September 20, 2017 - Wednesday

Helping Clients Win Social Security Disability Cases

Social Security Disability

It is a frustrating feeling to work hard your whole life to support yourself and your family only to suffer a debilitating injury or illness that cuts your career short. It’s even more frustrating when Social Security, the government safety-net that you have been contributing to for years, denies your claim to collect Social Security Disability benefits. At the Law …

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Goal Setting Tips for the New Year

Goal Setting Tips for the New Year

By Rachel Lewis A New Year brings new beginnings, fresh starts, and many New Year’s resolutions. People choose this time to set new goals and plans for the next year. With the time of New Year’s resolutions upon us, I encourage you to reflect on the past, the present, and to prepare for a bigger and brighter future. Unfortunately, most …

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American Heart Association Kicks Off “Little Hats, Big Hearts” Project in KC

“Little Hats, Big Hearts” Project in KC

Knitters needed to make red baby hats for Kansas City area babies born in February, 2016 The American Heart Association is kicking off a new campaign called Little Hats, Big Hearts, by collecting knitted or crocheted red baby hats. The Little Hats, Big Hearts program raises awareness of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, …

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How ULTRASOUND Technology Can Lift, Tighten and Firm Skin

Mirabile, M.D.

By James Mirabile, M.D. Skin laxity is one of the most common complaints we hear from MedCosmetic patients. Gravity, heredity, hormones and environmental factors all play a role in how skin ages. Skin laxity commonly first occurs on the forehead, which leads to brow descent, excess skin (hooding) on the eye lids, and a less open-eyed appearance. Laxity in the …

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Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Gallbladder Surgery Just Got Smaller!

Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Gallbladder Surgery

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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Enjoy the Gift of Sleep This Holiday Season!

Enjoy the Gift of Sleep This Holiday Season!

By Larry Pribyl, D.D.S. What is Sleep Apnea? Apnea means the cessation of breathing, so sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing while you are sleeping. The airway in the back of the throat closes off and breathing is stopped. In order for it to be called an apneic event, breathing has to be stopped for a minimum of 10 …

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Six Steps to a Healthier Stride: New Year’s Resolutions for Your Feet

Six Steps to a Healthier Stride

By Lucas Wetzel If you think about it, the foot is a pretty amazing instrument. Each foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. The soles of our feet contain more sweat glands and sensory nerve endings per square centimeter than any other part of the body. Our feet also do tons of work every …

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8 Christmas Eve Traditions

8 Christmas Eve Traditions

By Nancy Jergins I was talking to a friend whose children are grown and out on their own. My question had to do with whether or not to keep doing one of our annual holiday traditions when it seemed my kids were being pulled to participate in other things, in other directions. “Do not stop your Christmas Eve traditions,” she said. …

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Health & Wellmobile Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Bringing Health & Wellness to the Local Community

By Elizabeth Kelley As we settle into fall, it’s always nice to take a deep breath, slow down and reflect on the gifts of the last year. The Diagnostic Imaging Centers P.A. Health & Wellmobile is proud to have celebrated our one year anniversary over Labor Day weekend. It seems unreal that just over a year ago, we provided our …

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Wash Your Hands!

ips to avoid illness and stay healthy this holiday season. Wash Your HandsNo one wants to be sick during the holidays! One of the best ways to avoid illness is to keep your hands clean. Follow these tips to stay healthy. When should you wash your hands? • Before, during, and after preparing food • Before eating food • Before and after caring for someone who is sick • Before and after treating a cut or wound • After using the toilet • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing • After touching an animal or animal waste • After handling pet food or pet treats • After touching garbage What is the right way to wash your hands? • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) and apply soap. • Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. • Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end, twice. • Rinse your hands well under running water. • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them. • If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands. Source: CDC.gov

ips to avoid illness and stay healthy this holiday season. No one wants to be sick during the holidays! One of the best ways to avoid illness is to keep your hands clean. Follow these tips to stay healthy. When should you wash your hands? • Before, during, and after preparing food • Before eating food • Before and after …

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His Gift

His Gift

By Jodi Thomas I was talking with a group of friends back in November, and they all were counting down the days until the Christmas season.   When I mentioned that I didn’t really like Christmas, my words did not compute; it was like I told them I liked to kill baby kittens.  I explained how, growing up in a broken home, …

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A Gift Worth Giving

A Gift Worth Giving

By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Educator & Coach – As a life and wellness coach, I work with my clients to improve their Quality of Life. This is a gift you give yourself and your family! Vitality, energy, positive attitude and a joyful view of life are a few of the fundamentals in the TCOY (Take Care of You) Philosophy and …

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The Importance of Meal Planning

The Importance of Meal Planning

How batch cooking can set you up for success By Charidy Matney, Medi-Weightloss It’s commonly said that losing weight is 80% nutrition and 20% fitness. We’ve all seen that hard working person at the gym. You know the one – she shows up every day and puts in 110%, but unfortunately makes no change to her body composition. Perhaps that …

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The ABCs of Purchasing Shoes That Really Fit

Purchasing Shoes That Really Fit

By Lucas Wetzel At most of the nation’s 30,000 shoe stores, the goal is to sell the most shoes in the least amount of time, boosting commissions while minimizing returns. But at a tiny fraction of stores, such as Comfort Plus in Leawood, licensed professionals work carefully with consumers to evaluate shoe fit and comfort — not just on the …

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