September 20, 2017 - Wednesday

Clinical Research Trials are at the Heart of All Medical Advances

Clinical Research Trials

Pain Management Associates, a Division of KC Pain Centers, is Playing a Vital Role in the Advancement of Medical Therapies, Medications and Technologies By Brenda Heard Clinical trials are part of clinical research and are at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical research trials examine new ways to prevent, treat and detect disease. This involves using new drugs or …

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“You Have Cancer” Coping Emotionally with a Serious Health Diagnosis

“You Have Cancer”

By Lynne Weilert, LMSW, Leawood Counseling Center Nothing can prepare you for the fear and anxiety that occurs when you are told you have Cancer or another serious diagnosis. Usually it starts with a phone call from the doctor’s nurse soon after a biopsy, CT Scan, or other form of testing. Suddenly, they want you back in the office within …

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Tips for Seniors to Prevent Falls

Tips for Seniors to Prevent Falls

According to the CDC, each year, one in every three adults ages 65 or older falls and 2 million are treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries. And the risk of falling increases with each decade of life. The long-term consequences of fall injuries, such as hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), can greatly impact the health of your …

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How Open Is Your Child’s Airway? Sleep Apnea Symptoms in Children

Sleep Apnea Symptoms in Children

By Larry Pribyl, D.D.S. Some children may have a problem with a smaller than normal airway which may contribute to snoring or sleep apnea. Roughly 1-5 percent of children have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea symptoms are a little different in children than in adults. A child may not always have excessive daytime sleepiness but instead demonstrates abnormal daytime behavior and …

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Is Having a Tan Worth the Risk?

Is Having a Tan Worth the Risk

By Meena Singh, M.D In the United States, there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined. Over two million people are diagnosed annually. As a dermatologic surgeon, I am kept quite busy treating skin cancers with Mohs Micrographic Surgery, which is the standard of care for treating higher risk skin cancers. The …

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CPR Can Save Lives! CPR and AED Awareness Week: June 1-7

Rick, Susan, Brooke and Kate Worrel

The use of CPR dates all the way back to 1740, yet even today, most Americans don’t know how to perform it. Given properly and immediately to sudden cardiac arrest victims, CPR can save lives. About 90 percent of people who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die. If life-saving CPR is performed, a victim’s chance of survival can double, even …

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Keeping Our Children Safe Online

Keeping Our Children Safe Online

By Kenna Lewis, Social Centric Media Our teenagers spend most of their time on social media — messaging each other, sharing pictures, videos and thoughts, reading the thoughts and feelings of others, and meeting new people. As a parent, this can feel terrifying and overwhelming. There are so many different social media apps out there, it’s hard for anyone to …

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Relay For Life, Relay For Hope

relay for Life

In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern, cancer. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer. At Relay For Life …

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Create a Custom Health Fair for Your Employees

The Health & Wellmobile WANTS YOUR BUSINESS!

The Health & Wellmobile is a massive consumer health education and wellness screening program designed to promote healthier living among local community residents while providing an opportunity for consumers to receive basic health screenings and education where they live, work and play. Did You Know? Getting employees involved in a corporate wellness initiative can test even the most dedicated coordinator …

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Warning Signs of Testicular Cancer

Although testicular cancer is relatively rare, affecting just 1 in 263 American males, testicular tumors are on the increase. Testicular cancer usually affects younger men, so if you are in your 20s, 30s, or 40s, you should be aware of the possible symptoms of testicular cancer. While many testicular lumps are harmless, if a testicle lump does turn out to …

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Thanks, Dad!

Thanks Dad

“Thanks!” Such a small word to convey the heartfelt gratitude I feel for my Dad – for the wonderful Father and person he is. It is a blessing to get to wish my Dad “Happy Father’s Day” yet another year! Words can’t express how thankful I am that our Dad is still with us, at nearly age 89! Amazingly, he’s …

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Know the Difference in Inpatient Rehabilitation for Better Recovery

Know the Difference in Inpatient Rehabilitation for Better Recovery

You never know when you may be faced with the challenging task of being a caregiver for someone you love. Stroke, brain injury, hip fracture, Parkinson’s disease and many other conditions may require the need for inpatient rehabilitation. Knowing the difference between an inpatient rehabilitation hospital like MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital and a skilled nursing facility–or nursing home–can help you as …

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FEMALE WELLNESS GETS AN INTIMATE MAKEOVER

FEMALE WELLNESS GETS AN INTIMATE MAKEOVER

Mirabile M.D. now offers two non-invasive technologies to help women regain confidence Nancy is an avid exerciser, going to the gym several times a week to spin and aerobic classes. But an increasingly embarrassing problem of stress urinary incontinence caused the 52-year-old mother of three to retreat from working out in a public venue. “Imagine being in a room full …

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Helping Loved One Suffering with Osteoporosis

Suffering with Osteoporosis

By Dellas Baldelli What Is Osteoporosis? According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, Osteoporosis is a disease in which the density and quality of bones are reduced, leading to weakness of the skeleton and increased risk of fracture, particularly of the spine, wrists, hip, pelvis and upper arms. Osteoporosis and associated fractures are an important cause of mortality and morbidity. In …

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Local Kansas City Residents Get Relief from Peripheral Neuropathy Pain

Local Kansas City Residents Get Relief from Peripheral Neuropathy Pain

Near Infrared Therapy is a highly effective treatment that’s drug-free, safe, and painless Are you one of the 20 million people suffering from peripheral neuropathy? Neuropathy means “nerve disease or damage.” Symptoms include burning, tingling, sensitivity or numbness in the feet or hands. Peripheral neuropathy is a progressive condition which impacts quality of life, causing pain, sleep disruption, or trouble …

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