October 18, 2017 - Wednesday

Medical Thermography: Early Detection Saves Lives!

Medical Thermography

Medical Thermography, also known as Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI), is a totally noninvasive clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries by showing the thermal abnormalities present in the body. Inflammation, at any tissue depth, will be recorded by the sympathetic nervous system fibers in the neurological supply to that area, regardless of …

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Hospice Care Enhances Quality of Life

What Is Hospice? Hospice is a unique care program designed to meet the special needs of terminally ill patients and their families. Good Shepherd Hospice is not a facility; instead we provide services wherever the patient lives—at home or in a long term care setting. Hospice helps patients and families cope with the physical, emotional, social, financial and spiritual aspects …

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Love Avoidance Treatment Tips

By Nancy K. Greenlee, LCPC – Much of our mental health depends on having supportive and healthy personal relationships. However, all too often, disruptive relationships affect our wellbeing in a negative way. Part of my expertise is treating two complex attachment disorders: “love addiction” and “love avoidance.” Sometimes love addiction is referred to as “relationship addiction.” “You’re a no good …

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What Is Melanoma?

melanoma

The most dangerous form of skin cancer, these cancerous growths develop when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds) triggers mutations (genetic defects) that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors. These tumors originate in the pigment-producing melanocytes in the basal layer of the epidermis. Melanomas …

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YOUR LIFE. YOUR CHOICE.

YOUR LIFE

BE FULLY ENGAGED AND RESILIENT By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Educator & Coach – The storyline in the movie, Groundhog Day, is about a man forced to live the same day over and over until he gains some karmic and comic insight into his life. Are you merely going through the motions of life each day? Do you feel frustrated and …

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May is Better Sleep Month – Can Meditation Help You Sleep Better?

Can Meditation Help You Sleep Better

By Kim Colegrove – Sleep is one of the cornerstones of good health. It plays a vital role in metabolism, immune function, memory, learning, and more. But many Americans simply aren’t getting enough sleep – and it’s not for a lack of trying. In fact, consumers spent a whopping $2 billion on prescription sleep medications in 2010. Sleep Deprivation Is …

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ARTHRITIS AWARENESS MONTH THIS MAY – TAKE ACTION

Throughout May, the Arthritis Foundation urges taking action to change the course of arthritis. From participating in a nearby Walk to Cure Arthritis event, to improving your health through fitness and nutrition, to speaking out about the seriousness of arthritis – there’s a lot you can do to raise awareness and reduce the impact of the nation’s leading cause of …

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Celebrate Mom The – Heart of a Mother…Her Family

Heart of a Mother

By Lorrie O’Leary Ritchie – I never would have dreamed that less than a week after printing the November 2013 issue of this publication featuring an article about my beloved Mom titled, “Giving Thanks…Despite Alzheimer’s,” with my sweet Mom and Dad featured on the cover, that she would have passed away, not of Alzheimer’s, but from some cancer that had …

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The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Why is Vitamin D Important? Adequate vitamin D levels are vital for optimal functioning of almost every organ system! It is responsible for the proper control of calcium and phosphate regulation in the body which contributes to muscle and bone health, and prevents osteoporosis. It also plays an important role in the normal functioning of the immune system, insulin production, …

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Robotic Surgery – Defying the Myths

Robotic Surgery

By Adam P. Kramer, D. O. – Learning that you may need to have a surgical procedure can be quite frightening. In the past, this meant that you would need to have a large incision and an extended hospital stay to recover. In the 1980s, minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures were developed that allowed patients to have similar operative procedures done …

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Revolutionary Hearing Technology, ReSound LiNX, Debuts at Associated Audiologists, Inc.

Associated Audiologists

By Tim Steele, Ph.D., FAAA, president, Associated Audiologists, Inc. – If you have a computer, you know that technology is constantly changing. The state-of-the-art laptop or mobile phone you purchased just two years ago is no longer the latest. Hearing devices are constantly changing and improving too. Your hearing aids are tiny digital computer processors. We have new models today …

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Spring into the Garden! PAIN FREE!

Spring into the Garden

By Biagio Mazza, DPT – Outdoor weather is upon us. For me, I am beginning to be consumed with baseball, soccer, and warm weather activities for my 8 and 4 year old. For many others, the garden is the spring and summer sanctuary. While I have no idea how to manage the “green thumb” of gardening, I have had a …

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Checking Your Blood Glucose

Checking Your Blood Glucose

Blood glucose monitoring is the main tool you have to check your diabetes control. This check tells you your blood glucose level at any one time. Keeping a log of your results is vital. When you bring this record to your health care provider, you have a good picture of your body’s response to your diabetes care plan. Fortunately, today’s …

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April is National Cancer Control Month Tips to Protect Your Skin

Tips to Protect Your Skin Kansas City

By Andy Dean, PA-C – Well, we’ve made it through another brutal winter and spring is right around the corner (at least according to the calendar!). Naturally, after being cooped up indoors all winter, most people (including us dermatology providers) will venture outdoors in search of fun things to do. As dermatology professionals, we want you to enjoy all your …

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Helping Clients Win Social Security Disability Cases

Helping Clients Win Social Security Disability Cases

It is a frustrating feeling to work hard your whole life to support yourself and your family only to suffer a debilitating injury or illness that cuts your career short. It’s even more frustrating when Social Security, the government safety-net that you have been contributing to for years, denies your claim to collect Social Security Disability benefits. At the Law …

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