October 22, 2017 - Sunday

Pharmacogenetic Testing

Pharmacogenetic Testing

Improves the Quality of Patient Care for One Lee’s Summit Physician Highly specialized molecular genetic testing is now available for patients providing INDIVIDUALIZED results and improving the quality of medical care they receive. One Lee’s Summit Physician is at the forefront of offering this service for select patients in her practice. Dr. Kathleen Eubanks-Meng of Summit Family and Sports Medicine states,“It …

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iThirst Helps Address the Global Water Crisis

iThirst

In the United States, we take a lot of things for granted. We are blessed with access to both the basic essentials and luxuries of life. One of the very basic things that virtually no American needs to be concerned about, regardless of income, is access to clean water. Yet, for 800 million people, clean water is in fact a …

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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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Summer Eating Tips to Stay Healthy

Summer Eating Tips to Stay Healthy

American Heart Association Offers Tips for Healthy Eating at Celebrations, Fairs and Tailgates Summer temperatures are on the rise, and you and your family may be heading to a Sporting KC or Royals game, a state fair, or other summer celebration. The American Heart Association is here to make sure you and your family stay heart healthy during all of …

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Back to School Tips

Back to School Tips

The beginning of a new school year can be an exciting yet stressful time for children, with new teachers and classmates, bigger classrooms, new routines and more schoolwork. This time can be particularly unnerving and overwhelming for children who are facing major transitions such as starting elementary school or entering middle school. As a parent, there are important steps you …

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Walking to Say, “Farewell to Food Allergies!”

Farewell to Food Allergies

Three. Eight. Thirteen. Those are important data points to the growing numbers of Americans living with food allergies and those who care for them. . Every 3 minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room . 8 foods account for 90% of all food allergy reactions – they are peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, wheat, egg, fish, shellfish, and soy . …

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WIN TODAY!

WIN TODAY

In sports, every coach and athlete knows that we have to take one game at a time. When a game is over, win or lose, we have to put it behind us. We must learn what we can and move on. Three Important Lessons: The same is true in all aspects of life. In Philippians 3, Paul tells us to …

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Is Inflammation Keeping You From Losing Weight?

Medi Clinic

By Amy Shideler, MS, RD, Medi-Weightloss Clinics® – The presence of chronic, uncontrolled, low-grade inflammation in the body is an underlying factor in many common disease states: cardiovascular disease, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, allergies, cancer, certain autoimmune diseases, diabetes, and obesity, to name a few. While short-term inflammation is an important body process that helps us fight off infection and injuries, …

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The Mind-Body Connection to Weight Loss

By Amy Shideler, MS, RD – Anyone who has ever reached for chocolate when they are feeling blue knows that there is a definite mind-body connection to making food choices. For most people, eating behaviors are shaped by thoughts and emotions. Your thoughts affect your emotions which in turn affect your body chemistry to create distinct physical responses. So, the …

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Leading Kansas City on the Path to Wellness

Leading Kansas City on the Path to Wellness

By Dawnavan Davis, Ph.D. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Director of Health Promotions – In the United States, 68 percent of adults and 33 percent of children are currently overweight or obese. In Kansas City, 30 percent of children fit this description. If this trend continues, today’s children will have a shorter life span than their parents …

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Proper Running Techniques Can Minimize Injuries

Proper Running Techniques Can Minimize Injuries

By Matt Timm, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, Elite Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy – The summer weather leads many of us outside for the most simple forms of exercise – walking and running. The motivation may vary. Some people walk or run to relieve stress, others enjoy the outdoors, and for many it is an easy and inexpensive way to …

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New Band-Aid Procedure Treats Low Back Pain

New Band-Aid Procedure Treats Low Back Pain

A common condition diagnosed in 1.2 million Americans – If you are over age 50 and suffer from lower back pain that is relieved by leaning forward, such as on a shopping cart or sitting down, you may be experiencing the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). LSS is a degenerative, age-related narrowing of the lower spinal canal that causes …

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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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SPIN! Bike Rides

SPIN! Bike Rides

Free Family-Friendly Bike Rides for All Ages and Experience Levels Every week during the summer, hundreds of bike riders of every age, shape, and experience level head out on the free supervised bike rides at SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza. With rides four days a week and a variety of routes–including shorter rides perfect for families, novices and those who haven’t ridden …

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Ingrown Toenails Causes and Treatments

Ingrown Toenails Causes

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista, DPM – Almost all of us have had a problem with an ingrown toenail once in our lives. This common condition, where the side of the nail grows into the surrounding skin, causes redness and usually excruciating pain that causes any use of the foot to be unbearable. When To Seek Immediate Care Most patients …

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