February 21, 2018 - Wednesday

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

Mid America Rehab Hospital

Improved Outcomes and Shorter Hospital Stays with Inpatient Rehabilitation  Hospital (Acute Rehab) vs. Nursing Home (Skilled Rehab) Rehabilitation has been proven to provide the maximum potential for recovery after a debilitating injury or illness. Patients who have the opportunity to participate in rehabilitation show improved functional outcomes over those who do not. The higher level of care provided in an …

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The New York Times Addresses Hearing Loss

By Belinda Gonzales, HIS According to the Journals of Gerontology, nearly two thirds of adults 70 years of age and older suffer from a hearing loss. The article published on 4/12/2011 stated, “Although 76% said their hearing was of great importance to them, fewer than half had undergone a hearing test in the past five years.” I hear these statistics …

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Natural Healthcare Combined with Science and Research

Natural Healthcare

By Dr. Kyle Gulledge Kansas City Health & Wellness Magazine has brought together professionals from various disciplines and, although we may be slightly different in approach, we all are striving for optimal health for all our patients and clients. As a new contributor to this publication, we thought we would begin by introducing ourselves to the KC Health & Wellness …

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Don’t Let Bug Bite Ruin Your Summer

Don’t Let Bug Bite Ruin Your Summer

By Andy Dean, PA-C By the time you read this, summer will have officially begun, and all kinds of fun outdoor activities await! Unfortunately, other things are waiting for you out there – namely nasty little insects, and they may have plans to disrupt your summer. In the summer months, it seems that nearly every patient I see has several …

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Caring for an Aging Parent

Caring for an Aging Parent

By Jill Recker, LMSW Many of us are faced with the responsibility of multiple roles. We expect and are hopeful of some of these roles; being a husband or a wife, a parent, maybe a successful business person. The role of caring for an aging parent, however, is not a role we look to with anticipation, or look to at …

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GO for the GOLD!

GO for the GOLD

Ask your health care provider… “Have you EARNED Joint Commission Accreditation?” Ask yourself this question… What would you choose? Money or health? If you could only choose one, which would it be? SMART is the NEW RICH It has been said many times that RICH is the person who has lived a long life in good health. Good news, people …

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Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks Safety Tips

Using fireworks on the 4th of July is an American Tradition. And it can be safe if a few common sense rules are followed, says Ralph Apel, the spokesperson for the National Council on Fireworks Safety. Consumer fireworks go through vigorous third party testing in China before being shipped to the United States. But he notes, according to the U.S. …

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Hot Weather Running Tips

Hot Weather Running Tips

The Road Runners Club of America wants to remind the running community about the importance of following our hot weather running tips. Running in the heat of summer can be dangerous if proper precautions and preparations are not followed. Avoid dehydration! You can lose between 6 and 12 oz. of fluid for every 20 minutes of running. Therefore it is …

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Summer Driving Tips

Summer Driving Tips

During the summer months, there is usually an increase in the number of vehicles on the nation’s roadways. Families take to the highways for vacations and extended road trips. And while these excursions can start off as a happy occasion, they can too often result in tragedy due to negligence and failure to properly execute the necessary steps to ensure …

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Hydrating: Your Secret Weapon

Your Secret Weapon

By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Educator and Coach, TCOY (Take Care of You) Wellness – Summer is in full swing and things are heating up with temperatures in the 90 degrees. There are many wonderful things this season brings, including: vacations, barbeques, lazy days at the pool or lake, and food from vegetable gardens to feast upon. Symptoms of Dehydration It’s …

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The Best-Kept Secret for Stress Reduction

Stress Reduction

By Kim Colegrove I’m traveling right now and I must admit, people-watching is one of my favorite pastimes.  As I sit in airports observing those around me, I notice a common thread amongst humanity – people are stressed. From the frazzled mom traveling with little ones to the well-dressed businessman with the far-off blank stare, stress is in the air …

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Reckless Living

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – The Cambridge Dictionary defines a role model as an admired person who inspires others to copy his or her behavior. Based on this definition, there is no question that athletes, especially in America’s sports-crazy culture, are role models. Unfortunately, though, those who look up to an athlete for his performance on the …

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Traveling and Blood Clots

Traveling and Blood Clots

People love to travel. For example, more than 300 million people travel on long-distance airline flights (generally more than four hours) each year. But did you know that blood clots, also called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can be a serious risk for some long-distance travelers. Most information about blood clots and long-distance travel comes from information that has been gathered …

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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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