September 20, 2017 - Wednesday

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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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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WIN for KC

WIN for KC

Annual Women’s Sports Awards Celebration Luncheon WIN for KC Honors Six Local Residents The Women’s Intersport Network for Kansas City (WIN for KC) was established in 1994 with the mission to empower girls and women through advocating and promoting the lifetime value of sports and fitness, while providing opportunities for participation and leadership development. WIN is a volunteer, membership-driven organization …

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Cheers to the New Year

Cheers to the New Year

Alcohol use increases around the holiday season for a variety of reasons. Many people experience depression and grief around the holiday season from past experiences. The holiday season is a time for parties and celebrations. Assessing for risky alcohol behavior is one of the top preventive services not offered at most healthcare facilities. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 …

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Just One Word!

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes “…I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race…” – Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT) I absolutely love the New Year! If the previous year was long and difficult, the New Year …

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Holiday Friendly Recipes

Holiday Friendly Recipes

Spinach Dip Makes 12 servings Ingredients: 1 cup chopped spinach 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt 1 cup light mayonnaise 2 tsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt ¼ tsp parsley Directions: Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving. Serve with raw vegetables. Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 70 Fat: 5 g Carbs: 4 …

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How to Balance Holiday Planning with Every Day Caregiving Respite care at Tallgrass Creek offers a solution for seniors and their families.

Balance Holiday Planning

Caregivers of older family members can often feel overwhelmed by their many responsibilities. It’s a normal feeling known as “caregiver burnout.” During the holidays, it can be even more pronounced. In between your usual caregiving duties, you have to find time to shop, cook, clean, travel, and attend to social obligations. That’s why more and more caregivers are turning to …

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