July 20, 2017 - Thursday

Fun Family Ideas for December

Fun Family Ideas

By Jodi Thomas Some of my favorite things to do during the holiday season are absolutely free, or close to it.  Be sure to carve out time to enjoy some of the simpler things with your family this December. Family Movie Night:  Pop some popcorn, make some hot chocolate and watch some Christmas classics together:  Jim Carrey’s The Christmas Carol, …

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American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart®

Simple Cooking

Roasted Turkey Ingredients: – 1 1/2 lb. fresh or frozen turkey, thawed – 2 Tbsp. dried, salt-free herbs, Italian blend – 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil – 1 tsp. black pepper – 1 cup fresh carrots (about 2 carrots), coarsely chopped – 2-3 rib celery, coarsely chopped – 1 small onion, coarsely chopped – 3 sprig fresh thyme OR 1 Tbsp. …

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Cancer During the Holidays

Cancer During the Holidays

By American Cancer Society The holidays can be a difficult time of year when you or a loved one is facing cancer. Your usual traditions may be disrupted by treatment needs or unpleasant side effects; the demands of the season may feel overwhelming when combined with the emotions stirred by dealing with a serious illness. These tips and resources can …

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Angel Tree – The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program, which began in 1991, is entering its 23rd year of making the holidays brighter for thousands of children in the Kansas City area. This year, Angel Trees are located at Oak Park Mall, Zona Rosa Shopping Center, Independence Center, Metro North Mall and participating Walmart stores. Every Angel Tree features dozens of angel tags, …

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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Holiday Shopping

According to experts, the highest crime rate of the year is during the holiday season. Consider the following safety tips this shopping season to better protect yourself: Leave your purse at home. Take a small amount of money or 1 credit card with you and your ID. Place these items in a small wallet and tuck them safely inside your …

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RACQUETBALL is the FUN Workout for All Ages and Skill Levels!

Want to burn calories while de-stressing over the holidays?  
Want to get in shape with a
total body workout?
When you are having fun, you continue
to participate!

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. There is nothing more important than our health and relationships. Make it a priority to schedule time to take care of you. Make a conscious effort to focus on and nourish both your body and relationships. By doing these two things, you will enhance your well-being. Actions Develop …

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Holiday Presence The Gift Money Can’t Buy

Holiday Presence

By Kim Colegrove The holiday season stirs up nostalgia – childhood memories, happy times, and fun family gatherings. But, it’s also notorious for creating stress. If you’re a fan of peace on Earth and good will toward men, I’d like to suggest a simple way to reduce your stress and enhance your holidays. Learn the power of presence. What is …

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12 Practices for a Healthy Life

Healthy Life

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Deuteronomy 5 gives the account of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments from God. At the time, the Commandments were given to protect God’s chosen people and bring life to the community, but, ultimately, all of the law was given to expose human sin and our need for a Savior. LEADERS SURVEYED FOR TOP …

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Low-Carb DOs and DON’TS

Low-Carb DOs and DON'TS

By Tara L. Parr, MPAS, PA-C For first-timers, the world of low-carb diets can be intimidating. Imagining your everyday existence without handy foods like sandwich bread, granola bars or even fruit, can be all but inconceivable for some. Low-carbohydrate diets can be an effective way to get the weight loss wheels moving in the right direction, but the key is …

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The Link Between Hearing Loss and Alzheimer’s

Hearing Loss and Alzheimer

By Belinda Gonzales, Owner, NuSound Hearing Center Imagine that you have hurriedly gotten dressed, grabbed your cup of coffee and are ready to rush off to work and then realize that you cannot remember where you have put your car keys. It has happened to the all of us at one time or another. But, now, imagine that you pick …

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5 Strategies to Reduce Hospital Readmission in Aging Adults

5 Strategies to Reduce Hospital Readmission

Most people that have spent time in a hospital know that you count the moments until you can go home. But for far too many patients, the trip home is only temporary. Aging adults have a much better chance of recovering if they do not return to the hospital after being discharged. This means it is critical to help your …

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Quality Senior Care with a Personal Touch Tallgrass Creek is redefining continuing care

Quality Senior Care

The new Continuing Care neighborhood at Tallgrass Creek provides Overland Park retirees with an innovative option for assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation, and long-term nursing care. Tallgrass Creek is part of Erickson Living,® a national network of communities with over 30 years of experience providing exceptional health care to seniors. Situated on the grounds of the impressive Tallgrass Creek campus, …

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HOME IS WHERE THE HEART WANTS TO BE

HOME

By Trish Carcopa, BA Health Management, Health Writer Healthcare professionals all know that when you ask the patient what is your number one goal as they face health challenges – they all say to be able to go back home. This is the life measurement goal of everyone, no matter their age or health challenge. Patient Options The number one …

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miraDry Vanishes Underarm Sweat and Odor!

Underarm Sweat and Odor

By Greg Chambon, M.D. How cool would it be not to sweat! Imagine never having to buy or use deodorant again. No more sweat stains. No more yellowed shirts. No sweaty business meetings or sweaty golf outings. Really, no sweat? Yes, really! miraDry will help vanish underarm sweat and odor forever! What it won’t vanish is your self-confidence! About Sweat …

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Enhance Your Appearance in Time for the Holidays

Enhance Your Appearance

By Krishna Schmidt, PA-C Once upon a time, not so long ago, injectable cosmetic procedures were considered somewhat taboo and were performed with a “hush-hush” mentality. Many who wanted to improve their appearance were dissuaded by reports of inconsistent outcomes, expense and risks. Today, in the face of an almost mind-boggling array of options for filling, sculpting, plumping, softening, relaxing, …

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