October 18, 2018 - Thursday

Love Your Summer Skin

Hot tips for the season from the experts at Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness Forget the sheen that summer’s sweltering humidity often deposits on your face—achieve a beautiful, healthy shine without overhauling your entire regimen to accommodate the calendar’s rhythm. Often switching out one or two products and adding a professional skincare treatment that doesn’t require downtime will yield …

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FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION in rehabilitation

FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION in rehabilitation

Difficulty moving following a stroke or brain injury is common. One way therapists help people with weak muscles to move better is through electric stimulation. A healthy muscle contracts when an electrical signal from the brain travels along a nerve to a muscle and stimulates that muscle to move. Therapists can also stimulate muscles to move by using functional electrical …

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Forest View Wellness Bistro

Forest View Wellness Bistro

Cutting-Edge Brain Health, Wellness Classes, Fun Programs and Projects for Adults Age 55+ Recently, healthcare and well-care has allowed retirement years to be lengthened and managed in beneficial ways, and older adult communities and programs have adapted to maximize wellness for those in their retirement years. Carrying on its tradition for being progressive, The Groves Retirement Community in Independence, Missouri, …

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Platelet Rich Plasma: An Enticing New Treatment for Hair Loss

Platelet Rich Plasma: An Enticing New Treatment for Hair Loss

By Meena Singh, M.D. Most think of platelets as the component of blood that coagulates wounds. However, the function of platelets is far more than just forming clots. When activated, they secrete cytokines and growth factors, acting as an integral part of wound healing. Because of platelet’s important function, concentrated preparations of plasma have been used in various fields as …

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Kids & Technology: Parental Controls for Kids’ Electronics

Parental Controls for Kids’ Electronics

By Dana Hall McCain iMOM.com Think it’s impossible to keep an eye on your kids’ use of the internet and smartphones? Not so! Today’s parental control software options make it simple and allow you to give your children levels of freedom based upon their maturity and trustworthiness. Here are some options—both high and low-tech—you might consider: 1. Mobicip. This web-based …

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Find the Best Senior Rehabilitation Team at Tallgrass Creek

Find the Best Senior Rehabilitation Team at Tallgrass Creek

Our dedicated health care professionals will have you on the track to recovery. Recovering from an unforeseen illness or injury—or even a planned elective surgery—can be a daunting and delicate task. So, should you ever need physical, speech, or occupational therapy, you’ll want to find the best rehabilitation team with a proven track record of superior outcomes. A coordinated, multidisciplinary …

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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 the …

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RECOVERY IS A JOINT EFFORT

RECOVERY IS A JOINT EFFORT

What to Expect after Knee Replacement Surger Total knee replacement is one of the most commonly-performed procedures in orthopedic and sports medicine, enabling millions of people to resume an active life. For some people, the results feel like nothing short of a miracle. But what happens after your surgery to bring about those results? Rehabilitation (rehab) after a knee replacement …

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Tips for Staying Cool During a Summer Run

Tips for Staying Cool During a Summer Run

1. Try Running Early in the Morning It’s the coolest, most serene part of the day, and there’s nothing like a morning run to boost your mood all day long. 2. Drink Like Crazy Even if you don’t feel thirsty, drink at least 8 oz. of fluid each hour, and more if you’re outside or tend to perspire a lot. …

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Picnics, Cook Outs and Summer Parties— Make them Safe and Satisfying

Picnics, Cook Outs and Summer Parties

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN According to the CDC, 48 million Americans, or one in six people get sick from contaminated food. We’re more familiar with publicized culprits such as salmonella, E.Coli and Listeria, but there are several other harmful pathogens by lesser known names like Clostridium botulinum. Mishandling of food either from its source or en route is …

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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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Testosterone – A Man’s Most Vital Hormone

Testosterone

Testosterone is a man’s most vital hormone and is critical to overall health and well-being. Every man experiences a gradual decline in hormone production as he gets older. Beginning at age 30, his body starts to manufacture less and less testosterone, losing roughly one to three percent per year. Then, sometime between age 40 and 55, testosterone levels drop dramatically …

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Is Having a Tan Worth the Risk?

Is Having a Tan Worth the Risk?

By Meena Singh, M.D In the United States, there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined. Over two million people are diagnosed annually. As a dermatologic surgeon, I am kept quite busy treating skin cancers with Mohs Micrographic Surgery, which is the standard of care for treating higher risk skin cancers. The …

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Leaders In Minimally Invasive Surgery

Leaders In Minimally Invasive Surgery

“They have always been very considerate and attentive to my needs as well as treating me like a person, not just a patient to run through the numbers.” Doug, Advanced Surgical Associates Patient The doctors at Advanced Surgical Associates (ASA) pride themselves in caring for their patients and for staying on the leading edge when it comes to performing surgery. …

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