February 20, 2017 - Monday

The Importance of Summer for Teens

The Importance of Summer for Teens

By Rachel Lewis Summer is finally here! The days are getting longer, temperatures are rising, and the lure of the outdoors is there for everyone. Basically, anything but school seems to be pretty irresistible. Why is summer so important for teens? Summer gives teens the perfect amount of rest and relaxation to start up school again in the fall feeling …

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Volunteer Drivers Needed to Transport Cancer Patients to Treatment

Volunteer Drivers Needed to Transport Cancer Patients to Treatment

By Amy Haynes | Communications Manager, Division Communications An estimated 34,270 Missouri residents and 14,530 Kansas residents will learn they have cancer this year and getting to their scheduled treatment will be their greatest concern. To ensure patients get to the critical care they need without additional stress, the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery® program can help provide free …

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Relay For Life, Relay For Hope

Julie Davidson (left) and Sheri Woxland (right)

In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern, cancer. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer. At Relay For Life …

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Happy Father’s Day, Dad! You’re The BEST!

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

By Lorrie O’Leary Ritchie I was honored to write about our beloved Mom last month for Mother’s Day, especially since she passed away more than two years ago. Many times, we honor loved ones after they have passed away. This time, I thought it would be nice to honor our beloved Dad while he is still with us. SO, DAD, …

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Invest in Your Most Priceless Asset this May – Your Health

Invest in Your Most Priceless Asset this May – Your Health

The Mirabile M.D. Team helps women of all ages channel their inner beauty, health and wellness. Take control of your health Most women have heard that phrase throughout their lives—whether from a physician, best friend or the media—but in today’s fast-paced world, being responsible for personal health and well-being is even more critical. As a woman, it doesn’t matter what …

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New Minimally Invasive Treatment for Spinal Fractures

New Minimally Invasive Treatment for Spinal Fractures

Doctors Hospital recently became one of the first medical facilities in the Kansas City area to treat a vertebral compression fracture using a new implant solution called the Kiva VCF Treatment System. Vertebral compression fractures occur when a bone in the spine cracks, fractures, or collapses. This is a serious condition that frequently goes undiagnosed. Without intervention, the pain may …

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Take a Step Toward Better Health by Finding the Right Shoes For You

by Finding the Right Shoes For You

By Lucas Wetzel, on behalf of Comfort Plus Shoes and Footcare Every month, the editors at Kansas City Health & Wellness Magazine provide us with a list of national health topics that are being observed that month. May, for example, is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, National High Blood Pressure Education Month and Correct Posture Month, to name just …

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High Blood Pressure in the Older Person

High Blood Pressure in the Older Person

By Dellas Baldelli As older adults live longer, they may have more than one chronic disease. Or they may have a health problem that can lead to another condition or injury if not properly managed. The older adult may also experience healthcare in various settings, such as a hospital, assisted living facility or at home. These situations can affect the …

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Women and Heart Disease

Women and Heart Disease

Take Steps to Conquer this Silent Killer Two days after Christmas, Julie Rickman, then 41, thought she was having an allergic reaction to her Christmas tree. After a trip to the emergency room, and sharing her family history of heart disease, doctors ordered testing that revealed Julie had suffered a silent heart attack with two blockages in her heart sometime …

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Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer This Summer

Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer This Summer

By Tiffany Engelken, APRN-C As our outdoor activities get into full swing, it is that time of year to review the dos and don’ts of sun protection. Sun exposure is the number one modifiable risk factor in the prevention of skin cancer. Sun exposure causes about 90 percent of all skin cancers. Statistics: The statistics are a compelling reminder of …

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Biobloc Orthotropics – “Airway Orthodontics”

Biobloc Orthotropics

By Larry Pribyl, D.D.S. Everyone would like to have straight, perfect teeth. Not only for the way it enhances our smiles but our overall health is improved when our teeth are aligned and we are able to chew properly. Most parents will consider orthodontics if their child’s permanent teeth are coming in “crooked.” Did you ever wonder how or why …

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Motivating Consumers To Be Proactive About their Health

Motivating Consumers To Be Proactive About their Health

By Elizabeth Kelley The Health & Wellmobile, made possible by Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A., and several local partners, such as Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness, 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, scans and education where …

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6 Ways to Thank a Caregiver

6 Ways to Thank a Caregiver

Family caregivers give so much – and ask for very little in return. These men and women are healthcare heroes who earn no pay but who more than earn our respect and unwavering support. Sometimes, though, it’s difficult for a caregiver to accept help. Here are a few ways to recognize, honor and provide much-needed respite for those dedicated family …

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The Dangers of Tanning Beds and Severe Sunburns

The Dangers of Tanning Beds and Severe Sunburns

By Amy Haynes, American Cancer Society Communications Manager, Division Communications May is Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month and it is by far the most common cancer in the U.S. There are three types of skin cancer, basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. Melanoma is a less common but a much more dangerous type of skin cancer. It is estimated …

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