December 11, 2017 - Monday

Being Healthy During the Grief Journey

By Robin Ewy, MA, PLPC, Bereavement Coordinator – Health is a loaded word and somewhat challenging concept. For most of us, we consider ourselves healthy if we are able to pull ourselves out of bed and function each day. Focusing on our personal health sometimes takes a backseat to the other things in our lives such as family, work and …

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Hair Dye: The Potential Dangers and Safer Alternatives

Hair Dye

By Meena Singh, M.D. – According to the lay literature, about 50% of men and women dye their hair. So, this subject is relevant to a significant number of individuals. However, in particular, patients that we see for hair loss and hair breakage are particularly concerned. They want to know if it is ok to dye their hair, and, if …

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LIVE LONGER BY BEING A QUITTER!

LIVE LONGER BY BEING A QUITTER

By Mikki Mills, RN, MSN and Stacy Searcy – It is well known that a cigarette has more than 4,000 carcinogens, many that are addicting and cause cancer. Smokers need to have support to quit. Anne Penman Cold Laser Therapy offers a non-invasive, pain free, NATURAL way to stop smoking. The Anne Penman Program is the most advanced treatment for …

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New Technology Offers Non-Drug Solution for Persistent Anxiety and Stress!

Non-Drug Solution for Persistent Anxiety

By Marcy Meyers, Integrative Behavior Practitioner – According to the American Psychological Association, approximately 75% of Americans report they are experiencing stress at unhealthy levels. The human stress response, commonly known as the “fight-or-flight” response, was intended to be an emergency reaction focused on immediate danger. But modern-day threats such as job security, troubled relationships, financial worries, and past traumas …

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Meditation – America’s Hottest New Employee Wellness Program

Meditation

By Kim Colegrove – In honor of National Employee Wellness Month, I wanted to discuss the next big thing in employee wellness: meditation. Business Moguls Say Om 2013 was a big year for meditation in the workplace. Many business leaders at the top of their game publicly credited meditation as a key to their success. Ray Dalio, billionaire hedge fund …

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Village Home Health Teams Up With Telehealth

Village Home

Home Health agencies today are teaming up with Telehealth to provide closer monitoring of patients and better communication to physicians. What is Telehealth? Telehealth is the monitoring of a patient’s vitals by using in-home monitoring equipment. Telehealth products help patients with specific medical concerns to stay safe in their homes, as well as reduce the chance of returning to the …

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WORKPLACE WELLNESS

WORKPLACE WELLNESS

By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Educator & Coach – Remember the days when a person’s main concern was their credit report? Today, a person’s “health report” is just as important as their credit. Your health is your biggest asset. If you doubt that, ask anyone suffering with a major health issue. For employers, it is dramatically impacting the bottom line. Health …

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New Integrative Health/Medical Fitness Services Come to Kansas City!

By Biagio Mazza, DPT – Elite Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy announces the addition of unique, new services to the Kansas City regional market – Integrative Health/Medical Fitness Services. Elite PT’s Integrative Health Services will combine the best therapies from traditional medicine along with alternative treatment techniques, such as: nutritional analysis, weight management, massage therapy and movement therapy, including physical …

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Prostate Health Update

Prostate Health Update

By Raoul S. Concepcion, M.D., F.A.C.S. – Throughout their lifetime, some men may experience issues directly related to the prostate gland, necessitating a visit to their local urologist or primary care physician. What is the function of the prostate and what are the symptoms that men should be aware of to maintain proper health? In essence, the prostate is an …

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What Makes a Great Father?

What Makes a Great Father

By Randy Hensley – Nehemiah 6:1-3, “When word came to Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab and the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall and not a gap was left in it, though up to that time I had not set the doors in the gates, Sanballat and Geshem sent me this message: ‘Come, let us meet …

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DRINK UP: THE POWER OF HYDRATION

THE POWER OF HYDRATION

By Tara L. Parr, MPAS, PA-C – Quick! Before you read this, grab a bottle, fill a glass, or take a shot. Of water, that is. Silly you, what did you think we were talking about?! You are not just what you eat; you are what you drink. Literally. Water composes more than half of your total body weight. For …

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Wound Care with Village Home Health

Wound Care with Village Home Health

Patients with one or more wounds experience healing challenges and frustrations every day.  Village Home Health has recently introduced a new Wound Care Program that helps address wound concerns. Our Wound Care Program is specially designed to identify advanced methods of providing wound care while performing the best care for each individual patient. Our program is championed and guided by …

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Associated Audiologists Offers Comprehensive Dizziness and Balance Care

Comprehensive Dizziness

Associated Audiologists, Inc. prides itself on having the most comprehensive and advanced Dizziness and Balance Clinic in the state of Kansas and has recently added rotational chair testing at the Overland Park location. “This testing helps us identify and diagnose causes of dizziness and balance problems that might have been missed otherwise,” says Samuel N. Bittel, Au.D, FAAA, Vestibular Program …

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SCOTT’S STORY

SCOTT’S STORY

MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital Helps Motorcyclist Overcome Partial Spinal Cord Injury Scott purchased a motorcycle to restore for his stepson in June 1992. He was 27 when he took it for a test drive, unaware that his life would be forever altered. “I was going about 70 mph when I hit a patch of dirt and was thrown 40 feet in …

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Awaken Whole Life Center

Awaken Whole Life Center

The best place to find balance is here, in the middle of America. Nestled among the peaceful rolling hills outside Kansas City, Missouri, you’ll find an oasis of serenity, discovery, and personal growth. This is Awaken Whole Life Center, a Kansas City wellness and retreat refuge designed to restore and refresh the whole person – body, mind and spirit. This …

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