August 21, 2017 - Monday

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

American Heart Association

American Heart Association Says New Dietary Guidelines Will Help Establish a Healthier Roadmap for Americans The American Heart Association (AHA) applauds the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) on the release of the 2016 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. “The new federal dietary guidelines give Americans more flexibility in their diets without sacrificing their health. By providing …

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The Science Of Kindness: How Practicing Kindness Benefits Overall Well-Being

What does “science” of kindness mean? Practicing kindness is more than just a nice thing to do; it’s also beneficial to overall well-being. Kindness is scientifically proven to boost health, happiness and societal goodwill. Can kindness be taught? Yes! Kindness, like physical and academic skills, appears to be something that is not fixed, but rather can be enhanced with training …

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Get The Facts On Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

What Are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships. They are not a fad, phase, or lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health. People struggling with an eating disorder need to seek professional help. The earlier a …

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February 14-21 Is Congenital Heart Disease Week

Congenital Heart Disease Week

Congenital heart defects (CHD) are heart conditions that a baby is born with. These conditions can affect the heart’s shape or how it works, or both. Congenital heart defects are the most common types of birth defects. Birth defects are health conditions that a baby is born with that change the shape or function of one or more parts of the …

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WIN FOR KC WOMEN’S SPORTS AWARDS – CELEBRATION HONOREES ANNOUNCED

WIN FOR KC WOMEN’S SPORTS AWARDS

The WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration Luncheon on Thursday, February 4, 2016 will honor six local residents for their impact on women and girls in our community through sports. Children’s Mercy Youth Sports Girl Award Claire Tietgen is a strong, confident special needs 13-year-old who has won 11 gold medals in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has joined her …

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Kindness Matters

Kindness Matters

By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Educator & Coach I’ve learned one of the quickest ways to snap out of an unpleasant mood is to realize there is always someone whose situation is worse than mine. When I follow that thought with an intentional mind shift and do a Random Act of Kindness, I find my mood will dramatically improve. An Attitude …

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The Resolution Solution!

The Resolution Solution!

7 Considerations When Choosing a Weight Loss Program The holidays are over. It’s time to begin making New Year’s resolutions. If you are like many Americans, you may be vowing to finally shed those unwanted pounds. But, how should you go about this seemingly daunting process? Is there a better, safer, easier way? Which diet works best? Should you try …

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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 heroes, worthy of our love, respect, and unwavering support, though sometimes it’s difficult for a caregiver to accept help. Recognize, honor, and provide some respite for those dedicated family caregivers in your life with these six suggestions. 1. Give ‘em a break. While …

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Proper Shoes and Footcare are Critical for Diabetes Patients

Proper Shoes and Footcare are Critical

By Lucas Wetzel, on behalf of Comfort Plus Shoes & Footcare Going barefoot is typically associated with being relaxed and carefree, either while moving around the house, sitting on the front porch, or frolicking on a sandy beach. But for diabetes patients who have experienced a loss of sensation or other changes in the feet as a result of peripheral …

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HealthSouth REAL™ Therapy

HealthSouth REAL™ Therapy

Helping Patients Get Back to Living with Real-Life Scenarios It was about a week into her therapy, and Linda White was optimistic. After a bad break to her leg and hip replacement surgery, Linda was admitted to a HealthSouth rehabilitation hospital. Her goal was to get back to her normal life as quickly as possible. She worked diligently with her …

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Don’t Spend Another Winter Worrying About Mom

Winter Worrying About Mom

Discover the benefits of nursing care and memory care at Tallgrass Creek If you’re caring for a senior loved one, then you know the anxiety that winter brings. Along with the threat of a major weather event, there are the day-to-day worries: How will Mom get to her doctor’s appointments? Is she setting the thermostat high enough? What if bad …

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What do an Olympic Boxer, Working Mother, and CEO All Have in Common?

Grant Bradshaw

GRANT BRADSHAW, PERSONAL TRAINER! My name is Grant Bradshaw, and I’m in the business of changing lives. I am a personal trainer by trade. You might argue that means I’m in the business of changing bodies, but you’d be missing the bigger picture. Before I can ever successfully work with someone to help them change their body, the first thing …

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Non-Surgical Root Canal Therapy Relieves Pain

Non-Surgical Root Canal Therapy

By Valencia Endodontic Associates – What is Endodontics? Endodontics, or Root Canal Therapy, is a branch of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association involving treatment of the center of the tooth, the pulp, and surrounding tissues of the tooth. A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by …

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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Is Not a New Disorder

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Is Not a New Disorder

By Larry Pribyl, D.D.S. 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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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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