December 17, 2017 - Sunday

June is Men’s Health Month – Testosteron – A Man’s Most Vital Hormone

Testosteron

By Sandy Edwards, APRN 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, …

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DISCHARGE PLANNERS ARE PATIENTS GETTING THE BEST REFERRALS?

DISCHARGE PLANNERS

By Trish Carcopa, BA Health Management, Health Writer The end of any week of the month, hospital patients are being discharged.The referral from the Social Worker is as directed: If the patient has a skilled need that is medical, the referral goes to Home Health Care. Skilled needs are those that will require a nurse to provide care and supervision. …

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Clinical Research Trials – The Building Blocks of Medicine

Clinical Research Trials

By Jody Ehrhardt, CCRC Times are changing and thankfully so are the general views on clinical research trials. Gone are the days when people only looked at study participants as lab rats. Now, more and more people are seeing the reasons behind and the benefits of clinical research trials. In recent years, awareness groups have done a lot to bring …

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Protect Yourself Against Skin Cancer this Summer

Protect Yourself Against Skin Cancer

By Andy Dean, PA-C Summer is here, and with nicer weather comes more time outdoors, thus the perfect opportunity to review the main types of skin cancer and their characteristics. Most Common Type of Skin Cancer The most common type of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma (BCC). It’s also the slowest-growing and least aggressive. In dermatology, we often say, …

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Traumatic Dental Injuries in Children

Traumatic Dental Injuries in Children

By Dr. Chad Wollard, DMD, Valencia Endodontic Associates – As spring arrives and warm weather activities kick into full swing, the incidence of traumatic dental injuries in children tends to increase. Traumatic injury to the permanent teeth can range from crown fracture, separation injury (in which the tooth either partially or completely comes out of the socket), or a crushing …

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The Tyramine / Headache Connection

The Tyramine / Headache Connection

By Larry Pribyl, DDS Tyramine is a monoamine compound that is produced in foods from the natural breakdown of the amino acid tyrosine. It is not added to foods. Tyramine levels increase in foods when they are aged, fermented, stored for long periods of time, or are not fresh. Certain anti-depression medications in the MAOI classification can interact with even …

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Men’s Health Facts for Men’s Health Month

• Health Facts: Men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death and are the victims of over 92% of workplace deaths. In 1920, women lived, on average, one year longer than men. Now, men, on average, die almost five years earlier than women. (CDC) • Silent Health Crisis: “There is a silent health crisis …

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Summer Goal Setting

Summer Goals

By Rachel Lewis Summer is finally here! The months when students are free from homework and classes have officially arrived. Unfortunately, life doesn’t just get put on hold for three months while you kick back and relax. So why don’t you use this summer to do something that interests you or explore activities you never really thought were up your …

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Volunteer Drivers Needed to Transport Cancer Patients to Treatment

Volunteer Drivers Needed

The American Cancer Society is currently looking for volunteer drivers in the Kansas City area so that all patients have transportation when they need it. Getting to and from medical treatments is one of the greatest barriers cancer patients face in beating the disease. To ensure patients get to those much-needed treatments, the American Cancer Society provides free rides through …

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The Just for Her Event is getting BIGGER and BETTER in 2015!

Just for Her Event

NEW: the KC Local Marketplace, DYI classes and non-profit partner, the Komen Foundation The Just for Her Event is taking place June 12-14th at the Overland Park Convention Center.  Over 10,000 women will enjoy great shopping, entertainment and the addition of the KC Local Marketplace, DYI classes and much more. “We have added new sponsors, new vendors and many new …

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Control Your Blood Pressure with a Healthy Lifestyle

Blood Pressure

By Cori Colombe, BS, CHC Medi-Weightloss®, a division of Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness Whether you have high blood pressure or not, it is important to understand the dangers and  know  how  high  blood  pressure can affect you or your loved ones. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 70 million American adults have high …

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Local KC Women Find Relief for Neuropathy Pain

Neuropathy Pain

By Dr. Kyle Gulledge Neuropathy, a condition of degenerating nerve tissue, affects millions of people every year. Symptoms include burning pain, numbness, tingling, and extreme sensitivities in the extremities, most commonly the lower legs and feet. The most common kind of neuropathy is called peripheral neuropathy, meaning that a nerve outside of the spinal cord is affected. For some people …

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