November 22, 2017 - Wednesday

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.

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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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

MirabileMD

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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