March 29, 2017 - Wednesday

Bringing Health & Wellness to the Local Community

Bringing Health & Wellness to the Local Community

By Elizabeth Kelley The Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A. Health & Wellmobile 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 and services where they work, live and play. Our goal is to promote overall health and wellness; to motivate …

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Back-to-School Eye Exams for Children

Children’s Eye Health

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month—a great signal for you to get your child’s eyes checked before school starts. It’s almost back-to-school time and you’re prepared with your child’s enrollment forms, orientation schedules, and immunizations–but what about their eyes? Join us as we observe Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in partnership with Prevent Blindness America and the …

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I PLAY. I WIN.

I PLAY. I WIN.

By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Educator & Coach – Do you remember when organized sports meant getting some kids together from the neighborhood to play kick-the-can, dodge ball, baseball or basketball? The perception was we were all winners because we got to play and have fun. Today, the sports world seems to be obsessed with defeating opponents more than enjoying the …

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SUMMER FUN AND WEIGHT LOSS CAN COEXIST

SUMMER FUN AND WEIGHT LOSS

By Cori Colombe, BS, CHC “Oh come on, just have one bite…you don’t need to lose weight…you already look great!” You hear these sabotaging comments from your closest inner circle. While these comments are delivered with good intentions, they could be the comments that derail your weight loss efforts. Even with strong motivation to eat healthy, the summer months can …

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Pet Safety During the Summer Months

Pet Safety During the Summer

Summer is filled with fun opportunities to spend with our pets, but some of these experiences can spell danger for our furry friends. Take these simple precautions to help keep your pet safe during the summer months. Visit the Vet A visit to the veterinarian for a summer check-up is a must. Make sure your pets get tested for heartworm …

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We’re All About Those ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ’s

We’re All About Those ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ’s

Oral Appliance Can Improve Snoring and Sleep the First Night! Ever notice how many more mattress stores there are these days? Even the major retail chains are focusing more on the sale of mattresses. I believe the focus has to do with increased awareness of how important it is to our health and well-being to get a good night’s sleep. …

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How to Recognize and Treat Hair Loss

How to Recognize and Treat Hair Loss

By Meena Singh, MD Many individuals will experience alopecia or hair loss over their lifetimes. There are many types of hair loss, as well as both surgical and non-surgical treatments to help. The first and most important aspect to mitigating ongoing hair loss, and restoring and re-thickening hairs, entails properly recognizing the type of hair loss. Hair loss or alopecia …

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Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Gallbladder Surgery Just Got Smaller!

Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Gallbladder Surgery Just Got Smaller!

Dr. Christopher Daggett with Advanced Surgical Associates is among the first physicians in the Kansas City area to provide micro-laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Recent advances in minimally invasive surgery aimed at diminishing incision size have led to the development of micro-laparoscopic surgical instruments. The increased level of complexity using such instruments requires a higher level of surgical skill compared …

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DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS OF MEMORY LOSS?

DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS OF MEMORY LOSS?

How to recognize and treat the first symptoms Too often, the first signs of memory-related disorders like Alzheimer’s or dementia are dismissed as part of normal aging. The earlier you recognize the symptoms for what they are, the sooner you can help your loved one get the proper care and treatment. According to the senior health experts at Tallgrass Creek, …

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Listen Up – PROTECT YOUR HEARING ON INDEPENDENCE DAY!

PROTECT YOUR HEARING ON INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Ten million Americans have suffered hearing damage due to noise. Many think the irreversible hearing loss caused from noise only occurs with exposure over time, such as with factory or farm machinery. However, nothing could be further from the truth. A noise-induced hearing loss can also occur from one sudden blast of sound… even from a single firecracker. According to …

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Johnson County Libraries – Available As Cooling Centers

Johnson County Libraries

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days to visit one of 13 library branches. All of these facilities will be available during normal business hours. Libraries offer many services in addition to a cool place to rest and restore. You …

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Tips for Orientation and Heading Off To College

Tips for Orientation and Heading Off To College

By Rachel Lewis Suddenly it’s July and the time to head off to college is fast approaching. College is usually the first time most students are independent and living away from their parents. It is the time when students are able to discover who they are away from the people they have grown up around. However, transitioning into college can …

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7 Tips for a Stress-Free Summer Vacation

Stress-Free Summer Vacation

Summer is in full swing. It’s an exciting time! The kids are out of school, the weather is great, and we are all ready for some fun and relaxation! Many of us like to spend the summer on the road with our family. While the idea of traveling somewhere new can be exciting, it can also be full of stress. …

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July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Sara Howington, Nashville’s Walk to Cure Arthritis Youth Honoree

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. It is a common misconception that only “old” people are afflicted with arthritis. Nearly 300,000 children in America have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. What is Juvenile Arthritis? The form of arthritis that kids experience is not the same as grandma’s aches and pains. These children suffer from an autoimmune form of arthritis. Their …

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Could Your Diet Be Causing Your Insomnia?

Could Your Diet Be Causing Your Insomnia?

Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders, with chronic insomnia affecting one person in ten. While there can be several reasons why people suffer from insomnia, scientists have discovered that what we eat plays a significant part in our ability to sleep well. What is insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disorder wherein people are unable to sleep long …

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