November 22, 2017 - Wednesday

Changing the “Shame and Blame” Game

Changing the “Shame and Blame” Game

By Rachel Lewis Shame and blame constantly surround us, but especially surround teenagers. Throughout history and literature, shame has been used as a tool to keep kids and society in line. Whether it’s Hester Prynne being made to wear a scarlet “A” in The Scarlet Letter, or the way that people attack one another online and through Twitter, shame has …

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Drawing Closer: The Meaning of Lent

The Meaning of Lent

By Jodi Thomas I was not raised in the church, so, honestly, I have been pretty clueless about Lent. I’ve had several friends during the years say they were giving up sugar, coffee, or media for Lent, but I never fully understood why. After doing a little research, I’ve come to better understand and certainly appreciate this potentially powerful practice …

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Tattoo Regret?

tattoo removal

Six factors to consider when planning a tattoo removal By Christina Ammon, Licensed Esthetician, Mirabile M.D. MedCosmetic Approximately 38% of adults in the US between the ages of 18-40 have at least one tattoo. And, approximately 17% of these adults regret getting their tattoo. For some, they’ve reached a point in their life when the tattoo’s meaning is no longer relevant. …

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Don’t Spend Another Winter Worrying About Mom

Don’t Spend Another 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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Exercise and Women’s Heart Health: A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way

Exercise and Women’s Heart Health: A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way

By Linda Harrison, M.D. and Tricia McGhie, M.D. of Diagnostic Imaging Centers P.A. How many times have you been encouraged to “put a little heart in it”? Perhaps it was work, a project, a relationship… The intention is clear: everything’s better with care and love, and a little heart. The heart is a symbol of love and life – and …

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Getting to the Heart of CHF: Know the Facts

Getting to the Heart of CHF

FACT: Congestive heart failure (CHF) affects nearly five million Americans, and is one of the most common reasons for hospitalization. FACT: “Heart failure” doesn’t mean that your heart has stopped, it means your heart’s not pumping as much blood as your body needs. FACT: Understanding CHF and learning how to manage this condition can greatly improve your quality of life …

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Specialty Footwear – Beyond the Basics of Taking Care of Your Feet

Specialty Footwear

By Lucas Wetzel, on behalf of Comfort Plus Shoes & Footcare If you’ve watched the NFL playoffs or other professional sporting events this year, you might have heard references to players wearing custom orthotics, or, in the case of Peyton Manning, taking special measures to reduce the impact of plantar fasciitis. But it’s not just pro athletes who need special …

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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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