October 18, 2018 - Thursday

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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Relentless Pursuit of Health

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – In 2008, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings were in relentless pursuit of a second straight Olympic gold medal in women’s beach volleyball. When the forecast for the final in Beijing predicted pouring rain, I wondered if that would hurt their chances for gold. Sometimes bad weather can level the playing field. …

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Win the Aging Game with Collagen Therapy

Collagen Therapy

By Laura Megee, M.S. Aging is a fact of life and the fight against its effects on our skin is ongoing. Although many factors contribute to aging skin, the most common denominator in winning the aging game is the stimulation of collagen. So, what’s all the hype about collagen? Produced from cells called fibroblasts, collagen is the framework of our …

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ShelfGenie® Solutions May Be Tax Deductible

ShelfGenie® Solutions

By Alan C. Smith ShelfGenie’s concept is simple. We make life easier by addressing access, organization and storage capacity challenges in older adult’s kitchens, pantries and other spaces. We do so with highly trained designers that understand the pain and frustration of older adults who want to stay in their home.We makeit safer and more convenient to get items out …

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What Happens When Mom Needs Extra Care? How to find the right Alzheimer’s or dementia care for your senior parent.

Alzheimer’s

She cared for you with patience and love, and you want to return her gift. But what happens if Mom requires a higher level of care? Where should you turn? Here are the most important questions to ask when weighing your options for memory care, courtesy of the senior health specialists at Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park. How …

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Bringing Health & Wellness to the Local Community

Bringing Health & Wellness to the Local Community

The Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A. Health & Wellmobile is a massive consumer health education and wellness screening program designed to promote healthier living among local community residents while providing an opportunity for consumers to receive basic health screenings and services where they work, live and play. Our goal is to promote overall health and wellness; to motivate consumers to be …

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How to Treat Your Hair Loss

KMC

Many individuals will experience alopecia or hair loss over their lifetime. The most important aspect to mitigating ongoing hair loss and restoring and rethickening hairs, entails properly recognizing the type of hair loss. The more common type of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia or Male/Female patterned balding. Without treatment, the hair loss can become permanent. This entity leads to progressive …

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Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain Treatment

Heal Pain

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista – The discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis and heel pain is normally located in the center of the arch extending to the heel. The pain can occur on either one or both feet and generally occurs with the first step in the morning or after sitting for a long period of time. Sometimes when x-rays …

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Creating Joyful Moments in the Beginning to Middle Stages of Alzheimer’s

Creating Joyful Moments in the Beginning to Middle Stages of Alzheimer’s

By Melissa Stivers, Director of Admissions In 1906, about 25 years after Women’s Christian Association of Kansas City, Missouri was founded and about 20 years before Armour Oaks Senior Living Community was built, a German doctor named Alois Alzheimer first noticed a patient with a disorder that presented with memory loss and other cognitive issues. After the patient’s death, the …

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Chronic Inflammation May be Connected to Lack of Sleep

By Larry Pribyl, DDS Recent studies suggest that our lack of adequate and quality sleep may be responsible for several unwanted symptoms in our lives. We all know lack of sleep can make us grouchy and forgetful. But did you know that long term sleep deprivation can increase levels of C-reactive protein—a marker of inflammation? Chronic inflammation can lead to …

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Prostate Cancer Networking Group Offers Valuable Support

Prostate Cancer Networking Group Offers Valuable Support

By Steve Hentzen Men who have, or have had, prostate cancer give valuable support to others through their involvement with the Prostate Cancer Networking Group. Just as men have received support from this group, they can in turn offer other patients and their families patience, strength, and endurance through their experiences with diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Early Detection is Key …

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Time Management Strategies

Time Management Strategies

By Rachel Lewis School has officially started and the work is probably piling up at an alarming rate! On top of that, sports are practicing and after school activities are starting to pick up their pace as well. Suddenly, it seems like all the free time of summer is a long distant memory, and you have too much to do …

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DROWN OUT CANCER

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS CANCER? Cancer affects everyone…the young child with leukemia, a new bride with breast cancer, a father with colon cancer, a middle-aged, long-term smoker with lung cancer, or even the mother you love with endometrial cancer. In families all across the United States, cancer touches our lives, interrupts our intentions and takes many before we …

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