August 21, 2017 - Monday

Give Yourself the Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep

Good Night’s Sleep

By Larry Pribyl, DDS Did you know there are over 80 different types of sleep disorders? There are many different ways our sleep can be affected. The average number of hours we sleep is getting less, not only because of a sleep disorder we may have, but also because our sleep may be disrupted by the sleep disorder of a …

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Why Won’t My Hair Grow?

Hair Grow

By Meena Singh, M.D. I have countless patients, friends and family members who complain about how their hair refuses to grow. Then, the comparisons start. “Why do (insert ethnic group) people always have such long hair?” This is a troubling issue for many. Fortunately, many studies have looked into this very issue and can give us insights into these quandaries. …

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Healthy Eating Without Breaking the Bank

Healthy Eating

By Alexa Angelo, Bachelor of Science Dietetics Feeding your family healthy, nutritious meals while staying on a budget can seem overwhelming. Most people even dread going to the grocery store. Sticking to a few simple tips can help make grocery shopping more enjoyable and cost effective. Money Saving Tips Successful grocery shopping starts at home. Before heading to the store, …

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MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Certifications for Disease-Specific Care

MidAmerica Rehabilitation

When it comes to stroke, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries, MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital affirms that it has maintained the highest standards to address these conditions by achieving Disease-Specific Care Certification for its spinal cord injury rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation and brain injury rehabilitation programs through The Joint Commission. Since 1951, The Joint Commission has maintained the highest standards that focus …

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Robotic Surgery – Defying the Myths

Robotic Surgery

By Adam P. Kramer, D. O. – Learning that you may need to have a surgical procedure can be quite frightening. In the past, this meant that you would need to have a large incision and an extended hospital stay to recover. In the 1980s, minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures were developed that allowed patients to have similar operative procedures done …

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Boost Your Immune System with Massage

Boost Your Immune System

The immune system is a unique network of cells and organs whose sole purpose is to protect your body from foreign invaders which can cause immediate or long term damage to one or more systems. Just as your internal organs such as heart, liver, lungs and kidneys need to be protected, your entire immune system does as well. It is …

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Living with Discipline

Living with Discipline

By Grant Bradshaw, NASM, CPT, CES Grant Bradshaw, Pro Trainer, Teams Up with Son, Connor To Live a Disciplined Life of Fitness & Nutrition Living a healthy lifestyle starts with parents leading the way and setting good fitness examples for their kids. It’s crucial for parents to practice what they preach if they want their kids to live a healthy, …

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See No Evil! Speak No Evil! Hear No Evil??

NuSoundHearing

By Belinda Gonzales, Owner, NuSound Hearing Center With each new year comes new resolutions. Every January, many resolve to lose weight, quit smoking, or exercise more. This January, as you are evaluating your health, I want you to be armed with some vital information. Regular checkups and examinations are an integral part to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. For adults over …

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Caregivers: Make This the Winter You Stop Worrying – Get help and support from the experts in continuing care for seniors.

Caregivers

During winter, caring for your aging parent can be slippery business — especially if that parent lives alone. Harsh winter weather can make it difficult to reach a loved one who relies on you to manage medications, stock the refrigerator, or provide transportation to doctor appointments. Then there’s the matter of your parent’s safety. The threat of power outages, icy …

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Treatment of Eczema

Treatment of Eczema

By Andy Dean, PA-C Twenty-fourteen has been pretty easy on us weather-wise so far, but the temperatures will soon drop. For most people, colder weather translates into drier skin, which can result in a mild “winter itch.” But for some, the itching can become so severe as to be distressing and can result in rashes. This is known as eczema. …

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Why Does My Jaw Seem To Pop When It Opens?

My Jaw Seem To Pop When It Opens

By Larry Pribyl, DDS Forty four million people in North America suffer from symptoms of TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). This can be characterized by jaw pain, ear pain, headaches, ear stuffiness, popping and/or clicking when eating and/or talking, an inability to open your mouth wide or an inability to close your mouth completely. Understanding How the Jaw Joint Works To …

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Amazing Advances Allow Physicians to Genetically Predict Certain Cancers

Predict Certain Cancers

Amazing technological advances are now available providing physicians and geneticists with the ability to screen, and even genetically predict, the probability of developing certain cancers for patients and their family members. This service is being offered and managed by a highly qualified team of physicians in Lee’s Summit. Identifying the Breast Cancer Gene At a recent unique educational event, patients …

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Preparing Teens to Dream Bigger and Achieve More This Year!

Preparing Teens to Dream Bigger

By Rachel Lewis A new goals and plans for the next year. With the time of New Year’s resolutions upon us, I encourage you to reflect on the past, the present, and to prepare for a bigger and brighter future. Unfortunately, most New Year’s resolutions fail due to the lack of planning and turning them into actions. Habits are hard …

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Start 2015 with Better Sleep! Using Superfruits Instead of Drugs for a Good Night’s Sleep

Start 2015 with Better Sleep

By Shelley Alexander, D.O. Sleep issues are an epidemic in America. While many people are looking for answers in laboratories, not enough are looking in their local produce section for healthy sleep. First, let’s look at the commonly used over-the-counter, drug-based sleep aids like Zzzquil, Benadryl or Tylenol PM. These products are inexpensive and easy to get and that’s a …

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5 Heart Healthy Resolutions for the New Year

5 Heart Healthy Resolutions

By Julia Rodack The New Year is a perfect time to reflect on the past 12 months and assess what habits you want to take with you, and what you want to leave in 2014. Yes, resolutions can both feel and be hard to keep, but they don’t have to be. “Usually when people fail to accomplish their mission for …

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