August 21, 2017 - Monday

Tips for Handling Conflict

Tips for Handling Conflict

By Rachel Lewis As the leaves change in the flush of the fall season, now is a great time to think about turning over a new leaf. Although October is most widely recognized as breast cancer awareness month, it is also the month to focus on self-improvement. There are several areas that teens can work on self-improvement with the most …

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Fit 4 Ever: Be Aggressive

Fit 4 Ever: Be Aggressive

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 9:26-27 …

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Ryan’s Story

Ryan's Story

Working Hard to Regain Independence It’s challenging to experience one stroke, but what about seven? It sounds impossible, but it was a reality for Ryan Duarte, 34, of Overland Park, Kan. In September 2013, Ryan was playing video games when he started feeling dizzy and lost his vision. His wife and mother rushed him into the emergency room and were …

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A General Surgeon with a Heart for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer

A General Surgeon

By Lori Oswald – General Surgeon, Dr. Christie Brock in Lee’s Summit, holds a special place in her heart and in her growing practice for the diagnosis and treatment of Breast Cancer and other Breast anomalies. The invasive cancer impacted her own family just a few years ago. Since that personal family experience, she integrated her interest into her extensive …

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Feeling Pulled Between Your Parents and Your Kids?

Feeling Pulled Between Your Parents and Your Kids

Continuing care at Tallgrass Creek may be the solution. Today’s generation of 40 to 60 year olds find themselves in an unprecedented situation. Many members of this so-called “sandwich generation” are pulled between the needs of their children and their aging parents for whom they’re often providing full-time care. While caring for Mom or Dad can be a reward, it …

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AFTER THE HARVEST: Hunger-Relief Nonprofit Providing Fresh Produce to Feed Hungry People in KC

Hunger-Relief Nonprofit Providing Fresh Produce to Feed Hungry People in KC

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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Shooting Pain in the Ball of Your Foot?

Shooting Pain in the Ball of Your Foot

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 between …

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Talk About Prescriptions Month

Talk About Prescriptions Month

If you care for aging parents or another older family member, taking the steps below can help prevent medication use problems. As always, be sure to read and re-read the instructions for over-the-counter and prescription medicines. 1. Ask the doctor or pharmacist before the person you care for takes any new over-the-counter (OTC) medicines as some can be harmful to …

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Leading-Edge Technology Addresses Female Health Issues

Addresses Female Health Issues

Revolutionary, non-invasive treatment helps women reclaim sexual health, address incontinence and more. Let’s face it. There are female health-related topics so personal and delicate that you don’t want to discuss them with anyone—even with your best friend. At the top of the forbidden list for most women is the issue of vaginal and pelvic floor health. Ranging from vaginal laxity …

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MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital Celebrates the Power of Rehabilitation During National Rehabilitation Week

MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital Celebrates the Power of Rehabilitation During National Rehabilitation Week

National Rehabilitation Week is observed September 20 – 26, 2015, and highlights the importance of rehabilitation, patient successes as well as the clinicians providing the care to get patients back to doing the things they love. During this week, MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital joins hospitals across the country to celebrate a “Passport to Independence,” focusing on rehabilitation medicine and the many …

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JOIN KC CHIEFS TRAVIS KELCE’S CATCHES FOR KIDS CHALLENGE!

JOIN KC CHIEFS TRAVIS KELCE’S CATCHES FOR KIDS CHALLENGE!

If you needed one more reason to cheer for the Kansas City Chiefs, Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce has it. Number 87 just launched a new project that will get you cheering for the Chiefs and Kansas City kids. Travis Kelce`s “Catches for Kids” program raises money to support sports programs for nearly 2,000 kids at the Boys & …

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Headaches are Such a Pain!

Headaches are Such a Pain!

By Larry Pribyl, D.D.S. Even for dentists who have extensive training in craniomandibular disorders and jaw dysfunction, intense headaches are often challenging cases to manage. To discover the true cause of the pain, professionals are not unlike detectives looking for clues which can put the pieces of the puzzle together. For instance, among the varying headaches: vascular, sinus congestion, or …

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Exercise Therapy Can Help Manage Many Conditions

Exercise Therapy Can Help Manage Many Conditions

We’re all aware that exercise is a vital component for keeping our bodies healthy and strong. And, we know that exercise helps to strengthen our muscles and support our skeletal system – that’s why it’s often used to treat conditions and injuries associated with the spine, joints, and nervous system. However, did you know that exercise therapy is also effective …

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

What is Childhood Cancer? Childhood cancer (also called pediatric cancer) typically means a cancer that is found in children and teens, and sometimes young adults. It is not just one disease. There are many types, which can be found in different places throughout the body. The most common cancer in children is leukemia, a type of blood cancer. Cancer can …

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GET RELIEF FROM CHRONIC PAIN

GET RELIEF FROM CHRONIC PAIN

Millions of people suffer every day from chronic (long-term) or acute (short-term) pain. KC Pain is the Midwest’s largest, most comprehensive, full-time pain management group. We are specialists in the management of your pain because we believe that “Life Shouldn’t Hurt.” Due to the complexities of pain, it is extremely important to have physicians with specialized knowledge and skills to …

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