neuroma—is usually …

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood Obesity

By Dawnavan Davis, Ph.D., M.S. Director of Health Promotions – September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and we need  all  Kansas  Citians  to  raise awareness and increase your commitment to our children. Why is this important? Kansas City is Facing An Epidemic One in three children in our community is overweight or obese and without intervention, they will face …

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Osteoporosis: A Growing Diagnosis in an Aging Population


By C. Lan Fotopoulos, M.D. – Osteoporosis is characterized by lower bone mass which leads to an increased risk of fractures. There are an estimated eight million women and two million men with osteoporosis in the United States today. Beyond that, there are an estimated 34 million Americans with osteopenia, which itself is defined as having a lower than normal …

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Cholesterol: What Your Doctor Knows That You Should Too


Facts on Your Risk of Having a Heart Attack and How to Change It By Stephanie Crabtree, M.D. – If you’ve ever found yourself glazing over as your doctor tries to de-code the mystery of cholesterol for you during your annual comprehensive exam, this article is for you. So let’s get right to it. What is Cholesterol? There it is, …

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Hip Hip Hooray! Relief From Hip Pain

Hip Pain Kansas

By Matt Timm, PT, DPT, OCS – Hip pain can be debilitating, often affecting sleep and making it difficult to sit or walk for prolonged periods. Hip problems may also make it tough to climb steps, lead to a decrease in balance, and prevent you from enjoying recreational activities. Since the hip is a large, weight-bearing joint and is under …

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Time for Revolution

eating right

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – “Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the …

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The Importance of Skin Exfoliation

skin care

By Tama Veltri, NCEA Certified Licensed Esthetician – Do you feel like life is moving faster but your skin is slowing down? It is certainly no secret that our skin cell turnover rate, the rate at which skin cells renew themselves, slows down dramatically as we age. In your 20’s, skin cell turnover is happening at a rate of about …

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Creating a Better Way to LIVE with Alzheimer’s and Dementia


By The Heritage of Overland Park – CUTTING-EDGE CONCEPT IN ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA CARE In the middle of a peaceful residential setting, at the corner of 127th and Switzer, a cutting-edge concept in Alzheimer and Dementia care has taken shape. This new community has spared no expense in implementing the latest techniques in care for people with memory disorders or …

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World’s Best Racquetball Players Come to KC!


By Sarrisa Haley, Operations and Wellness Manager and Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Coach – Quick flash back to the mid 80’s. You were fit, healthy, and living life. Chances are, you or someone you knew was playing Racquetball or Handball. If you lived in Johnson County, chances are you were playing at The Athletic Club! Largest Racquetball Event of the Year …

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Trio of Award-Winning Refractive Surgeons Sets a Worldwide Standard for Vision Care

Kansas City Vision Care

If you’re considering laser vision correction, look no further than Durrie Vision in Overland Park. This internationally recognized practice, home to the country’s latest, is located in the heart of Overland Park at 435 and Nall. Meet the trio of award-winning laser surgeons who head up the premiere laser vision correction practice and world-class surgery center at Durrie Vision. Dr. …

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By Dee Dee Jarvis – Although no single laser can correct all skin conditions such as the elimination of  pigmentation, reduction of hair, and softening of wrinkles, at MedCOSMETIC™ we are now using a combination of two nonablative, or “light” lasers, to solve and treat all of these problems. MedCOSMETIC™ is excited to offer our newest DYNAMIC DUO! You might …

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The Most Common Site for Sprains in the Human Body: The Ankle Joint

The Most Common Site for Sprains

By Matt Timm, PT, DPT, OCS – Lateral ankle sprains occur frequently, not only in young athletes, but among active adults as well. The ankle joint is the most common site for sprains in the human body. In one study, 45% of people surveyed reported a history of ankle injury and another 20% reported persistent ankle problems. Most Common Treatment …

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As Kids Head Back to School, Make a PowerPlay™ Against Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

“Weighting” is Not an Option – By Katy Graves, MPAS, PA-C – In the last three decades, the rate of childhood obesity has nearly tripled, with one of every three American children qualifying for an overweight or obese diagnosis. The alarm bells should be sounding for parents, caretakers, and health care providers. Just as in the adult population, being overweight …

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Inspiring Performance and a Healthier Lifestyle

healthy lifestyle

The Wellness Coach with Heart and Passion! – By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Coach – Life is like a game. We have all played games and know they have a beginning and an end with a varied amount of time and action in between. The same holds true with life. Games provide mental and/or physical challenges. The consequences of neglecting proper health …

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