August 18, 2018 - Saturday

January is National Bath Safety Month: Safety Tips for Seniors & Children

Safety Tips for Seniors A common area where seniors often end up having accidents is falls in the bathroom, and helping prevent those kinds of accidents is what January’s National Bath Safety Month is all about. These types of accidents, while common, are sometimes overlooked as a cause for concern. The good news is, however, that bathroom falls are easily …

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Just One Word!

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – “…I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race…” – Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT) I absolutely love the New Year! If the previous year was long and difficult, the New …

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‘Tis the Season to Prevent the Pounds

Season to Prevent the Pounds

By Tara L. Parr, MPAS, PA-C – The average American at a healthy body weight gains 1 to 2 pounds a year. For folks who are overweight or obese, that number climbs to almost 5 pounds a year, at least half of which accumulates during the holidays. Simply put, the holidays seem to be more dangerous for individuals already fighting …

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CCVI is Helping Visually Impaired Children Reach Their Highest Potential

CCVI is Helping Visually Impaired Children

Brought to You By Durrie Vision, a Proud Sponsor of CCVI – Founded as an educational facility that would address the needs of infants and children with visual impairments, the Kansas City Nursery School for the Blind opened its first class on September 27, 1952, with eight children who were visually impaired and five sighted peer models. In 1982, the …

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New Medical Fitness Model Helps Battle Injury, Obesity and Chronic Disease

New Medical Fitness Model

By Biagio Mazza, DPT – With our healthcare system continuing to be stressed and the incidence of disease on the rise, the need for more medically supervised fitness was never more relevant in our world than today. While the traditional gym model is appropriate for some, only 15% of the population actually has some type of gym membership. Whether because …

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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Sit with a few friends and reminisce about your favorite memories and the conversation will soon turn to the holidays. From early on, our heads are filled with visions of the magic that comes in brightly wrapped packages and filled-to-the-brim stockings. We recall the decorations at a particular department store or drinking hot cocoa with our childhood friends after a …

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The Hernia Cure

The Hernia Cure

Avoiding or delaying surgical hernia repair can have serious consequences. A hernia is, by definition, a protrusion of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening in the body. One comparison is to that of a tire with a bulge in the inner tube. There are several types and locations of hernias. A few include esophageal, umbilical and inguinal, and …

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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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Keeping a Positive Attitude During the Winter Holiday Season

Positive Attitude During the Winter Holiday Season

By  Jinny L. Glasco, LCSW – The holiday season has quickly approached us and there are many signs that it is here! It is a time to get together with family and friends, give gifts and eat meals together. But how can something that sounds so enjoyable actually be stressful? Often times you may find yourself having a negative attitude …

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Advanced Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus

Advanced Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista – For years, people have been frustrated by toenail fungus. The nail discoloration makes it almost impossible for those who suffer from it to freely enjoy certain activities without feeling self-conscious about exposing their feet in public. As the fungus progresses, the nail thickens and becomes damaged causing more problems to the sufferer. Up until …

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Holiday Tips for Thinning Hair in Men and Women

Holiday Tips for Thinning Hair in Men and Women

By Meena Singh, M.D. – The holidays are upon us! This typically entails plenty of gatherings and social events. For those with hair loss, however, it can mean having to find more ways to camouflage thinning areas. Most importantly, your cause of hair loss should be properly diagnosed and optimally treated. One of the most common types of hair loss …

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De-Stress, Detox and Get Healthier!

De-Stress, Detox and Get Healthier

By Kim Colegrove – When Barb and I met in 2011, we liked each other immediately. There was a common passion for healthy living – but it was more than that. We felt like old friends. We soon learned we had been dreaming the same dream since the nineties – a wellness center for holistic education and healing. Not only …

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Red Cross Sends Support to Philippines for Typhoon Response

Red Cross Sends Support to Philippines for Typhoon Response

Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines on Friday leaving a trail of massive destruction in its wake. With sustained winds reported at over 145 miles per hour, and significantly stronger gusts, Haiyan was the second category 5 typhoon to strike the Philippines this year. The typhoon affected 4.3 million people across 36 provinces. Philippine Red Cross volunteers throughout the …

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THE DESTINATION CENTER FOR COMPLEX SURGERY

The University of Kansas Hospital

The University of Kansas Hospital, the region’s premier academic medical center, is a destination center for patients requiring complex surgeries. People from across the country choose The University of Kansas Hospital for their advanced surgical care. In fiscal year 2012, the hospital treated patients from 49 states, every county in Kansas and most counties in Missouri. Complex Surgeries Are Routine …

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Pneumonia and the Elderly

Pneumonia and the Elderly

Did you know that pneumonia, combined with influenza, is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, according to the National Center for Health Statistics? This fact is illuminated by another statistic: 1 out of 20 adults who get pneumonia dies, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Preventing pneumonia in the elderly is a serious matter. …

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