August 21, 2017 - Monday

Kansas City Rescue Mission Brings Thanksgiving Home

Kansas City Rescue Mission Brings Thanksgiving Home

By Julie Larocco, Kansas City Rescue Mission – In the weeks before Thanksgiving, the women in my family begin an email thread that becomes a winding trail leading to our Thanksgiving table. It begins simply enough: who will host dinner this year and at what time? The discussion progresses to the turkey and from there it twists and turns for …

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The Magic of Muscle – Six Reasons Why You Should Be Lifting Weights

The Magic of Muscle

By Charidy Matney, Medi-Weightloss Counselor People often think that the only way to get lean is to do tons of cardio exercise. The truth is, weightlifting, along with proper nutrition and cardio, is the best way to achieve a lean body. Building muscle offers many other benefits too! Here are six reasons why you should be lifting weights: 1.    Loss …

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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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Got Tinnitus?

Got Tinnitus

NuSound offers Many Options Directed at the Brain, Not the Ear, to Help Decrease Ringing or Buzzing in the Head or Ears By Belinda Gonzales, HIS October is one of my favorite months. I absolutely love the colors, the weather, the football and the fresh reminder that the holidays are coming. I love the fall! This time of year for …

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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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Paula Porsch, Founder of the Greater Kansas City Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Foundation, has a Passion for Encouraging Women to Manage Their Breast Health… and Their Financial Health!

Paula Porsch

As Co-Founder and Past President of the Greater Kansas City Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Foundation and Race for the the Cure®, Paula Porsch has a passion for supporting breast cancer research, education and outreach. In addition, she has a passion for helping women, and men, with their financial health! About Susan G. Komen® and the Greater Kansas City Affiliate …

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How to Manage Your Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure

“Congestive Heart Failure.” Hearing those words from your doctor can be alarming. Congestive Heart Failure, or CHF, means that your heart does not pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs. The backing up of blood forces the fluid in the blood into the lungs, causing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Fluid can also back up into feet, ankles, …

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The Cause of your Headaches Could be TMD: Temporomandibular Dysfunction

The Cause of your Headaches

By Larry Pribyl, DDS Frequent headaches are scary. Often times our thoughts immediately go to “brain tumor” or some other brain malfunction. Although that is certainly a possibility, it may be your temporomandibular joint that is causing the pain. The TM joints are made up of the temporal bone of the skull (T) and the mandible (M) the lower jaw. …

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NATIONAL GYNECOLOGIC CANCER AWARENESS

NATIONAL GYNECOLOGIC CANCER AWARENESS

Ladies, have you scheduled your GYNO APPOINTMENT for this calendar year? Each year in the United States, approximately 71,500 women are diagnosed with gynecological cancer and approximately 26,500 die, according to the American Cancer Society. The truth is that any one of us could be the next one to be counted among those numbers. 5 MAIN TYPES OF FEMALE CANCER …

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Join CMSA and KCRHCA in Delivering Quality Healthcare Options Community Health Partners are Working Together for the Benefit of the Greater Kansas City Region

By Trish Carcopa, Contributing Health Writer When it comes to healthcare, the public is wondering and asking questions… Important questions such as what is and, more importantly, who is involved in leading the way forward toward improvement in the delivery of quality healthcare options? On the Kansas City home front, two such organizations recognize that there is strength in collaborations …

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Tired of Dealing with Razor Bumps?

Razor Bumps

By Meena Singh, MD Pseudofolliculitis barbae, more commonly referred to as “razor bumps,” is an extremely common condition affecting mostly the beard and neck areas. Studies have estimated that 45-83% of African American men are affected by this problem. However, it can be seen in anyone with curlier hair on the face. In addition, it can be seen in African …

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Brides Against Breast Cancer

Brides Against Breast Cancer

You’re Invited! Charity Bridal Show and Wedding Gown Sale November 21 – 22, 2014 By Allison Ward Moore Brides Against Breast Cancer invites all brides and guests to browse through hundreds of  new and lovingly worn designer and couture wedding gowns, all at an incredible savings. Most gown prices range from $99 to $799, with designer gowns valued up to …

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OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer

OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” These words have never rung truer than they did for Melissa Wood in March of 2013. Melissa, Chief Administrative Officer at Burns & McDonnell, wife, and mother of three, hadn’t been feeling well since the previous December. She told her doctor at that point, …

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Guidelines for Drug Disposal

Guidelines for Drug Disposal

FDA and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy developed federal guidelines that are summarized here: Follow any specific disposal instructions on the prescription drug labeling or patient information that accompanies the medicine. Do not flush medicines down the sink or toilet unless this information specifically instructs you to do so. Take advantage of community drug take-back programs …

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AFTER THE HARVEST

AFTER THE HARVEST

A New Hunger-Relief Nonprofit Helping Feed Hungry People in KC By Lisa Ousley, Executive Director After the Harvest, a new hunger-relief nonprofit focused on getting fresh fruits and vegetables to feed hungry people,  marked the end of its first 100 days of operation on September 19, noting that it has provided more than 500,000 pounds of fresh produce to Harvesters …

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