February 18, 2018 - Sunday

Beating Adult Acne

Adult Acne

By Christina Ammon, LE – Feeling like a teenager again, but not in a good way? As adults, we have enough challenges like wrinkles, sun damage and loose skin; so It’s incredibly frustrating when acne comes back to haunt us. When adult acne hits, your immediate reaction might be to handle it the same way you did back in your …

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Support Harvesters and Help Feed Hungry People

Support Harvesters and Help Feed Hungry People

Harvesters—The Community Food Network feeds hungry people today and works to end hunger tomorrow. As the area’s only food bank, Harvesters has been helping people in need since 1979. The Harvesters network includes more than 620 nonprofit agencies throughout a 26-county service area, including emergency food pantries, kitchens, shelters and others. Harvesters provides emergency food assistance to as many as …

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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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Restoring the Hope of a Family to Orphans in Distress

Restoring the Hope of a Family to Orphans in Distress

By Stacie Vining – Show Hope™, the nonprofit orphan care and adoption aid ministry founded by GRAMMY® award-winning Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, is celebrating ten years of service this year. Since officially opening their doors in 2003, Show Hope has had many significant accomplishments, such as giving hope and a forever family to more than 4,000 …

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Racquetball Clinics Offer Great Indoor Winter Activity

Racquetball Clinics

By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Educator & Coach – Having a stressful day? Looking for a great way to burn calories and have fun in the process? A court appearance is in order. A racquetball court that is! It can be just the ticket to your health and well-being. Racquetball is easy to learn and can be a social or competitive …

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How Do Infertile Couples Become Parents?

Helping Infertile Couples Become Parents

Experience and Innovation Translate to Success – Reproductive Resource Center  (RRC) is the region’s most experienced in helping infertile  couples  become  parents. They are also the region’s leading innovator with a full range of treatment options ranging from minimal  therapies to high-tech procedures. RRC specializes in reproductive health, infertility, and in-vitro  fertilization (or IVF), and  they are passionate about helping people …

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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy

By James Mirabile, MD, FACOG – Hormones are ‘chemical messengers’ that transport information between cells and facilitate communication among different body organs, regulating various functions in the body. As we age, our own natural hormonal levels decline which can cause a variety of unpleasant and even debilitating symptoms. For over 20 years, I’ve treated women’s health, including bio-identical hormone replacement …

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What Can YOU do to Prevent the Negative Consequences of Aging?

By Biagio Mazza, DPT – In addition to wrinkles, hair color changes, and generally “slowing down,” there are a number of additional physical consequences of aging that most people neglect. Muscle mass, bone density, balance, cardiovascular function, and flexibility all decrease as we grow older. While some physical limitations are harder to fight than others, most EVERY limitation can be …

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Take Charge of Your Health

By Sarah Maier, WHNP – In the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology, we share a very special bond with our patients, following them through most stages of their life: from child birth to menopause.  Our job is to not only listen to the concerns of our patients, but to educate them on how to take charge of their own health. …

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For 20 Years We’ve had Breast Cancer on the Run

By Michael A. Levine, Communications & Events Manager, Susan G. Komen®, Greater Kansas City – Thirty-plus years ago when Susan G. Komen was first diagnosed with breast cancer, people who knew her would cross the street when they saw her. They were afraid they might catch her disease. Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would …

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3 Common Misconceptions About Hair Loss

By Meena Singh, M.D. – Hair loss is a very troubling condition for many who experience it. For others, it can be seen as a normal sign of aging. However, because the majority of both men and women will experience some form of hair loss by the age of 60, we all have our ideas and misconceptions about what causes …

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What You Need to Know to Have Power Over Fatigue!

By Dr. Nicole Murphy, D.C., Whole Life Chiropractic – Have you ever experienced days where your brain or body seemed to be just chugging along at 50%? Yeah, me too! Most of us have days where fatigue catches up to us and we feel the effects. Fatigue here and there can usually be explained; you stayed up late with a …

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Health House Brings Fitness Innovation to Kansas City

By Jay Van Loenen – Health House, open October 7, 2013 at 8029 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO, is the fitness foundation that locals have been looking for. Health House owner Jon Knopke, using his extensive experience in innovation for the fitness industry, brings us options previously unavailable in Kansas City. Using an a-la-carte class program and some serious, …

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Shooting Pain in the Ball of Your Foot?

foot pain treatment

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista, DPM – Shooting pain in the ball of the foot is most likely caused by a neuroma which is a form of nerve inflammation that causes burning, shooting, or throbbing pain. It is commonly caused by an injury or shoes that are too tight. The location of the pain—often referred to as Morton’s Neuroma—is usually …

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