October 22, 2017 - Sunday

Share and Encourage This Holiday Season

Share and Encourage 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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Grief and the Holidays

Grief and the Holidays

“Holidays are time spent with loved ones” was imprinted on our psyche from a young age. Holidays mark the passage of time in our lives. They are part of the milestones we share with each other and they generally represent time spent with family. They bring meaning to certain days, and we bring much meaning back to them. But since …

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National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 4th -10th

National Influenza Vaccination Week:

By Dellas Baldelli Throughout history, influenza viruses have mutated and caused pandemics or global epidemics. In 1890, an especially virulent strain of influenza hit the heartland, killing many Americans. Those who survived that pandemic and lived to experience the 1918 pandemic tended to be less susceptible to the disease. No one knows exactly how many people died during the 1918-1919 …

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4 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Holiday Weight Gain

By Paula Lawrence, Medi-Weightloss® The Holiday Season! A time filled with family gatherings, social outings and…heavy calorie consumption. Along with all the joy and cheer, the holiday season brings an abundance of rich foods, sweet treats and high caloric cocktails. Looking for ways to enjoy the season without weight gain? Here are 4 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain: 1.   …

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Advanced Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus

Advanced Laser Treatment For Toenail 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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Red Carpet Ready for the Holidays

Red Carpet Ready for the Holidays

Mirabile M.D. offers the latest in non-invasive cosmetic procedures and technology to help you look like a star. If you’re like most of us, when watching an award show like the Oscars or Emmys you focus on the gowns, the jewelry and the stars’ glowing complexions. While we can’t do anything about the fashions and bling, we can help you …

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Treating Kidney Disease

Treating Kidney Disease

Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Available at MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital Many people who need rehabilitation after an accident, illness or surgery require specialized services for complex medical conditions. This includes the need for hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis throughout the rehabilitation process. In hemodialysis, blood is pumped out of the body to an artificial kidney machine, and returned to the body by …

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Veterans Day is November 11th – Honoring Our Veterans

Veterans Day is November 11th – Honoring Our Veterans

Veterans Day is an important day for showing appreciation to members of our military, past and present. If you’re looking for an appropriate way to honor a veteran in your life, or would like to contribute in a way that’s meaningful for veterans everywhere, here’s a list of suggestions to start you off. 1. Show Up Attend a Veterans Day …

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Cherished Transitions FREE Senior Living Community Placement

Cherished Transitions FREE Senior Living Community Placement

Bringing Families and Senior Living…Together By Troy Bandy MHA, RN Cherished Transitions is a FREE Senior Living Community Placement and Advocacy Service, serving the residents of The Greater Kansas City Area. We provide one-on-one, face-to-face consultations by Registered Nurses (RNs) at NO COST to seniors or their families to help you find the right Senior Living Community, including Independent Living, …

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Living Better with Dementia

Living Better with Dementia

By Village Home Health and Village Helpers In-Home Care Q. What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? A. Dementia is a group of symptoms, while Alzheimer’s is a disease that can cause dementia. Other common causes of dementia are Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. How Can Home Health Care Help Those Living With Dementia? A good …

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Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain Treatment

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista – The discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis and heel pain is normally located in the center of the arch extending to the heel. The pain can occur on either one or both feet and generally occurs with the first step in the morning or after sitting for a long period of time. Sometimes when x-rays …

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November is TMJ Awareness Month – Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction is Not a New Disorder

By Larry Pribyl, DDS Often referred to as TMJ, this disorder is not new. It’s just been misdiagnosed for years. Unfortunately, negative or inconclusive findings often lead to prolonged drug therapy, a frustrating doctor to doctor search by the patient and often an incorrect diagnosis of psychosomatic illness. Many TMJ patients have had extensive work-ups and testing leading to ineffective …

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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

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Did you know that memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or dementia? Did you know that memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or dementia? Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 10 …

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The Health & Wellmobile WANTS YOUR BUSINESS!

The Health & Wellmobile WANTS YOUR BUSINESS!

Now accepting Sponsor Partners for 2017! Your business can be part of providing basic Health Screenings, Scans and Education Where Consumers Work, Live and Play By Elizabeth Kelley The Health & Wellmobile, made possible by several local sponsor partners, is a massive consumer health education and wellness screening program designed to promote healthier living among local community residents while providing …

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Platelet Rich Plasma: An Enticing New Treatment for Hair Loss

Platelet Rich Plasma:

By Meena Singh, M.D. Most think of platelets as the component of blood that coagulates wounds. However, the function of platelets is far more than just forming clots. When activated, they secrete cytokines and growth factors, acting as an integral part of wound healing. Because of platelet’s important function, concentrated preparations of plasma have been used in various fields as …

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