March 21, 2018 - Wednesday

Tips to Study for Finals

Study for Finals

By Rachel Lewis Since spring break just ended, finals may seem like the furthest thing away. The weather is finally getting warmer and the lure of being outside beckons. Every teenager has what seems like endless things to do before even beginning to worry about finals, especially since they are over a month away. However, come May, finals will be …

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Shave to Save!

Shaving Heads To Help Save Lives Shave to Save is one of the American Cancer Society’s most exciting and unique fundraising events and the only event that donates 100 percent of its proceeds to the Society’s Hope Lodge in Kansas City, a place for cancer patients and their caregiver to stay – free of charge – during their treatment. The …

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American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Provides Home Away From Home

American Cancer Society

If you are a cancer patient fighting for your life, the last thing you should have to worry about is where you’re going to stay when receiving treatment and how you’re going to pay for it. Fortunately, for patients traveling to Kansas City for cancer treatment, the American Cancer Society’s  Hope Lodge is available to lessen the financial burden on …

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Reduce Risks to Prevent Falls

Prevent Falls

By Nina Chen, Ph.D., CFLE, Human Development Specialist, University of Missouri Extension According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of injury and death in adults age 65 and older. Falls can increase the risk of elderly death and cause moderate to severe injuries such as hip fractures and head traumas. Falls cause most …

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Three Kansas City Health Sciences Schools Partner in Musculoskeletal Disease Research Consortium

The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU), the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) and the University of Kansas (KU) Medical Center proudly announce a research consortium among the three Kansas City-area institutions. The consortium brings together scientists and resources focused on the research of musculoskeletal disorders and diseases. This unique consortium is the first initiative of …

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness Month and the Kansas City Metro has many things to celebrate with the services and programs that have been in existence and many services that are developing and growing. The Autism Society the Heartland (ASH) is one of those local resources that serves families in the Kansas City Metro. This organization started in the early 2000’s …

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Winning the Battle of the Bulge Non-Surgical Body Sculpting

Non-Surgical Body Sculpting

By James Mirabile, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness You do your best to stay healthy and fit. You eat right, stay active and maintain a healthy BMI. Despite your efforts, you still deal with stubborn problem areas. Many men and women who are at their ideal body weight still struggle to reduce concentrated fat deposits in areas …

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As a leader in brain injury rehabilitation, MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital will join the Brain Injury Association of America and its partners this month in recognizing National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Throughout March, the hospital is taking a closer look at brain injury rehabilitation and the healing power it can offer to patients with head injuries. Smart Choices for Brain Injury …

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What Happens When Mom Needs Extra Care?

Mom Needs Extra Care

How to find the right assisted living or memory care for your senior parent. She cared for you with patience and love, and you want to return her gift. But what happens if Mom requires a higher level of care? Where should you turn? Here are the most important questions to ask when weighing your options for assisted living or …

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The Power of Touch – The Benefits of Massage

The Benefits of Massage

Massage is known for easing sore muscles from a tough workout and 10 minutes can reduce inflammation, which can help your body recover. However, the health benefits of touch extend beyond simply soothing aches and pains. Of course, the stressed-out have been proponents of the anxiety-busting procedure for decades. But a growing body of research suggests that a rubdown is …

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The Link Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

By Belinda Gonzales, Owner, NuSound Hearing Center Diabetes and hearing loss are two of America’s greatest health concerns. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and an estimated 34.5 million have some type of hearing loss. Many studies have been done to try to find the overlap between these two large groups. …

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March is National Kidney Month

National Kidney Month

In a popular 1970 song, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell asked, “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” —a question that could have been aimed at people with kidney disease.  The kidneys play a crucial role in maintaining overall health, but are rarely appreciated until they become damaged and can no longer do …

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The Hernia Cure

The Hernia Cure

Avoiding or delaying surgical hernia repair can have serious consequences. A hernia is, by definition, a protrusion of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening in the body. One comparison is to that of a tire with a bulge in the inner tube. There are several types and locations of hernias. A few include esophageal, umbilical and inguinal, and …

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