October 22, 2017 - Sunday

Regain the Gift of Sound this Holiday

Gift of  Sound

By Belinda Gonzales, Owner, NuSound Hearing Center It’s been called the most wonderful time of year. We watch movies where the families gather for the perfect meal, looking great and without conflict. We are told that we are to be joyful and full of good cheer and, yet, according to the National Institute of Health, Christmas is the time of …

Read More »

PAY IT FORWARD THIS HOLIDAY

PAY IT FORWARD

By Trish Carcopa, BA Health Management, Health Writer “Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because they do not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let …

Read More »

Holiday Tips for Thinning Hair in Men and Women

Holiday Tips for Thinning Hair in Men and Women

By Meena Singh, M.D. – The holidays are upon us! This typically entails plenty of gatherings and social events. For those with hair loss, however, it can mean having to find more ways to camouflage thinning areas. Most importantly, your cause of hair loss should be properly diagnosed and optimally treated. One of the most common types of hair loss …

Read More »

5 Tips for Coping with Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Bladder control problems, often referred to as urinary incontinence, affect millions of American women and men. Almost half of the people experiencing these symptoms are older adults.  Although it is a common problem, less than 10 percent of those with incontinence seek treatment from their physicians. They might be embarrassed, assume it’s a natural part of aging, or are not …

Read More »

Give Your Child the Gift of Success this Holiday Season

Success this Holiday Season

By Rachel Lewis The holiday season is a time for families to come together and share not only love and warmth but also encourage and enjoy each other’s interests. Some of my favorite memories revolve around doing just that. I am a reader, but I attribute a lot of my love for books to my grandmother. Every year, she would …

Read More »

Give the Gift of Sleep this Holiday Using Superfruits Instead of Drugs for a Good Night’s Sleep

Gift of 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 tempting …

Read More »

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, …

Read More »

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. …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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, …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »