August 21, 2017 - Monday

March 2-8 is Sleep Awareness Week – What is Your Sleep IQ?

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True or False? During sleep, your brain rests. False. While your body rests, your brain doesn’t. An active brain during sleep prepares us for alertness and peak functioning the next day. Sleeping just one hour less a night can prevent you from learning or functioning normally. True. Most adults need around eight hours of sleep to function at their best. …

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A CENTURY OF RED CROSS IN KANSAS CITY

RED CROSS IN KANSAS CITY

By Carl Manning On a cold night, a Kansas City apartment building catches fire and residents flee with little more than the clothes on their backs. American Red Cross volunteers soon are there to help them. A young girl, one of the residents, keeps occupied with crayons and paper while Red Cross volunteers talk to her parents. Eventually, she walks …

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Headaches: From Splitting to Throbbing and Sobbing

By Dr. Kyle Gulledge Headaches can dramatically impact a person’s quality of life; they can range from a minor discomfort once or twice per year to daily intense migraines. 50% of people report having headaches at some point each year and up to 25% of women report having migraines. There are two main types of headaches. The first is called …

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Time to Recharge

Time to Recharge

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28 Has your cell phone battery ever died? Mine sure has. Every night I plug in my cell so that it can recharge. But if it doesn’t charge long enough, its battery dies early. …

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SEEK HIGHER STANDARDS OF CARE PARTNER WITH HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WHO HAVE EARNED THE JOINT COMMISSION ACCREDITATION GOLD SEAL

SEEK HIGHER STANDARDS OF CARE

By Trish Carcopa, BA Health Management, Health Writer The New Year rings in “A TOAST for GOOD HEALTH.” Most assuredly, health care clinicians know all too well that your health can change in an instant. Hospitals strive to meet higher standards of care, understanding the accomplishment of Joint Commission Accreditation, and in doing so are equipped in screening community health …

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The Importance of Confidence in Teens

Importance of Confidence

By Rachel Lewis With the onset of a new year, teens should take time to focus on themselves. Teens are in the most transitive part of their lives and trying to discover who they really are. One of the toughest parts of this difficult time is to have confidence in yourself and your capabilities as well as the belief that …

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SCREENING TESTS WOMEN NEED To Help Them Stay Healthy At Any Age

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By James Mirabile, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness Our bodies are constantly changing and maintaining good health is an ongoing process. Taking care of your body and being proactive about your healthcare will help ensure a healthier, happier you! SCREENING TESTS Screening tests look for diseases before you might ever have any symptoms or determine if you …

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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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Dr. Matt Daggett, Trained by Some of the World’s Top Experts, Brings the Newest Orthopedic Shoulder and Knee Procedures Home to Kansas City

Newest Orthopedic Shoulder and Knee Procedures

By Lori Oswald With his fellowship training in Sports Medicine at the world renowned American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL, combined with a subsequent fellowship in shoulder surgery with world famous surgeons, Dr. Gilles Walch and  Dr. Lionel Neyton in Lyon, France, and training with famous knee surgeon,  Dr. Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, also in Lyon, France, Dr. Daggett brings the …

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Dennis’ Story

Dennis' Story

Flying High Through Recovery On August 29, 2014, Dennis Gharst, a flight attendant, had just returned home from Colorado. He did his laundry, packed his bag for the next day and retreated to his “man cave” in the basement to relax. His wife, also a flight attendant, was in North Carolina. Around 10:30 p.m., Dennis noticed he “wasn’t walking quite …

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Liquid Nicotine Poses Death Risk to Children Charlie’s House offers suggestions to keep children safe and away from this potentially toxic chemical

Liquid Nicotine Poses Death Risk

A child’s death in NY, suspected to relate to liquid nicotine,  prompted Charlie’s House, a Kansas City nonprofit organization dedicated to prevent injuries to children in and around the home, to offer some suggestions and request action.   John McCarthy, Charlie’s House Executive Director “The vapor, the fuel, for e-cigarettes, typically contains liquid nicotine. When ingested, liquid nicotine is very …

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Setting a New Standard in Hearing Care: Our Patients are Like Family

New Standard in Hearing Care

By Belinda Gonzales, Owner, NuSound Hearing Center If you have ever bought, considered buying, or helped a loved one buy a hearing aid, you know the process can be grueling. Many of you have felt about hearing devices the way that I feel about purchasing insurance or doing my taxes. The policy could be written in Chinese and I would …

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Valentine’s Day Bible Verses: 20 Great Quotes

Valentine’s Day Bible Verses

By Pamela Rose Williams Valentine’s Day is all about love. I remember it was something that we celebrated as young children. We would get “valentines” (little love note cards) and sign our name to the back and then distribute them to all of our classmates. It was at times special and awkward to receive a valentine from a secret admirer. …

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EXPERIENCE TRUE HEALTH

EXPERIENCE TRUE HEALTH

By Dr. Kyle Gulledge True health is something that we are all after. True health is not merely the absence of disease or symptom, but is vitality, energy and overall wellbeing. Yet when we look at our health care system, the majority of our time, and our money, is spent on managing diseases. We are left with a system that …

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Advocating for the Hearts of Women

Advocating for the Hearts of Women

By Tracy Stevens, MD, Medical Director and Marcia McCoy, RN, MSN, Director Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center and Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute In 2014, Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center celebrated 20 years of advocating for women’s heart health. The Center was founded in 1994 and is recognized as the first women’s heart …

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