August 21, 2017 - Monday

Still Competing Strong at 50+ You Can Too!

Still Competing Strong

A professional athlete and coach for over three decades, Lucy DelSarto remains a top competitor and mentor in the sport of racquetball. She represents what living life with tenacity, resilience and passion is all about. There are the same number of hours in a day for everyone, how you spend them determines what your priorities are. The desire to live …

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Pilgrims with a Purpose

Pilgrims with a Purpose

By Eric Potter, MD As pilgrims in this life, we embark upon an adventure filled with great stories. Stories of breathlessness, stories of laughter, and stories of woe fill our memories and await our tomorrows.  However, all noble journeys, regardless of their rabbit trails and pit stops, must be destined for a singular end.  Human life is no exception.  The …

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Take Control of Your Heavy Period in Just Two Minutes

Take Control of Your Heavy Period

Introducing advancements in uterine ablation with the newest and most efficient FDA approved Endometrial Ablation System By James Mirabile, MD, FACOG Some of the most common concerns I hear from my female patients are issues associated with heavy periods. Heavy or excessive menstrual bleeding is very common and affects about 1 in 5 women. The signs of heavy bleeding can affect …

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The Role Heredity Plays in the Development of Varicose Veins

The Role Heredity Plays in the Development of Varicose Veins

By Craig Schwartz, DO, FACOS, FICS, RPVI, RVT When it comes to matters of health, family history can often predict future medical issues, and varicose veins are no exception. Heredity is the primary risk factor for developing vein disease and is thought to be responsible for perhaps as much as 80% of cases. So, if your mother has dark, purple, …

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When the Nurse Becomes the Patient

When the Nurse Becomes the Patient

By Trish Carcopa, Health Writer In the year 2015, nurses will be counted in the statistic that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Hearing that diagnosis is further complicated when you are a nurse who now becomes the patient. The complication is answered by the question… DO YOU KNOW TOO LITTLE OR TOO MUCH?  Nurses know …

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KOTA Awards Clinical Excellence Award to Mary Gessler, MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital

KOTA Awards Clinical Excellence Award

Each year the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) nominates and recognizes outstanding therapy practitioners in the state of Kansas. Although these awards are available, they are not always awarded, as the recipients must meet stringent award criteria. The KOTA Clinical Excellence Award is an honor this group designates only to deserving individuals. Its recipient is defined as someone who provides …

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“Keep Fighting” Against Breast Cancer

“Keep Fighting” Against Breast Cancer

Local Pop Artist Donates 50% of “Keep Fighting” iTunes sales during October to Susan G. Komen Kansas City pop artist Nate Evans has partnered with the Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City organization and will be donating 50% of his album sales on iTunes through October 31st. His most recent single and music video “Keep Fighting” showcases the will to never …

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My Breast Cancer Journey

My Breast Cancer Journey

When you can’t change your situation, change your perspective… My name is Debi Nunley. I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma breast cancer in April 2015. I have been designing hair for 33 years. I have a real passion for and thoroughly enjoy making women feel and look their best through fashioning new hair styles and accenting with creative color …

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Helping Families Plan for the Unexpected

Helping Families Plan for the Unexpected

By Dereck Nunley When cancer creeps into your life —be it personally, through a family member or a friend, it can leave you stunned. When my wife, Debi, told me she had breast cancer, that’s exactly what I felt…stunned! It took about 10 minutes for my head to clear before I could begin thinking about how to tell our kids and …

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How to make it through winter with atopic dermatitis

Eczema

Autumn is my favorite season. The trees are turning, the air smells of crisp, dry leaves, and the nostalgia of the holiday season looms. Yet, as someone who has suffered from eczema in the past, I know that the thought of winter approaching can literally make my skin crawl. As the temperature falls, we crank up the heat in our …

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OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer

OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”  (Christopher Reeve) According to the American Cancer Society, one in 75 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime. For women age 35-74, ovarian cancer represents the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths and, to date, there is no approved or effective method for detecting the disease. (Contrary to common belief, a Pap test …

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Youth Heart Screenings Can Save Lives

Youth Heart Screenings Can Save Lives

Peace of Mind for Parents; Healthy Hearts for Kids No parent wants to deal with the consequences of losing a child, yet undiagnosed heart conditions are estimated to claim the lives of 7,000 kids each year (under 18). That’s over 135 deaths each week in the US. The sad part is, with early diagnosis, most can be prevented. Sudden Cardiac …

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Take Action! Health Conference

TakeAction! Health Conference

There are many health events that take place in the Kansas City area throughout the year. But none like the TakeAction! Health Conference. Kansas City’s ONLY whole-body health conference will be held October 26 – 28 at the Ball Conference Center in Olathe and all proceeds benefit local charities. The non-profit health conference focuses on physical, emotional and financial health and …

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Tips for Handling Conflict

Tips for Handling Conflict

By Rachel Lewis As the leaves change in the flush of the fall season, now is a great time to think about turning over a new leaf. Although October is most widely recognized as breast cancer awareness month, it is also the month to focus on self-improvement. There are several areas that teens can work on self-improvement with the most …

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