October 22, 2017 - Sunday

The Power of Touch – The Benefits of Massage

The Benefits of Massage

Massage is known for easing sore muscles from a tough workout and 10 minutes can reduce inflammation, which can help your body recover. However, the health benefits of touch extend beyond simply soothing aches and pains. Of course, the stressed-out have been proponents of the anxiety-busting procedure for decades. But a growing body of research suggests that a rubdown is …

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The Link Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

By Belinda Gonzales, Owner, NuSound Hearing Center Diabetes and hearing loss are two of America’s greatest health concerns. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and an estimated 34.5 million have some type of hearing loss. Many studies have been done to try to find the overlap between these two large groups. …

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March is National Kidney Month

National Kidney Month

In a popular 1970 song, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell asked, “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” —a question that could have been aimed at people with kidney disease.  The kidneys play a crucial role in maintaining overall health, but are rarely appreciated until they become damaged and can no longer do …

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The Hernia Cure

The Hernia Cure

Avoiding or delaying surgical hernia repair can have serious consequences. A hernia is, by definition, a protrusion of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening in the body. One comparison is to that of a tire with a bulge in the inner tube. There are several types and locations of hernias. A few include esophageal, umbilical and inguinal, and …

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Advances in the Cure for Balding: Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma

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

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Stress and Teens

Stress and Teens

As many teens know, March is the month of spring break. Unfortunately, before spring break happens, it means the end of another quarter where stress levels rise considerably. Teens are even more susceptible to stress because they take part in tons of activities on top of their academic rigors. In fact, according to a survey published last year by the …

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Biobloc Orthotropics: Natural Non-Extraction Orthodontics

Biobloc Orthotropics

By Larry Pribyl, DDS Everyone would like to have straight, perfect teeth. Not only for the way it enhances our smiles but our overall health is improved when our teeth are aligned and we are able to chew properly. Most parents will consider orthodontics if their child’s permanent teeth are coming in “crooked.” Did you ever wonder how or why …

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March 22 is World Water Day Water for Life

Lack Access to Safe Water Sources

768 Million People Lack Access to Safe Water Sources In a city known for its fountains, it’s safe to say that water is an important part of Kansas Citians’ lives. Whether it’s watching the water spouts shoot high above Kauffman Stadium during a World Series home run to splashing through Schlitterbahn or Oceans of Fun on a hot summer day …

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National Poison Prevention Week is March 15-21

National Poison Prevention Week

More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the poison control centers across the country. More than 90 percent of these occur in the home. The majority of non-fatal poisonings occur in children younger than six years old. And, poisonings are one of the leading causes of death among adults. National Poison Prevention Week is a week nationally …

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March is National Nutrition Month – The Power of a Plant-Based Diet

Plant-Based Diet

By Monique Richard, MS, RDN, LDN It’s National Nutrition Month and I want to shout from the rooftops about the goodness and need for incorporating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, plant-based proteins (and water) into our daily diets. It’s time to STOP going ‘on a diet’ and start thinking about your diet as overall choices you make for your health. …

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Burning the Candle at Both Ends? Enjoy The Power of Rest.

Burning the Candle at Both Ends

By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Educator & Coach Are you guilty of pushing through your days without adequate rest? Most of us know that getting a good night’s sleep is important, but too few of us actually make those eight or so hours a priority. For many, a life with sleep debt is the norm. They have forgotten what “being really, …

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

sleeping time by age

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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